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Dell bios upgrade

By mspacman1979
Dec 27, 2008
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  1. i am running A03 on my c640. i plan to upgrade the ram soon. i need to update to version A10. my bios is set with an admin password. do i need this password to update the bios/upgrade ram?

    i need this answer so i can then formulate the proper plan of action using the fantastic tools on this site.

    thanks folks. any help is much, much, much appreciated.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You are best to remove the password first
    But if you have the ability to boot from a floppy or CD to update your Bios, then it is likely that the password may be removed during the process

    To be certain you could download the dst-cd.iso
    http://www.download.centre4service.com/software1.html
    password: smellyalater
    And remove the Administrator password first
     
  3. mspacman1979

    mspacman1979 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    you are truly a friend. thank you for being so prompt. i would love to find some way i can contribute here. hope this works!

    this is a little scary, simply because i'm not sure exactly the ramifications of what i'm doing. i can understand it easily enough, and would be perfectly willing to read through anything offered on the subject.

    is there a place that describes what this is and such? i'd even take a page number and thread name. i don't want to have to reinstall my os or anything and guess i'm not sure what removing/changing service tag does. i assume it allows me to change my admin password/bios but is there any caveats?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

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