BIOS Update on Dell Inspiron n5110

So far what I had in my mind about BIOS update was "STAY AWAY WITHOUT RUINING YOUR PC" because it was a bit difficult process(few years back it was done using only the command line). If you do even a simple mistake it might cause you to throw away your mother board. So I didn't even look at it.

But today when I was trying to install Windows 8.1 on my n5110 laptop it said "Windows 8.1 cannot install on your pc. Please update BIOS". So I had no option but to update BIOS.

 By default, n5110 comes with A09 BIOS version. And the updated version A11 is available for this laptop.

In order to flash BIOS you need to have the binary file (exe file) provided by Dell inc. To obtain that file go to this link .

Then select "Start Here" under "Support for Home"
 Then you will have to provide your service tag.

After that you will have to select Drivers & Downloads from the below screen. And under Operating system, make sure to select BIOS.




Then it will show the updates available, select the latest and download.


Now the scariest part. All you have to do is double click on the downloaded file and click next. Everything will be done automatically. Easy right??? Well I was so afraid to update BIOS, but I just got realized that with the time, even BIOS update got easier. And don't forget to plug your laptop into a power outlet as any power interruptions may cause DEATH to your laptop..

I hope you got everything. I'll try to capture a Screen-cast if I got a chance with one of my friends laptop. But till that, please bear with the post...

50 comments:

  1. Hello please help appreciated
    I Have Dell i3 N5110 with 4 gb ram 500 gb hard disc i reserved window 10 but when i chk capability its says bios not supported for windows 10, i currently installed bios A07 on my laptop i also chked on dell.com thrs avaliable new A11 for my n5110 i heard if we install update if go wrong motherboard will go dead kindly let me know how to update it am scared to update also want windows 10 kindly help appreciated?????

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  2. Hi you don't have to be scared to update BIOS. Few years back I also was scared but they have provided exe files to update the bios where we have to do nothing but just executing the application. Make sure you have power connected to the laptop.

    Steps are similar to this tutorial.

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  3. Well i have successfully update bios A07 to A11 i have dell N5110 i3 laptop with 4gb ram and 500 gb hdd
    Still confused after bios update window 10 will work on my laptop or not??

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    1. Hi Rashad,
      Have you installed Win10 in your Dell? I tried last week but showed the BIOS compatibility issue. If you are successful with the updated BIOS then I will try. Hope to have your suggestion.
      Thanks.

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  4. Well i have successfully update bios A07 to A11 i have dell N5110 i3 laptop with 4gb ram and 500 gb hdd
    Still confused after bios update window 10 will work on my laptop or not??

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  5. Well i have successfully update bios A07 to A11 i have dell N5110 i3 laptop with 4gb ram and 500 gb hdd
    Still confused after bios update window 10 will work on my laptop or not??

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    1. Great. Good to hear that you updated BIOS without any hiccups. If dell.com says that win 10 supports A11, it should definitely work. Good luck

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  6. Well how do i know that With A11 bios update it will tun window 10 how to contact dell or i have to wait and don't cancel reservation of window 10???

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  7. I don't think you have to cancel the reservation. Even if A11 doesn't support Windows 10, Dell will soon release a update which supports Windows 10. Hopefully A11 will support Windows 10.

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  8. Thnx buddy for very useful information and respond..cheers

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  9. Thnx buddy for very useful information and respond..cheers

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  10. i have dell N5110 windows 7 (BIOS A11) i5, RAM 4 GB, Hard disk 500 GB, i also got the icon of windows 10 update but its showing me error that my BIOS is not supported..........
    please give me solution........
    thank you.

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  11. HI,My Dell N5110 laptop, has i3,500 HDD,4 GB RAM,using Windows7;Shows, BIOS not supported msg when trying update to windows 10.Please help me with this issue!
    Thankyou

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  12. I still haven't updated myself to Windows 10. However noticed that lot of people are facing the issue.

    I found an answer (Confirmed to be working) in the dell forum. I'll quote the steps below.

    1)windows update (check/nothing downloaded)

    2) restart

    3) re-flashed A11 bios

    4) restart

    5)clicked Get Windows app icon (failure/BIOS isnt supported)

    6) shut down / removed battery / wait / start

    7)clicked Get Windows app icon (Success)

    Link for the post: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997/t/19636133

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  13. I have update the bios on my dell N5110 laptop to A11 bios. Ensure that ALL windows updates are applied to your laptop and then use the Microsoft Creation Tool to download the files for windows 10 upgrade and the rest will follow. Upgraded to windows 10 with the only issue at the end when the desktop appear was that Dell Stage required windows 7. Change Dell Stage to windows 7 compatibility mode reboot no further error message and happily using windows 10.

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  14. I just installed windows 10 and wirless didn't work
    Note: bios updated to A 11
    Any solution please

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    1. Ahamed can you please share details about your laptop?

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  15. Really i am impressed from this post....the person who created this post is a generous and knows how to keep the readers connected..thanks for sharing this with us found it informative and interesting. Looking forward for more updates..

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    1. Thanks a lot Barney for the kind words.

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    2. Hi Rumesh..i have a dell laptop inspiron n5110 bios a09..i gone be search dell website and succesfully download the setup of bios a11..i try to install it..but let the problem is still my lap is not finish restart proceed...untill 6 hours waiting ..iam scared because the lapscreen shown in still shutdown...pls help me...what i do now???

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    3. Hi Rumesh..i have a dell laptop inspiron n5110 bios a09..i gone be search dell website and succesfully download the setup of bios a11..i try to install it..but let the problem is still my lap is not finish restart proceed...untill 6 hours waiting ..iam scared because the lapscreen shown in still shutdown...pls help me...what i do now???

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    4. My guess is that it is a temporal issue. Try manual restart and re flashing the bios. Meanwhile try to contact the dell support as well. Hope things will go smoothly for you.

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  16. Ahmed Taha, did you try the 7 steps above?

    Also, does anyone know what is meant by RE-FLASHING bios?

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  17. i have updated my dell n5110 to window 10 ..everything is fine no need to worry .it has been installed successfully but the main problem is that it does not recognize the screen..i have connected my lapy with other laptop.window 10 is detecting that one but not n5110 screen...i have restored it to previous version...waiting for update so that window 10 could recognize n5110 screen

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  18. I have updated the BIOS to A11.....still I am not able to upgrade to Windows 10. Also, Inspiron N5110 is not in the list of laptops supporting Windows 10. Never gonna buy dell laptop ever again.

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  19. wtf is this.i dont understand why dell inspiron 5110 does not support upgrading win10...

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  21. i have dell N5110 windows 7 (BIOS A11) i5, RAM 4 GB, Hard disk 500 GB, i also got the icon of windows 10 update but its showing me error that my BIOS is not supported..........
    please give me solution........
    thank you.

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  22. Bios update stabilised our Dell Vostro 14 5459. Before update it was crashing all the time.

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  26. any idea if any of these bios updates extended the volume of ram supported ive upgraded mine from a02 to a11 to install win10 but i would like to expand the ram which is currently 4gb but i cant find any change log documentation on the dell website which only says it supports 8gb of ram which is ok but id like to goto 16 if possible .

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    1. ive put 8gb in mine if you google the model there are posts saying it will support upto 16gb

      i wish dell published the bios release notes

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  31. did a clean install of W10 on this laptop wouldnt run on the A03 bios that was installed once i updated it to A11 W10 installed and ran fine.

    had to install the touchpad driver from a different dell laptop to get gestures and other features (basic mouse function worked out of the box) had to install ALPS version 8.1200.101.218 cant remember which laptop page i got it off

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  35. just downloaded win 10 Pro on Inspiron N5110 w bios version A11 and works, but having trouble w update to version 1709 from 1504. Keeps hanging up on install after downloading. Will get back w you.

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