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Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: BIOS Upgrade Question - 03-29-2009, 07:42 AM
To "flash" the BIOS simply means to overwrite your BIOS with a new copy.
Dell's site lists 2 versions of the BIOS upgrade utility, a Windows one, and a DOS one. The DOS one must be put on a bootable USB stick, and then you boot off of it. The Windows one is easier to use, but a number of people here have reported ruining ("bricking") their Mini by using this version.
somms has created a BIOS Upgrade Utility which automatically prepares a USB stick you can boot off of, with the files needed to flash your BIOS under DOS (the safer method).
Also, FYI, version A05 has been released internally, and will soon be available on Dell's website.
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