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Flo

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MSI live update
« on: 21-January-06, 22:46:00 »

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..

thanks ;D
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Re: MSI live update
« Reply #1 on: 21-January-06, 23:38:38 »

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, 02:17:09 »

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, 13:07:28 »

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: 22-January-06, 22:46:29 »

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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skippy9146

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Re: MSI live update
« Reply #5 on: 22-January-06, 23:10:50 »

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, 00:53:17 »

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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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skippy9146

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Re: MSI live update
« Reply #7 on: 23-January-06, 01:18:27 »

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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