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Rayllav
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Dell Studio 540s desktop BIOS update for Windows 7, 32-bit OS.

I have a Dell Studio 540s desktop purchased in 2008 which originally had Windows Vista, 32-bit OS factory installed.  I have since upgraded to Windows 7, 32-bit and when I recently attempted to update the BIOS after an error prompt, I found that Dell only provides updated drivers for Windows 7, 64-bit OS.  Is there any way of updating my BIOS, the last version being 2009?  

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RE: Dell Studio 540s desktop BIOS update for Windows 7, 32-bit OS.

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rdunnill
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RE: Dell Studio 540s desktop BIOS update for Windows 7, 32-bit OS.

Is there any way of updating my BIOS, the last version being 2009?  

Use a DOS-formatted USB flash stick. There are plenty of tutorials online for how to create one.

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7- Thorium

RE: Dell Studio 540s desktop BIOS update for Windows 7, 32-bit OS.

Keep in mind that even if you do update BIOS, there still won't be any drivers for Win 7, 32-bit available from Dell.

Best you can do is go to Intel's site and use their wizard to look for updated chipset drivers. Then go to the video card manufacturer's site (eg, AMD or NVidia) and look for an updated Win 7, 32-bit driver for your specific video card...

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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