The BIOS is the software which is built into your computer's motherboard and controls everything from the boot order of your drives to preboot security options to whether the Fn key on your keyboard activates a function key or a media control. Unfortunately, because the BIOS is a pre-boot environment, you can't access it directly from within Windows.
Double-click on the BIOS update link, and then click on the "Run" button once the Windows security warning appears. Since then, James has served as a writer for several music, technology and design publications.
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It’s easy to determine your currently installed BIOS.
Restart your computer and press or hold down the appropriate key to enter your system BIOS. However it may be F2 or F8 on some laptops and desktop systems.
You can also locate your current BIOS while in Windows.