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Short for Basic Input/Output System, the BIOS (pronounced bye-oss) is a ROM chip found on motherboards that allows you to access and set up your computer system at the most basic level.In the picture below, is an example of what a BIOS chip may look like on your computer motherboard.The BIOS includes instructions on how to load basic computer hardware and includes a test referred to as a POST (Power On Self Test) that helps verify the computer meets requirements to boot up properly.If the computer does not pass the POST, you will receive a combination of beeps indicating what is malfunctioning within the computer.Below are 5 different methods for checking the BIOS version installed on your motherboard: Methods 1 & 2 are best if your computer isn't working properly. Methods 3, 4, and 5 are more convenient ways to check the BIOS version, require your computer to be working, and work in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

I mistakenly understood that one file was a video BIOS update, and the other for the system. I asked to speak to a Tier 2 technician, and he said he would try to transfer me.

The flash completed successfully, and the system restarted itself. She told me that updating the BIOS was not advised by Acer, and that I was responsible for the computer breaking.

I asked to speak to a tier 2 tech, and she REFUSED to let me.

I asked why, and she responded repeatedly that "we cannot escalate this issue." I became furious and demanded to speak to her supervisor.

She put me on hold for a while, then came back and said she would transfer me to a tier 2 tech.

I mistakenly understood that one file was a video BIOS update, and the other for the system. I asked to speak to a Tier 2 technician, and he said he would try to transfer me.The flash completed successfully, and the system restarted itself. She told me that updating the BIOS was not advised by Acer, and that I was responsible for the computer breaking.I asked to speak to a tier 2 tech, and she REFUSED to let me.I asked why, and she responded repeatedly that "we cannot escalate this issue." I became furious and demanded to speak to her supervisor.She put me on hold for a while, then came back and said she would transfer me to a tier 2 tech.No one knows off the top of their head what version their motherboard's BIOS is at. The main reason you'd want to check what version it's at is if you're curious if there's a BIOS update available.