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 Alienware 18 System BIOS

Dell Alienware 18 System BIOS update compatible with Windows and DOS.

Fixes & Enhancements

Update to the latest CPU microcode to address CVE-2017-5715 and associated Intel Reboot issue

Version

Version A13, A13

Category

BIOS

Release date

23 Feb 2018

Last Updated

23 Feb 2018

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:VAS10A13.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 10 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:
67a194ef7a26fc75616a34400f29972b
SHA1:
3f77e71692fd54d2f3106b45c69bcbd19cc175a8
SHA-256:
7d93cec557d51ea8c6fb0ab215821c3cfff1af640abdc68a6e60e50390a372f8

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

Applies to
Dell Alienware 18 System BIOS
Installation instructions
[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. 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. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot.
8. Go to BIOS Setup by pressing F2 and go to "Boot > Boot List Option".
9. Change "Legacy" to "UEFI" Boot Option.
10. 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.