How to update firmware on Windows 10 computer

Microsoft has been installing drivers for your device when your computer gets an update. A user can manually update the system firmware on newer computers too, by going to Computer management. I had written a post how to secure against meltdown and spectre vulnerabilities which requires computer bios be updated to protect your computer. Some manufacture or model of your computer may need to go to their support page and install manually. This process is very easier for end users.

Open Computer management:

  • Pressing Windows Key+X
  • Select Computer Management


  • Pressing Windows Key+R
  • Typing: compmgmt.msc then hit Enter
  • or devmgmt.msc it will open device manager


  • Right clicking Windows Icon
  • select Computer Management

Once you have Computer Manager open, select Device Manager
on the Right side you will see Firmware, if you don’t then your computer is old or manufacture of your computer don’t support it, so you will have to manually.

Then right click on System Firmware>select update driver
Then select Search automatically for updated driver software …

Windows will automatically search and download firmware for you, then to finish the install, you will need to restart your computer.
Note: Make sure your computer is plugged into power source and do NOT stop or turn off your computer, this could cause your computer to stop working.

After firmware update, you should see now model of your computer and firmware version.

That’s it

How to check firmware version via Powershell:

command: Get-WmiObject win32_bios

How to check computer model via powershell:

In case you need to download firmware update manually you will need to know your computer model

command: Get-wmiobject win32_computersystem

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