Flashing your BIOS from within Windows can result in more problems.
You copy the BIOS file to a USB drive, reboot your computer, and then enter the BIOS or UEFI screen.
From there, you choose the BIOS-updating option, select the BIOS file you placed on the USB drive, and the BIOS updates to the new version.
We recommend a USB drive because it’s probably be the easiest method on modern hardware.
Some manufacturers provide Windows-based flashing tools, which you run on the Windows desktop to flash your BIOS and then reboot.
It should say “Checking for updates…” While this is happening, switch back to the command prompt and enter the command you already typed in.
You should now see Windows Update say that it is downloading Windows 10.
You should check out this file for instructions that apply specifically to your hardware, but we’ll try to cover the basics that work across all hardware here.
RELATED: You’ll need to choose one of several different types of BIOS-flashing tools, depending on your motherboard and what it supports.
In the minimal DOS environment that appears after the reboot, you run the appropriate command—often something like BIOS3245.bin—and the tool flashes the new version of the BIOS onto the firmware.
The DOS-based flashing tool is often provided in the BIOS archive you download from the manufacturer’s website, although you may have to download it separately. In the past, this process was performed with bootable floppy disks and CDs.
The BIOS version number is displayed on the System Summary pane. Different motherboards use different utilities and procedures, so there’s no one-size-fits-all set of instructions here.