The second quote made me curious about the process of upgrading my BIOS. I pulled out the manual for my mobo (ASUS P5GC-MX) and learned there are 4 different ways. Of these 3 require DOS and a floppy (!) and the 4th requires Windows. Maybe I would be willing to download FreeDOS, but the computer was born without a floppy drive (I think most are, nowadays). So, I don't think I deserve any coal lumps for not doing it.