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Windows 7: How to know the location of firmware driver?

16 Jun 2011   #21
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rahulrajcse View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Why the concern about contacting Dell? Give them a call, or open a live chat session, you've nothing to lose and you might gain a working DVD drive.

I don't think live chat session is possible for customers outside US, right?
Wrong. I live in the UK and it's available here.

Just choose the Dell location on their website for your country.


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16 Jun 2011   #22
rahulrajcse

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
You keep asking for the "location" of the firmware so I'm thinking maybe your not aware of what it is. The firmware is the code that is stored on a micro chip in the device. Its like the BIOS code on your motherboard. To update it you have to flash new code into the micro chip. If done incorrectly the device could cease to function. Commonly refereed to as being bricked, as in "as useful as". The Firmware and driver for the device are two distinctly different things. You need both but most people only ever update the driver.
Yes Sir, I don't have any experience with device driver software....Thanks for sharing the knowledge.
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16 Jun 2011   #23
rahulrajcse

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rahulrajcse View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Why the concern about contacting Dell? Give them a call, or open a live chat session, you've nothing to lose and you might gain a working DVD drive.

I don't think live chat session is possible for customers outside US, right?
Wrong. I live in the UK and it's available here.

Just choose the Dell location on their website for your country.
Yes, I chose my location. It's India. But there is no chat option in the resulting page..
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16 Jun 2011   #24
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I just posted the link.
Give it a try.
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16 Jun 2011   #25
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rahulrajcse View Post
So I have to uninstall it better, right?
Of course, this is not the default driver I got when I purchased my laptop.I installed windows 7 recently also the drivers. So better use dell support cd to install it, right?
As has been mentioned, you seem to be confusing firmware with software.

Software enables the hardware to work with Windows, firmware configures what the hardware can do.

You will only be asked to update firmware by the hardware manufacturer or your computer supplier.

Definition of firmware: Definition of Firmware

Definition of software: What is software? - Definition from Whatis.com
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16 Jun 2011   #26
rahulrajcse

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
I just posted the link.
Give it a try.
There is no firmware version D300 found..
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16 Jun 2011   #27
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rahulrajcse View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
I just posted the link.
Give it a try.
There is no firmware version D300 found..
Did you get an error after trying to upgrade your firmware from D300 to DW60
or
are you telling me that you're looking for D300 and you don't see it?
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16 Jun 2011   #28
rahulrajcse

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

[IMG]http://s3.**************/cxugxdplj/img1.png[/IMG][/url]

How to select F/W file there on search....that's my question!!

I can't figure out any files...
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16 Jun 2011   #29
rahulrajcse

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey, everyone vanished? pls reply me...
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16 Jun 2011   #30
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

The idea is to download the firmware update to a location on your hard drive.

Having done that, click the Search button (in your screenshot) and navigate to the location where you save the update. From there you can install it.
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