Question Asus ROG GL552VW BIOS update issue

Jul 18, 2020

Facing some issues with ASUS ROG GL552VW, Asus support (Sweden) is not responding properly except for short cryptic answers. Last month I tried to upgrade my default SSD (128 GB) to a bigger one (256 GB) but the BIOS was not able to recognize the 256 GB SSD. I put the 128 GB SSD back and since then have been facing a lot of issues withe BIOS & Windows Boot Manager.

Laptop: Asus ROG GL552VW,
Intel i7-6700HQ, 2.60 GHz,
16 GB RAM,
Intel HD Graphics 530/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (8 GB)


Asus product page lists 2 BIOS updates (v300 & v304). Since I was having issues with 304, I rolled back to version 300. Things are fine so far but I do want to get the latest v304 update as well BUT this is where the problem starts. Asus Download Centre shows 2 BIOS updates.

  1. Version 304 dated 2019/06/06, actual build date is 2019/04/25
  2. Version 300 dated 2017/09/11, actual build date is 2016/06/09
My BIOS already has v300. If I use 'Get BIOS from Web', the tool shows version 304 and 'Release Date' is 2019/06/06. When I click Update, it says 'The format of the downloaded file is not valid.'!

Can someone explain why this discrepancy and how can I get the latest BIOS (Which IS the latest BIOS?)???

Thanks and regards,