It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run.
Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager.
Then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files.
Follow the instructions to create a set of floppy diskettes.
The "Format Description" should read: This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files.
Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files.
A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version).
The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 173 files and is usually about 1.39 MB (1,458,907 bytes).
From time to time, drive makers test additional brands of DVD discs and then update their firmware with new write strategies for those newly tested discs, enabling their drives to work with more brands of DVD discs.
All DVD writer owners need to frequently check with their drive manufacturer to see if there is a new firmware upgrade available for their drive.
Most Dell Forum users recommend to use ONLY the Floppy disk method of updating the BIOS. If you have access to another computer that has a floppy disk, you can create a bootable CD with the BIOS update on it and use it to flash the BIOS.
This is becoming a bigger problem since Dell does not include the floppy disk standard on the newer notebook models and people are trying to save money by not ordering the optional USB floppy disk.
In some cases, the firmware is unable to produce reliable burning with a particular disc brand, and rejects the disc as having a "power calibration error" or "illegal disc" or a similar error.