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Dell BIOS Update Question

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#1 1024kb


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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.


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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

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