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.
Alienware m15/m17 System BIOS
Restart requiredAUTO INSTALLEDThis file was automatically installed as part of a recent update. If you are experiencing any issues, you can manually download and reinstall.
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.
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Fixes & Enhancements
Fixes - Fixed the issue where special characters do not work in BIOS Update Utility when user sets admin or system password using special characters. - Fixed the issue where the system displays a black screen while updating the BIOS after a fan error occurs.
Enhancements: - Improved the system fan performance.
Dell Technologies recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains changes to maintain overall system health. It ensures that the system software remains current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers, and software) and may include other new features.
Note 1: Before updating the BIOS, ensure that you suspend BitLocker encryption on a BitLocker-enabled system. If it is not enabled on your system, you can ignore this step. For information about how to disable BitLocker, see How to Enable or Disable BitLocker with TPM in Windows at support.dell.com. 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 BIOS Boot Menu (independent of operating system) Note 1: Before updating the BIOS, ensure that you suspend BitLocker encryption on a BitLocker-enabled system. If it is not enabled on your system, you can ignore this step. For information about how to disable BitLocker, see How to Enable or Disable BitLocker with TPM in Windows at support.dell.com. 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 USB drive. The USB drive does not need to be bootable device. 2. Insert the USB drive into any USB port. 3. Power on the system. 4. At the DELL logo screen, press F12 to access the one-time boot menu. 5. Select BIOS Update in the section. 6. Click Flash from file to browse the USB drive to locate the downloaded file. 7. Select the file and click Submit. 8. Verify the existing system BIOS information and the BIOS update information. 9. Click Update BIOS. 10. Review the Warning message and click Confirm Update BIOS! to proceed with the update. The system restarts and displays a progress bar at the Dell logo screen. The system restarts again when the update is complete.
Need help with BIOS issues?
Find a solution in Dell's BIOS troubleshooting and usage guide.