MSI Live Update is a powerful tool that provides you with simple means to update your BIOS, drivers, firmware of computers that have MSI mainboards. Keeping your motherboard and graphics card drivers up-to-date is very important, as the latest versions are designed to make the devices run properly.
The application's tab-based interface is simple and well-organized, providing easy access to all its features. The program is easy to use, but it is not designed for beginner users. If you don't know what you are doing, it is advisable not to update your MSI hardware devices, as this might result in restricted access to BIOS and permanent damage to your computer.
The main window displays detailed information about your computer, such as the operating system, the motherboard model and the graphics card, the current BIOS version (for both the motherboard and the video card) as well as the last scan date and the total number of outdated items.
There are two scanning options available: 'Automatic', which instructs the program to check all the items (drivers, BIOS, utility) and find available updates, and 'Manual', which allows you to choose the items you want to search for.
When the scanning process is finished, the results are displayed in a table, where you can view the installed items and their version, access item information (including the release changelog), as well as start downloading items with a newer online version. The installation process of each item that you need to update starts right after download.
The application logs the download history and allows you to set reminders, so you don't forget to run update scans periodically. At the set time and date, a pop-up window appears, allowing you to start or postpone a new scan.
MSI Live Update is a handy desktop utility that allows you to easily scan and download the latest driver, utility and BIOS versions. Although it can help you keep your system updated at all times, you have to use it carefully.