i downloaded the last version 1.19 on the Acer website i installed it.
It was easy to install it had an exe file for installing.
Hi, I installed the windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on my acer laptop and I'm trying to update the bios, I downloaded the file from their website and when I run it the swinplash utility comes up but when I hit the button to flash bios I get and error message cannot load driver error 1275. Thanks I also installed the drivers by hand with no problem... And, if the driver's are enabled the system completely hangs! The crapy maker (ACER) does give support with the installation of windows 7 in a Aspire 5100! though it did not fix my memory problem (failure to recognize the full 4gb ram) I was able to update the bios using reatogo (XP) booting from cd.
I've tried to run as administrator but still it won't work? plugged in my thumb drive and copied the 3.60 bios, ran the installer, good to go.
I just installed new bios 1.25 on my notebook because of usb issues.
Acer recommends that you should only upgrade your firmware/drivers if you have been instructed to do so by an Acer Customer Care representative.
By using these firmware/drivers you agree to accept the possibility of product failure.
BIOS update from Acer says if Hi, when you said it boots, do you have all the lights and sound, you can try an external monitor, check your RAM also, take out the battery and unplug the adapter, take out the RAM and put it back.
I don't think that flashing the BIOS will give you the picture, unless you have change something in the BIOS before.
Contact us if you have new IDs missing from the list :-) AMI BIOS IDs are used to identify motherboards with an AMI BIOS.