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 OptiPlex 3050 System BIOS

This package provides the Dell System BIOS update and is supported on Dell OptiPlex 3050 Tower, OptiPlex 3050 Small Form Factor and OptiPlex 3050 Micro for Windows Operation System.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes:
- Addressed 16-bit application can not be executed.
Enhancements:
- Updated Intel ME Firmware to address security advisories INTEL-SA-00086 (CVE-2017-5705, CVE-2017-5708, CVE-2017-5711 & CVE-2017-5712) & INTEL-SA-00101(CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078 & CVE-2017-13080). (ME driver updated is necessary)
- Updated the handling of pre-boot authentication information by firmware.
- Updated UEFI variable input validation.
- Updated the handling of 3rd party Option ROM loading.
- Updated SPI flash command configuration settings.
- Adds missing WSMT code change for DACI class 2 selector 0. Make the obsolete security function more clearly obsolete.
- Improved Auto-Recovery function more friendly.

Version

Version 1.7.4, 1.7.4

Category

BIOS

Release date

05 Dec 2017

Last Updated

05 Dec 2017

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:OptiPlex_3050_1.7.4.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 17 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:
d03741df8fa1722897572fa3ea67f8dc
SHA1:
9c93362b43abfafdacb36a5afc9bb5d0ba56f4d1
SHA-256:
02a6b48bff746d9f0852f8aadb96aeba122f562c172f5066c90f0fa7b7c48102

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

Applies to
OptiPlex 3050 System BIOS
Installation instructions
BIOS Update Executable for Windows

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.

Perform the BIOS update from the BIOS Boot Menu, independent of operating system, if BIOS supported
1. Copy the downloaded file to a USB flash device. It does not need to be bootable.
2. Insert the USB flash device 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 Flash Update" in the "Other Options" section.
6. Click on the "..." button to browse the USB flash device to locate the downloaded file.
7. Select the file and click "Ok"
8. Confirm the Existing System BIOS Information and the BIOS Update Information are as expected.
9. Click "Begin Flash Update"
10. Reviewing the Warning message and click "Yes" to proceed with the update.
11. The system should restart and show a Flash Progress bar on the Dell logo screen as the BIOS update is being performed.
12. The system will restart once again when the Flash update is complete.

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Note 1: 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
1.7.4
01.Nvme module code update to fix potential Nvme SED fail to re-connection when activate security PBA support.
02.Update MEFW version to 11.8.50.3425.
03.WCD Sailfish Ubuntu Production order preload hangup.

1.7.3
01.[BITS349972] BIOS attributes not supported prompts after run Platcfg2W64.
02.[BITS349113] Current BIOS detail info show incomplete when flash BIOS by .exe file in OS/EFI shell.
03.[BITS349232] SFF[BIOS]An'unknown Manifest Revision'error prompts after run'Platcfg64W.exe Version_Manifest' in OS.

1.7.2
01.[BITS349972] BIOS attributes not supported prompts after run Platcfg2W64.
02.[BITS349113] Current BIOS detail info show incomplete when flash BIOS by .exe file in OS/EFI shell.
03.[BITS349232] SFF[BIOS]An'unknown Manifest Revision'error prompts after run'Platcfg64W.exe Version_Manifest' in OS.

1.7.1
01.[DCSV2017-0018] TPM Platform Authentication Handling.
02.Disable TBT boot support.
03.AMD graphic and Sunix serial card can't be detected under PCIE slot 4.
04.[BITS345782] Gen 8 BIOS should not send Block SID Authenticate.
05.[BITS340241] Win10,RS3,16262,X64,CI/UPG,SFF_SF: SUT can't enter S3/S4/S5 with TBT3 card connected.

1.7.0
01.Add WSMT Feature.
02.[DCSV2017-0018] TPM Platform Authentication Handling.
03.[DCSV2017-0019] Insecure Handling of UEFI Variables in Platform.
04.[DCSV2017-0020] Third Party Option ROM Launched Prior to EndOfDxe.
05.[DCSV2017-0021] Unsafe Opcodes exposed in Intel SPI based products.
06.[BITS346422][CR]D8 X12 VBIOS to fix 16 bits programs issue.
07.[BITS332736] Take long time(about 4min)when resuming from S4 w/ six TBT3 HDDs 'Daisy-Chain' connected.
08.[BITS332737] Thunderbolt options changed when Security level Display Port Only in BIOS.
09.[BITS332733] #5 and #6 TBT3 HDDs lost after resuming from S3 when connect six TBT3 HDDs 'Daisy-Chain'.
10.[BITS329439] Thunderbolt option doesn't match Spec 1.1 in the BIOS setup
11.[BITS329452] Thunderbolt card info shows "Empty" under "System Information.
12.[BITS338731] Black screen and hang up when boot to Thunderbolt HDD with Legacy mode.
13.[BITS342598] D8,SF_MT,TBT3, Thunderbolt card can't be detected if upgrading BIOS by EXE.
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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.