Updating computer bios
Since BIOS updates don't usually introduce new features or huge speed boosts, you probably won't see a huge benefit anyway, unless the latest BIOS comes with security patches, support for new hardware you plan to use, or fixes a bug that's been plaguing your daily usage, you're best off leaving it alone.If you fall into one of those categories and need to update your BIOS, though, here's how to do it.Running the most recent version of your Gateway's BIOS firmware will help to make sure that this process is not interrupted in any way.The latest updates to the BIOS firmware your Gateway laptop or desktop computer uses can be found on the Gateway website.
Double-click the BIOS file that has been saved to your desktop.
Click the red "Download Now" link on the page that loads.
A window containing download instructions will pop up and the download window will open up shortly thereafter.
From time to time, your PC's manufacturer may offer updates to the BIOS with certain improvements. In general, you shouldn't need to update your BIOS that often.
Installing (or "flashing") a new BIOS is more dangerous than updating a simple Windows program, and if something goes wrong during the process, you could end up bricking your computer. I've never had a problem updating my BIOS, and I've done it plenty of times, but it's important to be careful.