About Bios Update.

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  1. cuneyt1984

    cuneyt1984 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have gt72vr.Sometimes electricity is cut off when I live. so I am afraid of doing bios update on laptop. Can I just update my bios when the battery is full with the laptop? Thanks.
     
  2. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Deity

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    It's ALWAYS advised to do Bios updates on a full battery in case. You shouldn't be worried tho, the system will do the update in around 15 seconds. I doubt you'll manage to lose power in that time. Also if u should lose the power, battery will come to the rescure :)
     
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    BIOS updates are disabled when running on battery on AMI Aptio BIOSes.
    @cuneyt1984 Use a UPS or an inverter, just takes a minute or two to flash everything.
     
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    @Vasudev Yeah but I assume that means BIOS update won't start if the computer is running on battery but will continue if the AC power dies down during the update, or is it not the case?
     
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    Is there anyone who is experienced for this?
     
  6. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Virtuoso

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    It might soft brick the laptop sometimes based on how MSI have configured their firmware. Best option is to ask @Falkentyne is there's an option to flash BIOS.
    Even I have frequent power cuts and I turn on inverter.
     
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    Uhm, I'm talking about the situation when he loses the power in the middle of the update. It can't just stop and say "nope", that'd be disastrous.
     
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    On the computer Did you perform bios update only when the battery is plugged in?
     
  9. Danishblunt

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    No, I doubt people would do that. Also the update takes like 15 seconds. It's VERY unlikely you lose power in that short amount of time. If it happens it should still update via your battery. As far as I know the BIOS won't let you start a BIOS update while on battery, but once you started and lose power it will still run on battery.
     
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    In the MSI BIOS update document, there is no indication that the laptop, especially after the power failure, will be damaged. But they can inform me if they are experienced in this matter.
     
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