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Arvinaaaaa
06-18-2012, 10:48 AM
hi..can somebody help me by telling what does the new bios does to my g55vw-s1095v...as for now, my g55 works fine with the old bios 204..is it advisable to upgrade to the new bios or just maintain with the old bios..please help. thanks

virtualex
06-18-2012, 11:22 AM
Hi,

I upgraded the bios because I got a bluesceen error implicating video driver and the sound still wasn't working too well. After I restarted the wireless driver would not work. I used a usb wireless adapter to download the driver from the asus website but it still wouldn't work. I thought I would try to flash back to the old bios but it doesn't allow you to flash to an older bios.

I did a recovery with the built in recovery partition (backed up important data of course) and it is all working sweet again.

Just thought I would mention it in case it is a problem with the BIOS update.

cheers,

Alex

Arvinaaaaa
06-18-2012, 11:26 AM
Hi,

I upgraded the bios because I got a bluesceen error implicating video driver and the sound still wasn't working too well. After I restarted the wireless driver would not work. I used a usb wireless adapter to download the driver from the asus website but it still wouldn't work. I thought I would try to flash back to the old bios but it doesn't allow you to flash to an older bios.

I did a recovery with the built in recovery partition (backed up important data of course) and it is all working sweet again.

Just thought I would mention it in case it is a problem with the BIOS update.

cheers,

Alex
wow..looks like the new bios is now advisable to upgrade..thanks for the heads up bro..and luckily you managed to roll back to the old bios..cheers

virtualex
06-18-2012, 11:47 AM
wow..looks like the new bios is now advisable to upgrade..thanks for the heads up bro..and luckily you managed to roll back to the old bios..cheers

Hi Arvinaaaaa,

Sorry for the confusion. I recovered the operating system to factory default by running the recovery (f9 on boot) but the BIOS is still the new 208 version. I wasn't able to roll that back, it seems you can't flash the BIOS to an older version. But it all seems to be working happily so far (fingers crossed).

cheers,

Alex

Arvinaaaaa
06-18-2012, 12:00 PM
Hi Arvinaaaaa,

Sorry for the confusion. I recovered the operating system to factory default by running the recovery (f9 on boot) but the BIOS is still the new 208 version. I wasn't able to roll that back, it seems you can't flash the BIOS to an older version. But it all seems to be working happily so far (fingers crossed).

cheers,

Alex
ok bro, thanks

kiba
06-18-2012, 05:05 PM
yeah, bios updates are generally a good thing, but im not going to tell you to update it if your G55 is working fine, theres always a small chance you may brick it even if you do it right (power outages, corrupted file during download etc...) just remember if you DO decide to do it, do not use winflash, update it from bios with a FAT32 formatted usb disk, good luck bro.

Arvinaaaaa
06-19-2012, 12:07 AM
yeah, bios updates are generally a good thing, but im not going to tell you to update it if your G55 is working fine, theres always a small chance you may brick it even if you do it right (power outages, corrupted file during download etc...) just remember if you DO decide to do it, do not use winflash, update it from bios with a FAT32 formatted usb disk, good luck bro.
thanks, decided not to do it as my g55 is working perfectly now

Mr Dee
06-21-2012, 05:42 PM
thanks, decided not to do it as my g55 is working perfectly now

Same here.. I dont think I need new BIOS as my g55 running fine..