Updating laptop bios
Under “Looking for drivers or software for your machine?
It’s a set of code that resides on a chip on yours system’s motherboard. Value against “System Mode” will be your exact system model. In the search results, click on the model that exactly matches yours. Click under the “Operating systems in English:” and select your operating system you noted down earlier. Copy its extraction path, which will be something like c:\SWSetup\SP73917. When the extraction is complete, press Windows key E.
Like drivers and softwares, updates for BIOS are also released occasionally, but you should have a very good reason for updating your BIOS, also called flashing your BIOS. If there is no such thing, then simply download “BIOS Update Utility for Windows”. Connect the USB to the target system, power it on and keeping tapping F12 until you see the Boot menu. In case of laptop, make sure the battery is present in the laptop and the AC adapter is connected with it the whole time.
Unless you are having a specific issue like compatibility while installing new hardware that is resolvable through BIOS update, only then you should update your BIOS. In the window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left pane. Connect the USB you’re going to make bootable on another system you have access too. If F12 doesn’t’ works, it may be different for your model, you’ll have to check it from Lenovo’s website. If this guide didn’t work out for your model, do let us know and we will guide for your specific model.
The web page will automatically redirect to your products page. Select your Operating system you previously noted against “Operating system”. In case of laptop, make sure the battery is present in the laptop and the AC adapter is connected with it the whole time. Below in Download options, click on Get drivers, software & firmware.
To update BIOS through a USB, the USB needs to be of 1 GB or less. Keep tapping the F10 key to enter the BIOS settings menu.Once on the setup, you can see your BIOS version against BIOS Revision in the Main menu.