Here’s how to check what BIOS version your computer is using and flash that new BIOS version onto your motherboard as quickly and safely as possible. If your computer freezes, crashes, or loses power during the process, the BIOS or UEFI firmware may be corrupted.This will render your computer unbootable—it’ll be “bricked.” Your computer’s BIOS version is displayed in the BIOS setup menu itself, but you don’t have to reboot to check this version number.
Thus needless to say the BIOS is very crucial when it comes to the functionality of your Windows 10/8/7 computer.
BIOS is, after all, a piece of software that needs to be regularly updated, just to the operating system or the apps in general.
In fact, most of the recent Windows versions like the Windows 10 handle the update process in a much more elegant manner as opposed to lets says Windows XP systems.
You probably shouldn’t update your BIOS, but sometimes you need to.
However, most computers made in the past four years boot Windows 10 too quickly to listen for a key press at startup. You can get there by clicking the gear icon on the Start menu.
To access your BIOS on a Windows 10 PC, you must follow these steps.
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.
To check your BIOS version from the Command Prompt, hit Start, type “cmd” in the search box, and then click the “Command Prompt” result—no need to run it as an administrator.
Before you begin, make sure that you have power backup while upgrading the BIOS.
Because if the computer turns off during the process, the BIOS may be corrupted and you will need a technician to fix it.
Unfortunately, because the BIOS is a pre-boot environment, you can't access it directly from within Windows.