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Asus updating your bios

The process is automatic and doesn't require you to type any commands at a prompt.

In most cases, nothing will go wrong at all, but it's important to know that there's an associated risk and not to treat the process too lightly.

It's good to have a spare copy of all important files from your PC before you start.

In Windows, this is arguably slightly more complicated.

Insert a floppy disk into your drive and right-click the corresponding drive symbol inside the Windows Explorer (usually A:). Delete all files except Command.com, and from the disk, even those that are invisible.

See also: How to install Windows 7 Before you start, heed this warning: if something goes wrong during the BIOS update, your computer could be rendered useless.

If there's a power cut, or the computer gets turned off while updating, it could mean that it's unable to boot at all.

Alternatively, look for a 'Press F10 for boot options' or similar as your computer is starting to bring up a list of drives.

To make a USB drive bootable, you will need a utility such as Rufus or Unetbootin.

If not, there may be little point in taking the risk by updating.

Sometimes you will need to update the BIOS in order for the motherboard to properly support a new processor or other hardware, or to fix bugs and improve stability or performance.

Most update packages consist of a flash program which is responsible for the setup and the actual BIOS-Update, often accompanied by a text file of some sort detailing the release notes.