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 XPS 8900 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 for Dell XPS 8900 system that runs the Windows operating system. 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 Intel security advisories INTEL-SA-00223 and INTEL-SA-00213. The security advisory is a statement when a product is impacted by a security vulnerability and a remedy is available.
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XPS8900-2.6.1.exe | 5.63 MB
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File Format: CPG BIOS Executable for Windows/DOS
File Name: XPS8900-2.6.1.exe
File Size: 5.63 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.
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Fixes & Enhancements

- Firmware updates to address security advisories INTEL-SA-00223(CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130 and CVE-2019-11091)
- Firmware updates to address security advisory INTEL-SA-00213 (CVE-2019-0086, CVE-2019-0091 and CVE-2019-0093)
- Removed the Pre-boot Intel RST Manager Optimized Defaults option.

-Not Applicable
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2.6.1, 2.6.1

Release date

20 Jun 2019

Download Type

System BIOS




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.

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It is recommended that you do not power off the system until the process of updating the BIOS has been completed.
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Dell XPS 8900
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.

Updating the BIOS from Windows

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)

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.

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