How to update DMI?

Dell Vostro 1400 notebook
November 25, 2009 at 12:33:46
Specs: Windows XP Pro, ...
alright, dont criticize or poke fun, but I cant figure this our for the life of me. I've been working with various companies for a while as a technician. I mainly do laptop repair work. Recently I've had an influx of HP desktops, that need the motherboard replaced. Now in all these descriptions after installation, it says I'm supposed to update the DMI. I have looked this up for a while and cant figure out what it is, or how to do it. So if someone could please go over this process with me, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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November 25, 2009 at 13:05:30
are you sure of the message?

usually its verifing DMI poll data
does the system boot?

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November 25, 2009 at 13:50:35
The DMI (Desktop Management Interface) is part of the BIOS. It is where the BIOS stores hardware information that is then used by the Operating System. Normally it is updated automatically whenever the hardware changes such as more memory being installed or another hard disk.

Some BIOS have as a setting to force a DMI update on every boot as a matter of routine or just as required. It usually requires no intervention from the user.


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