XPS 15 (9560) Drivers

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by cloud023, May 22, 2017.

  1. lesz

    lesz Notebook Consultant

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    Checking the BIOS settings and setting it back to Fast Boot was the first thing that I did. That only accounted for less than 1/2 second on the boot time. So, even with Fast Boot enabled the boot time is still close to 3 seconds slower than it was with BIOS version 1.8.1 and earlier versions.

    I did notice, while the BIOS was loading, there was a new message on the screen saying that something was enabled, but I didn't catch the actual wording. I suspect that whatever that was is what accounts for the longer boot time.

    While I know that adding a couple of seconds to the boot time isn't the end of the world, I admit to being OCD about things like that.
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 Laptop Engineer & Online games hosting.

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    Yes Dell keeping up with the usual ****e have fubard another BIOS, you need to load factory defaults to shift that message as it thinks it is in setup mode from the factory.
     
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  3. L521x2012

    L521x2012 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is there a good reason to update the BIOS? To v1.9.1. Unless there are security flaws that have been patched, I don't want to mess with v1.7.1


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  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 Laptop Engineer & Online games hosting.

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    Only thing it mentions was mac passthrough for the dock so leave it alone if it ain't broken.
     
  5. paulomario77

    paulomario77 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Dell really has to get their act together regarding BIOS updates. This time, with 1.9.1, not only did I have to reset to factory settings, but I had to do it twice just to get my external keyboard - connected to the TB16 - recognized during pre-boot. What a pain in the ass! Seems to be the norm from now on that we must reconfigure the entire BIOS after each version upgrade.
     
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  6. Mr.Bricss

    Mr.Bricss Notebook Enthusiast

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    BIOS 1.9.1 update is made reset of my settings and I had to setup everything back again.
     
  7. L521x2012

    L521x2012 Notebook Enthusiast

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  8. paulomario77

    paulomario77 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well, I truly regret having updated BIOS to v1.9.1. My external keyboard connected to the TB16 won't work until Windows is up, so I must type the Bitlocker PIN on the XPS keyboard every time I power up. Sounds like a small deal, but it's a PITA.
     
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  9. _sem_

    _sem_ Notebook Evangelist

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    Did you try toggling the new MAC address pass-through option in BIOS?
     
  10. paulomario77

    paulomario77 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Actually MAC address pass-through is a feature I need so I leave it on. But I don't see the relation with my problem.

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