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Windows 7: Should I upgrade my bios(acer laptop)?

15 Aug 2010   #1
shaun166

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Should I upgrade my bios(acer laptop)?

Hi guys,

I saw acer website have new bios update I am wondering should i update?
Because after see this at their site
(Updating an incorrect BIOS may cause harm to your system. We recomend that you only do this after being instructed by one of our Customer Care representatives. By using these updates you agree to accept the possibility of product failure.)

And i don't know what is the need to update bios can anyone guide me?

My laptop model is aspire 4937g.


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15 Aug 2010   #2
fett400

Windows Ultimate 7 64bit
 
 

Hello shaun166
I have acer aspire 5741g.
My personal opinion is let your computer works with its own factory BIOS. Yes it is true that you may have a problem after upgrading you BIOS.

So, your BIOS is optimally fit to your notebook parameters, after upgarding BIOS you may get an additional configurations which will cause you problem.
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15 Aug 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shaun166 View Post
Hi guys,

I saw acer website have new bios update I am wondering should i update?
Because after see this at their site
(Updating an incorrect BIOS may cause harm to your system. We recomend that you only do this after being instructed by one of our Customer Care representatives. By using these updates you agree to accept the possibility of product failure.)

And i don't know what is the need to update bios can anyone guide me?

My laptop model is aspire 4937g.
Probably the Acer site will give the reason for the suggested bios update.

As long as you are capable of following instructions carefully and precisely, then always update your bios when a bios update is available.

Sometimes a bios update fixes only a minor problem, but usually the bios update is intended to fix a potentially major problem. Manufacturers do not release bios updates willy-nilly.
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16 Aug 2010   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

I second karlsnooks for that, Acer is enough kind to provide in general, a highlight pop-up windows, the kind of updates are inside the new bios.

I suggest you to download it and you can wait a little before install to feel more confident with it, and after some questions asked.
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16 Aug 2010   #5
shaun166

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I downloaded the latest bios update(version 2.03)
The "read me" only have this instruction..

Code:
[SOP]
1. Windows flash: Please click "KALG0203.exe" to update bios.
And is there any possibility that bios update will fail? If will what will happen to my com?
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16 Aug 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The very best qualified to answer you question work for ACER.

You choices are 1) ask them,
2) just do it (which assuming you dp not interrrupt the procedure and do no power off you computer unless the program tells you to power off.

If that was mine, I would
  1. disconnect all usb devices,
  2. remove all cd/dvd discs,
  3. disconnect from the internet,
  4. disconnect from any local net,
  5. disconnect form any router,
  6. exit from all programs that are running,
  7. TURN OFF MY ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM,
  8. disconnect any printers,
  9. disconnect any and everything.

You get the idea, then and only then, would I run the bios update.
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