Updating Bios only possible BEFORE installing windows???!!!?

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  1. shahab_odin

    shahab_odin

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    my bios is outdated.
    I wanted to update it. so I went on the manufacturer's website for my model

    but it says: "This BIOS update should be installed before upgrading to Microsoft® Windows Vista™ operating system.", which is making me worried to do the bios update as I already have upgraded to vista. (the laptop was shipped with xp on it)
    I asked a computer techie and he said its nonsense and I should update it the normal way by flash memory at the boot time.
    Any suggestions?
    Also, what happens if I screw the bios setting at boot time.
    do I have to install windows again or can my windows be restored ?
     
    shahab_odin, Sep 7, 2010
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    If your system is running well, there's no real need to upgrade the BIOS - unless it adds a feature or fixes a bug you are having problems with ("if it ain't broke, don't fix it" ;).

    Is there a reason you want to update the BIOS? (i.e. new CPU support).

    You can install a BIOS update at any point, however it is likely this BIOS update was created to take advantage of some new Vista features (possibly power management related), so perhaps that is why they mention this.
     
    Ian, Sep 7, 2010
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    shahab_odin

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    Thanks for the response.

    Well this thing in the startup slows the startup and puts error in event viewer at every logon so im not very happy about it.
    I realized that they dont have support for the 64 bit version of vista that I have installed.
    and based on your warning, I guess I would have to give up.
    Eh?
     
    shahab_odin, Sep 12, 2010
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