Dell XPS 15 9500 Owners Lounge

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  1. wecaz

    wecaz Notebook Consultant

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    Hi guys,

    I am unable to find a thread for New Dell XPS 15 9500 version. Here is one.

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  2. puppet2008

    puppet2008 Notebook Enthusiast

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    This is my current daily laptop. Very satisfied with its overall build quality and portability, except for a wobbly touchpad since being received. Still think FHD/FHD+ is perfect for 15in.
     
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    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Just ordered one too. Mainly for the screen. The 4K Touch screen is the brightest and most color accurate screen I've seen in my research.
     
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    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    I've been happy with mine, although I have the 1200p screen (I like my battery life). Just make sure you enable undervolting.
     
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    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Are you on the factory image or did you do a clean install?

    I have prepared the drivers list but not sure if I got it right or not, it's very confusing even Dell's online guides are very vague they just say Chipset, Card Reader, Network, system utilities, but there are so many one might easily mess up the order:

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    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    I did a fresh install, and didn't bother with most of Dell's drivers in all honesty.

    Dell command is an automatic driver updater if I am reading their description correctly. I haven't used it, but I have used Dell update in the past. It works well enough on the wife's laptop so I don't have to check for updates manually (I'm lazy).

    I did not install the Trusted Device Agent either since I don't use BitLocker or any of Dell's other "protection."
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I wish the XPS 15 offered a more potent dGPU than the GTX 1650 Ti. If it had the same 1660 Ti Max-Q as the Surface Book 3, I would have gotten it instead of the XPS 17 I have now. Maybe that will change when Dell refreshes the line with 45W Tiger Lake H CPUs.
     
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    Yeah the 2060 in the 9700 is a much better option, cyberpunk ran great compared to my 9500...
     
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    wecaz Notebook Consultant

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    How can I create an USB drive to be able to install 'Dell Factory Image' and 'Clean OS' later on without using internet during installation? I want to try both of these in future.

    I checked Youtube videos about 'Dell SupportAssist OS recovery'. What I understood that it can create a bootable USB to install 'Clean Windows OS'. But to install 'Dell Factory Image', setup needs internet to download the latest image during installation process.

    I have also been suggested to use imaging software like 'Macrium Reflect' to create a backup of OS for future use.
     
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    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Unless you have the Dell Factory Image backed up as an image file that you can use Macrium Reflect to copy it back on to your SSD, there is no other way of restoring the factory image if you have wiped it or changed the SSD.

    You can do a clean install though:

    Windows 10 Clean Installation Guide
    Macrium Reflect Installation/Usage Guide
     
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