Your ASUS computer has been giving you some trouble for days. A friend told you you could try to fix it by going to update ASUS BIOS but if in front of this affirmation you have begun to ask yourself which mysterious "macuba" you have been asked to implement, it is very likely that you read this tutorial of mine entirely dedicated to the subject.
To begin with, it seems only right to explain to you what this is BIOS. This strange word, acronym for Basic Input-Output System, essentially means a series of software instructions written on a non-volatile memory connected to the PC motherboard. In a nutshell, the BIOS is the one that provides all the basic information to the operating system and programs to interact with the hardware components of the computer. The BIOS is therefore essential for the proper functioning of the PC. It can also be updated with a more recent version of its software which is generally released by the motherboard manufacturer in order to correct any problems encountered or to increase the performance of the PC.
Having clarified this, if you want to know more about it, I suggest you get comfortable in front of your trusted computer and take a few minutes of your time to read this guide. It's not a complicated thing to do, at least if you don't follow the directions below, but it clearly requires a certain amount of concentration and patience. So, please, follow the instructions I am about to give you carefully if you want to avoid running into unpleasant situations. Then don't tell me I didn't warn you.
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Before explaining in detail how to proceed in order to update the ASUS BIOS it seems necessary to make a small but very important clarification. On newer computers, those equipped with Windows 8 or later, the BIOS has been replaced by theUEFI.
This is a more advanced version I repeat to the "classic" BIOS which has several improvements compared to the latter: it has an interface that is much easier to use and understand, supports hard drives larger than 2TB, includes advanced security functions (as the Secure Boot capable of blocking the execution of unauthorized software when starting the PC) but to be able to access it you need to perform a few more steps, as explained in detail in my tutorial on how to enter the ASUS BIOS.
The fact that your ASUS computer is equipped with UEFI and not with the classic BIOS or vice versa, however, does not constitute a hitch as regards the update procedure. The steps to be taken are in fact identical both in one case and in the other. I have provided you with this info for mere knowledge, do not worry.
Having said that, in order to update the ASUS BIOS you have two possible solutions: a first update method concerns the use of the "standard" tool ASUS Live Update, while a second system involves the use of WinFlash, a program necessary to carry out this type of operations on Windows. The choice is up to you, based on your preferences and / or the tools in your possession. The end result will be virtually identical in both cases, i.e. you will be able to update the BIOS.
Update ASUS BIOS with Asus Live Update
If the ASUS Live Update tool is installed on your computer, the first step you need to take in order to update the BIOS is to run the tool. To do this, click on the Start button present on the taskbar, type asus live update in the search field that is shown to you in the menu or in the Start Screen (it depends on the version of Windows you are using) and then click on the first of the available results.
Then wait for the program window to appear on the desktop then click on the button Check for updates. At this point, in the event that no BIOS update is available, in the ASUS Live Update window you will see the writing No update.
If, on the other hand, it is possible to update the ASUS BIOS, you will be notified of this and you will be asked whether or not to download and install the new BIOS version. Then confirm your willingness to perform the operation and then wait for the update procedure to start and complete.
Please note that it will take several minutes for the BIOS update procedure to complete, so try to be patient. Also note that the computer will restart (even more than once) to ensure that all necessary changes are applied. In the meantime, do not touch and do nothing, when the procedure is completed you will be notified directly on the desktop.
Update ASUS BIOS with WinFlash
By accessing the Windows Start menu and looking for the ASUS Live Update tool, you found absolutely nothing? Well, it obviously isn't present on your PC. However you do not have to worry, you can still succeed in the enterprise by resorting to the use of WinFlash, a free utility useful for the purpose in question released directly by the manufacturer.
Before using it, however, I suggest you make sure that the BIOS version in use on your PC is not already the latest available for your computer. To do this, type prompt in the search field of menu Start Windows or in the search box available in the Start Screen (it always depends on the version of the operating system that is used) and then click on the first result that is shown to you.
So wait for the Command Prompt is visible then type Systeminfo and presses the button Submit on the keyboard. Wait for a while for all the system information to be shown to you and then locate the entry BIOS version: and take note of what is written next to it.
Now, connected to the official website of ASUS assistance and then presses the search box located in the center of the page that has opened in the browser, type the model name of your ASUS computer (for example N46VM) and then presses the button Submit present on the PC keyboard. If you don't know where to find your PC model name, try taking a look at the manufacturer's label which is usually stuck on the underside of the laptop case.
In the new web page that appears, click on the entry Driver & Tools and then select the operating system in use on your computer from the drop-down menu under the heading Please select the OS.
Click on the item now BIOS and check that the latest BIOS version available for your computer is more up-to-date than the one you are already using. To make sure of this, just compare the information you previously wrote down with that in the section Description of the BIOS version with the highest numbering among those available in the list. If there is a newer version available for your computer's BIOS, click the link Global to start downloading immediately.
Now, scroll through the ASUS support website page with your mouse cursor and locate the wording BIOS Utilities. Click on it and then press on the item Global present in correspondence with the most recent version of the WinFlash software.
Then open the ZIP file WinFlash_Win_xx_xxxx that was downloaded to your computer and double-click the file setup.exe contained within it. If you are asked if you want to extract the files from the archive first, press on Extract everything and then double-click the file again setup present in the new window displayed. If the executable does not open, select it by right clicking and choose the entry Run as administrator give the menu that comes mostrato.
Then click on Si and then Run to start the WinFlash installation procedure, then press the button Next> three consecutive times. Then wait for the WinFlash installation procedure to complete and then start the utility by typing winflash in the search field of the menu Start or of the Start Sceen and then pressing on the first available result.
In the window that will open at this point, select the BIOS file you previously downloaded and then click on apri. Wait a few moments for the program to check the compatibility of the BIOS with your computer and then press the button Flash in order to update ASUS BIOS.
Wait a few more seconds, until at the Sections Erased ROM, Flashed ROM e Verified ROM in the WinFlash window shows that the procedure has been 100% completed and make sure that in the section Message of the tool appears the message Updating is successful. Click [Exit] to shut down the system. e poi pigia sul pulsating Exit.
Your computer will then be shut down and restarted so that the procedure for updating ASUS BIOS is carried out correctly and completely. At the end of the procedure you can resume using your computer without problems, as you always have.
In Case of Problems
Despite having strictly followed my instructions, are you experiencing difficulties in being able to update the ASUS BIOS? Well, then why don't you take a look at the User Manual of your laptop? Maybe you can find some useful info.
You can find the user manual of your computer in the sales package of the same or in the section dedicated to the assistance of the manufacturer's website using the link I provided you in the previous lines, by clicking on the item Manual e Document which is shown to you after searching for the model using the appropriate search bar. Then click on the wording Global that you find next to the manual you want to download.
If you still can't solve this, I suggest you get in touch with ASUS customer service via chat, always connecting to the assistance section of the site and then clicking on the button online Chat which is shown to you at the bottom right or side. Then wait for the chat window to open, explain your problems using the appropriate text field below and wait for an operator to answer and make himself available to help you.
If you prefer assistance via phone, contact the number +199 400 089, follow the instructions of the voice guide and wait for an operator to contact you. The numbering is active from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00.