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WD15 firmware update oddity

After all the previous update, WD15 has been almost stable with the XPS 15 9550, except for occasional random system freezes unless the computer is in airplane mode.

I've applied the recent WD15 firmware update, or at least tried to (?)

(Dell Wired Dock (WD15) Firmware Update Utility, v 1.0.0.8, 27 Dec 2016)

In the first attempt, the system rebooted for flashing, but flashing did not start. 

In the second attempt, flashing did start, and lasted for a while, but a failure was reported. 

After reboot and WD15 power-off, I tried for the third time, and it said the system was up to date. 

I do not notice any change in performance. I have had a system freeze shortly after with the wifi radio on. I did not expect a change regarding this, I blame it on the Dell Wireless 1830. 

Can someone offer an interpretation of the log I found, because what I read does not appear to be consistent with the actual events

C:\Dell\UpdatePackage\log\DellDockingStationFwUp_1.log :

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***Dell Dock flash started on 1/3/2017 at 12:25:45***
Command: C:\Users\xxxx\Downloads\DellDockingStationFwUp_1.0.0.8_20161220_WD15.exe

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Dock Info Record defined in DSIS(3.0.10) Class:17, Select:22:
Dock Info version 0x01
Dock Type 0x02
Dock Info count 3
Dock Info location 2
Dock Info cable Type 0x01
Dock Info flash spec ver 0x00ffffff
Dock description 'Wired Dock'
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VerifyIECableMinVersion:Resource string read:00.00.03.09
Resource to Hex:00000309
VerifyIECableMinVersion:Failed.CurIECableVer:ffffffff < MinIECableVer :BCD:00000309
BalckListing: Device:Component Version:BCD:ffffffff at Index:5
Power up dock successful at Location:2
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Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub#1 Firmware :
MST1 Enabled status:Success

Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub#2 Firmware :
MST2 Parallel Disabled

Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub#2 Firmware :
MST2 Cascade Disabled

ASMedia USB 3.0 Host Controller Firmware :
ASM USB 3.0 Cntlr Disabled

Thunderbolt™ Dock Firmware :
TB16 TBT DOCK NVM Disabled

Thunderbolt™ Cable Firmware :
TB16 TBT Cable NVM Disabled
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Set dock to user mode successful at Location:2
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Wired Dock EC : Current Version:BCD:ffffffff: New Version:BCD:01000008
Wired Dock USB PD : Current Version:BCD:00010108: New Version:BCD:No Payload:Not Applicable
Cable USB PD : Current Version:BCD:ffffffff: New Version:BCD:No Payload:Not Applicable
:Upgrade Not Allowed from current version.
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Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub#1 Firmware :: Current Version:BCD:03090000: New Version:BCD:03090000
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Cur Pkg Ver:00000000 , New Pkg Ver : 00010000
Cur Pkg Ver:00000000 , New Pkg Ver : 00010000, Start RBU
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Exit Code = 6 (Rebooting System)
***Dock Firmware flash finished at 1/3/2017 at 12:27:57***


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***Dell Dock flash started on 1/3/2017 at 12:32:37***
Command: C:\Users\xxxx\Downloads\DellDockingStationFwUp_1.0.0.8_20161220_WD15.exe

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Dock Info Record defined in DSIS(3.0.10) Class:17, Select:22:
Dock Info version 0x01
Dock Type 0x02
Dock Info count 3
Dock Info location 2
Dock Info cable Type 0x01
Dock Info flash spec ver 0x00ffffff
Dock description 'Wired Dock'
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VerifyIECableMinVersion:Resource string read:00.00.03.09
Resource to Hex:00000309
VerifyIECableMinVersion:Failed.CurIECableVer:ffffffff < MinIECableVer :BCD:00000309
BalckListing: Device:Component Version:BCD:ffffffff at Index:5
Power up dock successful at Location:2
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Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub#1 Firmware :
MST1 Enabled status:Up-to-date

Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub#2 Firmware :
MST2 Parallel Disabled

Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub#2 Firmware :
MST2 Cascade Disabled

ASMedia USB 3.0 Host Controller Firmware :
ASM USB 3.0 Cntlr Disabled

Thunderbolt™ Dock Firmware :
TB16 TBT DOCK NVM Disabled

Thunderbolt™ Cable Firmware :
TB16 TBT Cable NVM Disabled
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Set dock to user mode successful at Location:2
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Wired Dock EC : Current Version:BCD:ffffffff: New Version:BCD:01000008
Wired Dock USB PD : Current Version:BCD:00010108: New Version:BCD:No Payload:Not Applicable
Cable USB PD : Current Version:BCD:ffffffff: New Version:BCD:No Payload:Not Applicable
:Upgrade Not Allowed from current version.
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Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub#1 Firmware :: Current Version:BCD:03100002: New Version:BCD:03100002
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Cur Pkg Ver:00000000 , New Pkg Ver : 00010000
Cur Pkg Ver:00000000 , New Pkg Ver : 00010000, Start RBU
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Exit Code = 6 (Rebooting System)
***Dock Firmware flash finished at 1/3/2017 at 12:33:13***


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***Dell Dock flash started on 1/3/2017 at 12:54:22***
Command: C:\Users\xxxx\Downloads\DellDockingStationFwUp_1.0.0.8_20161220_WD15.exe

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Dock Info Record defined in DSIS(3.0.10) Class:17, Select:22:
Dock Info version 0x01
Dock Type 0x02
Dock Info count 3
Dock Info location 2
Dock Info cable Type 0x01
Dock Info flash spec ver 0x00ffffff
Dock description 'Wired Dock'
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VerifyIECableMinVersion:Resource string read:00.00.03.09
Resource to Hex:00000309
VerifyIECableMinVersion:Failed.CurIECableVer:00000284 < MinIECableVer :BCD:00000309
BalckListing: Device:Component Version:BCD:00000284 at Index:5
Power up dock successful at Location:2
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Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub#1 Firmware :
MST1 Enabled status:Up-to-date

Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub#2 Firmware :
MST2 Parallel Disabled

Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub#2 Firmware :
MST2 Cascade Disabled

ASMedia USB 3.0 Host Controller Firmware :
ASM USB 3.0 Cntlr Disabled

Thunderbolt™ Dock Firmware :
TB16 TBT DOCK NVM Disabled

Thunderbolt™ Cable Firmware :
TB16 TBT Cable NVM Disabled
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Set dock to user mode successful at Location:2
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Wired Dock EC : Current Version:BCD:01000008: New Version:BCD:01000008
Wired Dock USB PD : Current Version:BCD:00010108: New Version:BCD:No Payload:Not Applicable
Cable USB PD : Current Version:BCD:00000284: New Version:BCD:No Payload:Not Applicable
:Upgrade Not Allowed from current version.
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Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub#1 Firmware :: Current Version:BCD:03100002: New Version:BCD:03100002
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New Dock EC is found. Using components firmware versions.
Testing Device and Payload versions for RBU update requirement.
0: description:Wired Dock EC Current Version:01000008 : New Version:01000008

5: description:Cable USB PD : Current Version:00000284 : New Version:00000000---Removed payload: Device Min FW < 00000303.

Firmware version is not newer. So, no RBU
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Dock Firmware is up to date
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***Dock Firmware flash finished at 1/3/2017 at 12:55:02***