if you have it on a ups or youre confident in your power, try it, see if it will let you continue. its precautionary because if it looses power during the flash, its bricked.Hey guys, update. I keep getting a startup message that a battery is required to complete a Windows firmware update. Can I ignore this or should I reinsert the battery for this? I'd rather not have to put it back in unless absolutely necessary.
im saying try it without but make sure your power is stable, ie on a ups. if you lose power while is flashing its bricked, aka fucked.Can you clarify you're saying that you suggesting I should put the battery back in to do this for a firmware update. I'd honestly prefer not to put the battery back in at all an just continuing to use it on power.
Not sure why windows would require the battery in order to update the OS that seems weird
OK. I don't think I clarified that I can't do the firmware update without having a battery installed. I can only skip over that warning and boot into Windows. Sounds like I need to reinstall the battery in order to do the update. That sucks in a way. Yes, my power is stable.im saying try it without but make sure your power is stable, ie on a ups. if you lose power while is flashing its bricked, aka fucked.
because its sensing youre on a laptop and is trying to prevent the above. if your battery is in and working and you lose ac power it will keep goin.
That's a very good point thank you for bringing that up OK so I'm not gonna bother with itJudging for your original error you likely won't even be able to do the install with the battery installed, since it won't be able to identify it. If that's the case your two real options are to replace the battery or try to remove the Dell BIOS update from Windows updates.