You probably shouldn’t update your BIOS, but sometimes you need to.Here’s how to check what BIOS version your computer is using and flash that new BIOS version onto your motherboard as quickly and safely as possible. If your computer freezes, crashes, or loses power during the process, the BIOS or UEFI firmware may be corrupted.Not all computers will have the same BIOS manufacturer, let alone the same exact process, but they all share similar steps and precautions.
Some manufacturers provide Windows-based flashing tools, which you run on the Windows desktop to flash your BIOS and then reboot.
We don’t recommend using these, and even many manufacturers who provide these tools caution against using them.
However, you’ll perform the same basic process on all motherboards.
RELATED: First, head to the motherboard manufacturer’s website and find the Downloads or Support page for your specific model of motherboard.
This will render your computer unbootable—it’ll be “bricked.” Your computer’s BIOS version is displayed in the BIOS setup menu itself, but you don’t have to reboot to check this version number.