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my acer m3-581t bios 1.13 preinstalled windows 7 and acer m3-581t bios 2.17 preinstalled windows 8 ,

i am  just curious and i need answer

my acer m3-581t bios 1.13 preinstalled windows 7 and acer m3-581t bios 2.17 preinstalled windows 8 ,this two 2 pc have the same hardware
why acer dont unlock the bios 2.17 both pc whit different operating system this is my question to acer  please need explication

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  • Acer-BlaynAcer-Blayn Posts: 2,335 Community Administrator
    Accepted Answer

    Ok. I understand your desire to utilize the latest technology. Unfortunately, there is not a way to upgrade a model that shipped with Legacy BIOS to EUFI. I apologize for any inconvenience.

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  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,250ACE Trailblazer

    it's for windows licensing.

     

    1.xx has windows 7 serial key

    2.xx has windows 8 serial key

     

    it's why you can't update BIOS 1.x to 2.x, since you didn't get the license for windows 8 on 1.x BIOS PC.

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • mahdimahdi Posts: 13Member

    my operating system now is windows 8.1 oem

    my acer m3-581t bios 1.13 preinstalled windows 7 and acer m3-581t bios 2.17 preinstalled windows 8, have the same hardware

    why acer dont unlock the bios 2.17 to flash  the bios 1.13,

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,250ACE Trailblazer

    I replied to you.

     

    it's just windows licensing.

     

    You can install windows 8.1 on your factory windows 7 with BIOS 1.xx but you have to buy an upgrade license, if Acer unlock update to 2.xx BIOS, you can install windows 8.1 without paying for an upgrade and this is not a good thing for who bought your model with windows 8 as factory system.

     

    1.xx has windows 7 serial key

    2.xx has windows 8 serial key

     

    it's why you can't update BIOS 1.x to 2.x, since you didn't get the license for windows 8 on 1.x BIOS PC.

     

    1.xx has standard BIOS

    2.xx has UEFI BIOS

     

     

    http://community.acer.com/t5/Notebooks-Netbooks/BIOS-Update-quot-not-for-upgrades-quot/m-p/295362#M46790

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • mahdimahdi Posts: 13Member

    my  windows now is 8.1 full version oem i buy whit licence and  genuine os but my bios still 1.13  legacy and i want to upgrade the bios to 2.17  but the bios 2.17 is locked   uefi is better than legacy new technology

    thank you

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,250ACE Trailblazer

    You can't!

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • mahdimahdi Posts: 13Member

    thank you very much for your opinon i appeciate your answer but if you are not expert you cant  say can or can't only acer can say can or can't

    thank you

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,250ACE Trailblazer

    LOL

     

    okay but it's not my opinion, it's an Acer employee answer:

    http://community.acer.com/t5/Notebooks-Netbooks/BIOS-Update-quot-not-for-upgrades-quot/m-p/295362#M46790

     

    read that thread.

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • mahdimahdi Posts: 13Member

    my  windows now is 8.1 full version oem i buy whit licence and  genuine os but my bios still 1.13  legacy and i want to upgrade the bios to 2.17  but the bios 2.17 is locked   uefi is better than legacy new tecnology

     

    my windows 8.1 is genuine not update or upgrade i dont have anymore windows 7  installed in my pc

     

    please read well what i write

     your answer is only for windows 8.1 update or upgrade my pc don't have anymore windows 7

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,250ACE Trailblazer

    i read it well.

     

    i repeat

     

    FACTORY installed windows 7 notebook MUST have 1.xx BIOS and CAN'T install 2.xx BIOS; so even if you upgraded your OS to windows 8.1, you CAN'T update the BIOS to 2.xx

     

    BIOS - UEFI for Windows 8 (Not for Upgrades)

     

    it means not installable on system with windows 7 from factory, upgraded to windows 8.x

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • mahdimahdi Posts: 13Member

    this  is my windows installed in  my pc

    WIN PRO 8.1 X64  ENGL INTL  1PK DSP 0EI DVD

  • Acer-BlaynAcer-Blayn Posts: 2,335Administrator Community Administrator

    Mahdi,

     

    IronFly is correct. There is no way to upgrade the BIOS on your Windows 7 system to 2.17. Is there a particular problem you are having that is making you want to update the BIOS on the system?

     

     

  • mahdimahdi Posts: 13Member

    this  is my windows installed in  my pc

    WIN PRO 8.1 X64  ENGL INTL  1PK DSP 0EI DVD

  • Acer-BlaynAcer-Blayn Posts: 2,335Administrator Community Administrator

    I understand that you have loaded your own version of Windows, however, BIOS 2.17 was only designed for systems that shipped from the factory with Windows 8. I do not know of any way you would be able to update to BIOS 2.17 on your system that originally shipped with Windows 7.

     

    Is there a specific reason you want to update the BIOS on this system?

  • mahdimahdi Posts: 13Member

    of course  i have raison to upgrade the bios for the benefit of new technology  UEFI  because my bios now is legacy ,i know windows  8.1 work whit the bios 1.13 but is legacy  uefi bios is better than legacy

    best regards mahdi

  • Acer-BlaynAcer-Blayn Posts: 2,335Administrator Community Administrator
    Accepted Answer

    Ok. I understand your desire to utilize the latest technology. Unfortunately, there is not a way to upgrade a model that shipped with Legacy BIOS to EUFI. I apologize for any inconvenience.

  • mahdi11mahdi11 Posts: 5Member New User

    You can install windows 8.1 on your factory windows 7 with BIOS 1.xx but you have to buy an upgrade license, if Acer unlock update to 2.xx BIOS, you can install windows 8.1 without paying for an upgrade and this is not a good thing for who bought your model with windows 8 as factory system.

     where i buy an upgrade licence from acer to install bios 2.17

    best regards 

    waiting for answer


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