If you want to check the BIOS version of your Windows OS based System and also flash that the new BIOS version onto your motherboard as quickly and safely as possible. But be very careful when updating your BIOS! If your computer freezes, crashes, or loses power during the process, the BIOS or UEFI firmware might be corrupted. In this article you can find the method to check the BIOS version as well as you also get the steps for its updating.
Steps to Check the BIOS version of the Windows System
There are several ways to see your BIOS version from within Windows, and they work the same on PCs with a traditional BIOS or a newer UEFI firmware.
1. First of all you have to Open a Command Prompt window — press Windows Key + R, type cmd into the Run dialog, and press Enter. Run the following command:
wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion
You will see the version number of the BIOS or UEFI firmware in your current PC.
2. You can also find your BIOS’s version number in the System Information window. 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. The BIOS version number is displayed on the System Summary panel.
Steps of Update the BIOS Version in the Windows System
The different motherboards use different utilities and procedures, so there’s no one solution of the BIOS. But some of the common steps are available which you can use in updating the BIOS version.
- First of all you have to go to the motherboard manufacturer’s website and find the Downloads or Support page for your specific model of motherboard. You can also see the complete list of available BIOS versions in the website, along with any changes/bug fixes in each and the dates they were released.
- Now you can download the one you want to update. And then Extract the zip file.
- There is a text file (Readme.txt). You should check out this file for instructions that apply specifically to your hardware, but try to cover the basics that work across all hardware here.
- Now you need to select one of several different types of BIOS-flashing tools depending on your motherboard and what it supports. The BIOS update’s included README file should recommend the ideal option for your system.
- You can copy the BIOS file to a USB drive, reboot your computer, and enter the BIOS or UEFI screen.
- You have to choose the BIOS-updating option, by selecting the BIOS file you placed on the USB drive, and the BIOS updates to the new version.
- Now update it your latest BIOS version.
Note : Do all the steps carefully, otherwise your system BIOS is correpted and the system will not be able to start.