Bios update for Predator PHN16-71, is there way to check the current firmware

Snoop832
Snoop832 Member Posts: 6 New User
edited November 2023 in Predator Laptops

Hi all,

I would like to update the bios and was wondering if there was an easy way to check the current firmware and if I needed to update it if there is a good how to.

Thank you

The predator is Brand New

[Edited the thread to add issue detail]

Answers

  • Puraw
    Puraw ACE, Member Posts: 6,981 Pathfinder

    Turn on Window11 automatic updating with advanced features (additional updates) and manually check for updates at least twice a month, you should be now on W11 23H2 build: 22631.2715. Windows Update will offer additionally BIOS. firmware and 3rd-party drivers before they are even announced on Support websites.


  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 9,461 Trailblazer
    edited November 2023

    BE WARNED - DO NOT UPDATE BIOS OR GPU FIRMWARE FROM WINDOWS UPDATES - AS THESE BIOS AND FIRMWARE UPDATES HAVE BRICKED MANY PCs AND WILL BRICK YOUR LAPTOP EVENTUALLY, DON'T TAKE THE RISK!

    Only use the Acer listed Predator PHN16-71 Product Support bios or gpu firmware or drivers listed updates for your laptop from that link for your laptop. Updating anything from Microsoft is a risk that is not worth taking as Microsoft updates are known to be faulty and NOT accurate and functional, this is even with their latest Win-11 Version 23H2 updates like one of their just released updates dated 11/27/2023 the 2023-11 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 23H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5032190) update, which is dished out to users that their systems don’t need this update, as it refuses to install.

    So that is the problems that you will have with especially Microsoft bios and firmware updates which will BRICK YOUR LAPTOP SO BE VERY CAREFUL AND ONLY TRUST ACER BIOS AND FIRMWARE UPDATES!

  • Snoop832
    Snoop832 Member Posts: 6 New User

    Thank you both for your comments.

  • Hi @Snoop832 do not update BIOS unless instructed to do so by Acer and it is very necessary, especially for security reasons.
    Stay up to date only with Windows Update.

    All the best.

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  • AnhEZ28
    AnhEZ28 ACE, Member Posts: 3,577 Pathfinder

    @Snoop832

    You can run DXDiag to check the current BIOS version in Windows.

    Please remember to include @AnhEZ28 when you want to reply back to my comment so that I can check your response.
    Thank you and have a nice day!
  • Snoop832
    Snoop832 Member Posts: 6 New User

    Thanks again all!! I’m up to date no need to do anything.

    Thank you

  • You are welcome.

    UTC+2

    Please click "Like" if my answer was helpful or mark it as a solution if it was resolved, thanks!

    I use Google Translate for English, German, Portuguese and French.

    Pro bono, I don't work or speak in the name of Acer

    Por favor, haga clic en "Me gusta" si mi respuesta fue útil o márquela como solución si fué resuelta, gracias!

    Pro bono, no trabajo ni hablo en nombre de Acer

    MSFT MVP (2003-21) & Windows Insider

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