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Aspire E5-573G BIOS

karatekidmonkeykaratekidmonkey Posts: 15Member

Tinkerer

edited November 2018 in Aspire, E and F Series Laptops

Is it possible for me to get a download of a previous version of the BIOS for the ACER ASPIRE E5-573G? I want to get 1.09 back because the Acer support guy told me to upgrade to 1.13, and it didn't fix anything besides making it more difficult for me to install Linux.

 

 

Thanks

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  • najit97najit97 Posts: 6Member

    Tinkerer

    edited November 2018

    I figured out how to XXXXXXXXX the bios.

     

    Go to: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers

     

    Search by Product Model:

    Aspire E5-573G

     

    Select the right OS and download a bios. In my case I downloaded 1.15.

     

    Run the ZRT_115.exe.

     

    It will fail.

     

    But before you close the installer, go to XXXXXXXXXXXX

    Search for a folder (random letters).tmp

    XXXXXXXXXXX

     

    In that copied folder, edit the platform.ini file.

     

     

    The VersionFormat value now has 'XXXX' instead of 'XXXXXX'.

     

    This will ignore the fact that 1.25 -> 1.15 is a downgrade.

     

    Prepare for a reboot. I.E. close unnecessary applications. Because it'll happen automatically after running the installer.

     

    XXXXXXXX

     

    Upon reboot, you'll see a bios installing progress bar.

     

    After that is done, press F2 during startup to get to bios. The version should now be 1.15.

     

    At this point I set a password, turned off UEFI, and swapped my hard drive out for a fresh SSD. Ubuntu finally installed.

     

    THIS IS NOT AN EXACT ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION. THIS IS FOR DOWNGRADING BIOS FROM 1.25 TO 1.15. JUST TO HELP YOU OUT AS MUCH AS I CAN, I AM SAYING THIS TO YOU NOW. WORK AROUND SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THIS AND I AM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN DO IT. ALL THE BEST! YOU WILL DO IT. Smiley Very Happy


    [Post edited to remove inappropriate or personal content -Acer-Manny]

  • karatekidmonkeykaratekidmonkey Posts: 15Member

    Tinkerer

    edited November 2018

    Okay, that answer absolutely XXXXXX.

     

    1) I'M NOT USING THE 1.25 BIOS!!!!! Do you not see the post date? The 1.25 BIOS didn't exist at that time!

    2) I can't extract the BIOS installer from that directory! My computer reboots as soon as I hit start flash, and before it starts up it flashes the BIOS.

    3) This is fixed, I made myself a nice custom BIOS which works great.


    [Post edited to remove inappropriate or personal content -Acer-Manny]


  • RazvanukRazvanuk Posts: 1Member New User

    Okay, that answer absolutely SUCKED.

     

    1) I'M NOT USING THE 1.25 BIOS!!!!! Do you not see the post date? The 1.25 BIOS didn't exist at that time!

    2) I can't extract the BIOS installer from that directory! My computer reboots as soon as I hit start flash, and before it starts up it flashes the BIOS.

    3) This is fixed, I made myself a nice custom BIOS which works great.

    Can you please specify how did u managed that!? I'm trying to install Linux for 2 days with no success...I know the post is old and stuff but it' the only one I've found that' close to my problem
  • TJFTJF Posts: 4Member New User
    Was able to change my bios back but windows update automatically updates it to the new version on restart. How can this be prevented. Acer E5-553G-1986
  • ManlyroughManlyrough Posts: 3Member New User
    What does xxxxxx mean all I see is xxxxxx
  • ManlyroughManlyrough Posts: 3Member New User
    najit97 said:

    I figured out how to XXXXXXXXX the bios.

     

    Go to: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers

     

    Search by Product Model:

    Aspire E5-573G

     

    Select the right OS and download a bios. In my case I downloaded 1.15.

     

    Run the ZRT_115.exe.

     

    It will fail.

     

    But before you close the installer, go to XXXXXXXXXXXX

    Search for a folder (random letters).tmp

    XXXXXXXXXXX

     

    In that copied folder, edit the platform.ini file.

     

     

    The VersionFormat value now has 'XXXX' instead of 'XXXXXX'.

     

    This will ignore the fact that 1.25 -> 1.15 is a downgrade.

     

    Prepare for a reboot. I.E. close unnecessary applications. Because it'll happen automatically after running the installer.

     

    XXXXXXXX

     

    Upon reboot, you'll see a bios installing progress bar.

     

    After that is done, press F2 during startup to get to bios. The version should now be 1.15.

     

    At this point I set a password, turned off UEFI, and swapped my hard drive out for a fresh SSD. Ubuntu finally installed.

     

    THIS IS NOT AN EXACT ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION. THIS IS FOR DOWNGRADING BIOS FROM 1.25 TO 1.15. JUST TO HELP YOU OUT AS MUCH AS I CAN, I AM SAYING THIS TO YOU NOW. WORK AROUND SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THIS AND I AM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN DO IT. ALL THE BEST! YOU WILL DO IT. Smiley Very Happy


    [Post edited to remove inappropriate or personal content -Acer-Manny]

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