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 XPS 8500 / Vostro 470 System BIOS

This package provides the BIOS Update on Dell XPS 8500 / Vostro 470 running the following Windows Operating Systems: Windows and DOS.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes:
- Updated to the latest CPU microcode to address CVE-2017-5715 and associated Intel Reboot issue.

Enhancements:
- Not Applicable

Version

Version A13, A13

Category

BIOS

Release date

02 Apr 2018

Last Updated

09 Apr 2018

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:A13.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 7 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:
74c63832a2c1d4484ba5d7d89c34a8fe
SHA1:
8afe05a98d15c87a9f8589fce77b2eeec3aed660
SHA-256:
1ec62a9441dc1bb882f22e0b0dffc7baa3b55ea79d9dd3297e9c3ab5e02fcd88

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

Applies to
Dell XPS 8500 / Vostro 470
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 if Legacy Boot Mode(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 downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB key.
2. Power on the system, then Press F12 key and Select USB Storage Drive and Boot to DOS prompt.
3. Run the file by typing copied file name where the executable is located.
4. 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)
NOTE: You will need to provide a bootable DOS USB key. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
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 Boot > Boot Mode option.
3. Change UEFI to Legacy Boot Mode.
4. Go to Exit > Save Changes and restart system.
5. Press F12, then Select USB Storage Drive 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 to take effect.
7. Go to BIOS Setup by pressing F2 key.
8. Change the Legacy to UEFI from F2 > Boot > Boot Mode.
9. Go to Exit > Save Changes and restart system to go back original UEFI Boot Mode.

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Note: 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.
Important Information
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, if Legacy Boot mode(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 with Load Legacy Option disabled (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 Boot > Boot List Option
3. Change UEFI to Legacy of Boot List Option
4. Go to Exit > Exit 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. DOS System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
8. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot.
9. Go to BIOS Setup by pressing pressing F2 and go to Boot > Boot List Option
10. Change Legacy to UEFI Boot Option.
11. Go to Exit > Exit Save Changes and reboot system.
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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 highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.