Updating bios new computer
There is information all over the internet about this, but I wanted to share my experience and try to outline a generic solution for this problem. You may want to skip down to the instructions below-- It appears that it is a fairly common problem, especially on Acer laptops, for a BIOS update to fail.
In my case, I had just gotten a new Acer Aspire 7552G in the mail and like I always do, I went to the Acer support site to update all the drivers, BIOS, etc.
No one knows off the top of their head what version their motherboard's BIOS is at. The main reason you'd want to check what version it's at is if you're curious if there's a BIOS update available.
Your BIOS version number isn't something you need to keep tabs on at all times.
Here's how to do it: frustrating restarting your computer over and over if you keep missing the BIOS version notation.
In the picture below, is an example of what a BIOS chip may look like on your computer motherboard.
I asked why, and she responded repeatedly that "we cannot escalate this issue." I became furious and demanded to speak to her supervisor.
She put me on hold for a while, then came back and said she would transfer me to a tier 2 tech.
Like most things in the technology world, your motherboard software (BIOS) occasionally gets updated, sometimes to fix bugs and other times to add new features.
As part of some hardware troubleshooting processes, especially those that involve new RAM or a new CPU that won't work correctly, updating BIOS to the latest version is a good thing to try.
Below are 5 different methods for checking the BIOS version installed on your motherboard: Methods 1 & 2 are best if your computer isn't working properly. Methods 3, 4, and 5 are more convenient ways to check the BIOS version, require your computer to be working, and work in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.