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Updating bios dell laptop

Finding and loading the latest BIOS for your Dell Inspiron computer is a straightforward process. Open your Web browser and navigate to the Dell Support home page.

I did however before upgrading, create recovery disks and system images so that I could factory reset and restore with a system image should things not have worked out.Just as this cannot be run under Ubuntu (or any other Linux), .This is in spite of anything it may say on the download page about being compatible with earlier versions of Windows; using any legacy DOS-type environment the runs, but exits without doing anything except printing out an annoying message. And how do we do that on a single-boot Ubuntu machine (or even a computer running legacy Windows, like XP)?For Dell this is often printed somewhere on the underside in the form of a Service Tag and an Express Service Code.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.If this kind of Bios update can be done w/o fouling up my upgrade ability in the future, can someone lay out the steps to do such an update, and highlight any preparations/precautions I should take ahead of time.

Thanks, Dick Toshiba had similar BIOS updates for my machines so I just went ahead and updated.

When the update has completed you will see "Flash BIOS successfully." Click "OK" followed by "Yes" to reboot your computer and finish the update.

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I hope this is the right place to ask about updating my Bios.

When I bought this new laptop from Dell it came with Windows 7 SP1 installed, and with the ability to upgrade to Windows 10 when I wanted to. There is an update on the Dell site that I can download to update my Bios.

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a vista laptop, but Dell is providing the BIOS update in format currently my bios version is A09 but on the driver download site the latest version of bios is A011. My laptop information: E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2919-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2919 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2930-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2930 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2929-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2929 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x1180-dev-0x0832-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x1180-dev-0x0832 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x294a E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2448 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2946 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2940 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2942 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x1002-dev-0xaa28-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x1002-dev-0xaa28 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x1002-dev-0x95c4-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x1002-dev-0x95c4 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x14e4-dev-0x1698-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x14e4-dev-0x1698 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2936-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2936 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2935-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2935 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2934-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2934 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x293a-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x293a E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x1180-dev-0x0822-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x1180-dev-0x0822 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x1180-dev-0x0592-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x1180-dev-0x0592 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x1180-dev-0x0852-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x1180-dev-0x0852 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x4232-subven-0x8086-subdev-0x1321 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x4232 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x293e-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x293e E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2a40-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2a40 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2937-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2937 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2938-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2938 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2939-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2939 E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x293c-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x293c E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2a41-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x029f E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x2a41 Other answers posted to this question may work with older hardware, but I posted this after my experience of upgrading the BIOS of a Dell Inspiron 7520 (vintage 2012).