Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04

New Owner, BIOS Update question plus....

TJDTJD Posts: 7Member

Tinkerer

edited February 13 in Predator Laptops
Greetings:  I've got a new Predator Helios PH-317-51 and the Care Center software link tells me that there are 4 updates available for the BIOS -- Update VBIOS, Improve System Performance, Update MRC Code, and Enable HWP Feature.  No explanations are provided, and I'm not sure how to proceed, or in what sequence. My current BIOS is v.1.09, dated 7/6/2017. Are these other BIOS updates critical? Should I install them? 

Also, I have a minor question about PredatorSense. In the Advanced Settings are referenced Sticky Keys and Window Menu Key. I'm not clear what these are or how they are to be used, and the manual is of no help. Can someone give me a basic clue here? Love this software. 

Thank you!

Tim

Best Answer

  • SkelomorphSkelomorph Posts: 433 Specialist
    Accepted Answer
    BIOS updates are important, however it is suggested that if the laptop is working fine, just leave it alone. I personally keep mine on the latest. Plus in June (sometime in the next couple months) we will be getting BIOS updates to fix Spectre/Meltdown.

    As for the option, They either enable/disable the Windows function Sticky Keys (pressing Shift multiple times) or the Windows Key (opens the start menu) on the keyboard. 

    Skelo
    If I commented on your post, use the quote function so I am notified of your reply.

    If I helped, please click "Like"

    If I answered your question, please mark my post "Yes" to make it easier for others to find the answer!

    "Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened."
    - Dr. Seuss

Answers

  • SkelomorphSkelomorph Posts: 433Member Specialist
    Accepted Answer
    BIOS updates are important, however it is suggested that if the laptop is working fine, just leave it alone. I personally keep mine on the latest. Plus in June (sometime in the next couple months) we will be getting BIOS updates to fix Spectre/Meltdown.

    As for the option, They either enable/disable the Windows function Sticky Keys (pressing Shift multiple times) or the Windows Key (opens the start menu) on the keyboard. 

    Skelo
    If I commented on your post, use the quote function so I am notified of your reply.

    If I helped, please click "Like"

    If I answered your question, please mark my post "Yes" to make it easier for others to find the answer!

    "Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened."
    - Dr. Seuss
Sign In or Register to comment.

Who's Online106

brummyfan2
brummyfan2
Caslusfilho
Caslusfilho
kjprice37
kjprice37
palkansh
palkansh
Roland_Lorinczi
Roland_Lorinczi
Sharanji
Sharanji
ZM1783
ZM1783
+99 Guests

Join in, share your experience!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Announcements

Free 25 GB of Dropbox Space



Register your Acer device and get 25GB of space free for 1 year!

Acer Store Deutschland


KOSTENLOSER VERSAND - AUSGEZEICHNETER SERVICE

Facebook

New Here?

Register to get all the benefits of being a member! Get social and introduce yourself in our Welcome Forum, or learn about our ACE Program and What's Happening at Acer.