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Driver Details

Dell Inspiron M5010 System BIOS, A12
Release Date: 7/24/2011
Importance: Recommended
Version: A12

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File Size: 1MB

Previous Versions

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Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).


Inspiron 15 (M5010)
Inspiron M501R
Operating Systems

Applies to

  • Inspiron M5010 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

1. Improved BIOS password protection function.

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for M5010A12.EXE:

Installation Instructions

The  file M5010A12.EXE is using the Hard Drive format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environments.

1. Click Download now.The File Download window appears.

2. Click the Save button.The Save As window appears.

3. Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

4. Click the Save button.A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

5. If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

NOTE: Shut down all other applications prior to running the BIOS update utility. The update utility reboots your system in order to get the new BIOS loaded.   

6. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled M5010A12.EXE.
The Dell Bios Flash window appears 

7. Click the Continue button.
The message Pressing OK will close all applications, shut down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot. appears. 

8. Click the OK button.
The system will restart and the Bios Flash will be completed.            


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