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Hi, I'm using the Corsair i145s (purchased in 2020) and the default BIOS version is 2QJ.

I found a new version 2QK is available at https://www.corsair.com/lm/en/Categories/Products/Systems/CORSAIR-ONE-Intel-Series/p/CS-9020008-NA#tab-downloads

So here are my questions, would a Corsair support staff please answer. Thanks a lot!

1. There is no document that comes with the package. Only a single file.

Can you please share the document/changelog for this version?

For 2QJ, I found what has changed at https://forum.corsair.com/forums/topic/152139-corsair-one-bios-security-updates-june-2019/ but for 2QK, no detail is provided by Caliente at all at https://forum.corsair.com/forums/topic/169198-corsair-one-i165-updated-bios/page/2/ 

Or the only change is "Support Resizable BAR for RTX30" mentioned at https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z370I-GAMING-PRO-CARBON-AC#down-bios?Since i145s is using RTX20 so I can simply ignore 2QK?

2. If I want to update the BIOS for Corsair One, is it exactly the same procedure as a normal MSI procedure?

Basically, just copy the file to a thumb drive, boot into BIOS and then click M-FLASH to update?

Do I need to disable or change any setting before using M-FLASH?

3. The last question is about the build-in Windows Key. The OEM Windows Key is stored in the BIOS?

Will the digital license be lost after updating the BIOS?

 

Thank you very much!

 

 

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i can only answer for #3, the license is not stored on the motherboard. Microsoft has the digital license tied to your motherboard on their end.

Only if the motherboard is physically changed will windows require a reactivation (and it's just a matter of running the activation troubleshooter and declaring a hardware change, only takes a few clicks).

Updating the BIOS does nothing to your license.

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On 10/15/2021 at 11:38 PM, LeDoyen said:

i can only answer for #3, the license is not stored on the motherboard. Microsoft has the digital license tied to your motherboard on their end.

Only if the motherboard is physically changed will windows require a reactivation (and it's just a matter of running the activation troubleshooter and declaring a hardware change, only takes a few clicks).

Updating the BIOS does nothing to your license.

Thank you very much for the info.

But it is unfortunate to see that there is no Corsair staff to reply at all after a week...

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it's the user's forum. they don't always answer here. If you want to get in touch directly, you can raise a ticket to ask for information, or maybe another user may pitch in with the answers

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On 10/15/2021 at 2:46 PM, eric418 said:

Hi, I'm using the Corsair i145s (purchased in 2020) and the default BIOS version is 2QJ.

I found a new version 2QK is available at https://www.corsair.com/lm/en/Categories/Products/Systems/CORSAIR-ONE-Intel-Series/p/CS-9020008-NA#tab-downloads

So here are my questions, would a Corsair support staff please answer. Thanks a lot!

1. There is no document that comes with the package. Only a single file.

Can you please share the document/changelog for this version?

For 2QJ, I found what has changed at https://forum.corsair.com/forums/topic/152139-corsair-one-bios-security-updates-june-2019/ but for 2QK, no detail is provided by Caliente at all at https://forum.corsair.com/forums/topic/169198-corsair-one-i165-updated-bios/page/2/ 

Or the only change is "Support Resizable BAR for RTX30" mentioned at https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z370I-GAMING-PRO-CARBON-AC#down-bios?Since i145s is using RTX20 so I can simply ignore 2QK?

2. If I want to update the BIOS for Corsair One, is it exactly the same procedure as a normal MSI procedure?

Basically, just copy the file to a thumb drive, boot into BIOS and then click M-FLASH to update?

Do I need to disable or change any setting before using M-FLASH?

3. The last question is about the build-in Windows Key. The OEM Windows Key is stored in the BIOS?

Will the digital license be lost after updating the BIOS?

 

Thank you very much!

 

 

Hi @eric418

Sorry for any delay in communication!

Whilst I work with our engineering/development team to see if any specific information can be provided - I can confirm for you regarding question #2 that the BIOS is still the same M-FLASH method - and that you just need disable SECURE BOOT and to adjust the boot order to have your USB drive at the top.

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1 hour ago, Corsair Mordred said:

Hi @eric418

Sorry for any delay in communication!

Whilst I work with our engineering/development team to see if any specific information can be provided - I can confirm for you regarding question #2 that the BIOS is still the same M-FLASH method - and that you just need disable SECURE BOOT and to adjust the boot order to have your USB drive at the top.

Hi again @eric418

Just making sure to get back to you on this.

The only notes for 2QK are that it resolves a security vulnerability for Intel chipsets.

Hope this has helped!

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