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Default Downgrade your Mini 10v to BIOS A05 without a USB Drive (Using Windows) - 12-10-2009, 06:21 AM

So I got my Mini 10v earlier today and I was all gearing up to install Snow Leopard, but first I had to downgrade my BIOS as my Mini came with version A06. I had read Max_Carnage's http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12408 to get myself familiar with the process, but wondered...
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:58 AM
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Thanks so much ! Easy and worked fine !
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:46 PM
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Thank you so much this process was made easy thanks to you! Anyone looking for a way to downgrade should do it this way!
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:14 AM
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Just got my mini 10v today and did this downgrade, thanks it was very easy!
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:32 PM
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Will try this out as soon as my mini 10v arrives!
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:40 PM
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Thanks - the BIOS downgrade bit was the only thing that got me, a soon-to-be newbie Hackintosher, a bit worried.

I've already got the Snow Leopard Install USB Flash Drive readied...thanks to you, BIOS will be downgraded very quickly and then I'll be set to install SL.

I will make sure before flashing BIOS that my 10v (which will have a stock XP installation) isn't set to hibernate, sleep, spin-down HD etc. When installing 10.6, I'll also make sure that Wi-Fi is set to ON (I won't have Bluetooth so no need to switch that ON) which I have heard elsewhere on the forum is good practice...

Now I just need to wait for my 10v to arrive...it' sitting at the in-laws about 200 miles away and will get to me in a week's time...going to be a long wait...
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:44 AM
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This downgrade works like a champ! Thanks a bunch. Just received my mini 10v today and downgraded it. Now it's time for the Hackintosh.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:39 AM
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I can also confirm that this process works like a champ. I did it on two 10v's with A06.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:33 AM
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Any chance that this works with ubuntu? i want to get the 2gb ram built in so i dont have to install it myself...

If not, does anyone know an easier way to downgrade the bios using ubuntu??
thanks!
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:03 AM
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Excellent! Very easy...worked like a charm. Thank you!
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:43 AM
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worked just fine. thankyou
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