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Windows 7 32-bit problems

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I bought Windows 7 today... but everytime i try to install it this problem comes up:

Windows cannot be installed on this computer with the current system BIOS version. Contact your computer manufacturer for a BIOS update, install the update,
and then start Windows installation again. OEM Name:
Dell Inc.; OEM Model: XPS M1530 ; BIOS Version: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07; BIOS Date: 20080124000000.000000+000

 

Ive downloaded the Dell Driver Download Manager.... but yet the message still comes up when I start to install it!

What to do?!

 

Thanks

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  • John Brouwer,

    Thank you for using the Dell Community Forum.

    I am not sure what system you are installing Win 7 but it needs to update the bios. Did you check to see if there are any bios updates on the Dell download page for your system? Did you run the Microsoft  Win 7 Upgrade Advisor on this system to see if Win 7 will run?

    #iwork4Dell

  • Yes, I ran Win 7 Upgrade Advisor and it said I was able to update!

    I go onto Drivers and Downloads on the website but when i download it... it says that all my drivers are up to date...

     

    John

  • John,

    Click the title below to download and update your BIOS to version A12. It looks like you have version AO7.

    XPS1530 Bios A12 Download

     

    #iwork4Dell

  • Ive done that several times now... and it says that:

    There are no files to download... when I open it.

    Its really unusual...

     

     

    John

  • I have the same problem with my Inspiron 1720. The Win 7 Upgrade Advisor states that my system meets all the requirements for the update. I spent my hard earned money on the Premium Upgrade and now I can't install it due to BIOS version. I have the latest BIOS version for the 1720!

  • Curtfell I have the same notebook and it gives me the same message. did you get it to work yet?? let me know.

  • I am having the same issues:

    Windows cannot be installed on this computer with the current system BIOS version. Contact your computer manufacturer for a BIOS update, install the update, and then start Windows installation again. OEM Name: Dell Inc.; OEM Model: XPS M1530 ; BIOS Version: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A08; BIOS Date: 20080319000000.000000+000

    This is what I get I tried updating the BIOS for A08 but it did not fix it.  This is really ridiculous!

  • Have your tried updating the BIOS to A09? Maybe this will fix your probs:

    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?deviceid=14338&fileid=267480&releaseid=R193896&SystemID=XPS_M1530

     

  • I have the same problem. Did you figure out how to download this Bios?  I can download it, but the file says it's empty with the same error msg....

  • I'm having the same problem. I also have an Inspiron 1720 and in order to update to Windows 7 Ultimate, I need to update my BIOS. I currently have Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07. I've tried updating the BIOS to A09 and A12 but the Dell Driver Download Manager says there are no files to download. I'd love to have a live chat but apparently my warranty for that has expired so I would love an answer if anyone knows what to do. Thanks.

  • I tried this with IE and it found files to download. I was initially using Firefox and with that, nothing opened. I hope it works for you now.

  • Yep, I uninstalled the Download Manager and used IE and it worked also. Thanks.

  • JoshElder,

    Thank you for using the Dell Community Forum.

    You can go straight to the BIOS VERSION A09 by clicking the title below.

    Bios A09

    #iwork4Dell

  • I'l try again.

  • Try...

     

    How to by-pass the Dell Download Manager, then try Jesse's link above for the Bios. Please use Internet Explorer.

     

     

    Rick

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