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Old 12-07-2004, 09:38 AM   #1
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Dell 1150--How to upgrade BIOS ?

I got a Dell 1150 laptop and like most laptops it does not have a floppy.

HOw do i upgrade the BIOS? Dell's page only has Window's exe files

Also, i found this page. THis guy has made iso images of all BIOS for Dell's

Not sure which one i need as he does not list a 1150
Old 12-07-2004, 11:09 AM   #2
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then you're SOL. dell's bios are pretty crippled in terms of user access to low level functions. the only way to upgrade a dell bios for a particular dell model, is to go to dell's website and get it. if that guy doesn't have the bios for your model, then your SOL. and you're taking a chance whether going with dell or with some guy on the net (not recommended) when doing a bios upgrade. a bad bios upgrade, and your computer is unbootable. and if your dell didn't come with a floppy ( you talking 3 1/2" floppy? ), you don't need to upgrade your bios for that. buy an external floppy ( IIRC, dell has stopped distrobution of floppy drives) and install the drivers for it.


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