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lolita22
21-02-2010, 08:03 AM
Hi all, I recently put new hard drive in my Dell precision 330 workstation. Currently running windows 2000 pro. I would like to install windows xp pro but tried downloading it and it said need bios upgrade. Is the dell OS9 the correct bios upgrade or is that just for printer drivers etc..What is the proper upgrade and where can I get it? My system pentium 1.4 ghz 512 ram..Thanks..L

KarameaDave
21-02-2010, 08:14 AM
A09 is the correct BIOS update for your machine.
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=WRK_PNT_P4_330&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Sweep
21-02-2010, 08:15 AM
Hi there. Welcome to PressF1. It looks like there is only one BIOS for your PC and that is here and is Version A09.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=WRK_PNT_P4_330&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

I don't know where you downloaded XP from but are you sure the D/L is kosher?

Driftwood
21-02-2010, 09:41 AM
I was wondering that too.

lolita22
21-02-2010, 10:01 AM
Thanks! The dell site wants me to download to diskettes or floppy. Is there somewhere I can direct download it in exe.? or some other way? I didn't try to download the XP I have a disk! sorry about that mistake..Thanks

Sweep
21-02-2010, 10:05 AM
You can download the BIOS direct but there seems little point in doing so as it will be the same bios as you currently have I would think.

You will need a boot floppy or CD to flash the bios though.

lolita22
21-02-2010, 10:19 AM
I would like to direct download it. CD is all right. Currently I am running A08 Bios. Where can I direct download it besides Dell.com?

Sweep
21-02-2010, 11:36 AM
I don't know of any place other than dell to get the bios. You do realise you can't run that file under Windows.

Driftwood
21-02-2010, 11:53 AM
Just re-reading your #1 post.
What exactly was it that told you to update the bios?

Speedy Gonzales
21-02-2010, 12:17 PM
XP's setup by the looks of it