Because of the slow demise of the floppy disk drive, the current method is to either use a bootable CD or a self-contained BIOS flashing executable such as Win Flash.This all started when I slapped my system together.Many that purchase a Dell PC do not get the optional floppy drive or the floppy drive might not even be an option for that computer. These will show up on the A:\ drive after you use it to boot your computer. In the File Browser section, navigate to the folder that you downloaded the BIOS update program to. Drag and drop the BIOS update program to the left pane.
For example, Crucial M4's firmware update seems to be fairly simple: install the OS and then just run the update utility.(there's the option of using a different installer with USB but no reason to choose that when the previous method is simpler... Unless of course, there's some technical problems)However, for OCZ SSDs firmware update toolbox requires the OS to not run from the SSD.
Or can I connect the SSD to my laptop using some kind of cable, update the firmware there, and stick it in my computer and then proceed to install my freash Windows? I read some people recommending mirroring the OS onto another HDD but that seems to be the most complicated way to do this AND it requires a separate software. Sorry if I'm not being clear, I'm almost completely clueless when it comes to SSD.
Hopefully ye experts will be able to understand my gibberish lol.
Most Dell Forum users recommend to use ONLY the Floppy disk method of updating the BIOS. If you have access to another computer that has a floppy disk, you can create a bootable CD with the BIOS update on it and use it to flash the BIOS.
This is becoming a bigger problem since Dell does not include the floppy disk standard on the newer notebook models and people are trying to save money by not ordering the optional USB floppy disk.