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.