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Dell Precision M4300 System BIOS, A15
Precision M4300 System BIOS version A15
Release Date 1/21/2010
Importance: Optional
Version: A15

The following formats are available for the file you have selected

File Format: Linux Download File Download File
File Name:

M4300A15.BIN

Description: This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. This format can be used to install from Linux.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 968KB

File Format: Windows/DOS Download File Download File
File Name:

M4300A15.EXE

Description: This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from Windows XP, Windows 2000, NT, Windows 9X, Windows ME or a MS DOS environment.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 1MB

Previous Versions

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Description

Precision M4300 System BIOS version A15

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Compatibility

Systems
Precision M4300
Operating Systems
BIOS

Applies to

  • Precision M4300 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes/Enhancements 1. Added support for Remote TPM Activation. 2. Removed HDD Acoustic support. 3. Enhanced external USB CD drive boot.

Installation instructions

            
Installation Instructions for Linux
  1. If not already logged in as root, change user ID to root.

  2. At the shell, switch to run level 1 by executing "init 1".

  3. Make the update program executable by executing "chmod u+x update_program_name".

  4. Run the update by executing "./update_program_name" from the shell.

  5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.

  6. For help, type "./update_program_name --help" at the shell prompt.

Installation Instructions for the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format
  1. Download file to Desktop
  2. Use one of the methods below to flash the Bios.

Download file to Desktop
The file M4300A15.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.
Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment
  1. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled M4300A15.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 diskette. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
  1. Copy the file M4300A15.EXE to a bootable floppy.
  2. Boot from the floppy to the DOS prompt.
  3. Run the file by typing Y:\M4300A15.EXE (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).

Checksum

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MD5:
807a718b9376568e0f507e2ab6fd0826
M4300A15.EXE
SHA1:
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M4300A15.EXE
SHA-256:
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M4300A15.EXE

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