XP\Vista 64bit and Bios

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by jerryw4386, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. jerryw4386

    jerryw4386 Guest

    My qusetion is way can,t i flash my bios with a 64 bit OS
    is it because it uses a 16\32 bit driver or software that will not work ??
    I and i have asked on the Dell forums but there is enough people that use 64
    bit that can tell me.
    jerryw4386, Dec 4, 2007
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  2. Most motherboard mfgs have now got 64-bit flash utilities. Dell appears to
    have an executable version that can be run from DOS, so all you need to do
    is make a DOS boot disk. To create a bootable DOS disk, put a clean, fresh
    floppy in the floppy drive, right click, select Format, and at the format
    screen, check the "Create an MS-DOS startup disk" option.

    If your computer doesn't have a floppy drive, you'll need to create a
    bootable CD. For instructions with that, try one of the following:


    Any of them should work.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Dec 4, 2007
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  3. jerryw4386

    jerryw4386 Guest

    Hi All
    Thanks for your help the computer i have only has windows bios updater
    and it will not update the bios in Vista Business 64 so i will put the Dell
    OEM hard drive that has Vista HP 32 back in and update the bios from there.
    And thank you Charlie for the links i am sure they will come in handy for
    use when someone ask the same questions !!
    Again Thanks All for your help !!
    See Yea !
    jerryw4386, Dec 4, 2007
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    Barb Bowman, Dec 4, 2007
  5. Well, at least Acer has an option to create a bootable floppy with the BIOS
    utility on it, as I recall. Darn Dell site doesn't. And for some machines,
    doesn't list a DOS executable at all.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Dec 4, 2007
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