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04-17-2011 05:32 PM
A couple questions for you:
1. Why do you want to take the risk updating your BIOS? Is there something the new version fixes that you are experiencing?
2. Why can't you update the BIOS? Is there a specific error message you are receiving?
Normally you should not update the BIOS unless there is a specific reason to do so, such as you are having issues that the BIOS release fixes. Or you want to upgrade a component such as a processor, and the newer version provides support for the processor you want to install.
Flashing the BIOS just for the sake of having the lastest revision brings unnecessary risk to your machine. Do a search on this forum for "Failed BIOS Flash."
Lastly, I do not see that your model came with Windows 7. That means the BIOS releases are for other versions of Windows such as XP or Vista.
Sometimes the releases are simply incompatible with other versions of Windows, and they will not work (if you're lucky). Sometimes they do execute and turn your laptop into an expensive paperweight.
More than likely you will need to install an operating system compatible with the BIOS flash in order for it to work.
04-17-2011 06:48 PM
I guess jack0 didn't like my answer. The most recent BIOS that is given is to solve a battery issue in W7.
I do agree with you, flashing the BIOS just because there is a new version is not a good idea.