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Skylake-powered Dell XPS 15 snags bug-fixing BIOS update

Dell XPS 15
Dell XPS 15

If you've got your hands on a Dell XPS 15 (9550) with an Intel Skylake chip and InfinityEdge display, you may want to check for a fresh BIOS update. Dell recently started pushing the latest in a line of BIOS updates to the laptop with various fixes and enhancements. Here's the breakdown of what's fixed in BIOS version 01.01.19 for the Dell XPS 15 (9550):

  • Fix DELL BME Dock issues
  • Fix ePSA Pre-boot system assessment error with NVMe device
  • Update PXE ROM Version
  • Please ensure Audio driver is v7628 or later before flashing BIOS (Audio sound may have distortion)

In addition, Dell has begun pushing a new version of its Dell Update application to all Dell PCs with a few minor fixes. Here's a (rather generic) look at what's new in Dell Update version 1.8.1114.0:

  • Fixed Minor issues
  • Improved performance.
  • Expanded compatibility.

Hopefully the fixes and improvements help to quash any nagging hiccups that users are experiencing. And if you happen to be using the new Dell XPS 15 with InfinityEdge display, let us know what your impressions are in the comments below.

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7 Comments
  • Lots of snagging going on today.
  • Here's a riddle....
    What's to snag, but hasn't had to snag a snag in over a snag?
    Gears,,,,, keep on ticking, letters keep on flicking.. Time, time, time.... Crackers??????? Those little bears? Delicious they are, they are indeed.... But, not for you, and not for me, but almost could be instantly.......❓❓❓
  • Skylake? Wow.
  • I have Dell Insipiron 7000 series...7559..2512 BLk with skylake...is there any bios update for that?
  • Hit the Dell Support pages and check. It can detect your system for you and tell you if there are any new downloads.
  • So, will this bios update have to be downloaded and flashed manually, or will Dell's update program do it automatically?
    Setting up one of these for my friend, and want to do this before we really get stuff installed in case need to wipe it. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I had to manually flash mine. It did not come through the dell command update app