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Re: Installing a new BIOS on a Dell Computer



On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 21:00 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote: 
> On Wednesday 16 December 2009, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> >The last time I installed a new BIOS on a Dell Computer I used a floppy
> >disk. That is no longer an option. Could anyone explain how I can
> >accomplish this? Please be as detailed as you can describing the
> >procedure.
> 
> Most bios these days are equipt to do that themselves from one of the more 
> right hand option menu's.  I have updated the bios on this asus motherboard 
> several times now, by putting the new bios file on a usbkey & plugging it in.
> 
> It will muddle along looking the system over for a while but its never failed 
> to find it.  It is also capable of saving the old bios back to that same key 
> before you install the new one too.
> 
> -- 

I don't understand you procedure. The BIOS file I downloaded is an .EXE
file. When I put on a usb drive and i insert it. It just sits there. If
I try to execute it it says it is looking for a zip file and can't find
it. What am I missing? What right hand menus are you talking about 
> 
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