Updating a mainboard motherboard

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Here’s how to check what BIOS version your computer is using and flash that new BIOS version onto your motherboard as quickly and safely as possible. If your computer freezes, crashes, or loses power during the process, the BIOS or UEFI firmware may be corrupted.

This will render your computer unbootable—it’ll be “bricked.” Your computer’s BIOS version is displayed in the BIOS setup menu itself, but you don’t have to reboot to check this version number.

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You copy the BIOS file to a USB drive, reboot your computer, and then enter the BIOS or UEFI screen.

From there, you choose the BIOS-updating option, select the BIOS file you placed on the USB drive, and the BIOS updates to the new version.

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At the prompt, type (or copy and paste) the following command, and then hit Enter: You can also find your BIOS’s version number in the System Information window.

On Windows 7, 8, or 10, hit Windows R, type “msinfo32” into the Run box, and then hit Enter.

If you purchased a pre-built computer instead of building your own, head to the computer manufacturer’s website, look up the computer model, and look at its downloads page. Your BIOS download probably comes in an archive—usually a ZIP file. Inside, you’ll find some sort of BIOS file—in the screenshot below, it’s the E7887IMS.140 file.

The archive should also contain a README file that will walk you through updating to the new BIOS.

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