urza513
1 Copper

Dell BIOS numbers

Hello,

I was checking for an update for my BIOS on the Dell support site, and the most current one listed for my PC is A04.  My current BIOS is A07, but it shows an earlier release date than the A04 file.  Is this common for Dell to offer updates out of order, or should the releases always be a higher number than the previous ones?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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7- Gold

Re: Dell BIOS numbers

Hi Urza513,

We can't help much without the model of your Dell desktop.

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urza513
1 Copper

Re: Dell BIOS numbers

Sorry, it's an Alienware Aurora.
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7- Gold

Re: Dell BIOS numbers

There are five Aurora models. Do you know which one you have?

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urza513
1 Copper

Re: Dell BIOS numbers

Unfortunately I don't.  Is there a way I can look it up?  I bought it back in May of 2010 if that helps at all.

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7- Gold

Re: Dell BIOS numbers

Ok, I randomly checked BIOS downloads and I think you're referring to the original Aurora model. I see A04 as the most recent and the previous versions have higher numbers as you said. Let me check with Dell-Chris M.

I suggest you NOT update anything until I get some information.

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Moderator
Moderator

Re: Dell BIOS numbers

urza513,

So we are on the same page, send me your system service tag number via private message.

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urza513
1 Copper

Re: Dell BIOS numbers

Chris, I sent my info over to you.  Please let me know if you need anything else and thanks to you both!

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Moderator
Moderator

Re: Dell BIOS numbers

The file library is all messed up. Do not trust any of the dates listed on it. You have the Aurora-R1. If you are currently not having issues, I would not update the bios.

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urza513
1 Copper

Re: Dell BIOS numbers

Thanks Chris!  Any idea if/when that will be straightened out?

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