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Updating Bios

Is there a way I can update my Bios without a floppy drive? I don't have one.

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Depends on the computer

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I have a Dell and there are two options for updating the BIOS. One requires a floppy and the other doesn't. Despite having a floppy drive, I selected the non-floppy type and it worked fine. Check with the manufacture of your computer and see what is available.

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Re: Updating Bios

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Unless you really need to update to the latest BIOS, and the one you have is ok, LEAVE IT ALONE, seriously you can create more problems than you think this way.

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I Tend to Agree

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I'm generally pretty cavalier when it comes to upgrading things, but I leave the BIOS well enough alone. If something screws up, you're left with a giant paperweight of a computer until you replace the motherboard.

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But if you really want to update BIOS...

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...you can use programs that flash new settings onto the BIOS straight from Windows, depending on your computer, which eliminates the need for a floppy drive. Before using these though, always make sure your computer is properly plugged in and nothing else is running that may disturb the installation, as, like yewanchers observes, a computer without a BIOS is completely defunct.

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And Backup

In reply to: But if you really want to update BIOS...

the existing BIOS BEFORE any update! One can try to go back to this backup if the update is problematic.

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