Ge Force Garage, Guides While we love meticulously cherry-picking the highest performing components for each new monster build, we know all too well that maintaining those components is equally important for peak performance over the long haul.Like most things, a strong foundation is key to the efficiency of any system and updating your motherboard’s basic input/output system (BIOS) can do everything from adding new features and functions, support for new CPUs, squashing bugs, refreshing a corrupted UEFI environment, and much more.Microsoft has made a change to an update for Windows 7 that can prevent certain systems from booting.While you might expect me to say, "good news, the software giant has fixed the problem", in fact what Microsoft has done is switch the update from "optional", to "recommended".So, on some systems, it will now install, and break Windows 7 automatically. The update in question is KB3133977 and what this does is fix a problem that stops Bit Locker encrypting drives because of service crashes in There is good news though, and that’s you can solve the problem and get your computer working again by (can you guess? If that’s a problem you have, you’ll welcome the fix. As Microsoft explains: After you install update 3133977 on a Windows 7 x64-based system that includes an ASUS-based main board, the system does not start, and it generates a Secure Boot error on the ASUS BIOS screen.It allows you to upgrade the motherboard BIOS without the need to delve into the UEFI BIOS interface.
Many ASUS motherboards offer a feature called BIOS Flashback.Restart your computer and press or hold down the appropriate key to enter your system BIOS. However it may be F2 or F8 on some laptops and desktop systems.You can also locate your current BIOS while in Windows.Today, I’m upgrading my Gaming PC with a motherboard BIOS update.The PC is built on an ASUS Maximus Hero Alpha motherboard (check out our review) which has now had a few BIOS updates released.