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DELL,SW,BIOS,M6300,A14,A14

Precision M6300 System BIOS A14

Fixes & Enhancements

Dell Inc.
Copyright (C) 2011, All Rights reserved.
www.dell.com

BIOS Release Notes

Systems: Dell Precision M6300 Series
Version: A14
Build Date: 12/06/2011

Fixes/Enhancements
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1. Add Digital Sign Feature, Signed Firmware update.
2. Update new password algorithm.
3. Enhance Computrace security.

The BIOS release has been validated on the following operating systems:
1. Micrsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)
2. Microsoft Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 (32-bit)
3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Version

Version A14, A14

Release date

06 Jan 2012

Last Updated

07 Jul 2012

Importance

Optional

Available formats

File Format:Non-Packaged
File Name:M6300A14.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 856KB
Format DescriptionThis 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.
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
4abeacd60d7f66e62d6d3e1d166c7a35
SHA1:
a952020df74a8b04f2378a3900a6650347c5b84b
SHA-256:
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Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

BIOS

Applies to

Installation instructions

Installation Instructions for the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format


Download file to Desktop

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 M6300A14.EXE is using the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environment.


Click Download now.The File Download window appears.

Click the Save button.The Save As window appears.

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

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

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


Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled M6300A14.EXE.The Dell BIOS Flash window appears

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

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.

Copy the file M6300A14.EXE to a bootable floppy.

Boot from the floppy to the DOS prompt.

Run the file by typing Y:\M6300A14.EXE (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).

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