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Update the computers bios
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2018, 19:39    Post subject:  Update the computers bios
Subject description: Stability, booting, shutdown problems could be fixed
 

I just updated the bios in my computer.

There are several problems this could fix.
Boot up issues.
Shutdown issues.
Stability problems with how the computer runs.
Etc.....

My reason for the update was changes I made to the bios setup did not want to stick or sometimes did not get done.
Sometimes I would make a change.
Close the bios setup, using the save changes option, and the change did not get saved.
Other times the change would stick, but after 3 or 4 boot ups, it would revert back to default settings and loose the changes.

The bios update info says it is a stability fix, but that seems to be the common statement for any of the bios updates.

Did it fix any stability problems Idea
Well, maybe, I was not having problems I would call stability issues.
I gues saving setup changes could be called stability issues Rolling Eyes

ONE BIG CAUTION
If you try to update the bios on your computer.
Make very sure you get the correct update.
Make very sure you fully understand how to do the update.

There is a small chance you could brick the computer and the only fix would be a replacement of the bios physical chip.
Software would not fix it.

Most modern bios chips will keep you form making this type of mistake, but nothing is 100% all the time!!!

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2018, 20:37    Post subject:  

Did the update require use of windows/DOS ?

Just curious...

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2018, 20:52    Post subject:  

Well, the bios setup has a update option that runs some kind of bios update installer.
That probably is some kind of simple dos program.
Probably a new feature of this UEFI bios stuff.
Built in bios update installer.

The computer also has a Windows software program, provided by the computers manufacture, that has a bios update option.

So it is your choice which one to use.

The web site I got the bios update from, also has a bios update installer program that you can download, install to a USB flash drive, and boot with it to do the install of the bios update.

That last way is how I did it on other computers.
Those computers where home built, by me, so no manufacture software to use.
Got the bios update from the motherboard company web site.

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