The BIOS can be updated using one of the following methods:
- Intel® Express BIOS Update utility, which enables automated updating while in the Windows environment. Using this utility, the BIOS can be updated from a file on a hard disk, a USB drive, a CD-ROM, or from the file location on the Web.
- Intel® F7 switch during POST allows a user to select where the BIOS Capsule file .CAP file is located and perform the update from that location/device. This is similar to performing a BIOS Recovery without removing the BIOS configuration jumper. The F7 switch supports FAT, FAT32, and NTFS format storage.
Both utilities verify that the updated BIOS matches the target system to prevent accidentally installing an incompatible BIOS.
Review the instructions distributed with the upgrade utility before attempting a BIOS update.