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

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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  1. 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.
    Cheers
  2. do I just place the .exe file on a usb drive and boot the device? it'll run the bios update?
  3. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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/2012/06/26/how-to-create-a-ms-dos-bootable-usb-flash-drive.aspx
  7. 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/2012/06/26/how-to-create-a-ms-dos-bootable-usb-flash-drive.aspx


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