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everlee
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Xps 630i, upgrading from Windows Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit, Bios update?

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Help,

I own a Dell 630i which came with Windows Vista of which I have upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit.

Other upgrades include the display adaptor and RAM(from 4gb to 8gb)

Do I need to download the latest BIOS, if so where do I look?

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Xps 630i, upgrading from Windows Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit, Bios update?

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From wikipedia:

XPS 630i = XPS 630

There is no physical difference(s) between the 630 and the 630i. The marketing concept was to use an "i" to designate systems installed with an Intel chipset, and an "a" for systems with AMD-installed chipsets, but since Intel-based chipsets were the only models ever sold, this designation holds little significance.

So get the latest BIOS revision from the Dell ftp website:

http://ftp.dell.com/Pages/Drivers/xps-630.html

 

See my wiki Windows Reinstallation Guide/A Clean Install of Windows 7 for best results (Step 17 of A Clean Install of Windows Vista/7 has some notes on updating the BIOS have a glance through these before proceeding with the update):

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/w/microsoft_os/4362.windows-reinstallation-g... 

Also run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor for a 64 bit compatibility report:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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