You probably shouldn’t update your BIOS, but sometimes you need to.
Here’s how to check what BIOS version your computer is using and flash that new BIOS version onto your motherboard as quickly and safely as possible. If your computer freezes, crashes, or loses power during the process, the BIOS or UEFI firmware may be corrupted.
In other words, more of a pain than it needs to be just to download the BIOS file so you can reboot and use their suitable UEFI/BIOS flash utility built into their modern motherboards. But then it got even better through the communications with MSI.
I'm happy to say with the MSI X99S SLI PLUS they do offer the BIOS file for download in the zipped package that also contains their EXE file for Windows users. An MSI Taiwan representative mentioned to me they actually have a Linux flash utility!
) and doesn't work for all systems, but this was something else.
I use msi motherboard for the first time, but there are so many small problems with it.
On Windows 7, you can search the Start menu for System Information to find it.
On Windows 8, it’s more hidden — but you can still launch the System Information panel on Windows 8.
Back in August I wrote about the pain for Linux users in updating the BIOS of some MSI motherboards as they packaged the BIOS ROM file within an EXE file, which places the burden on having a Windows installation but then this utility wouldn't work if the file wasn't placed on a USB flash drive and also if the Windows executable didn't detect the file was being extracted on a motherboard that matched the intended BIOS.Select your motherboard type from the expanding menu, screenshot like this: c. Select your motherboard type from the expanding menu. Download live Live Update from the Utility tab, and then install it. Double click Live Update Icon in your desktop, and run a scan to view you system information. This got me really curious and then this morning they sent it over.Yes, I am also aware of Flashrom to support flashing your BIOS from Linux but this open-source program isn't officially supported by many motherboard vendors (any?