On Windows 7, 8, or 10, hit Windows R, type “msinfo32” into the Run box, and then hit Enter.
You then restart your computer and boot from the USB drive.
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.
For example, MSI “strongly recommends” using their BIOS-based menu option instead of their Windows-based utility in the README file of the sample BIOS update we downloaded.
Flashing your BIOS from within Windows can result in more problems.
RELATED: You’ll need to choose one of several different types of BIOS-flashing tools, depending on your motherboard and what it supports.
The BIOS update’s included README file should recommend the ideal option for your hardware.
Some manufacturers provide Windows-based flashing tools, which you run on the Windows desktop to flash your BIOS and then reboot.
We don’t recommend using these, and even many manufacturers who provide these tools caution against using them.
The archive should also contain a README file that will walk you through updating to the new BIOS.