How to change BIOS (BIOS)?
Every purchase of new equipment requires itfurther customization in accordance with the wishes of the new owner. It's the same with the computer. To improve the functionality of the purchased computer, and to configure it, it is recommended that you reinstall the BIOS first. Now there are so many additional programs that help to easily implement this change, but how can I change BIOS if there is no possibility to use additional utilities? It can be done, but it will take a little care and the ability to work under DOS, which can cause some difficulties.
Replacing the BIOS on computers
In order to reinstall the BIOS,You need to connect to the Internet, as well as external media. In the case of a laptop, you also need to take a charging cable, that is, to provide power, as well as an external medium that will fit the laptop.
Before changing the BIOS, you need to firstidentify the manufacturer. This is done very simply. If there is documentation to the laptop, then the manufacturer should be listed exactly there. If there is no documentation, then the BIOS manufacturer can be looked at on the motherboard. To do this, you need to remove the computer cover and find a small chip on the motherboard, which would stand out with a bright sticker. It is this chip that contains all the settings of the system.
Modern motherboards support the wholeonly two types of manufacturer. These include the company Award (Pheonix), as well as the company AMI. Other companies do not produce chips compatible with modern computers for BIOS, so there should not be any difficulties at this stage.
Downloading software for BIOS
Now, before changing the BIOS on a laptop,you will need to download the software to update it. You need to go to the official site and download the latest version of the update. As for laptops, the manufacturers of some of them on their sites are laying out ready-made packages for BIOS setup. This greatly facilitates further installation, especially for those who do this for the first time. In addition, on the sites of manufacturers you can download drivers and programs for updating other devices, for example, for a video card or sound card. It is important to remember that wherever the program for updating the BIOS is downloaded, it is important that it is compatible with the computer's devices, as well as with the laptop model.
With regard to further updates, alloccurs quickly and easily. You must run the appropriate service pack directly on the operating system, and then the system will be updated. After that, the operating system will be rebooted with the new BIOS version. However, it happens that some laptops need to be updated not from under the operating system, but from under DOS. To do this, you need to perform some actions.
Updating the BIOS from under DOS
To update the BIOS from the systemDOS, you need an external media in the form of flash-card, CD / DVD disc or other external media compatible with the computer. This can be an external hard drive.
After the external media is selected,you will need to copy the update package to it, as well as the corresponding DOS bootloader, as an executable .exe file. Downloading the loader from there, where the update package was downloaded, that is, either from the official developer site or from the laptop manufacturer's website.
Before you start the system update, you need towill remove three checkmarks that are set around the items "System BIOS Cacheable", "Video BIOS Cacheable" and "Flash BIOS Protection". After the computer reboots, the new BIOS version will be installed on the computer.