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#1 sportsfan1

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 11:58 AM

I have just bought a Dell Inspiron laptop. On the Dell drivers site it says that version A05 update for my system BIOS is recommended. The version on my laptop is A02 so its quite a bit out of date.

If I update my BIOS will this affect ruin future Windows 8.1 reinstallations. Because it is an OEM system I don't have installation media .. I reinstall from the factory image. At the moment when I do a clean reinstallation Windows 8.1 gets installed and Windows Activation is done automatically. Activation is tied to the BIOS.

Can you flash/update the BIOS without affecting future reinstallations and the current automated Windows activation method or does updating the BIOS completely ruin that method?

 

 

 

 



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 06:36 AM

Hi,I have a dell desktop that's two years old.I update the BIOS through the Dell update site and never had any problems.I just updated to A05 about three weeks ago and worked fine.I also am running 8.1.Hope this helps.



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 08:11 AM

Hi Plumber. Thanks very much for your reply. That's good to know.  I just wanted to know there wouldn't be any problems.

Thanks mate



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 01:27 PM

You're welcome






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