Updating bios version
BIOS is, after all, a piece of software that needs to be regularly updated, just to the operating system or the apps in general.The updates usually bake in enhancements and fixes which will eventually help the software maintain its compatibility with the hardware and the software.
For Dell laptops, it’s just an EXE file that you can run like any of its driver files, and it will take care of the rest. For other manufacturers, if your BIOS file isn’t an EXE, try extracting it with Win RAR.In order to update your BIOS, you need to find your BIOS version. It goes without saying that updating it from Windows is the easier option.First, find your BIOS version and then check if an update is available. That’s not to say it will never update but the updates aren’t like OS updates. For example, your system manufacturer might release a BIOS update in order to run the latest version of Windows 10 more smoothly or add support for some features.In other cases, there might be a BIOS update to fix existing problems. If your system is particularly old, it’s possible there’s an update for your BIOS available to help extend its life a few more years.This is possibly because the file itself was released later, i.e., after this particular system was available for purchase.
You can download the BIOS file from your manufacturer’s website.
For example, if your have an HP or a Dell laptop, go to their respective websites. When I first checked for the latest version of my BIOS, it showed me one from 2015.
It took a little more Googling to find that I do in fact have the latest version.
In a nutshell, it forms a layer of communication between the hardware and the operating system.
Thus needless to say the BIOS is very crucial when it comes to the functionality of your Windows 10/8/7 computer.
Next to the manufacturer’s name, you will see the version number of the BIOS. Also, check if your BIOS was recently updated from the date next to this entry.