On Windows 7, you can search the Start menu for System Information to find it.On Windows 8, it’s more hidden — but you can still launch the System Information panel on Windows 8.These updates can be “flashed” onto the BIOS chip, replacing the BIOS software the computer came with with a new version of the BIOS.BIOSes are computer-specific (or motherboard-specific), so you will need the BIOS for your exact model of computer (or motherboard) to update your computer’s BIOS.
On the other hand, we have previously covered why you shouldn’t generally update your hardware drivers, although gamers will definitely want to update their graphics drivers. BIOS updates will not make your computer faster, they generally won’t add new features you need, and they may even cause additional problems.
When the computer is first started, BIOS activates all of the hardware required by the computer to boot including: WARNING: Incorrectly changing the BIOS settings may leave the computer in a state in which the Operating System will no longer start.
We recommend that you record the original BIOS settings before you modify them.
The BIOS version number is displayed on the System Summary pane. Different motherboards use different utilities and procedures, so there’s no one-size-fits-all set of instructions here.
However, you’ll perform the same basic process on all motherboards.