[xubuntu-users] Upgrading BIOS

John Deakin john at humanaspects.co.uk
Wed Nov 18 22:20:47 UTC 2015

On 18/11/15 16:49, Fred Roller wrote:
> On 11/18/2015 09:25 AM, John Deakin wrote:
>> All,
>> With the new release, 15.10, I have to upgrade the BIOS in my Dell
>> Vostro computer. The interlacing on my screen is shot with the upgrade
>> and I have been told that the BIOS is at fault.
>> I have tried a number of ways found in various web sites and have failed
>> on all attempt. They all involve some sort of DOS emulation and have
>> either failed during the procedure or I judged the instructions either
>> incomplete or beyond my competence.
>> If you know of any simple, "foolproof" procedure to upgrade with
>> Vx20-104.EXE please help me out.
> Seems from the Dell site that you need to create a bootable disk (usb is
> doable) by formating in windows as system disk (Check the "Make
> bootable" option).  Virtualbox would do or borrow a friends PC.  Dell is
> in bed deep with windows so the "easy" method is borrow a friends PC or
> go to the library and try. Copy your file to the usb; which being a
> fat32 format most likely will be readable from your system.  Reboot with
> the disk and run the command:
> Vx20-104.EXE [filename is the command]
> and this should launch the program...
> Double check the the file that it is correct... the one I found, with
> the info you provided was 3550A11.EXE found at
> http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=N2KW4
> but this is with out the model number of YOUR system. So double check
> you have the correct file.
> Fred

Thanks Fred. I will give that a go.

> regards,
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