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Windows 7: Dell E521 Bios Update Question with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit


22 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Dell E521 Bios Update Question with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I replaced the hard drive in my Dell Dimension E521, with a new 320GB (non Dell Specific) WD unit, and loaded Windows 7 Pro (again, non Dell specific version). The old hard drive was bad.

I downloaded the 1.1.11 BIOS update (http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDeta...) to a bootable USB flash drive. When I boot the computer off of the flash drive, it comes up with the C: thing and does nothing else.

Am I supposed to type something in there, to get it to update the BIOS or access the file on the flash drive?

I'm kind of new to this stuff, but learning...

I want to update the BIOS, to be able to install the AMD Athlon 64 X 2 6000+ processor. The current version is 1.1.6.

Thanks in advance for any advice...

Rich

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22 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

i believe you are suppose to run the bios update program from within windows. So when you have windows running; try running the bios update there.
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23 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank you Matts6887...

I tried that using the Dell loader. It shows a message that states "unapproved system" and won't continue.
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