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Windows 7: Bios update after format

29 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Bios update after format

Hi, do i need to update the BIOS everytime i format the hd and reinstall windows?

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29 Sep 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home X64

The bios is embedded in a chip on the motherboard and is not affected by any other computer changes.
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29 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Welcome to the forum.

The BIOS should not be updated unless the update addresses a specific problem you are having. The risks of this failing are relatively small but have potentially very serious consequences.

Formatting and reinstalling the OS does not effect the BIOS in any way.
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