BIOS UPDATE for DELL Optiplex GX270


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BIOS UPDATE for DELL Optiplex GX270

  • hi

    I'm looking for the newest BIOS UPDATE for DELL Optiplex GX270.

    kind regards
  • What did you find via the downloads option on the support page?

    Member since 2003

  • hi

    Windows xp

    Dell OptiPlex System BIOS
    Release Title: BIOS: Dell OptiPlex System BIOS, English, OptiPlex GX270 / GX270N, A07
    Release Date: 21/07/2006
    Criticality: Optional
    Description: Dell OptiPlex GX270 A07 System BIOS

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

    File Name File Size Download Time (56K) File Format
    GX270A07.EXE 539 KB 1.3 min Windows/DOS
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    Optional Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

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    Fixes and Enhancements
    1. Add support for newer processors
    2. Added keypad number key checking for flash password
    3. Improve 16-bit flash code
    4. Improve USB keyboard detection
    5. Improve USB enumeration for multiple USB devices
    6. Correct problems seen when CD-ROM boot is the first bootable device in boot sequence.
    7. Add support for Force PXE on Next Boot Token

    Installation Instructions
    Installation Instructions for the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format

    1. Download file to Desktop

    2. Use one of the methods below to flash the Bios.

    * Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment

    * Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment (Non-Windows users)

    Download file to Desktop

    The file GX270A07.EXE is using the Universal (Windows/ DOS) format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environment.

    1. Click Download now.
    The File Download window appears.

    2. Click the Save button.
    The Save As window appears.

    3. Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

    4. Click the Save button.
    A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

    5. If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

    NOTE: Shut down all other applications prior to running the BIOS update utility. The update utility reboots your system in order to get the new BIOS loaded.

    Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment

    1. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled GX270A07.EXE.
    The Dell BIOS Flash window appears

    2. Click the Continue button.
    The message Pressing OK will close all applications, shut down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot. appears.

    3. Click the OK button.
    The system will restart and the BIOS Flash will be completed.

    Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment (Non-Windows users)

    NOTE: You will need to provide a bootable DOS diskette. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.

    1. Copy the file GX270A07.EXE to a bootable floppy.

    2. Boot from the floppy to the DOS prompt.

    3. Run the file by typing Y:\GX270A07.EXE (where y is the drive letter where the executable is located).

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  • Be carefull. I have a problem with that BIOS version A07 and my USB devices!
  • It went on without a problem for me. What was the USB issue you encountered?
  • As I mentioned in my other board-message: "Optiplex GX270 - WinXP Prof - USB Controller - Missing Driver", all USB-devices I disconnected and re-connected got lost. Even for my external SATA-device Windows was asking for a driver, although it was running correctly.
    Anyway after installing a other WinXP-CD-version (with SP2 included) and BIOS version A03 it works now.