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Another nothing to do with avast post................
« on: December 08, 2016, 02:15:39 AM »
This is about a Dell update and I'm afraid to let it update because I don't want to mess up my new computer.   I don't know anything about the system BIOS.

Any replies would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 02:39:20 AM »
Never update a bios unless it really is needed to solve a problem that can't be solved in another way.

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2016, 02:43:51 AM »
Thank you Eddy.  I'm going to uninstall Dell Update.

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 02:50:00 AM »
It is simple.
Why changing things if everything is working as it should ?

As they say :
- never change a winning team
- do not try to fix something that isn't broken
- always listen to and follows Eddy's advise

Ok I admit that I don't know who said that last one, but I bet someone has said it ;D

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 02:55:35 AM »
- always listen to and follows Eddy's advise

Ok I admit that I don't know who said that last one, but I bet someone has said it ;D

You said it. :)

So it's okay to uninstall Dell Update?

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 03:18:30 AM »
Either remove the Dell updater or prevent it from running automatically.
Either one will be enough.

The only thing it does is checking for updates that Dell provides for it's own hardware/software.
It doesn't check if your system/software has a problem.
It also doesn't check that if there is a problem their update will fixed it.

I never counted it, but in the almost 35 years of using computers (private and when I had my own service shop), it happend +/- 25 times that a bios update was really needed to solve a problem.
And the only two reasons for it :
- HD wasn't (correctly) detect by the bios.
- The ram stick(s) weren't (correctly) recognized.

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 03:20:31 AM »
The Dell Update kept popping up so I uninstalled it.

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2016, 04:24:14 PM »
There is always more than one thought on this.
Eddy likes to keep things as they are. I like to be up -to date and enjoy new features as they become available.
It's your system and this is something everyone needs to decide on their own.
You need to know what you are comfortable with and what changes you can handle and what new things not to allow.
There are those that are trying Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds and then there are those who are quite happy with Windows XP.
In the end, the decision is always a personal one. :)

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 04:56:23 PM »
I just got this driver update but don't understand what the Checksum Value means.  I haven't installed the driver yet.

For more downloads go to the​ Drivers and downloads. For help on using the information on this page, please visit Driver Help and Tutorials.
Dell Inspiron 3252 System BIOS
This package provides the Dell System BIOS update and is supported on Dell Inspiron 3252 for Windows and DOS Operating Systems.
Fixes & Enhancements
Fixes
- Not Applicable

Enhancements
- Enhanced detection function of the power adapter.
- Updated SMBIOS data.
Version
Version 2.8.1, 2.8.1
Category
BIOS
Release date
20 Sep 2016
Last Updated
20 Sep 2016
Importance
Recommended
Available formats
File Format:
Windows/DOS
File Name:
Inspiron_3252_Vostro_3252_2.8.1.exe
Download Type:
HTTP
File Size:
5 MB
Format Description
This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from any Windows or MS DOS environment.

 Download File
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
0d619a3c26e556621febe1335779813b
SHA1:
8939c63a7854b1b29d55b5da5138cbfb9fee91d3
SHA-256:
a6c20b3f699a6f602652a93bbf394a641100bb06e2a6e222d76e497802a8012d

Should I install the driver?  ???

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2016, 05:04:07 PM »

BIOS Update Executable for Windows/DOS

Download
1. Click Download File, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive.

Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Windows System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
3. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2016, 05:06:46 PM »
Cant say I've ever had an issue updating BIOS on any of my systems, system image beforehand is always wise.

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2016, 10:00:28 PM »
I always update BIOSes. No issues so far. Just make sure your device has fully charged battery or you're doing update when there is the least chance of power failure if it's a PC without battery. Avoid doing updates during heavy storms or if you know there is a planned electricity downtime for maintenance. It's also not recommended doing BIOS updates on systems that are overclocked but not tested to be stable. And before you do the update, restart the system just to be sure it's running clean. Then you should be 99.99% fine :)
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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2016, 11:28:55 PM »
I always update BIOSes. No issues so far. Just make sure your device has fully charged battery or you're doing update when there is the least chance of power failure if it's a PC without battery. Avoid doing updates during heavy storms or if you know there is a planned electricity downtime for maintenance. It's also not recommended doing BIOS updates on systems that are overclocked but not tested to be stable. And before you do the update, restart the system just to be sure it's running clean. Then you should be 99.99% fine :)

What does overclocked mean?

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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2016, 11:30:04 PM »
I always update BIOSes. No issues so far. Just make sure your device has fully charged battery or you're doing update when there is the least chance of power failure if it's a PC without battery. Avoid doing updates during heavy storms or if you know there is a planned electricity downtime for maintenance. It's also not recommended doing BIOS updates on systems that are overclocked but not tested to be stable. And before you do the update, restart the system just to be sure it's running clean. Then you should be 99.99% fine :)

What does overclocked mean?
If you don't know, you haven't done it. :)  My BIOS update went flawlessly. :)
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Re: Another nothing to do with avast post................
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2016, 11:38:09 PM »
No, I haven't done it and I'm almost afraid to.