Dell OptiPlex 9010A System BIOS A10

Dell OptiPlex 9010A System BIOS A10 for Windows 8

Fixes & Enhancements

Required for Windows 8
01. Meet ErP Lot6 (<0.5W) requirement.


Version A10, A10



Release date

25 Jan 2013

Last Updated

25 Jan 2013


Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:Optiplex9010A_A10.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 8 MB
Format Description:This 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Other versions
A02,A02 04 Jun 20122:45:15 AM
Applies to
Dell OptiPlex 9010A
Installation instructions
Please turn off Bitlocker before flash BIOS install instruction.

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)

Download file to Desktop

The file Optiplex9010A_A10.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 Optiplex9010A_A10.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 Optiplex9010A_A10.exe to a bootable USB key.
2. Boot from the USB key to the DOS prompt.
3. Run the file by typing Y:\Optiplex9010A_A10.exe (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).

Note: Pleaes make sure you suspend BitLocker encryption before updating BIOS on a BitLocker enabled system.
If you don't enable BitLocker on your system you can ignore it.

Reboot will be required
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.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

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).