SuperByelich
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Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 BIOS UPDATE

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Hello,

     I am trying to update a BIOS on a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 using a DOS-Based environment.  I have downloaded the BIOS update from Dell's support website, which is 5520A14.exe, and have put it on a bootable USB flash drive using the Dell Diagnostic Deployment Package. 


When I run 5520A14.exe after I boot the system it just comes back saying 'Test.' and does not run the BIOS update utility.  I thought maybe the executable may have been corrupt, so I downloaded it again, and still had the same issue.


I also tried downloading the executable for revision 13, which did the same.


Please advise me on my next course of action.

Installing from within a Windows 8 environment is not an option.

Thanks for the help.

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RE: Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 BIOS UPDATE

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You will need to prepare a Windows bootable flash drive -- the BIOS cannot be flashed from a DOS environment.

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SuperByelich
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RE: Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 BIOS UPDATE

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Well then Dell needs to make that clear in their installation instructions on their support downloads page for it.

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mohmedgamal26
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RE: Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 BIOS UPDATE

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i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help     my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

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