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Old 12-05-2009, 02:54 PM
Ed Mc
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Default Bios update question

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?
Or do I have to flash incrementally? If the versions are included can
I surmise that this is a universally common practice? Thanks.

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Old 12-05-2009, 03:58 PM
Pen
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Ed Mc wrote:
> 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?
> Or do I have to flash incrementally? If the versions are included can I
> surmise that this is a universally common practice? Thanks.

BIOS updates always include all previous mods.

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Old 12-05-2009, 05:05 PM
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Ed Mc wrote:
> 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?
> Or do I have to flash incrementally? If the versions are included can I
> surmise that this is a universally common practice? Thanks.



Unless there is some functionality your current bios does not have...
that it present in the new one...
do not flash your bios just for the sake of flashing it...

it's possible to render your machine useless if the flash fails part way
through.

If you do flash the bios...
be sure to have the machine on a UPS

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Old 12-06-2009, 02:29 AM
Sjouke Burry
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Ed Mc wrote:
> 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?
> Or do I have to flash incrementally? If the versions are included can
> I surmise that this is a universally common practice? Thanks.


My crystal ball does not show which motherboard.
However, dont repair things which are not broken.
About 30 computers I have been working with,none of them
ever needed a bios upgrade.

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Old 12-06-2009, 04:49 AM
kony
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Default Re: Bios update question

On Sat, 05 Dec 2009 07:54:38 -0800, Ed Mc
<invalid@invalid.net> wrote:

> 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.


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