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Enable "start up" from USB and disable all other startup options. Insert HBD on USB stick, start computer, boot from the XP option that comes up. Find the dell file on the USB stick, copy to XP desktop. I tried most of the ways in the forums, which did not work. After HBD options came up, opened XP and shut down normally. This is the way I managed to do it using Hiren boot disk. Download Hiren Boot Disk and create Hiren Boot disk on USB (Google this if you need to) Copy Dell file to HBD USB Enter Bios of latitude by pressing F2 key at startup. Went into Bios, reenabled boot option I had previously disabled. Bill2 : i'll try to update my BIOS to A09 from dell then... I know I can remove that password by opening the laptop but I don't want to open it. So I have inserted windows 7 Installation disk into CD drive.
Please read How to reference material written by others. On boot, BIOS noticed RAM change and redirect me to BIOS setup - to change settings so system knows RAM has changed.Running which means the new RAM stick of 2GB has not be recognized and Mint is running with only 1GB of RAM."Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 with Linux Mint 13 on it (Ubuntu 12.11 I think). Couldn't find out how to do it so resume normal boot.