Updating the system bios

The first thing that you will need to do is find out what version of the BIOS you have.You do this by running an application called msinfo32.Computers should ideally have a backup BIOS stored in read-only memory, but not all computers do.

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This information is on the actual motherboard or “brains” of the computer and it is separate from the operating system, such as Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8.

When you first turn on your computer, the BIOS loads up.

These updates can be “flashed” onto the BIOS chip, replacing the BIOS software the computer came with with a new version of the BIOS.

BIOSes are computer-specific (or motherboard-specific), so you will need the BIOS for your exact model of computer (or motherboard) to update your computer’s BIOS.

I have done this once many years ago when I didn’t know much, but wanted to tweak my laptop.

I was modifying the BIOS without plugging in the laptop and the battery died.

You won’t get anything out of it except possible new problems.

It is essentially a set of instructions for the computer on how it should work.

You should only update your BIOS if the new version contains an improvement you need. When you power your computer on, your BIOS takes control, starting the power-on self test (POST) and passing control over to the boot loader, which boots your computer’s operating system.

The BIOS is low-level system software that should “just work” without getting in your way.

Updating your operating system and software is important.

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