Driver Details

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.

Dell Inspiron 3442,3542,5748 System BIOS

This package provides the Dell System BIOS update and is supported on Dell Inspiron 3442/3542/5748 for Windows and DOS Operating Systems.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes
- Fixed yellow bang on S3/S4 resume for new dGPU N16.

Enhancements
- Not Applicable.

Version

Version A10, A10

Category

BIOS

Release date

27 Jan 2016

Last Updated

27 Jan 2016

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:3442A10.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5 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:
7f04708948caefceee35f63b750264f8
SHA1:
ac501969bacd8b72c0b2aa180d80624188f313a8
SHA-256:
ffb1c30cf5d3d4ed66377281fd72d97da26c070a86d9ad317d44296071afdd3c

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

Version
A14,A14 06 Aug 20189:16:48 AM
A13,A13 24 Feb 20181:17:56 AM
A11,A11 27 Jan 20167:23:10 AM
A09,A09 18 Nov 20152:17:48 AM
A08,A08 30 Jul 20152:53:53 PM
A06,A06 15 Feb 20157:03:06 AM
A05,A05 19 Nov 20149:26:28 AM
A04,A04 18 Sep 20141:50:23 AM
Applies to
Dell Inspiron 3442, 3542, 5748
Installation instructions
BIOS Update Executable for Windows/DOS

Download
1. Click Download File to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive.

Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Windows System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
3. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment (Non-Windows users)
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB key.
2. Power on the system, then Press F12 key and Select "USB Storage Device" and Boot to DOS prompt.
3. Run the file by typing copied file name where the executable is located.
4. DOS System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
5. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment if UEFI Boot Mode (Non-Windows users)
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB key.
2. Power on the system, then go to BIOS Setup by pressing F2 and go to General > Boot Sequence > Boot List Option
3. Change UEFI to Legacy of Boot List Option
4. Click Apply, Exit to save changes and reboot system.
5. Press F12, then Select USB Storage Device and Boot to DOS prompt.
6. Run the file by typing copied file name where the executable is located.
7. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot.
8. Go to BIOS Setup by pressing F2 and go to General > Boot Sequence > Boot List Option
9. Change Legacy to UEFI Boot Option.
10. Click Apply, Exit to save changes and reboot system

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Note 1: You will need to provide a bootable DOS USB key. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
Note 2: Please 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.
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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).