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George109
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BIOS Update

Hello

I want to upgrade the BIOS on my Inspiron 1545 to the latest version, which is running Windows 8.1 Update 1. However, I know that Dell has stopped making updates and drivers for this laptop on windows 8. The latest version that I can get updates for is Windows 7. 

This is the update that I would like to do: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/uk/en/ukdhs1/DriverDetails/Product/inspiron-1545?driverId=NDG06&osCode=WLH&fileId=2731092643&languageCode=en&categoryId=BI

I was wondering, if I download the latest BIOS update for Windows 7 on Windows 8.1 Update 1, will it still work?

Will it just break my laptop, or would it work?

I have opened the file, and there is a tick in the box, saying do you want to start the update.

Thanks

I'm using 64 bit Windows if that helps. 

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RE: BIOS Update

Hi George109,

Ideally bios update can be done without any issues. What is the model of your laptop? You can follow this link http://dell.to/1benN1l for steps on how to update bios.

Thanks and Regards,
Shrikanth G
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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George109
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RE: BIOS Update

Thanks for the reply. I have watched the 99 second tech video. I already know how to do it.

I am upgrading from A13 to A14

My actual question is will the update program that is designed to work on Windows 7 work properly, on Windows 8.1 Update 1?

Thanks

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RE: BIOS Update

Hi George109,

It should not affect on windows 8. You can do the bios update.

Thanks and Regards,
Shrikanth G
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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George109
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RE: BIOS Update

Ok. Thank you. 

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RE: BIOS Update

Hi George109,

Do reach out to us if you have any concerns we will look into it. ^SG

Thanks and Regards,
Shrikanth G
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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George109
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RE: BIOS Update

By the way, I am in the UK. (Ive realised I'm using the US forums. Does this matter at all?)

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RE: BIOS Update

Hi George109,

We are global support and we reach out to customer all over.

Thanks and Regards,
Shrikanth G
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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