Friday, 21 November 2014

Install A Dell Bios With A Flash Drive

The acronym BIOS stands for Basic Input Output System. The BIOS is the program that initially starts the computer and loads the operating system. Dell computers utilize a proprietary and original Dell BIOS that is unlike other BIOS programs. Dell provides free downloads of all BIOS versions from the Dell Drivers and Support website. BIOS downloads are provided in an executable (EXE) file and may be run from DOS.


1. Open a Web browser and go to the Dell Drivers and Support website. Search for the appropriate BIOS for your system, download the EXE file and save it to the hard drive.

2. Insert the flash drive and allow the computer to recognize the removable drive.

3. Right-click on the Windows "Start" button and select "Explore Files." Go to the BIOS EXE file.

4. Copy the BIOS EXE file to the flash drive by right-clicking on the EXE file and selecting "Copy."

5. Right-click on the flash drive in the left pane of Windows Explorer and click "Paste." The BIOS file is now copied to the flash drive.

6. Power the computer down completely.

7. Boot up the computer and press F8 before the Windows Splash Screen (the screen that says "Starting Windows") to access the Advanced Booting Options menu.

8. Select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt."

9. Type the drive letter and file name for the BIOS EXE file on the flash drive at the command prompt. For example, if the flash drive is drive letter "E:" type "E:/filename.exe" where filename.exe is the name of the BIOS EXE file. The BIOS updater will start. Allow the program to run undisturbed.

10. Press the Enter key to begin the BIOS flash. Press "Y" to confirm. The BIOS updater will flash the BIOS.

11. Press any key to restart the computer. The BIOS is now updated from a flash drive.

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