Updating a motherboard
A lot of people kept their Z170 board, sold their Intel Skylake CPU, and bought the new Kaby Lake CPU. After a while, it's all set, and you are ready to go.Then all you have to do is install the new CPU and be done with it, right? ASUS USB BIOS Flashback Procedure: https://com/technology/rog-motherboard-innovations/USB-BIOS-flashback/ ASUS Z170 Motherboards with USB BIOS Flashback feature: Enjoy Kaby Lake Power!Visiting your computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer page allows you to see if any BIOS updates are available for your motherboard and what the updates will fix.Updating the drivers for your CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, or other CD device may help with the overall performance and compatibility of the drive.Since BIOS updates can add new features and considerable stability to their products, it was definitely in the manufacturer's best interest to find an easier and more fault resistant way for consumers to update a BIOS.Flashing the BIOS is still not an operation that the large majority of PC users are even aware of, and that's something that we'd like to try to change.
It's likely that the major motherboard manufacturers realized that consumers were simply not bothering to update their motherboards due to the complexities involved.
So how the heck do you reactivate Windows 10 after a major hardware upgrade?
First of all, before you upgrade your puter, you should probably read my post from 2010 entitled Upgrade Your Motherboard Without Reinstalling your OS. In some cases, if you are also going to upgrade your graphics card, it’s a good idea to change the DONE!
We recommend you visit our CD drivers page for a listing of manufacturers and their driver update pages to obtain the latest drivers.
Some manufacturers may also have firmware updates available for their CD drives.
Let’s break each step down with some extra details…