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Windows 7: Bios update help

04 Apr 2013   #1
ageman

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Bios update help

so it says i have to update my BIOS in order for my laptop to start charging my new battery and to stop the audio/video from stuttering...so i was wondering is there a way i can update my BIOS without a battery that has a 40 percent charge or without a battery. anyhelp anyone???


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04 Apr 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Give me your serial number

Open up a command prompt . Click on the button type CMD , right click and choose Run as administrator . Input the commands below

Code:
wmic bios get serialnumber
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04 Apr 2013   #3
ageman

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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04 Apr 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Your PC is a Dell Inspiron 1545

BIOS VERSION : A14

download

Note   Note


Installation Instructions


The file 1545_A14.EXE is using the Hard Drive format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environments.



Click Download now.
The File Download window appears.


Click the Save button.
The Save As window appears.

Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

Click the Save button.
A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.


NOTE: Shut down all other applications prior to running the BIOS update utility. The update utility reboots your system in order to get the new BIOS loaded.





Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled 1545_A14.EXE.

The Dell Bios Flash window appears



Click the Continue button.

The message Pressing OK will close all applications, shut down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot. appears.

Click the OK button.

The system will restart and the Bios Flash will be completed.


To check what bios version before you upgrade the bios you could do this

Open up command prompt by clicking on type CMD inside Search programs and files . Press [ENTER]

In command prompt enter the following

Code:
systeminfo | find "BIOS Version:"
Note   Note

The | pipe symbol can be found using SHIFT + \ (just above the [ENTER] key)
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04 Apr 2013   #5
ageman

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

says my battery has to be above 10percent to perform BIOS flash. wont let me go any further
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04 Apr 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Plug your AC adapter in
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04 Apr 2013   #7
ageman

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

did that, its been plugged in, cause everytime i uplug my ac adapter my computer complete shuts down
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04 Apr 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Plug the AC adapter and restart and try again
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04 Apr 2013   #9
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ageman View Post
did that, its been plugged in, cause everytime i uplug my ac adapter my computer complete shuts down
Also, if what VistaKing suggested above doesn't work, try removing the battery and doing the update.
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05 Apr 2013   #10
ageman

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

tried both and its still says, the battery needs to be above 10 percent before the systems BIOS can be flashed
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