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Help: Installing A Modded (Unlocked?) BIOS

by mlauzon / February 8, 2013 10:03 PM PST

I am looking to install the Insyde 1.12 Unlocked BIOS for my Acer Aspire V3-771G, I currently have the stock version of the Insyde 1.12 BIOS installed, so I am unsure if I can actually install what amounts to the same BIOS, although unlocked, over it.

The stock BIOS can be installed directly from within Windows and also has a DOS installer as well, but I am not sure about the unlocked BIOS. Here is a screenshot of the files within the zip file for the unlocked BIOS:



The BIOS itself can be found for download here:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/24459764/Acer_Aspire_V3-771G_Unlocked.zip

There are no instructions in the zip archive, which I think is just stupid!

Can anyone give me an idea of how to do this, because I assume there are people here who have installed unlocked BIOS in their PCs before?

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Re: unlocked BIOS
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 8, 2013 11:02 PM PST
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Not Helpful!
by mlauzon / February 9, 2013 1:35 AM PST
In reply to: Re: unlocked BIOS

Where do you think I got the unlocked BIOS from?

They are NOT answering any questions, just like the *****s on the DD-WRT forums, so I decided to post elsewhere because someone must have done it and has the knowledge to pass along.

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Forget forums. Back to Acer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 9, 2013 1:38 AM PST
In reply to: Not Helpful!

If it's supported, surely Acer will answer this one. Kees was honest in his answers. But once in a while folk are upset when something isn't supported here.
Bob

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Acer Won't Give An Answer
by mlauzon / February 9, 2013 3:39 AM PST

The unlocked BIOS I got directly from BIOS-Mods.com, this is what they do there, however, they refuse -- just like the asshats on the DD-WRT forums -- to help or answer questions!

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Name calling can drive folk away from you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 9, 2013 4:18 AM PST

I didn't refuse to help but rarely do such when it can result in a bricked PC.

The reason they may not offer much instruction is that they expect folk to try putting the files in a folder on the desktop and then running the .exe. Double clicking on the .exe is a basic skill?
Bob

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Own risk
by Willy / February 9, 2013 6:13 AM PST

The bios update(user rewrite) would the same as what Acer already does when it supplies some bios update. If this is some .exe file, you launch it from the PC own OS. If this needs a low-level access as in its boots into the bios level and you then launch it. All this would be available from the Acer supplied details of a bios update, so check the Acer support website. Of course, you're not going to get any support if the update fails or unauthorized version. While you state you want details, then where ever you got this "hacked version" is your source or dwell further into that side of the fence of such things. Basically, you're on your own and proceed at your own risk. This is probably why no immediate help is available, other hoping it following the std. procedure of a bios update.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Addenum...
by Willy / February 9, 2013 6:22 AM PST

Look into "flashit" pgm. or use keywords: Insyde bios. There seems to be info that way and again because these are user provided tools or details, yada, yada you're at the mercy of those providing it. It appears you want a work-around the UEFI bios issues. -----Willy Happy

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Laptops W/ Win7 Are BIOS
by mlauzon / February 9, 2013 7:30 AM PST
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I don't have UEFI, I just have the regular BIOS.

V1.12 & earlier are regular BIOS for the Acer V3-771G w/ Win7, while v2 & above are UEFI for the Acer V3-771G w/ Win8.

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Rather than posting ...
by Edward ODaniel / February 9, 2013 2:45 PM PST

the same message in a dozen forums why not stick with the one the author sticks around in?

Play nice and post to Cami regarding your problem and ask NICELY for help (no one likes to hear that any aspect of the work they have done is "just stupid"). Also learn to be a bit patient as you are asking for assistance , NOT contracting to PAY for a job to be done for you.

Follow the riles and you will get assistance here -
http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-Unlocked-Acer-AO522-Bios-Unlock?page=2

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