Updating bios benefit
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Simply point to where this is stored on your hard drive … A consequence of manufacturers efforts to make BIOS flashing easier is that fewer motherboards are equipped with a Flash BIOS jumper.
It allows you to upgrade the motherboard BIOS without the need to delve into the UEFI BIOS interface.
Indeed, you can flash the BIOS during your initial build with just a PSU installed – no CPU, RAM or any other hardware is required.
While this is understandable – it somewhat defeats the object of having a Windows-based flash application if users have delve into the innards of their PC before they can use it – it does have security implications. or to be more precise, non write-protected flashable BIOS!
The benefits of being able to write-protect your flash BIOS was amply illustrated by the emergence of the CIH virus in the late 1990s. The most common variant of the CIH virus overwrote both the first 2048 sectors of a hard disk as well as the BIOS, making it impossible to reboot a system in order to reflash the BIOS!