Ancient IBM 6563-W4G Bios Trouble

Hi all,
I am trying to install more RAM onto a IBM 6563-W4G, Its for my sister in law Just to go on Facebook, but needs 256 to run Antivirus ect, I had to install XP onto it as it came with corrupted windows 2000,I went with the crucial website advice and bought 512 x 2 of SDRAM PC 133 to the system specs. It would not recognise anything over 64mb, I was told to update the BIOS, so I went to IBM Bios Update, Via Lenovo and presto there it was IN JAPANESE, I selected option 2 for English but it still comes Up with Japanese, as i know what to type N for everything, will this work or not, or can you point me to an english version, as i am to old to learn Japanese.
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  1. What's the current BIOS version? Is it older than the one available at http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-4CKQL2.html?
  2. No this is the one I need, but as you can see it says Japanese at the bottom in brackets, and when you save the image and reboot, it gives you 22 options #1 USA #2 ENGLISH, I selected #2, but it goes into Japanese.
  3. I thought that file pjjt41a.exe was not Japanese, but that file pjj241a.exe is Japanese. So they provide 2 different files, but both are Japanese?
  4. one just gives you a licence agreement and one is the write to diskette file which comes up japanese am i right or do you extract the english version somehow
  5. I don't understand where your issue is, but I don't have an old PC to test it. When I double-click pjjt41a.exe in Windows XP, the DOS window that opens up is in English, not in Japanese. By following on-screen instructions, a bootable diskette is created. It could then be used to boot the PC and flash the BIOS.

    When I executed pjjt41a.exe , the following occurred:

    1. The diskette was formatted
    2. The program then displayed "Extraction complete"

    Here's an excerpt from the README.1ST on the diskette:

    * SHELL=FLASH2.EXE option1 option2 option3......optionxx *
    * *
    * OPTIONS *
    * ------- *
    * *
    * /U UNATTENDED MODE. ALL DEFAULTS ARE ASSUMED (UNLESS *
    * OVERRIDDEN BY OTHER OPTION STATEMENTS) AND ALL *
    * PROMPTS ARE BYPASSED. ANY ERRORS WILL RESULT IN *
    * PROGRAM TERMINATION WITHOUT ANY ERROR INDICATION. *
    * <<< USE THIS OPTION WITH CAUTION >>> *
    * *
    * /US COUNTRY CODE (LANGUAGE). THIS CAN BE ANY OF THE *
    * VALID COUNTRY CODES (UK, SV, SU, SP, PO, NO, NL, *
    * IT, GR, FR, DK, CF, CE, BE, LA, US, SF, SG, BR,JP, *

    As you can see, that isn't Japanese. The Autoexec.bat starts flash2.exe with no options.

    BTW, the BIOS file for US English is $IMAGEPJ.USF.
  6. I will Re Try
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