Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Dell BIOS Update Question

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 1024kb


  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • Local time:09:42 PM

Posted 19 July 2014 - 02:12 PM

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1645 that currently has BIOS version A13 and is running Windows 7. I checked Dell's site for any updates and am a bit confused at what I saw. Basically I followed the dropdown boxes on the Driver Download page of the Dell site (options like my computer model, OS version, etc) and in the end it showed the following downloads:




This confuses me because first of all I'm not quite sure the difference between "Hard-Drive" and "Non-Packaged" is. I'm assuming it has to do with compression? Anyway, as you can see, BIOS update A13 was released on 11/3/2011, yet A06 says it was released at a later date of 7/7/2012. You would think it would be the opposite. So my question is, which one of these should I have installed? Or should I have both.


Thanks in advance!

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)



#2 dicke



  • Members
  • 2,179 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charlotte, NC
  • Local time:08:42 PM

Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:55 PM

Both is not an option.

If you are running the 2011 version of your BIOS you are current

It appears that the other BIOS version is for a different version of the same model

Keep us posted

Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users