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Having a lot of bloody issues with Windows 8 installing on my Dell. realized I'm on A04 Bios when A05 is newest. Hopeing this can help.

Problem is, I have no OS on the laptop now, formatted. And the only Dell BIOS file I can find is an EXE file... So yea, can't figure out how to run from USB or CD.

I assume I'd have to extract the BIOS from the updater EXE but I don't know how. Then, I read you have to do complicated steps to make a bootable CD or USB, and add the files.

I'm sitting here wondering how people can make bandaid solutions to this, and Dell can't even give me a single pain free way to update BIOS without an OS installed to run an EXE file...

All help would be much appreciated, been pulling my hair out over the last 2 days trying to get Win8 on this lappy...
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AMD FX6300 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 XFX 7950 - 3GB G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133 CL9 @ 1733... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Blue 500GB WD Black 1.5TB Crucial M4 128GB (OS) LG ODD 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Deepcool Lucifer v2 Win7 Ultimate 64 bit Acer X223w (1050) LG 22EN33 (1080) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sharkoon Tactix OCZ ModXstream Pro 700w Modular Corsair 300R CM Storm Xornet 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries Qck+ DOTA2 Edition Edifier e1100+  Sennheiser HD215 Plantronics Gamecom 307 
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