We all know that you need to keep in good condition and updated our PC. In this connection, it is also important to keep the BIOS or UEFI. Therefore, in this article you will learn what the BIOS or UEFI , how to update it and why it is important and necessary to do so. You may not have much knowledge of this subject, so before we go we invite you to what the BIOS, what is used and how it works in this article.
What is the BIOS or UEFI and why you need to update it?
Before proceeding further it is necessary to know that both the BIOS and the UEFI are firmware , ie, a piece of code that is stored in a memory portion in the base plate your PC.
The firmware is responsible for initiating, configure and test that is in good condition computer hardware. This includes memory RAM, hard drives and the motherboard or graphics card . Then select the boot device and proceeds to start the operating system ceding him control of the PC.
With this in mind, the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) or Basic Input and Output in Spanish, resided in the motherboard of the computer and began to perform their tasks from the time when the PC is started.
It was a chip or integrated circuit inside stores a set of software routines that put into operation the rest of the hardware on the motherboard.
We talk about the BIOS in the past because this firmware was eventually replaced by UEFI. The UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) really is the successor of the BIOS firmware. After so many years it was logical that this remained obsolete. Therefore, several technology companies came together to found this new firmware.
So the UEFI basically performs the same functions of the BIOS but improved and some new ones. For example has a much more modern graphical interface, system startup safer, faster speeds boot and support for hard drives larger than 2 TB.
It is necessary to update the firmware since this board operates the PC with a processor that could not previously installed and also to resolve accounting issues with certain types of hardware with memories or plates.
If you have not know how to enter or access the UEFI BIOS settings in Windows 10 we invite you to click this link.
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How to update the BIOS or UEFI?
Given the above this, it is necessary to update the UEFI, however, should not be done unless really necessary because any wrong step could lead to the computer, the end of their working life.
Download from the official website of your computer’s firmware.
Go to the menu of your BIOS or UEFI. For that you just have to press “Delete” repeatedly until the menu appears. There we will see our firmware version.
With that information we can turn the page from our supplier and check if there is a later version you have and whether it is really necessary to update it or not.
After making sure all data and verify that we have to update it, we access the web from the manufacturer and section support and downloads see if an update is available.
Once we see that there is an update, the unload. This file is a ZIP with the ROM or firmware ready to install quickly and easily. If the ZIP file is an executable then unzip it and run.
Normally, unzip and run it is enough to update the BIOS or UEFI. It is important that before it locks all programs that have opened since could generate conflicts between programs.
If the file is not executable must pass it to a pendrive previously formatted. Then, you must restart the computer, enter the BIOS or UEFI and inserted the pendrive see the “Advance” option. Then a wizard will allow you to choose the drive where the file is that you have downloaded. It will only be selected, accept the process and to download.
Thus, these simple steps can update the BIOS, on the other hand if you want to disable the UEFI BIOS Windows your PC Read on this link.
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