Unless you are having a specific issue like facing compatibility issue while installing new hardware that is resolvable through BIOS update, only then you should choose to update your BIOS. Note all of this exactly the way it can be seen, you’ll need it in further steps.
Before updating BIOS, it is highly recommended that you backup your data from your system. You can use serial number to search on Gateways website for drivers. In the Run dialogue box that appears, type cmd and press the Enter key.
Note: Occasionally you will need to install a previous version before updating to the latest version.
This info is usually found in the "Important Information" section.
When a computer boot up, it looks in the chip for BIOS for instructions on where to find the operating system and among many other things, BIOS is also further responsible for facilitating communication between the core operating system and the hardware.
BIOS updates are less frequently released by Gateway. Value against “System Mode” will be your exact system model.
When a computer boots up, it looks in the chip for BIOS for instructions on where to find the operating system and among many other things, BIOS also further facilitates communication between the operating system and the hardware. If you have a modern laptop, you’ll have to press the Lenovo key to access BIOS menu while your laptop is powered off, which is usually besides the power button on the front. Click the CD Icon to browse and select the downloaded file. If you have a modern laptop, you’ll have to press the Lenovo key to access BIOS menu while your laptop is powered off, which is usually besides the power button on the front. Select your USB from the list, and follow the instructions on-screen. Run the downloaded file “BIOS Update Utility for Windows”. Copy the file path it shows similar to “C:\Drivers\Flash\j9uj22ww”.
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. A menu will open, and select BIOS setup from it Use the above given method in Method 1 to check if newer version of the BIOS is available. If you have downloaded a simple “BIOS Update Utility for Windows” file, then next to “Create a bootable disk using” select Free DOS. After extraction, uncheck “Install BIOS Utility now.” option. Paste the previously copied file path in the address bar up above.
In the larger right pane, locate BIOS Version/Date. Note down all the characters under “Serial Number” which is your Serial number.
All the while there was a lurking danger - if something went wrong, you would be left with an essentially unusable motherboard…