Updating bios on vista

04 Oct

" That being said, the primary reason for this post was to suggest that, should you need to update the BIOS, it's best to do it in small steps.

This means going 2 or 3 versions above your current version and installing that, then going another 2 or 3 versions and installing that...just keep on going in this manner until you get to the latest version. - John (my website: )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. ** If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message.

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Now that I’ve explained the reasons for and against updating your BIOS, let’s talk about how to figure out whether there is an update for your BIOS.

The first thing you’ll need to do is check the current version of your BIOS, which I have already explained previously in the linked article.

Note that the PC manufacturer remedies some of these problems for you.

For example, a BIOS update from Dell will be packaged into an executable file that will not only check to make sure the version of the BIOS you are installing is compatible with your system, but will also go ahead flash the BIOS without you having to manually do it.

Check the version and date of the BIOS listed on the website and compare it to the one on your system.

As you can see, this update fixes some USB keyboard/mouse issue and upgrades e PSA to the latest version. Well, if you don’t have any keyboard or mouse issue and no other problem with your system, it’s probably not necessary.

For custom built PCs, you will need to visit the motherboard manufacturer website and download the drivers from there. It also gives you a description of what the update includes.

If you bought a computer from Dell, HP, etc, you normally just have to download an EXE file and run it to flash the BIOS.

If you built your own computer, you will either need to download a BIOS update program from your motherboard manufacturer or you will need to manually perform the flash, which normally entails using a USB stick and booting into DOS.