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Pay for BIOS Update??


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#1 md2lgyk

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:07 AM

My laptop is a circa 2008 Dell Vostro 1000 with Win 7 Home Premium.  Processor is an AMD Sempron 3600+; current BIOS version is Phoenix 2.6.3.  The Phoenix website says there is a BIOS update available, but I am referred to a 3rd party site where I have to pay $30 to get it.  That seems ridiculous to me, akin to having to pay for Windows updates.  Is there nowhere I can go to get this update without shelling out any money?  The Dell website is no help - says there aren't any updates.  I have replaced the original HD with a Crucial SSD and want to try AHCI, but the current BIOS version doesn't seem to support it.   



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:35 PM

The Dell website...is the only place that you should be looking for any updates relating to hardware components.

 

Why are you seeking a BIOS update?

 

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:24 PM

As I said in my original post, I replaced my HDD with an SDD.  It is currently configured as SATA.  I want to try AHCI, but the current BIOS version doesn't support it.  The Dell site is no longer of much use to me, since my laptop was never sold with Win 7 as the OS, which it now has.


Edited by md2lgyk, 28 August 2013 - 02:25 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:07 PM

My error...I seem to habitually only read the first portion of some topics :).

 

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