Over the years, I've had BIOS updates totally ruin a couple of mainboards on me that I had to replace at my own expense for client machines I was working on, so I tend to shy away from flash updating any BIOS unless I see a specific need to do so to address a specific problem a machine is having.
I do the same with my own computers, so it was with a little trepidation that I decided to update the BIOS on my self-built Windows 10 machine today - necessary because of the recent security flaw that was discovered and I found it addressed.
So for those of you using this now relatively out dated mainboard that I have: Intel Corporation DH67CL - I can say that you can go ahead and use the 2018 Flash update available for it with confidence. No ill effects from my own experience.
This has been a community service announcement! :-)
People often wonder how they can safely dispose of their old computers without it costing too much. Here's a guide to a totally free method that I came up with.
1. Remove the hard drive, put a drill bit through it until you hear the platters inside shatter. Toss it in the bin. 2. Run a cleaning rag around the case and make it nice and shiny. 3. Place the computers in full view on the back seat of your car. 4. Park car in a quiet public car park with the windows cracked just enough so it's easy to reach in an unlock one of the doors. 5. Go and have some lunch or dinner.
When you return, I can almost guarantee the computers will be gone.