Bios updating tools
At this point, it's worth reading any instructions on the manufacturer's website about the exact updating process for your BIOS.
They do vary, and you may need to configure some things before starting the update process, such as disabling secure boot modes and fast boot modes.
Identifying your BIOS version is easy: hold down the Windows key R to bring up the Run command prompt and type in msinfo32.
In the System Information window which appears, select System summary on the left and look for the entry BIOS Version/Date on the right.
If a BIOS update is among them, it‘s time to check the numbers. And if so, does it state that your specific problem will be addressed in the documentation? Older BIOS downloads used to include a flash program which would run from the USB drive after you type in a command at the prompt.
If not, there may be little point in taking the risk by updating.
Depending on your updating utility, you might arrive at a final page that compares the information of your old BIOS version with the new one – this is your last chance to check of everything is in order.
If you are absolutely positive to start to process, click on "Update" or "Flash".
You often get the option of doing a backup of your BIOS beforehand.
Look for an entry along the lines of "Save current BIOS data" and select a folder of your choice to store it in.
The full model name – such as Z170A Gaming Pro – is usually found somewhere on the board itself.