Dell XPS 15 (Skylake) 9550 Owner's Lounge

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  1. pressing

    pressing Notebook Deity

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    Nope...
     
  2. _sem_

    _sem_ Notebook Deity

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    A bunch of rescent updates at Dell support site.
    BIOS 1.2.29 which wrecks dock USB connection is still up ;(

    Realtek USB Audio Driver
    Enhancements:
    - Added support for new platforms with MaxxAudio 7.1
    - Improved the driver stability

    Version 6.3.9600.85, A04
    Release date 14 Aug 2017 Last Updated 14 Aug 2017
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/ie/en/iebsdt1/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=80TGT

    Realtek USB GBE Ethernet Controller Driver
    Enhancements:
    - Improved the stability when the system is resumed from the sleep mode.
    Version 2.43.2017.0505, A05
    Release date 15 Aug 2017 Last Updated 21 Aug 2017
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/ie/en/iebsdt1/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=4TRK6

    Realtek USB GBE Ethernet Controller Driver applicable for TB16/WD15/DS1000 Dock
    (!? I thought the former one was applicable to the docks)
    - Improved the stability when the system is resumed from the sleep mode.

    Version 2.43.2017.0505, A05
    Release date 18 Aug 2017 Last Updated 18 Aug 2017
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/ie/en/iebsdt1/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=3XTRW

    ASIX USB to Serial / Parallel Port Driver
    Fixes
    - Fix issue that system BT may not work after resuming from hibernation.
    Version 2.0.2.0, A03
    Release date 17 Aug 2017 Last Updated 17 Aug 2017
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/ie/en/iebsdt1/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=WGNN6

    Dell Command | PowerShell Provider
    Fixes & Enhancements
    - Support for the following new BIOS attributes:

    SupportAssistSystemResolution category
    MpmCfg
    Performance category
    AmdCpuCore
    AmdThreadControl
    AdvancedConfigurations category
    OneTBSystemMemoryLimitEnable
    VirtualizationSupport category
    AmdViEnable
    AmdVtEnable
    USBConfiguration category
    RearUsb3Ports
    FrontUsbPortCollection
    UsbPortsInternal2
    SystemConfiguration
    TabletButtonIllumination
    Minisas0
    Minisas1
    Minisas2
    Minisas3
    TpmSecurity category
    TpmClear
    security category
    Computrace
    Preenabled category
    RuggedDeskDockNicPxe
    post behaviour category
    MacAddrPassThru
    SignOfLifeByKbdBacklight
    SignOfLifeByDisplay
    SignOfLifeByAudio
    VirtualizationSupport category
    IntelVMDTechnology
    PcieLinkSpeed
    Version 1.3.0.259, A00
    Release date 17 Aug 2017 Last Updated 17 Aug 2017
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/ie/en/iebsdt1/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=39J8P

    Dell TPM 2.0 Firmware Update Utility
    Fixes
    - Fixed issue which TPM may become unavailable under Windows because of slow response on start up
    - Fixed issue which TPM may become unavailable under Windows after upgrade from version 1.3.0.1 to 1.3.1.0
    - Fixed issue which TPM may become unavailable under Windows intermittently in a very rare case, under stress test

    Enhancements
    - Compatibility improvement for Windows 10 Creators Update
    Version 1.3.2.8, A02

    Release date 18 Aug 2017 Last Updated 18 Aug 2017
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/ie/en/iebsdt1/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=RF87D
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 Laptop Engineer & Online games hosting.

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    Randomly a load have showed as within 30 days for the 9560 but it seems far from the truth, the IME is dated December 16 and wants to repair the existing installation rather than update it and the chipsets october 2016 so before anyone goes on an update frenzy they should check against what is installed as I expect Dell have yet again screwed things up.

    FYI my chipset is already on the "new" drivers to back this up as well.
     
  4. Drew1

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    Hey all this is a general question but related to this thread since i have this laptop.


    Do most of you have a password for this laptop when you start it up? And if you do, does it prevent someone from turning on your computer etc? Like imagine you turn off the computer. Then you or someone else turns it on. Can they hack or do anything to this computer if you put a password to it? The other thing is.. assuming you put a password and you forgot your password, does that mean you cannot access your computer and will have to do a complete reinstall of the computer? I use windows 10. Im trying to make my computer more secure
     
  5. GoNz0

    GoNz0 Laptop Engineer & Online games hosting.

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    Your data can be read unless you encrypt the hard drive, if you have win 10 pro you can use bitlocker.
     
  6. Drew1

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    So what is the point of the password then when starting up the computer?

    I have windows 10 pro. What about axcrypt? I use this for certain documents etc.
     
  7. GoNz0

    GoNz0 Laptop Engineer & Online games hosting.

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    To stop opportunists. It won't stop someone sticking the drive in another computer though. Then you can read the data.
    Axcrypt is a 3rd party solution. It encrypts files the same as using a zipped archive. It doesn't offer full drive encryption like bitlocker and some enterprise solutions (afaik)

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  8. arthill

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    I have a password set up in the BIOS which apparently 'travels' with the hard drive - is this not case?
     
  9. GoNz0

    GoNz0 Laptop Engineer & Online games hosting.

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    It isn't a hard drive password as the SSD's they provide do not support it, it's just one to boot the laptop.
     
  10. arthill

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    I replaced both hard drives that my machine came with - that rather weird 32gb msata + 1 tb spinner combo - with a 256gb samsung M.2 nvme and a 1tb samsung 850 evo, a very speedy setup. It looks to me that the bios lock applies to the evo.

    Just to clarify - the 256 M.2 is the boot drive.
     
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