Joined: 19 Nov 00
I'm hoping that this info might save someone from avoiding the last two wasted hours that I have just had!!
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Joined: 11 Sep 99
So changing the OS selection on the Dell support site to Vista 64 bit didn't give you the 64-bit bios update tool?
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Joined: 18 Sep 03
I'm running Win 7-64 bit and that does not have a 64bit facility for flashing the BIOS in Windows, only a 32 bit one in XP. (Damn Microsoft!)
What exactly has Microsoft to do with Dell's BIOS updates?
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Joined: 5 Oct 99
I know it's not what you wanted, but here's how to make a bootable USB drive. From the GRC Spinrite FAQ:
Hewlett Packard (HP) makes an easy-to-use utility called “HP USB Disk Format Tool”, which includes a "Create a DOS Startup Disk" option. It's freely available from:http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197 along with the Windows 98/DOS boot files:
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Joined: 4 Oct 00
if DELL is anything like HP they made the board and its BIOS specifically for that computer and CPU. I ran into the same problem trying to upgrade an HP that had an amd Athlon 3800+. the mobo claimed to be able to handle a dual core and 4X the RAM Not so. HP made two mobo's with the same ID. Both with distintly different BIOSes. needless to say I had to replace the whole PC.
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