VivoBook X543UA Windows 10 Bios firmware updated automatically


  1. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    VivoBook X543UA Windows 10 Bios firmware updated automatically


    During a restart a couple of days ago, I saw that my bios was being updated without any action / knowledge on my part. Since I frequently access the bios, I checked, and sure enough the version is now 305, the odd thing is, that on the support page, for this machine, the latest version is 304, of course it has an earlier date than the one installed by Windows.
    Upon further review, in, settings -> update and security -> view update history, i found the following entry with install date of 10/20/2019:

    Asustek Computer Inc. Firmware -6/21/2019 12:00 AM - 10.1.2.305

    So Windows is now in the business of automatically installing bios updates? I am not sure that I like this. Has anyone experienced something similar, and is there anyway to stop this?
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  2. Posts : 27,654
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #2

    Any chance you are running Asus Live Update?

    While I wouldn't consider a BIOS a driver if Windows did the update you could defeat driver updates using this tutorial, option 2.

    Enable or Disable Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10


    I'm not sure Windows has the smarts to do a BIOS update so that is why I asked about the "Live Update"


    Ken
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  3. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Caledon Ken said:
    Any chance you are running Asus Live Update?

    While I wouldn't consider a BIOS a driver if Windows did the update you could defeat driver updates using this tutorial, option 2.

    Enable or Disable Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10


    I'm not sure Windows has the smarts to do a BIOS update so that is why I asked about the "Live Update"


    Ken
    Have a look at the following:

    VivoBook X543UA Windows 10 Bios firmware updated automatically-image.png

    The above screenshot is a log of what has been updated with ASUS Live update and it doesn't match the date of the entry I saw in Windows Updates History which was this, "Asustek Computer Inc. Firmware -6/21/2019 12:00 AM - 10.1.2.305", so I would likely say it was Windows that did it, in any case, I will try to deactivate driver updates based on your tutorial. thanks!

    UPDATE: I enabled that feature, so driver updates are now disabled, and I will de doing them through the manufacturer.
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  4. Posts : 17,347
    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    Yes, it has happened on my Dell laptop. The BIOS update itself is coming from the manufacturer of the computer, not Microsoft. Microsoft is merely supplying the vehicle for the computer manufacturer to push their update.
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  5. Posts : 37
    Windows 10
       #5

    So in that case, what will be with Bitlocker encrypted devices? Does windows will install bios update, without suspending bitlocker?
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  6. Posts : 17,347
    Windows 11 Pro
       #6

    sandisk said:
    So in that case, what will be with Bitlocker encrypted devices? Does windows will install bios update, without suspending bitlocker?
    BIOS update won't affect Bitlocker.
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  7. Posts : 37
    Windows 10
       #7

    It will. Microsoft even warns, that Bitlocker should be suspended before bios update. Of course, nothing will break, but If not suspended, then after bios update, recovery key will be asked.
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  8. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Total success!


    I unecrypted the drive, and I was able to successfully clone it, and install the new one. The computer is much, much faster.! Thanks for all of the help.
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