October 14th, 2012, 07:38 PM #1
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How To Back-up BIOS-Dell Inspiron 530s?
I need to update the BIOS on my Dell Inspiron 530s and want to back-up the old BIOS to a DVD to have in case of problems. I am told this can be done but I have been unsuccessful so far in finding out how. Can anyone provide me with or point me to procedures to both back-up the BIOS to DVD and restore it in case of failure? I only have DVDs on hand right now so I need to be able to do it to DVD and not a CD (at least for the moment). Thanks in advance for any help.
October 15th, 2012, 03:37 PM #2
BIOS Updates downloads, BIOS Mods, Computer Identification, Forum is where I usually tell people to look for specialised BIOS help like this.
Have a look around their forum. This question has probably been asked and answered a few times over there.
October 17th, 2012, 08:04 AM #3
It depends on the BIOS update method. If whatever you use can be directed to a DVD, then you should have no problems if you just save the copy on the DVD.
I would investigate your update system first. You may even want to consider storing it on the DVD, then transferring it to a flash drive when you reinstall it since I think every BIOS update scheme recognizes the flash drive.
It's all about "pointing" the update to the proper place.
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October 17th, 2012, 09:24 AM #4
Are you experiencing any of the issue that the BIOS will fix? If not - don't bother.
My office has two of the Dell Inspiron 530s, and using Dell's Windows Based Bios update is a piece of cake.... As long as the power doesn't go out, you'll be ok..Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
October 17th, 2012, 09:29 AM #5
The O.P. did get the BIOS flashed okay and it fixed the issue of his Dell not working with his new video card. However, I don't know if he backed up his original BIOS or not.
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