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can't update to A06 Bios update (dell XPS 8300) windows 8 64bit

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October 19, 2013 4:51:47 PM

as the title says I've been trying to update my BIOS from A03 to A06 but windows 8 continue to tell me that it doesn't recognize the application and refuses to run it.
Currently running Win 8 64bit
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October 19, 2013 5:10:45 PM

bypass windows..
you couldn't be bothered to write a proper question - so I cant be bothered to check..
But most BIOS updates can be run from a CD or USB.. and run as alterative boot device.. so run before Windows loads..
Check it out.
Or talk to Dell.. they should be able tell you.
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October 19, 2013 5:31:03 PM

do I just place the .exe file on a usb drive and boot the device? it'll run the bios update?
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October 19, 2013 5:59:47 PM

BlankInsanity said:
do I just place the .exe file on a usb drive and boot the device? it'll run the bios update?


No - you go to the Dell web site....find the section on your machines BIOS update...... and read what it says about the various options on how to install!!!

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October 19, 2013 6:18:44 PM

Go here: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDeta...

Look at the Installation Instructions section. Very straight forward.
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October 19, 2013 6:26:24 PM

alright it says to use a floppy disk which I don't have a reader for nor a floppy disk itself, can I use a flash drive instead?

*Edit I'm starting to re-think flashing my bios to AO6, since everyone sense don't flash your BIOS when your computer is running smoothly, which it is. When I do my transplant to a 600T and new parts which aren't recognized by the mobo then I'll consider flashing the BIOS till I can get a proper mobo
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October 19, 2013 7:07:21 PM

COLGeek said:
If you have a bootable USB drive (one with DOS on it), you can certainly use it to perform the update. Here is one of many links to help you make a bootable USB drive:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/csstwplatform/archive/2012/0...


yep thanks for that, Ill bookmark that incase I suffer any problems after my transplant
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