Much like MSI has spent the past few years refining their BIOS so too have they spent a lot of effort on refining their software. The end result is the BIOS commander package which is basically your one stop shop for MSI software solutions that you used to be separate packages. Want to create a RAM drive? Not a problem this feature is included. Want to customize your fan profile. Once again you will find it here. Want to manually turn on OC Genie while inside the OS. Once again, here is where you will find it.
The only exceptions to this all in one approach is that MSI still leaves their software and BIOS updater program separate from the commander and discrete controller software is also not rolled into it. This means programs such as the sound card controller software will have to be installed separately and accessed separately. This means you will get the stock Realtek software with no extra flourishes or embellishes added by MSI. The upside is that you know you can always go to Realtek and get the latest version if MSI are a tardy on updating their servers.
MSI’s Live Update program will routinely ping their servers and tell you when there are updates available. Also on the positive side, once it does find them you can easily install all updates with a simple click of the mouse. It will even reboot the system for you after it is done. We do recommend rerunning it afterwards just to ensure that the latest versions did in fact install. They always did in our case, but occasionally Anti-Virus programs can interfere. So ‘trust, but verify.’