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Dell Inspiron 3521 Owner's Manual: Flashing The Bios

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Flashing the BIOS

You may need to flash the BIOS when an update is available or after replacing the system
board. To flash the BIOS:
Turn on the computer.
Go to
Locate the BIOS update file for your computer:
NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located on a label at the back of
your computer. For more information, see the Quick Start Guide that shipped
with your computer.
If you have your computer's Service Tag or Express Service Code:
Enter your computer's Service Tag or Express Service Code in the Service Tag
or Express Service Code field.
Click Submit and proceed to step 4.
If you do not have your computer's Service Tag or Express Service Code:
Select one of the following options:
Automatically detect my Service Tag for me
Choose from My Products and Services List
Choose from a list of all Dell products
Click Continue and follow the instructions on the screen.
A list of results appears on the screen. Click BIOS.
Click Download File to download the latest BIOS file.
In the Please select your download method below window, click For Single File
Download via Browser, and then click Download Now.
The File Download window appears.
In the Save As window, select an appropriate location to download the file on
your computer.
If the Download Complete window appears, click Close.
Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the BIOS update file.
Double-click the BIOS update file icon and follow the instructions that appear on
the screen.
Flashing the BIOS


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