How have you installed 64bit Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 1501?
I'm running the flash utility as an administrator and I've tried all of the compatibility settings.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can try to update the BIOS on this machine?
The following files are Dell Notebook Bootable CD Images.
They are in an ISO format so that you can burn them to a CD using your favorite burning program.
Once the flash is complete, reset your BIOS to the boot order of your choice.
I have included the instructions on how to do burn an ISO image file to CD using Nero Burning ROM Version 5.5 and Version 6.0.
For Dell this is often printed somewhere on the underside in the form of a Service Tag and an Express Service Code.
If this is not easy to read, the information can be obtained in the following way: 1) Install libsmbios: with the key information in the BIOS version, the System ID, the Service Tag, and the Express Service Code.
Just as this cannot be run under Ubuntu (or any other Linux), .
This is in spite of anything it may say on the download page about being compatible with earlier versions of Windows; using any legacy DOS-type environment the runs, but exits without doing anything except printing out an annoying message. And how do we do that on a single-boot Ubuntu machine (or even a computer running legacy Windows, like XP)?
: Do not turn off your Laptop or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your Laptop.