Learn how to update the BIOS of Sony® VAIO PCG systems
Get tips to update the BIOS of Sony VAIO PCG systems
There are many different types of software on your Sony VAIO PCG system. All of these software must be regularly updated. Manufacturers or software developers come out with updated versions of software so as to enhance the performance of the concerned software. Updated versions would also have fewer bugs and thus the reliability of updated version would be greater than that of older versions. Like all other computers, even your Sony VAIO PCG has a BIOS. BIOS is a service that checks whether all the components within the system are in proper working state. BIOS allows the system to startup only after these checks are successfully completed so that in case the components are defective, additional damage to the components can be avoided. The BIOS on Sony VAIO PCG must be always updated. BIOS updates come as utilities that can be executed. Some motherboard manufacturers also provide BIOS updates as utilities that need to be burned onto an optical disk for installation on the system. Sony VAIO PCG users updating the BIOS of the system are advised to update the BIOS after ensuring that all applications running in the background have been terminated. Updating the BIOS of Sony VAIO PCG would increase the system performance and reduce the startup time.
Learn about the points to keep in mind while updating the BIOS of Sony VAIO PCG:
- Backup all data
- Check version of BIOS
- Verify CMOS battery
Backup all data
Before updating the BIOS of Sony VAIO PCG system, it is highly recommended that users create a backup of all data on the system. The data backup must be created on a separate removable media so that even if some problems do come up with the BIOS update, and the system becomes inoperable, all of the data can be still accessed and used using another machine.
Check version of BIOS
When updating the BIOS of Sony VAIO PCG, users are advised to check the version of the BIOS. This must be always done so that incorrect or outdated version of BIOS is not installed over the existing BIOS. Installation of incorrect BIOS over the working BIOS would corrupt the BIOS leaving the system inoperable.
Sony VAIO PCG system has a small battery that supplies power to the CMOS chip. Before updating the BIOS of Sony VAIO PCG it is suggested that users check the condition of the CMOS battery and the power supply. Any power related interruptions during the BIOS update process would cause corruption of the BIOS and leave the system useless. If the CMOS battery or the power supply is found faulty, they would have to be replaced before the BIOS update process.