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** Spectre/Meltdown BIOS removed by MSI ** (feedback)

Discussion in 'MSI' started by streetunder, Feb 13, 2018 at 1:01 AM.

  1. streetunder

    streetunder Newbie

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    Hello NotebookReview community,

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    As you may know already, MSI removed the latest BIOS from the official MSI website, for all the laptops models affected by this issue.

    The new bios date is 11th January 2018, and why they did you may ask? well, Intel told manufacturers to do so, some folks have bsod with this bios.

    Now, if you go to the official MSI website, they put a much older BIOS instead, for example for my GT72VRE 7RE, the bios avaliable right now is dated 8th November 2017, which is strange, since they released like 4 new BIOS after this one.

    Yes, you cant rollback to the previous one now, since is not avaliable for download on the official MSI website anymore.

    So, my questions are:
    - is it 100% safe to rollback the bios on a laptop?
    - do you agree with this nonsense, removing the new bios without any explanation?

    Share your feedback about this new BIOS
    - working fine? yes or no?
    - are you afraid to try the new BIOS?

    P.S
    - https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=299778.0
    - https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm

    Cheers
     
  2. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Which version is the one before 310? I found 30F to be the one prior to 310.
    http://download.msi.com/bos_exe/nb/E1785IMS.30F.zip

    1. It's safe to rollback, it's just another BIOS which can be fully flashed onto the SPI chip.
    2. This was ordered by Intel therefore all manufacturers (yes, everyone) had pulled the BIOS.
    3. Some worked fine, some experienced slowness, some experienced BSOD.
    4. There's no immediate threat as long as you follow best practice computing. So it's highly recommended not to proceed with the BIOS due to defective MCU until further notice.
     
  3. BeastsForever.TheDragon

    BeastsForever.TheDragon Notebook Evangelist

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    In most cases, rolling back may cause instability to os, or maybe bsod it, nothing else. You're safe to rolback provided the bios you're rolling back to dosent have any issues with itself!
     
  4. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Revised Intel MCU (microcode update) is being tested and should be in production soon.
     
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  5. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    Do you know if it will be available for the 16L13?
     
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  6. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Sorry, that I don't know and should be relayed to MSI tech support. :)
     
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