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Flo

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MSI live update
« on: 22-January-06, 05:46:00 »

how does this live update work? it flashes your bios? from windows?? online???  :bonk: is this safe>? sounds very sceary :shocked:
would like to know a bit more..

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Re: MSI live update
« Reply #1 on: 22-January-06, 06:38:38 »
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  • Hi Flo,

    I can't say to you how this program work, cause : i never used it. A few days ago, i came here and ask how to flash my bios. And the guys (thangs again to them) said to me to NOT use liveupdate for a flash bios.

    They said  to read the stickys and the topics related to flashing. Read, read, and read again .. Then ask again  :cry:  It seems to be a heavy task, but nothing compare to kill a motherboard with bad flash.

    I was scared to flash cause i never do this thing, but with the good advice i saw here, i succeed.

    Good luck, and sorry, i didn't help a lot  :rolleyes:
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    Re: MSI live update
    « Reply #2 on: 22-January-06, 09:17:09 »

    There's a couple of reasons why using LiveUpdate is a bad idea -

    1) While flashing with it, there's always a chance (granted it's a small one) that your internet connection could drop out somewhere down the line & then you would be screwed. Time for a new chip.

    2) LiveUpdate doesn't always rewrite/clear parts of the BIOS file that it should. Which can leave you with a malfunctioning system at best, that could be re-flashed - that's merely a hassle or a throughly hosed BIOS chip at worst - Time for a new chip.

    Refer to the Sticky's at the top of the page for proper BIOS flashing methods/instructions.
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    Flo

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    Re: MSI live update
    « Reply #3 on: 22-January-06, 20:07:28 »

    Ahhhhhhhhhh ..... :yes: thats exactly what i thought and sceared for :shocking: thanks for the info.... i aint touching this prog!! no way thanks!!  ;D
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    Re: MSI live update
    « Reply #4 on: 23-January-06, 05:46:29 »
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  • Live update is still fine for updating everything but your bios.

    It does save having to hunt down the latest chipset/audio drivers and I've yet to hear any complaints about those updates.

    Just don't do a "live" bios flash.
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    Re: MSI live update
    « Reply #5 on: 23-January-06, 06:10:50 »

    Just don't do a "live" bios flash.

    ... could result in "dead" board! :shocked:
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    Re: MSI live update
    « Reply #6 on: 23-January-06, 07:53:17 »
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    1) While flashing with it, there's always a chance (granted it's a small one) that your internet connection could drop out somewhere down the line & then you would be screwed. Time for a new chip.

    not strictly true, the BIOS flash is downloaded BEFORE the flash takes place

    if you have to use LiveUpdate, then choose the option to create a bootable DOS floppy disk

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    « Reply #7 on: 23-January-06, 08:18:27 »

    not strictly true, the BIOS flash is downloaded BEFORE the flash takes place

    I guess it all depends on the indivdual company's implementation - Back when I was a "noob" I had an ABIT board & used their version of online BIOS updating & ended up well & truly screwed.

    After that, I never use "live" updating anything.
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