This guide is intended to help you when you receive the “Is my BIOS up to date” error code.
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You may not need to update the BIOS, but sometimes it is necessary. Here’s how to check which BIOS version your system is using and how to quickly and safely install the next BIOS version on your motherboard.
Be extremely careful when updating the BIOS! If your computer freezes, crashes, or loses power during the process, BIOS or UEFI firmware can be dangerous. This will make your device unbootable – it will be “locked”.
How to check the current BIOS version in Windows
Your computer’s BIOS version is displayed along with the BIOS setup menu itself, unfortunately you don’t have to reboot to check this version number. There are several ways to view the BIOS version in Windows and compare it on a PC with a traditional BIOS firmware or a modern UEFI firmware.
Do BIOS update automatically?
The BIOS process may automatically update to the latest version after a regular Windows update, even if the BIOS is restored to an older version. Once this firmware is installed, the system BIOS will be automatically updated with Windows Update Forever. The end user can remove or disable the update if it is critical.
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RCheck The BIOS Version On The Command Line
How do I know if my BIOS is up to date?
Click Start, select Run, and type msinfo32. The Windows System Information dialog box appears. In the System Summary chapter, you should see an item that recognizes the BIOS version/date. Now you know about the new updated version of your BIOS.
To check the BIOS version anywhere from the command prompt, click Start, type “cmd” in the search box, then click the “Command Prompt” result – you won’t need to run it as an administrator.
At the command prompt, type (or copy and paste) the following command, then press Enter:
wmic-BIOS eventually becomes smbiosbiosversion
You will see our BIOS or UEFI firmware version number on your current new PC.
Check The BIOS Version By Simply Using The System Information Panel
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You can or most likely find the BIOS version number in the System Information window. On Windows 7, 1, or Hit 10, press Windows+R, select “msinfo32” in the Run box, and press Enter.
The BIOS version number is usually displayed in a simplified system summary. Look at the BIOS Version/Date field.
How to update BIOS
Different motherboards use different utilities and procedures, there are no universal instructions. However, you will be doing the samesame basic process on many motherboards.
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First, visit your motherboard manufacturer’s website and find a download or support site for your specific motherboard model. You will see a list of the most commonly associated BIOS versions available, along with any changes/bug fixes to each and their release date. Download the release type you want to upgrade to. You will probably want to select the latest BIOS unless you happen to have a specific need for an older version.
If you bought a pre-built laptop instead of assembling it yourself, go to the laptop manufacturer’s website, mass popularity, look at the laptop model and check the download page. Here you will find almost all available BIOS updates.
Your BIOS download will most likely come in the form of a large archive – usually a ZIP file. Extract the contents of this file. Inside you will find the BIOS file type – in the screenshot below it is the E7887IMS.140 file.
Archive also dShould contain a README file to help you upgrade to the new BIOS version. You should refer to this file for instructions specific to your main equipment, but here we will try to summarize the basics that work for each equipment.
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How do I know if my BIOS is up to date Windows 10?
open launch.Find system information and click on a great result.In the System Summary, look for the BIOS version/date, which lists the version number, developer, and installation date.
Depending on your motherboard and what it supports, you will need to choose from several types of BIOS flashing tools. The README file included with the BIOS update should recommend the ideal option for your hardware.
Some clothing manufacturers offer BIOS flashing as an option directly in their BIOS, or as an important keystroke option when starting a person’s computer. You copy the BIOS file from your computer to a USB flash drive, restart any computer, then go to the BIOS or UEFI screen. From there, choose the option to update your family’s BIOS, select, you will see the BIOS file you have placed on that USB drive and the BIOS will report the new version.
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Normally, you check the BIOS screen by pressing the correct key while the computer is booting – this is usually what is displayed on the screen during this particular boot process and is written in the instructions for your motherboard PC. Common BIOS keys include Delete, F2. The process for entering any type of UEFI configuration on the screen may vary slightly.
There are new and traditional BIOS flashing tools for DOS. When using these tools, create a Live-Dos USB drive, then the BIOS and BIOS flash utility will manually save the data to the USB drive. You will now restart your computer and boot from the USB drive. In the nominal DOS environment that comes up every time we reboot, run the right command – often something like flash.bat BIOS3245.bin – and the application will flash a new version of that particular BIOS into the firmware. p>
Sport tool for DOS, no doubt often providedis included in the BIOS archive that you download from our manufacturer’s website, although you may need to download it separately. Find the .bat and .exe file.
How do I know if my motherboard needs a BIOS update?
Go to your motherboard manufacturer’s support site and find the exact motherboard. You have the latest BIOS to download. Compare the type number with what your BIOS thinks you are using.