Updating laptop cmos bios
In view of your comment I'll edit my answer so folks don't get sidetracked by something that is now a historical curiosity.This works like a charm and i really don't understand why this is not answer N°1! I then chose option 2) "XMGR and UIDE.." obeying advice 6) from above.It seems it is something with 32/64 problem :( -any idea?Dell likely re-compiled their exe files and they are now working in DOS mode (no win64 as i mentioned 1 comment above) - that said this answer won't help anymore.If this is not easy to read, the information can be obtained in the following way: 1) Install libsmbios: with the key information in the BIOS version, the System ID, the Service Tag, and the Express Service Code.Armed with the above information, go to the Dell web site and download the appropriate driver(s) for your particular computer.Since this is a BIOS upgrade it does not even matter whether you use 32-bit or 64-bit versions if your computer is 64-bit.Once you have a Windows 7 Repair Disk, the rest is easy.
Here are the steps: Awesome answer, please note what just happened: your question got closed as a duplicate of this one, the answer you posted to your post got moved to this question, I have added a bounty to the question for "outdated answers" reason, the bounty will probably be yours if no one finds any other way of doing this without the Windows7 rescue [email protected] - i tried your approach - when I executed BIOS file (6430SA15.exe) I got error message: "The subsystem needed to support the image type is not present".
I downloaded the latest System Rescue CD (4.2) and created a Live USB what is explained very straight forward on their homepage. For those who don't know (WIN)DOS world: Change drive witch simple This worked like a charm for me updating my Dell D630 to A19.
At the root of this fat32 stick simply made a dir (eg. A couple things not mentioned here that I had to figure out: I chose option 0 which was for no memory manager and also had to have the USB key with the in it installed when I rebooted otherwise it wasn't recognized.
I chose to make one on my Ubuntu machine, using a copy of Windows 7 running in Virtual Box, adapting the instructions for making a rescue disk from this web site.
The good news is that it does not seem to matter which version of Windows 7 the Repair Disk is obtained from.