BIOS update - Swift 3 SF314-511

emueyes
emueyes Member Posts: 1 New User
edited February 2022 in Windows 11
I have a Swift 3 SF314-511 bought in January 2022. According to Windows 11 System Information it has a BIOS labelled Insyde Corp. V1.09, 3/9/2021

Acer have a BIOS update executable V1.11 dated 4/11/2021 while Windows Update is offering an update labelled Insyde Software Firmware version 5.42.1.11

Do these updates do the same thing, or should both be applied ?

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Answers

  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 9,843 Trailblazer
    edited February 2022
    emueyes said:
    I have a Swift 3 SF314-511 bought in January 2022. According to Windows 11 System Information it has a BIOS labelled Insyde Corp. V1.09, 3/9/2021

    Acer have a BIOS update executable V1.11 dated 4/11/2021 while Windows Update is offering an update labelled Insyde Software Firmware version 5.42.1.11

    Do these updates do the same thing, or should both be applied ?


    Do NOT update firmware from "Windows Updates" ONLY update BIOS from Acer Drivers & Manuals" section that is for your Swift 3 SF314-511, yes that sort of a firmware updates is also available for my Nitro 5 AN515-56 and I'm using Win-11 but, I haven't updated to it and Win-11 works perfectly without any problems, as these firmware updates are known to brick systems and not be compatible, so I suggest that you let Acer update all the BIOS versions for your laptop as they know what  is best for your Swift 3 SF314-511. 
  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,528 Trailblazer
    The issues we typically see when Windows Updates does a BIOS update for you is they get the default settings all mucked up. After they do that update you have to go into the BIOS menu and reset to defaults or else you will likely have weird issues.
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