Acer Aspire V5-321 cant update bios from 1.xx to 2.xx

i dont know why acer released 3 bios update of version 2.xx but still cant install to the laptop.

 

When i tried to install it, it says "Please update to the same type of BIOS (1.xx)"

 

PLease help me im using Windows 10 Home right now but on legacy bios i cant shutdown my laptop properly because it will restart again, not shutdown

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  • IronFlyIronFly ACE Posts: 18,410 Trailblazer

     
    How can i understand which version i need to download?

    Laptop versions:
    1.xx can only be updated using 1.xx versions
    2.xx can only be updated using 2.xx versions (normally 2.xx version are labeled "not for upgrades")
     
    Desktop versions:
    P01.xx can only be updated using P01.xx versions
    P11.xx can only be updated using P11.xx versions (normally P11.xx version are labeled "*not for upgrades")

    "L" BIOS versions are Linux OS dedicated (example P01.xxL)
     
    * what does it mean "not for upgrades"?
    During the windows 7 to 8 transition, some PC models had different BIOS versions from factory, related to the installed OS.
    Windows 8 PC got an UEFI BIOS
    Windows 7 PC got a "Legacy" BIOS

    So PC with Windows 7 installed from factory can't use the "not for upgrades" BIOS version, even if they were upgraded to Windows 8 or 10, since the factory BIOS was a different version compared to PC with Windows 8 from factory.

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • IronFlyIronFly ACE Posts: 18,410 Trailblazer

    you can install windows 10 using UEFI, just create the proper USB installation media.

    I'm not an Acer employee.
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