Friday, July 12, 2013

[Article] Dell Latitude 10 Essentials new firmware A04

Today in the morning I got feeling that there could be a new firmware for my tablet because they never released a new firmware after Windows 8.1 Preview came out. Sure enough, there was a new firmware and its status was set to critical. I was only hoping for some performance increasing fixes. Doesn't seem that there is any with this update though. The firmware version is A04. The Latitude 10 tablet already had A05 a while back. Sad!  I hope that they are not updating the firmware less often because this is the cheaper version.
 
Anyways, they also had released new chipset drivers and they were required to be installed with this firmware update. 

image

The following are the release notes.
Level of Importance:Urgent
Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.

Important Information
This BIOS must be used with version A04 or later Intel chipset driver posted on Support.Dell.com. Bitlocker must be suspended before flashing this BIOS. It can be changed via the "Bitlocker Drive Encryption" icon in control panel.

Fixes & Enhancements
1. Update Intel the latest code and need to use with version A06 or later Intel chipset driver posted on Support.Dell.com.
2. Fix BIOS flash utility display error when an admin password is set greater than 8 characters in BIOS SETUP.
3. Update the warning message in BIOS flash utility.
4. BIOS flash utility support password option.
5. Enhance Multiple Boot manager entries.
6. To improve system time shift.

I downloaded both the firmware and the drivers and updated the firmware first. Nothing out of ordinary happened. When it rebooted back to the desktop, I installed the drivers. Then it rebooted as well. Again, I didn't notice anything
out of the ordinary.
 
image
 
You can download both the firmware and the chipset drivers from this link.

I downloaded both the firmware and the drivers and updated the firmware first. Nothing out of ordinary happened. When it rebooted back to the desktop, I installed the drivers. Then it rebooted as well. Again, I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. Most of the changes seem to be related to UEFI system itself. I doubt I will see anything different while using the tablet in the Windows environment.
But I'll post back if I find anything report worthy.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...