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Old 09-11-2005, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Updating System BIOS HELP

When downloading the BIOS update, it tells you to save it to the system first. Since I am can't get the laptop on line yet, is there a problem with saving it to a CD on a different PC, then copy to the laptop?

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Old 09-11-2005, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No problems in doing that at all. Files aren't picky about what system you save them too, only on which ones you try to install them to.

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Old 09-12-2005, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It just needs to be a bootable media. Most bio's flashes want you to boot from the cd or floppy, then the program runs before windows even starts. Shouldn't matter what media it is.
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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that will be fine. That what i did with my old P3 that wasnt connected to the net.
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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But I want to be able to connect to the internet. Right now it is missing so many files and we dont have the software to restore it with.

What application were you running when you installed a new OS? Right now there it has Windows 98 and I have XP Pro that I can install.

Any tips before I dive into this would be GREATLY appreciated. I have already done a backup of my files.
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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OH NOOOO!!!! This isn't happening. I saved the updates including the BIOS on another PC. I just put in a CDR to copy the files to, then take the files to the laptop to execute them and found that the CDR is configured evidently to only play audio. It keeps saying to insert a CD and it is there. I tried several other CD's and it is not reading them. I put an audio CD in and it plays.

I am wondering, this PC was one I received from work when we upgraded our systems, and was used in a network environment. Although we have the CDROM, the permission levels restricts the users from downloading from the internet and/or installing applications. Is there some type of configuration or permission level that it is still seeing that is preventing the use of writing to a CD?

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