How to Update an ASUS BIOS


This wikiHow teaches you how to update an ASUS computer's motherboard software. You can update this software, known as the BIOS, by downloading an update file from ASUS' website and then selecting the update file from within the BIOS. Keep in mind that the BIOS doesn't usually need to be updated if you're still installing regular Windows updates.

Part 1
Finding Your Computer's Model Name

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Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

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Click the gear-shaped icon in the lower-left side of the Start menu.

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It's a monitor-shaped icon in the upper-left side of the Settings window.

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This tab is in the lower-left side of the window.

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You should see the model name between the "Device specifications" heading and the "Device name" heading.

Part 2
Downloading a BIOS Update

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Go to in your computer's web browser.

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It's near the top of the page.

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Type in the model name you found in the "About" section of the System Settings menu. As you type, a drop-down menu with matching results will appear.

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In the drop-down menu, click your computer's model number.

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It's a link on the right side of the page.

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You'll find this near the middle of the page.

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You'll see the latest BIOS update file here. If the date on the BIOS update file is more recent than the date on which your computer was manufactured, your BIOS most likely needs to be updated. If the file is several years old, chances are that your BIOS isn't in need of an update.

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It's to the right of the BIOS file. Doing so prompts the BIOS file's ZIP folder to download onto your computer.

Part 3
Placing the BIOS Update File

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You'll need to use WinRAR to unzip the BIOS archive: Install WinRAR if you don't have it. Double-click the downloaded update folder. Click Extract To at the top of the window. Click OK.

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Once the folder finishes extracting, double-click the extracted folder to open it, then find the BIOS file (usually a blank, white file with your computer's model number), click it, and press Ctrl+C.

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Click This PC on the left side of the File Explorer window.

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It's under the "Devices and drives" heading.

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You'll find this near the bottom of the window. You may have to scroll down to see this folder.

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It's in the "Windows" folder.

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Press Ctrl+V to do so. You should see the copied file appear in the "ASUS" folder. You may need to click Continue after pasting in the file to confirm your decision.

Part 4
Updating the BIOS

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Click Start , click Power , and click Shut down to do so. Do not restart your computer.

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Once your computer has completely shut down, begin holding down this key.

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With the F2 key held down, press your computer's physical "Power" button to turn it back on.

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The BIOS screen will appear after a few seconds, at which point you may release the F2 key.

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It's at the top of the BIOS.

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You'll find this option at the top of the "Advanced" page.

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You'll do this by using the FS1 directory to browse to the ASUS folder on your computer: Use the "Down" arrow key to select FS1. Use the "Right" arrow key to open FS1. Select Windows and press ↵ Enter. Select ASUS and press ↵ Enter. Select your update file at the bottom of the list and press ↵ Enter.

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Press the "Confirm" key as specified in the prompt when asked to confirm that you want to update your BIOS. This will prompt the BIOS to begin updating.

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This can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to around half an hour. While your BIOS is updating, make sure you do the following: Keep your computer plugged into a power source if the computer is in danger of running out of power. Refrain from restarting (or touching in general) the computer until it finishes rebooting.