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12-11-2012 02:42 PM
I have a Acer Aspire V5-431 which has error after installing Windows 8 Pro, I've tried to update bios, but also got error which ask me to load same bios version (1.xx) currenty (1.16) while the latest version is V2.09. Pls help
12-11-2012 02:57 PM
hello asjay1224, so the V5 shipped with windows 7 HP and you upgraded the unit to windows 8 correct?
12-11-2012 02:59 PM
Its a Freedos model, when the windows 8 setup has completed, it will restart and says "PC has ran into problem and needed to restart" "IRQL_LESS_OR_EQUAL"
12-11-2012 03:05 PM
ok, so that error generally means there is a software issue at this point. I would recomend reloading the OEM OS and starting over fresh.
12-11-2012 03:08 PM
I've tried on 2 new units but encountered the same problem, I fresh installed windows 8 for 5 times already, but still facing same problem, upgrading bios also don't work..
12-11-2012 03:10 PM
hmm do the units come with windows 7 from factory?
12-11-2012 03:21 PM
From what I've read if it doesn't ship with Windows 8, you're not going to be able to upgrade it to the v2.x BIOS, only the v1.x.
12-11-2012 03:24 PM
12-11-2012 03:34 PM
I have not seen an Acer V5 ship with linpus installed. From the factory i Belive it should have windows 7 HP 64bit. Anyways what the last post is try the BIOS version should be 1.X not 2.X
12-11-2012 06:53 PM
There is a possibility the unit is released with Linux. There are EMEA units, especially in the Middle East that are released with Linpus/Linux. You can only update the bios to 1.x. 2.x is only for UEFI bios only.