Dell Optiplex 7010 - BIOS Update Using FreeDOS

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  • Published on:  12/13/2019
  • Dell Optiplex 7010 - BIOS Update Using FreeDOS

    I purchased a Dell Optiplex 7010 and wanted to update the BIOS to the latest version A29. The computer had the A16 BIOS as shipped in 2014. I used my eznixOS102r1 to get online and download the updated BIOS file and the FreeDOS USB installer image. I created a bootable FreeDOS USB drive and copied the BIOS update file to the drive. I rebooted with the FreeDOS USB stick and ran the BIOS update. Success! I rebooted showing the new BIOS and rebooted again into exnixOS102r1, a.k.a. Debian 10.2. The entire process used only free and open source software. Easy peasy. Have fun. :-)

    FreeDOS download:
    https://www.freedos.org/download/

    Dell Optiplex 7010 BIOS update:
    https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/optiplex-7010/drivers
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