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PBDS DS-8W1P Slim 8x DVD+/-RW Firmware Update

This package provides the Windows/DOS Based PBDS DS-8W1P Slim 8x DVD+/-RW Firmware Update and is supported on Dimension Desktop, Inspiron, Latitude, Optiplex, Precision, Vostro Notebook and XPS Desktop models that are running the following Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, DOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and Enterprise Linux 4.

Version

Version BD1C, A02

Applies to

DS-8W1P Slim 8x DVD+/-RW;

Date

Release date
6/25/2008
Last Updated
3/5/2014

Importance

Recommended. Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:DS-8W1P_BD1C.zip
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2MB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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MD5:
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Important Information

1. Please close other applications before updating. 2. While the firmware is updating, please don't turn off the computer. 3. Please reboot the computer after the firmware update is completed.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes - Not Applicable Enhancements - Improved the burn compatibility using Windows Vista SP1 native application

Installation instructions

Windows based firmware flash update for PBDS DS-8W1P SLIM 8X DVD+/-RW:- 1. Download and unzip the DS-8W1P_BD1C.zip into your desktop. 2. In "DS-8W1P_BD1C" folder, please search for the "Windows" folder. 3. In "Windows" folder, please make sure you have the administrator right, and double click on "BD1CWIN.EXE" and click on "Yes" to proceed. 4. Click on "Update" button. This may take as long as two minutes. Please wait for the process to complete. 5. You should see "Firmware has been updated successfully!". 6. Windows must restart to complete this operation, please save all data and click on "Now". DOS based firmware flash update for PBDS DS-8W1P SLIM 8X DVD+/-RW:- 1. Unzip the DS-8W1P_BD1C.zip into your bootable USB key. 2. In "DOS" folder, just type "BD1CDOS.EXE". 3. Please select "1" (assume this is the only optical drive) and wait for 2 minutes. 4. You should see "Flash Successful!". NOTE: Ensure before performing firmwareupdate on a Dell notebook that the system is operating on AC power and not Battery only.

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