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Dell Vostro Desktop 400 BIOS, 1.0.15

Dell Vostro 400 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

Dell Inc.
Copyright (C) 2008, All Rights reserved.

BIOS Release Notes

Systems: Dell Vostro 400
Version: 1.0.15
Build Date: 06/23/2008

1. Updated Intel microcode.


Version 1.0.15, 1.0.15



Release date

15 Jul 2008

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:400_1015.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 684 KB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from any Windows or MS DOS environment.
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Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for 400_1015.EXE:

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 400_1015.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 400_1015.EXE.
    The Update BIOS window appears

  2. Click the Update button.
    The message Updating BIOS. Please DO NOT POWER OFF! appears. BIOS update will begin.

  3. After BIOS update complete, the WinFlash window appears to tell you "Update successful". Click Yes button. The system will restart and the BIOS Flash will be completed.

Run the BIOS update utility from DOS or DRMK environment (Non-Windows users)

NOTE: You will need to provide a bootable DOS or DRMK USB Memory Key. This executable file does not create the DOS or DRMK system files. The free size of the bootable DOS or DRMK USB Memory Key should be larger than 15 Mega Bytes.

  1. Copy the file 400_1015.EXE to a bootable USB Memory Key.

  2. Boot from the USB Memory Key to the DOS or DRMK prompt.

  3. Run the file by typing Y:\400_1015.EXE (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).

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Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

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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.