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

Before updating, please read the installation instructions and important information noted below.

Dell OptiPlex 7020 System BIOS

Restart required AUTO INSTALLED This file was automatically installed as part of a recent update. If you are experiencing any issues, you can manually download and reinstall.
This package contains the Dell system BIOS update. BIOS is a firmware that is embedded on a small memory chip on the system board. It controls the keyboard, monitor, disk drives, and other devices. This update addresses the Intel security advisory INTEL-SA-00233. The security advisory is a statement when a product is impacted by a security vulnerability and a remedy is available.
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O7020A18.exe | 9.34 MB
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File Format: CPG BIOS Executable for Windows/DOS
File Name: O7020A18.exe
File Size: 9.34 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.
MD5:
dd856778c6308138713cbbcd2a00bfaf
SHA1:
66dc75ced8d88c3945e35a0a301f2edb7ebb1abb
SHA-256:
27aa0f8ded2bb4c189178a3504d2b3375e5b509d3c65f1efd8a1e66413cd2b4e

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Fixes & Enhancements

- Firmware updates to address security advisory INTEL-SA-00233 (CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130 and CVE-2019-11091).
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Version

A18, A18

Release date

19 Jul 2019

Download Type

System BIOS

Category

BIOS

Importance

Critical
Dell Technologies highly recommends applying this important update as soon as possible. The update contains critical bug fixes and changes to improve functionality, reliability, and stability of your Dell system. It may also include security fixes and other feature enhancements.

Additional details

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A1702 Nov 2018
A1610 Jul 2018
A1527 Feb 2018
A1304 Jul 2017
A1218 May 2017
A1123 Mar 2017
A1012 Oct 2016
A0926 May 2016
A0801 Feb 2016
A0723 Nov 2015
A0607 Oct 2015
A0501 Jun 2015
A0301 Apr 2015
A0221 Jan 2015
A0118 Nov 2014
A0012 Jun 2014
Dell OptiPlex 7020
Updating the BIOS from Windows

Note 1: Before updating the BIOS, ensure that you suspend BitLocker encryption on a BitLocker-enabled system. If BitLocker is not enabled on your system, you can ignore this step.
Note 2: Do not turn off the power or interrupt the BIOS update process during the update.

Download and Installation
1. Click Download File, to download the file.
2. Click Save to save the file to your hard drive.
3. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
The system restarts automatically and updates the BIOS at the system startup screen. After the BIOS update is complete, system restarts again.

Updating the BIOS from DOS (Non-Windows users)

Note 1: Before updating the BIOS, ensure that you suspend BitLocker encryption on a BitLocker-enabled system. If BitLocker is not enabled on your system, you can ignore this step.
Note 2: Do not turn off power or interrupt the BIOS update process during the update.

Installation
Note: You must provide a bootable USB drive. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable USB drive.
2. Power on the system and then Press the F12 key.
3. Select USB Storage Device and boot to the DOS prompt.
4. Run the file by typing following command. For example:
C:\ 7020A18.exe
Where C is the drive letter of the USB device where the executable file is located and 7020A18.exe is the name of the downloaded file.
The system restarts automatically and updates the BIOS at the system startup screen. After the BIOS update is complete, system restarts again.

Updating the BIOS from DOS with UEFI boot mode enabled (Non-Windows users, Load Legacy Option Disabled)

Note 1: Before updating the BIOS, ensure that you suspend BitLocker encryption on a BitLocker-enabled system. If BitLocker is not enabled on your system, you can ignore this step.
Note 2: Do not turn off the power or interrupt the BIOS update process during the update.

Installation
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB drive.
2. Power on the system and then go to BIOS Setup by pressing the F2 key.
3. Go to General > Boot Sequence > Boot > Boot List Option.
4. Change UEFI to Legacy of Boot List Option.
5. Go to Exit > Save Changes and reboot system.
6. Press F12 and then select USB Storage Device and boot to the DOS prompt.
7. Run the file by typing the file name.
The system restarts automatically and updates the BIOS at the system startup screen. After the BIOS update is complete, the system restarts again.
8. Go to BIOS Setup by pressing the F2 key and go to General > Boot Sequence > Boot > Boot List Option.
9. Change Legacy to UEFI Boot Option.
10. Go to Exit > Save Changes and reboot the system.

Need help with BIOS issues?

Find a solution in Dell's BIOS troubleshooting and usage guide.

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