Need Archive of old Dell XPS 8930 CPU bios .


  1. Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    Need Archive of old Dell XPS 8930 CPU bios .


    Many years have past, so I have not yet had luck locating these old Intel CPU bios.
    I dont want the new bios as its a barrier to system tweaks I want .

    Bios sites I remember from the past no longer exist .
    Maybe going back to 2015 - 18 ish .
    Any help locating these is appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 25,032
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    OtherWay1982 said:
    Many years have past, so I have not yet had luck locating these old Intel CPU bios.
    I dont want the new bios as its a barrier to system tweaks I want .

    Bios sites I remember from the past no longer exist .
    Maybe going back to 2015 - 18 ish .
    Any help locating these is appreciated.
    The Dell support site still has older versions available....


    Need Archive of old Dell XPS 8930 CPU bios .-image.png
    https://www.dell.com/support/home/en...esktop/drivers

    The oldest being 1.0.1

    Version
    Version 1.0.1, 1.0.1

    Category
    BIOS

    Release date

    20 Oct 2017

    File Format: CPG BIOS Executable for Windows/DOS
    File Name: XPS8930_1.0.1.exe
    https://www.dell.com/support/home/en...s-8930-desktop
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  3. Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Bree said:
    The Dell support site still has older versions available....


    Thanks. However I receive a notice preventing me from downgrading bios .
    saying its not allowed. How do i get around this ?Need Archive of old Dell XPS 8930 CPU bios .-bios-problems.png

    That was never the case as far as I can recall years ago. Now I need to somehow bypass this message.
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  4. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #4

    OtherWay1982 said:
    Thanks. However I receive a notice preventing me from downgrading bios .
    saying its not allowed. How do i get around this ?(snip)

    That was never the case as far as I can recall years ago. Now I need to somehow bypass this message.
    It'd be beyond my capabilities. The BIOS update files appear to not contain the .bin (or whatever) file as a discrete entitiy, so that would make using a more flexible DOS based flasher difficult.

    I think the BIOS chip is soldered to the motherboard, so unless you're prepared to replace a surface mounted device, that path isn't an option.
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  5. Posts : 2,506
    Win 11 Pro
       #5

    We see similar questions on the Dell forums. I don't recall seeing any successful BIOS downgrades.
    Keep in mind there is no BIOS recovery if its corrupted. The motherboard is toast.
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