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Windows 7: Need a trustworthy application to check for BIOS updates.

05 Dec 2015   #1
KravenTodd

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Need a trustworthy application to check for BIOS updates.

I built my own computer, used a USB to install windows 7 to it and everything, yet it still functions somewhat poorly. I have seen my fair share of driver update tools (most of them were either viruses or completely untrustworthy, as they asked for your credit card info, naturally). I need someone to point me towards a good tool I can use to update my BIOS, if there is such a thing. Thank you for your time.


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05 Dec 2015   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You don't need anything but your browser. Just go to the motherboard manufacturer site and look for the latest drivers/BIOS versions. Any software other than the official ones is inherently unreliable.

BTW, unless you know for a fact that the BIOS is in fact a root cause of problems, it's better to leave it alone. Updating "just because it's the latest" is a sure way to problems.
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05 Dec 2015   #3
KravenTodd

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks. I should just buy a new BIOS. I was rebuilding computers, and on one of them, I accidentally put the BIOS in backwards, and for some ungodly reason, this caused it to downgrade. It said **UPDATE BIOS TO CONTINUE USING THIS PC**. I know for a fact that the computer was fine because I just used it the day before.
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