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Windows 7: Going to BIOS after Windows installed updates?

15 Jan 2015   #1
belmont1990

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Going to BIOS after Windows installed updates?

Hello
I have a potential question - yesterday night my Win7 x64 Home Premium installed 6 new updates, they were installed after shut down, one after another, after going to 100% system shut down.
After that, today morning I went to BIOS after turning on, because I wanted to confirm my settings are 100% default there (besides RAM set to 1600mhz) and after looking there i exited via "discard changes and exit" (did not change anything at all, just want to see what are things set to be sure).

Next on the screen WINDOWS STARTING i had some path like Registry/machine/etc. ? something like that then system rebooted and ended installing updates as usual, saw this before after updates were installed.

Now onto my question - could potentially something might go wrong because of me going to BIOS on the next PC launch? I know that BIOS is not related to system and general HDD content, but this was first time I had situation like this, so can you confirm - is going to BIOS like this, after Win had installed updates with shutting down, and after next boot go first to BIOS (UEFI actually) and then booting system and finishing update procedure is 100% safe?


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15 Jan 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
First of all windows does not shut down to install updates it restarts or boots,
Interrupting that process is not a good idea,
Cheers.
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16 Jan 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It should have no affect on Windows.

You`re 2 3rds correct Mike, windows can also update as it shuts down, but I`m sure that`s also what you meant
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16 Jan 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep pretty much,
Either way windows updates don't alter the bios anyway as far as I know :/
So checking the bios is just asking for errors
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16 Jan 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The most important thing is to NEVER interrupt windows when it`s doing updates, sometimes it will take a long time to re boot or shut down, just don`t touch the pc, leave it alone.
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16 Jan 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep,
After windows restarts and your back to the login page after the final install feel free to do what ever you want shut down completely or restart and go to the bios menu,
Cheers.
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16 Jan 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay I have only had one pot of coffee this mourning. But here goes.

Where does one get such a idea of going into bios when Windows 7 is updating? Where ever that place is don't go there again.

What I do and it works.
When updating Windows 7 I do nothing on my computer and I mean nothing except following the on screen instruction for reboots.

Windows 7 Updates does not alter the bios. Windows 7 Update are installed exactly where the title indicates; into Windows 7 the operating system.

I'm back to the kitchen for more coffee.
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16 Jan 2015   #8
gregrocker

 

Not a problem that I've ever seen.
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16 Jan 2015   #9
belmont1990

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think you misunderstood me here - I had downloaded updates by Windows Update and system was showing yellow mark on SHUTDOWN button that was saying (install updates then shutdown computer).

I was done using my PC that day so I shutdown, Windows done some updating and shutdown itself.
The next day morning when I turned ON my PC, then I wanted to re check my BIOS/UEFI settings (is intel speed step enabled, like it should be by default) had to do it anyway, so I went to BIOS, checked and confirmed what I wanted and exited.

Then Windows started and have done installing updates, my question in this thread is DID GOING TO BIOS IN TIME LIKE THIS COULD POTENTIALLY HAVE ANY HARMFUL EFFECT ON WINDOWS/PC?

As far as I know -not at all since BIOS settings are booted before windows or any other operating system and those settings are not even saved on HDD, but I just wanted some PC expert opinion on this.
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16 Jan 2015   #10
gregrocker

 

You are correct.

Updates queued on Shutdown button are automatics waiting for reboot or in some cases full Shutdown.
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