Ge Force Garage, Guides While we love meticulously cherry-picking the highest performing components for each new monster build, we know all too well that maintaining those components is equally important for peak performance over the long haul.
Like most things, a strong foundation is key to the efficiency of any system and updating your motherboard’s basic input/output system (BIOS) can do everything from adding new features and functions, support for new CPUs, squashing bugs, refreshing a corrupted UEFI environment, and much more.
The simplest way to update a BIOS is via USB, and today in the Ge Force Garage we'll show you how. To update your BIOS, first check your currently installed BIOS version.
It’s easy to determine your currently installed BIOS.
You can also create one from an existing ISO image if you would prefer. This will take you to the Boot Selection where you can set a boot device.
Press and in a few short minutes your bootable USB stick will be ready. Make sure you set your bootable USB stick as your boot device and then press .
When a computer boots up, it looks in the chip for BIOS for instructions on where to find the operating system and among many other things, BIOS also further facilitates communication between the operating system and the hardware. If you have a modern laptop, you’ll have to press the Lenovo key to access BIOS menu while your laptop is powered off, which is usually besides the power button on the front. Click the CD Icon to browse and select the downloaded file. If you have a modern laptop, you’ll have to press the Lenovo key to access BIOS menu while your laptop is powered off, which is usually besides the power button on the front. Select your USB from the list, and follow the instructions on-screen. Run the downloaded file “BIOS Update Utility for Windows”. Copy the file path it shows similar to “C:\Drivers\Flash\j9uj22ww”.
After a check for compatibility the update should be ready. Once it’s completed you can use the methods above to check the BIOS version number to confirm your update was a success.Select your USB stick and follow the onscreen instructions to complete your BIOS update.To update your BIOS via DOS, you will need a bootable USB. We’re using Rufus, but you can use any of the options listed above.Rufus formats your USB into a FAT32 file format by default, targeting UEFI or DOS system types.It will create a bootable USB using MS-DOS or Free DOS depending on your preference.Unless you are having a specific issue like compatibility while installing new hardware that is resolvable through BIOS update, only then you should update your BIOS. In the window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left pane. If in the results you can see “BIOS Update Bootable CD iso” whose BIOS version is newer than you already have then download it. Copy everything form the opened folder to the USB you just made bootable. Do not turn off your computer or laptop in any case during the updating process.First you’ll have to know the version of current BIOS installed on your system. In the larger right pane, locate BIOS Version/Date. If there is no such thing, then simply download “BIOS Update Utility for Windows”. Connect the USB to the target system, power it on and keeping tapping F12 until you see the Boot menu. In case of laptop, make sure the battery is present in the laptop and the AC adapter is connected with it the whole time.Your current BIOS version will be listed under “BIOS Version/Date”.Now you can download your motherboard’s latest BIOS update and update utility from the manufacturer’s website.Remember to back up your existing BIOS before beginning.This will be handy if you run into issues during the update or if you do not like the performance or features that come with the updated BIOS. Ultimately it will be up to you to decide if your system will benefit from an updated BIOS.