Just because there is an update for your BIOS does not mean that you should necessarily install it.The difference was that the last configuration of the key had the boot flag set. Feb 2018 1215N: Successfully upgraded to 1215N-ASUS-0902. ROM") using the smallest USB stick i could find (256 MB FAT 16) and the Alt F2 method.It did not work with a 16GB stick even with only a 16 MB FAT 16 partition on it!Note that the PC manufacturer remedies some of these problems for you.For example, a BIOS update from Dell will be packaged into an executable file that will not only check to make sure the version of the BIOS you are installing is compatible with your system, but will also go ahead flash the BIOS without you having to manually do it.After some further research I figured that I should perhaps upgrade my BIOS, so I searched and managed to download the latest version (v1804) as a ROM file.However I am having difficulty figuring out how to install it.Downloading random EXE-files from the internet is definitely not ideal when updating firmware, but it has been tested on the models mentioned below and confirmed to work. Eee PC 1015PEM: Updated successfully to 0901 using Free DOS 1.0, but using BUPDATER 1.16 instead of AFUDOS.You can get the bios and the BUPDATER utility from the ASUS suport page for 1015PEM. For example, a BIOS update may help solve an overheating issue.Also, many BIOS updates are released that simply support new hardware like a new CPU model or graphics card.