[QUOTE=MeggieJJ;2311221]I am not sure I am in the right forum but will ask and maybe you all can tell me.
I just got a new studio XPS 1640. In the literature they sent it said to upgrade ALL firmware, bios etc. etc. It even lists the order this should be done.
Has anyone else flashed the bios on a laptop like this and also the other things like the video, camera etc.?
Thank you in advance[/QUOTE]
I have a new Studio 17 that is running on the “as shipped” drivers and BIOS.
It’s actually running well, but sometime soon (being the busy-body I am) I will D/L and run SiSoft Sandra and/or Everest Home Edition and determine what drivers and BIOS I have.
Then I will go through the “latest” at Dell and D/L install the newer drivers–D/L and flash to the latest BIOS.
Some would say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and there is some truth to that. Updating drivers is pretty safe but if a BIOS flash goes bad, you can render your computer useless.
For the BIOS flash, follow Dell’s instrctions exactly and if possible draw system power through an [B]U[/B]n-interruptible [B]P[/B]ower [B]S[/B]upply
Losing power during a flash is a very bad thing.