I was trying to flash my bios with the file downloaded from the Dell website.(Versie 4.4.0, 4.4.0)
I wanted this because I sometimes have problems booting.
Since I run Linux on this machine it seemed convenient to insert a usb stick with the file on it.
After booting and hitting F12 and selecting the bios upgrade option, it looks like the file on the disk is found.
But then there is nothing I can do, the blue "upgrade now" button is greyed out and therefore not clickable.
What could I try now?
Dell instructions for updating a BIOS are as follows...
Just wondering before you try all of this, what kind of boot problems are you having? A BIOS update may not be the answer.
I found this site too, but this for Windows, and I don't use that.
Therefore there is another way of doing this.
Look at step 3 in this link please.
Flash BIOS update
If the system isn’t already plugged into a power outlet, plug it in now
Reboot the system, and press F12 at the Dell splash screen
This will bring up the One time boot menu (Figure 4)
Select the option to BIOS Flash Update
Figure 4: One Time Boot Menu
In the popup, navigate to your USB disk and select the BIOS you downloaded
Once the update has been completed, the system will reboot automatically.
I have version 4.0.4 installed and the new file is 4.4
Just wondering. Did you try installing the version just before 4.4 that would be 4.3? 4.3 was an urgent update which 4.4 was not, so possibly you could try that version then go to 4.4 if needed.
We also have had this problem with 2 computers now.
Both were installed with MDT.
Both has BIOS 1.13.0
We need to downgrade because the bitlocker key came on and we have it saved on the computer with no backup.
We have done this in the past, and it has worked fine.