Firmware update

acer aspire a515 54g 78rc

i updated my bios from acer website to version 1.18 . the care center and msinfo32 shows my bios version is 1.18
But when i go to device manager , under firmware tab it shows ' acer inc system firmware 1.12 '
i clicked update driver and it says the firmware is up to date
Is this firmware different from the bios version installed

FAQ & Answers

  • philetusphiletus ACE Posts: 4,759 Pathfinder
    There are two types of firmware that can be serviced via Windows: system firmware and device firmware. System firmware is responsible for providing critical boot and runtime services to the system as a whole, and device firmware is associated with a particular device integrated into a system.
    That acer inc system firmware 1.12 could be anything in your computer. 
    I have a System Firmware entry in Device Manager and I googled the Intel driver for it and it says it's for Microsoft Xbox Controller and NVIDIA Miracast Audio. I would just idnor it.
  • MSMAbdurrahmanMSMAbdurrahman Member Posts: 17

    Tinkerer

    Thank you. 
    So the firmware version and bios version do not need to match right 
    No need for both to be at 1.18?
  • philetusphiletus ACE Posts: 4,759 Pathfinder
    It isn't going to cause you any problem. It may not even be anything to do with the Bios.
  • CanelasCanelas Member Posts: 1 New User
    My computer is an ACER Aspire XC-703.
    After an automatic windows update, now an error message "NEC system firmware" appears.
    How should I resolve the error?
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