Frankly speaking, your operating system updates will not safeguard against several types of system vulnerabilities. You have to update your BIOS to resolve things which cannot be fixed with OS updates. Here, you can see step-wise information regarding how to update your BIOS to overcome several PC issues.
Step 1: Find out your BIOS version
You can locate this by typing “msinfo32” on Windows search box. System Information window will now open to you. From it’s main page, you can find out the BIOS details under Processor information. Just note down your BIOS manufacturer name and version number for further reference.
Step 2: Go to your Motherboard Manufacturer Website
Now, you can go to the support page of your motherboard manufacturer in order to find there are any BIOS updates. In branded PCs, it will not be difficult to locate this thing, but for an assembled PC, you may probably unaware about this motherboard manufacturer. If you open your PC’s case, you can probably get this info. However, if you don’t want to open the case, just download and run CPU-Z tool on your machine.
Step 3: Find out the Relevant Updates
Only opt out the BIOS updates which seem relevant for your machine. But before updating, make sure that OS updates are up to date. You have to carefully read through the supplied documentation to understand pros and cons of each update. If this update process got interrupted in the middle due to system shut down, you may possibly not able to perform even booting up of the machine. So, make use of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UP) before doing this update.
Step 4: Finally, Update your BIOS drivers
In new PCs, BIOS update is a straightforward process. Just download the update .exe file from the manufacturer site, close all other programs and install this update. But for older PCs, you may need to create a boot disk to install update files. You can use black CDs/DVDs or flash drives for this purpose. Sometimes, you may need to use a disk image utility like Power ISO to create a boot disk. After creating boot disk, just restart your machine to alter the boot order for your boot disk. Then, you can install updates with ease.