Updating BIOS in Microsoft® Windows® 7
Do you want to know how to access BIOS in Windows 7 operating system?
You may need to perform a number of troubleshooting tasks in your Windows 7 system like configuring a new hard drive, managing memory settings, resetting the BIOS password and changing boot order etc. To do these you need to enter in the System BIOS at first. To access the BIOS, you need to restart your system. You need to press the function keys to get the messages that would help you to enter into the BIOS setup. You need to press these keys quickly before the OS start to load to enter the BIOS.
Here are some notes on accessing and updating BIOS in Windows 7:
- Tips to access BIOS
- Points to keep in mind while accessing
- Points to keep in mind while updating
Tips to access BIOS
There are different options available to access the BIOS depending on the manufacturer of the system. The common method of accessing the BIOS is by using the function keys. It is also possible to access BIOS with the help of combination keys such as 'Fn+ESC' or 'Fn+F1' etc. If you are not getting option to press keys, press the 'Pause' or 'Break' key to freeze the startup screen and press any other key to turn off freezing.
Point to take care while accessing
You may need to hold down access keys several times to access the BIOS. You need to take care of not holding down these keys too many times as it will cause errors to the system like system lockup. If any problems occur, you need to just restart the system and start pressing keys again. If the OS loads, then never try to shut it down with the power key. This will damage the system and thus you need to wait until the OS loading is completed successfully. This is to be noted so as to avoid any damages to the OS.
There are some points to be kept in mind while updating the BIOS in the system. You need to update if there are any issues with the BIOS. You need to ensure that these problems could be solved by updating the BIOS version. Your system motherboard might get completely damaged due to any carelessness during the update process of the BIOS. You need a bootable DOS disk to update the BIOS. It is not good to use Internet for updating BIOS as it could get vulnerabilities easily.
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