Update Notebook PC BIOS to ensure improved password security

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Update Notebook PC BIOS to ensure improved password security

ASUS has released a BIOS update for notebook PCs to ensure a more secure and convenient computing experience. This update only affects the users who currently have a password for their BIOS or hard drive.

To update the BIOS, use one of the following methods:

· Windows Device Manager (Windows 10 or later required)
· Easy Flash
· Winflash

Detailed steps for each method can be found below :
Before performing the BIOS update, check the latest BIOS version of your Notebook PC by following the steps on the ASUS support site: https://www.asus.com/support/.
You can also check the BIOS version with the Easy Flash utility by following the steps in the “BIOS update via Easy Flash” article: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008859

*ASUS would like to thank Frédéric Vachon from ESET for helping find out this issue.

Method 1: Windows Device Manager (Windows 10 or later required)

Important: Make sure your notebook PC is plugged in the power source when performing the BIOS update.
1. Press the Windows key, type“Device Manager”, and click Device Manager when it appears in the search results.

2. Expand Firmware in the list, right-click System Firmware and click Update driver.

3. Click Search automatically for updated driver software.

When the search is complete, a “Windows has successfully updated your drivers” message will appear.

4. Click Close and restart your computer after the prompted message.
While the system is restarting, the BIOS update progress will be displayed. When the update process is complete, Windows will start automatically.

5. (Optional) To verify the BIOS update, open Command Prompt, type “systeminfo” and press Enter.

Method 2: Easy Flash

Update the BIOS via Easy Flash. For more details and instructions, please refer to the FAQ link: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008859

Method 3: Winflash

Update the BIOS via Winflash. For more details and instructions, please refer to the FAQ link: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008276/