Updating a bios in windows vista

I have a Compaq Presario C700 laptop which came preinstalled with Windows Vista, which I upgraded around 4 years ago to Windows 7.

The upgrade was successful and my laptop works a lot better than it did with Vista installed (no surprises there).

My guess, something is wrong at the other end, not at mine.

Google updates, Norton updates, printer driver updates, no problem. I do not myself have a Microsoft Account, otherwise I might try asking on MS Forums.

A driver update isn't always a fix-it task, either.

An updated driver might enable new features for the hardware, something I see on a regular basis with popular video cards and sound cards.

The BIOS says 83 and the date is from 2011 but its not Phoenix.

When I use the software to see if my system is updated it says YES.

Just because there is an update for your BIOS does not mean that you should necessarily install it.: These are the Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS to the programmable flash ROM chip on specific model. Please use the Flash utility which is included in each BIOS file to update its BIOS. To determine the BIOS version of your motherboard, press [F2] to enter the BIOS setup utility during boot up, and check the BIOS version from the Main menu. This utility works in Windows The Flash Memory Writer utility can not be suitable for all ASRock motherboards.After half an hour, Windows Update is still checking for updates.Other kinds of software updates are working well on both machines.

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