Windows 10: Dell BIOS Update - Should I ?

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  1. abredt Win User

    Dell BIOS Update - Should I ?


    Windows 10 on a Dell XPS8900 desktop tower. I am getting a message telling me there is a Dell BIOS update available and recommending that I do it.

    In the systray, there is a Dell icon that says my system is up to date.

    Should I ignore the BIOS update? Sounds major and I'm nervous about it.
    Thanks, cb

    :)
     
    abredt, Feb 17, 2016
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  2. Prince_M Win User

    Win 10 upgrade BIOS not supported

    I'm having Dell N5110 with A07 BIOS right now, should i use Media Creation Tool without ugrading BIOS to A11.
     
    Prince_M, Feb 17, 2016
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  3. Ray1311 Win User
    Dell Inspiron 7459 system BIOS update

    Should I install Dell inspiron 7459 system BIOS update in my windows 10 system?
     
    Ray1311, Feb 17, 2016
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  4. BunnyJ New Member

    Dell BIOS Update - Should I ?

    How is your PC working?? If it's not having any issues I wouldn't.

    Even BIOS updates make me nervous.. *Shock
     
    BunnyJ, Feb 17, 2016
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  5. For home-built systems, I only do so if the BIOS update mentions something that applies to my set up, such as support for a new processor I might upgrade or better memory timings. On an OEM system, like a Dell, I always do. The hardware is controlled and chosen by one company and it's been tested quite a bit before being released. As long as the BIOS isn't listed as beta, I apply it. There is MUCH less risk updating the BIOS on an OEM system. Dell's do a great job of verifying the compatibility before proceeding.
     
    DeaconFrost, Feb 17, 2016
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  6. BunnyJ New Member
    I'll defer to you on this one because I haven't had to update a BIOS in some time and I'm not as familiar with what Dell is doing... I would be careful.
     
    BunnyJ, Feb 17, 2016
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  7. I've accidentally tried using the wrong BIOS file on a laptop recently. I had a 7250 and accidentally tried the 7450's file. I was immediately greeted with a message that the file was wrong and the process would be stopped.

    I've been using Dell laptops exclusively for 10 years now, and haven't had a single issue updating the BIOS. I would always keep the latest ones on a flash drive, so if I would work on a system, I'd upgrade the BIOS, too.
     
    DeaconFrost, Feb 17, 2016
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  8. Drybonz Win User

    Dell BIOS Update - Should I ?

    Probably not worth the five minutes it would take you to flash it. Unless there is some outstanding issue that you know it will fix I wouldn't worry about it.
     
    Drybonz, Feb 17, 2016
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  9. abredt Win User
    I'm not having problems, so I'll not do it.
    Thanks, cb
     
    abredt, Feb 18, 2016
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  10. Clint Win User
    I have Dell XPS 8900. I went to there web site to see what was updated. This is what I saw.

    "Dell XPS 8900 System BIOS

    This package provides the Dell System BIOS update and is supported on Dell XPS 8900 for Windows and DOS Operating Systems.
    Fixes & Enhancements
    Enhancements
    - Improved system stability for virtual machine environment
    - Improved system stability for long Media playback.
    - Updated Dell Diagnostic to 4302.15"

    I downloaded the file, but I'm not going to install it yet. I'm not having any problems that I think that will fix. If it don't go correct, you end up with a black brick on your desk. I've never updated a BIOS.
     
    Clint, Feb 18, 2016
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  11. Most systems have some type of recovery process built-in. Updating a BIOS is no where near as dangerous as it used to be 10-15 years ago. It's a pretty simple, painless process now.
     
    DeaconFrost, Feb 18, 2016
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  12. abredt Win User
    What kind of problems might need a BIOS update?
    Thanks, cb
     
    abredt, Feb 18, 2016
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  13. brummyfan Win User

    Dell BIOS Update - Should I ?

    That's a wise decision *Thumbs
     
    brummyfan, Feb 18, 2016
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  14. SoFine409 Win User
    If you look thru the posts for BSOD issues you will see that lots of stability problems are caused by outdated BIOS. Updating is quick and painless way to ensure that future problems are eliminated. I update mine whenever they are available and have never had a problem.
     
    SoFine409, Feb 18, 2016
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  15. A bios update is issued to correct system stability issues. Update the bios as long as it is for win10 xx bit (where xx bit is your OS system type i.e. 32 or 64 bit).
     
    lopedoggie, Feb 19, 2016
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