ASUS WinFlash provides ASUS motherboards owners with a simple, fast feature software designed to help you update the BIOS from the Windows operating system, without having to create a bootable diskette or any other removable device in order to do so.
Updating the BIOS of your mainboard can fix compatibility issues or other possible problems, thus it is always recommended to do so as soon as you find a newly released version.
With ASUS WinFlash, there are no options to select such as you would do with ASUS Update, the more mature application that allows you to save the current BIOS of your motherboard to a file, update it from a file or from the Internet, download it from the Internet or just check it for information.
As soon as you start ASUS WinFlash, it prompts you to deliver the BIOS file you already downloaded over the Internet from the dedicated section of your exact MB model on the ASUS support website.
Furthermore, once loaded, the information about the provided BIOS file is shown on the screen so you can quickly and easily identify any problems that may appear such as BIOS model incompatibility or the fact that your recently download BIOS file is actually older than the one already present in the motherboard.
Although downgrades are rarely required, you can perform such operations with ASUS WinFlash if you ever learn that a previous version of the BIOS suits your mainboard better than the latest one does. As a side note, ASUS WinFlash also prompts you with a message informing you whether the loaded BIOS file is correct or not after some fast tests are finalized.
Once everything is set up, all you have to do is click on the ‘Flash’ button and let ASUS WinFlash do the job it is intended on doing. The application firstly erases the ROM of your mainboard’s BIOS, flashes it by deploying the new content and then verifies its integrity in order to assure you of the successful completion of the entire process.
The bottomline is that ASUS WinFlash may not seem the best solution for updating the BIOS of your computer’s ASUS motherboard right now, as ASUS Update clearly offers more options. The fact is that ASUS WinFlash preceded ASUS Update and that is why ASUS WinFlash deserves a special place amongst the great applications made by ASUS for their very own hardware.