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Should I update the bios on this laptop? Not sure if it's safe.

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March 6, 2014 10:29:55 AM

Here is the computer:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=34-312-...
I am considering purchasing this laptop, but the one concern I have is that people say that you need to update the BIOS. According to numerous reviews, the bios needs to be updated before upgrading to Windows 8.1 because if you don't, the processor will not exceed 1.5ghz when the computer is plugged into the A/C adapter.

Is updating the BIOS safe? Is it easy? Do you think it's necessary?
March 6, 2014 10:33:43 AM

just dont get a laptop with windows 8 get an old 7 one downgrade to 7 or wait till the end of the year for windows 9
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March 6, 2014 10:37:14 AM

BIOS flashing is relatively easy. Windows 8 is a great operating system, most of the hate is directed at Metro which isn't even a big deal.
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March 6, 2014 10:39:19 AM

Updating the BIOS is more risky than updating, say, Internet Explorer. If it goes bad, the system will likely be unusable. Manufacturers have made it relatively easy though, as sometimes a BIOS update is unavoidable for specific functionality.
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March 6, 2014 10:41:50 AM

Prostar Computer said:
Updating the BIOS is more risky than updating, say, Internet Explorer. If it goes bad, the system will likely be unusable. Manufacturers have made it relatively easy though, as sometimes a BIOS update is unavoidable for specific functionality.


I want the computer for it's incredible speed and the bargain that you're getting it for. Although I do not want to purchase it if the processor can't even be fully used. I think I'll contact Lenovo and ask them about their product and see if it's necessary or not. Thank you.
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March 6, 2014 10:47:45 AM

Claymoresama said:
I think I'll contact Lenovo and ask them about their product and see if it's necessary or not.


That's not a bad idea. :)  Support may even be willing to expound upon how to update the BIOS. If it doesn't seem daunting to you, then go for it! As long as it's under warranty, they should be able to service it if a BIOS flash goes awry anyway.
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