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Dell Optiplex3010 System BIOS A06
Dell OptiPlex3010 System BIOS A06
Release Date 10/27/2012
Importance: Recommended
Version: A06

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File Format: Non-Packaged Download File Download File
File Name:

O3010A06.exe

Description: This file format consists of a BIOS-executable file. To use it, download the file and copy it to a DOS-bootable USB flash drive, then boot the system to the USB flash drive and run the program.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 4MB

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Description

Dell OptiPlex3010 System BIOS A06

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).

Important Information

Upgrading and Downgrading between Currently Released BIOS Images (Pre-Win8 Released BIOS) and Win8 Feature Enhanced BIOS Images (Win8 Released BIOS) Upgrading: The new Win8 Released BIOS contains new features and behavior, but the upgrade process for the end user is still unchanged. Simply run the EXE application normally and the BIOS will handle incorporating the new features and logic with your current settings. After the upgrade, you will immediately see that one of the visible changes is to the logo screen during boot, which only displays the logo at a larger size with no other information or text. Downgrading: Once a machine has a Win8 Released BIOS running on it, downgrading to a Pre-Win8 Released BIOS requires removing some unique functionality and security enhancements that are only present in a Win8 Released BIOS. This downgrade process described here is specific to Win8 Released BIOS to Pre-Win8 Released BIOS transitions ONLY, and does not affect the normal rules/operations for downgrades of Pre-Win8 Released BIOS to an older Pre-Win8 Released BIOS, or Win8 Released BIOS to an older Win8 Released BIOS. To install a Pre-Win8 Released BIOS on a machine running a Win8 Released BIOS, you will still use the same EXE application released for the BIOS version you wish to go to. When in Windows or DOS, your interaction with the application will be the same, but upon the machine restarting in order to do the update you will be prompted to accept the actions required in order to downgrade the machine and then prompted enter your admin password (if set). These prompts can not be accepted remotely and must be accepted by using an attached or built-in keyboard. Due to compatibility of features, and ensuring platform stability, the only way to downgrade is to reset all the settings in the machine to a default factory state as if it had been shipped with a Pre-Win8 Released BIOS; specifically including defaulting the boot mode to Legacy (not UEFI), removing all passwords, and defaulting all user selectable settings. The following is retained on the machine (all other settings are reset): Windows Keys (if present), Service Tag, Asset Tag, Ownership Tag, Manufacturing Date, Ownership Date, and Express Service Code. Downgrading is blocked if either Secure Boot is on or if Computrace has been activated. Due to security rules and protecting our machines from malicious attacks, if a user wishes to downgrade he/she must first ensure both of these are disabled or off. (Machines that are shipped out of the factory with Win8 Operating System are required to have Secure Boot initially on.) After running the application, accepting the downgrading conditions prompts after restart, and the BIOS downgrading process is finished, the platform will be operating with the Pre-Win8 Released BIOS you desired. You may then go to the Firmware Setup to change settings and configure the machine as needed. Quickly Identifying if You Have a Win8 Released BIOS Installed: To quickly tell if a machine has a Win8 Released BIOS on it, check if the boot screen does not display the model name and BIOS version under the logo. This information, model name and BIOS version, are now found in the F12 menu on a Win8 BIOS.)

Compatibility

Systems
OptiPlex 3010
Operating Systems
BIOS

Applies to

  • Dell Optiplex 3010

Fixes & Enhancements

WARNING: If the Dell Data Protection | Encryption Full Volume Encryption is deployed in the current system, Do Not Update BIOS to this BIOS release. This BIOS update will cause systems deployed with DDPE FVE encryption to become unusable. Back flashing the BIOS to previous version and DDPE recovery steps will be required to recover data. 1.Fix Onboard HDMI audio no function if disable CSM in BIOS. 2.Update CPU ucode. 3.Active "Enable USB Wake Support". 4.Show NIC device name rather than "Onboard NIC" in UEFI mode. 5.Fix: The SUT can't boot to the ATA mode UEFI OS with HDD password setting.

Installation instructions

            
WARNING: If the Dell Data Protection | Encryption Full Volume Encryption is deployed in the current system, Do Not Update BIOS to this BIOS release.  
This BIOS update will cause systems deployed with DDPE FVE encryption to become unusable.   Back flashing the BIOS to previous version and DDPE recovery steps will be required to recover data. 


Note: Please make sure you suspend BitLocker encryption before updating BIOS on a BitLocker enabled system. If you doesn't enable BitLocker on your system you can ignore it.
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Installation Instructions for the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format
1. Download file to Desktop
2. Use one of the methods below to flash the Bios.
   Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment
   Run the BIOS update utility from  DOS environment (Non-Windows users)
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Download file to Desktop
The file O3010A06.exe is using the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environment.
  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. 
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Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment
  1. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled O3010A06.exe.The Dell BIOS Flash window appears 
  2. Click the Continue button.The message Pressing OK will close all applications, shut down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot. appears. 
  3. Click the OK button.The system will restart and the BIOS Flash will be completed.

Run the BIOS update utility from  DOS environment (Non-Windows users)
NOTE: You will need to provide a bootable DOS USB key. This executable file does not create the  DOS system files. 
  1. Copy the file O3010A06.exe to a bootable USB key.
  2. Boot from the USB key to the  DOS prompt.
  3. Run the file by typing Y:\O3010A06.exe (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).
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MD5:
9b3f2e2e6e180ea577d48be5a4b03f08
O3010A06.exe
SHA1:
b8ad9ee64aec14a2cf8980dd200d9c489d4c460a
O3010A06.exe
SHA-256:
2cd810291afc20c44187a4745874c06f2b25eb3dc591008534f856f9430014f6
O3010A06.exe

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