1. Joined : Aug 2015
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       13 Aug 2016 #1

    Dell Bios A14 VS A17


    Hi,
    What should I expect if I were to use a HD containing win10 which was installed on a PC having A17 bios on a otherwise equal PC having bios A14 ?
    Yes this is not a good idea, but the pc with win10 having A17 bios has developed vidio problems that are not worth fixing.
    I expect this just to fall a part but I can no longer take advantage of free win10 upgrade.
    Thanks,
    Keith
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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,381
    Win 10 14393.51
       13 Aug 2016 #2

    klong915 said: View Post
    Hi,
    What should I expect if I were to use a HD containing win10 which was installed on a PC having A17 bios on a otherwise equal PC having bios A14 ?
    Yes this is not a good idea, but the pc with win10 having A17 bios has developed vidio problems that are not worth fixing.
    I expect this just to fall a part but I can no longer take advantage of free win10 upgrade.
    Thanks,
    Keith
    It may be OK. The OS may be completely insensitive to the BIOS revision.

    Or, if the A14 PC has a working Windows installation, you could simply update the BIOS with a download from support.dell.com. (I looked; it's there.)

    Otherwise, you can probably still take advantage of the free upgrade.

    http://betanews.com/2016/08/04/how-t...s-10-for-free/
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
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       14 Aug 2016 #3

    Bios changes


    Well I guess I could just see what happens. Yes the drive has 3 working boots using the A17 bios, win7, win10 and mint rafaela. These lap tops are the same physically but the A17's nvidia section it no longer behaving. I will update with results. I don't see changing the bios path. If it doesn't work ok using the A14 bios then trust a bios change, if you can even get there?
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 35
    win7 home premium 64 bit
       15 Aug 2016 #4

    Solved, Dell Bios A14 - A17 bios boot with existing Win7-10 system


    Hi,
    Yes the unusable pc with A17 bios (on HD with win7-10 system installed) booted on like pc having A14 bios. software/firm ware was reinstalled after boot automatically.
    Thanks,
    Keith
    Last edited by klong915; 15 Aug 2016 at 20:03. Reason: Solved not explicitly stated
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