Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: BIOS

01 Apr 2011   #1
MR PINK

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
BIOS

How do I check if BIOS is upto date, and how do I flash if need be?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Apr 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Click on Start orb, in the Run or Search box, type msinfo32. In the window that pops up, locate the item BIOS Version/date , your bios details are given in the "Value" column.

Now go to the Asus support webpage and navigate to support for your motherboard. Locate the latest bios available there- if its a newer version (it'll have a higher version number and a newer date), you need to determine whether its required. For this locate the changelog for the new version- this may be included in the bios update download or may be available as a separate document on the website. Go through the changelog to check whether it fixes specific problems or adds support for more hardware. If you feel, flashing will help, we can proceed further. Generally speaking, flashing the bios will not boost speed or anything miraculous but yes, it may fix specific problems.

Come back after going through the above steps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2011   #3
MR PINK

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Will do and thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Apr 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Just be aware, if done incorrectly a BIOS update may render the mobo a brick.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 BIOS




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot access Bios, Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings
Hi Guys I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped. I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just...
General Discussion
Flashing BIOS - ROM file does not match existing BIOS size
BIOS problem occured when I upgraded graphicscard, see my other thread. https://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/369892-computer-soundcard-boot-problems-after-upgrading-graphicscard-gtx-960-a.html#post3065951 I started this thread because it is a bios problem. I downloaded the driver 2.09...
General Discussion
I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming
Good evening! A week ago I reinstalled Windows 7 in EFI mode on my laptop, and now I've got this problem: whenever I turn on my computer after a shutdown, the BIOS says "System Resuming" instead of "Press F2 to enter settings". This makes impossible for me to access BIOS settings. Previously, my...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media
My laptop has no problem before. Recently I try to install Windows XP. First attempt fail, so I change SATA at BIOS from AHCI to Compatible, success. However the partition that I want to install*Windows XP to is not available.* So just to test I choose my Windows 7 partition. Since it want to...
General Discussion
GPU Bios showing up before Mobo BIOS (slowing boot up time)
So recently I purchased a Galaxy GTX 460 768MB video card. I was previously using a BFG Tech GTX 275. When I first installed the GPU I was on an ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFI Edition motherboard. I am now on an ASRock P64 Extreme4 motherboard. I mention the old mobo because the problem has been the same...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:14.
Twitter Facebook Google+