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Thread: How Can I Downgrade Bios

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    How Can I Downgrade Bios

    Since my return to Ubuntu I can't get my dvd-rw working properly and would like to downgrade my bios can it be done with the way dell runs it's support site I'm using chrome and using a dell 1545 laptop? 64-bit Ubuntu

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    Re: How Can I Downgrade Bios

    Hi, no once the bios is upgraded you are stuck with it.
    Thanks

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    Re: How Can I Downgrade Bios

    There are some articles about how to downgrade the BIOS on Dell computers:

    http://bigbrovar.wordpress.com/2008/...ios-on-ubuntu/
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=966814
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1131372

    But unless you know exactly what you are doing I wouldn't recommend to attempt it.

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    Re: How Can I Downgrade Bios

    Hi, that package it says you need to install does not exist in 12.04 and the directions are for 8.10 I believe.

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    Re: How Can I Downgrade Bios

    You can follow this howto and the run the update exe with the "/forceit" parameter.

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    Re: How Can I Downgrade Bios

    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Man View Post
    Hi, no once the bios is upgraded you are stuck with it.
    Thanks
    Incorrect, you can downgrade via USB boot and using the /forceit switch.


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