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Default BIOS - 05-10-2009, 04:27 AM

is the bios update worth it?
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Default Re: BIOS - 05-10-2009, 04:42 AM

Depends on what it is now. What version is it on now?


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Default Re: BIOS - 05-10-2009, 04:55 AM

Yes it is worth it. Bios fixes are 'almost' always worth it.

Usually bringing better battery life, functionality, and stability with it.

The latest A05 revision does all of the above.


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Default Re: BIOS - 05-10-2009, 05:29 AM

ok I have A04
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Default Re: BIOS - 05-10-2009, 02:12 PM

Where does one download A05 and how do you install it?


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Default Re: BIOS - 05-10-2009, 02:25 PM

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Where does one download A05 and how do you install it?
Go to Dell. Drivers and Downloads. Put in your service tag OR just pick the Inspirion 910 ... and pick BIOS in the pulldown:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloa ... &TabIndex=

You have a choice of the Windows or DOS install. Do more searches in this forum for comments on which to use.


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Default Re: BIOS - 05-10-2009, 03:13 PM

Thanks. I guess DOS is the way to go for me since I have Unbuntu and I'll be going OSX.


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Default Re: BIOS - 05-11-2009, 12:49 AM

Im really nervous doing one of these because I trashed my last computer doing it

is there a really easy way to do it with DOS or whatever?
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Default Re: BIOS - 05-11-2009, 12:59 AM



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Default Re: BIOS - 05-11-2009, 07:45 AM

A word of warning.... I bricked my Mini 9 using the Windows BIOS update program in Windows 7 RC.

I guess my word of warning is this... Always use the Dos version... It avoids having to return your system to Dell!
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