That complicates updating your BIOS, especially when most people will recommend that you never use Dell's BIOS Flash updates within the Windows enviorment. Create a bootable CD with the flash update program on it. You can use any burning software that you prefer as long it supports creating a bootable CD. This image file will be used to make the CD bootable. The image contains only the neccessary DOS system files and different ATAPI- and SCSI- CDROM-Drivers. Scroll down the left side and select "CD-ROM (Boot) 4.
Restart your computer and press or hold down the appropriate key to enter your system BIOS. However it may be F2 or F8 on some laptops and desktop systems.To identify what platform your BIOS uses, check to see if any of these logos appear on bootup: If none of these images help you identify your motherboard BIOS company, the easiest way to check this information is by using identification tools such as Everest or CPUID, or simply consult your manual or OEM manufacturer.After you have determined the BIOS type, you can use the corresponding methods listed below.It is important that you have a specific reason for updating your BIOS, doing so when there is no need is an unwanted risk that should not be taken into consideration.Usually, a motherboard or computer manufacturer will tell you if an update for your system is required.