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    Installing updated BIOS for Dell 530s, keep getting “insufficient memory” error?

    I have tried using both virtual and real FreeDOS disks to load the file, but I can't get it to work- I run only Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm looking to upgrade my CPU, but every time I try to run the 530_1018.exe file on my FreeDOS flash disk, it expands it, says "insufficient memory" once it gets to the Award Bios Flasher, and deletes the expanded file. Any suggestions would be very helpful- thank you!
    P.S.-I am planning on adding 2 additional Gb of RAM, so if that will solve the problem, I don't mind waiting until that comes.
    I opened it up, looks like a Foxconn G33M02 motherboard.

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    Re: Installing updated BIOS for Dell 530s, keep getting “insufficient memory” error?

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    Re: Installing updated BIOS for Dell 530s, keep getting “insufficient memory” error?

    Ok thanks for the tip, I'll try that! Is there any reason that I can't install Windows Vista or 7 onto an 8GB flash drive instead of a spare HD?

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    Re: Installing updated BIOS for Dell 530s, keep getting “insufficient memory” error?

    Hold on a min.

    reference:
    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/...driverid=N73YW

    First what is the current version of your bios and why do you need to update it exactly ?
    Second you don't need windows the website says windows / dos as well

    So you could likely get your hands on a windows CD boot to it and create a bootable dos disk which is all you really need.

    Or make a boot disk for just about anything you need here including boot flash drive
    http://www.bootdisk.com

    Or download windows 7 and boot to the DVD for the 30 day use as other have suggested

    This should do it for you

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