12-06-2009, 04:49 AM
| | Re: Bios update question
On Sat, 05 Dec 2009 07:54:38 -0800, Ed Mc
> My current Bios version is 0903. I see the latest is 1303. If I
>update will the latest version include all the versions in between?
Yes, not only do new versions include all the prior fixes,
every now and then some prior bios introduces a new bug
which it might do away with, OR on the other hand the newest
version might fix some bugs but introduce new ones.
Generally, there is the risk during flashing, but the newest
non-beta version is the best alternative.
>Or do I have to flash incrementally?
No, but if you decide to flash it, make a backup copy of the
current bios and/or already have it downloaded and ready to
reflash if necessary.
>If the versions are included can
>I surmise that this is a universally common practice? Thanks.
Yes, this is a universally common practice.
As others mentioned, if you have no specific need to flash
to a newer version, the safest, and to some the best, thing
to do is not flash it.
On the other hand, if you do need to flash many do it
routinely without any problems, but do try to make sure the
system, and the AC power, is stable before attempting it.