After the upgrade is released, I hope that Dell will do a quality assurance review, focusing on:
(1) Testing. The lack of sufficient testing is as stunning as it is obvious. BIOS 1.0.14 should not have been released.
(2) Downgrade Block. I don't know of a single case where Dell issued a BIOS upgrade that could not be reversed by flashing an earlier, working version if needed. The downgrade path is so standard that Dell publishes earlier BIOS versions on the "Drivers and downloads" support page for each model, and specific guidance about when, why and how to flash an earlier BIOS (see Knowledge Base: "Downgrading the System BIOS on a Dell System"). Why was downgrade blocked and what does Dell plan to do with future BIOS releases in this regard?
(3) Intentional or Not? Quite a number of us asked why Dell deployed 1.0.14 with a downgrade block, making the assumption that Dell had good reason for doing so. But the L3 response to Chris-M ("Platform Team stated that all of the latest BIOS should have had downgrade rights. But when I specifically asked the question regarding this system BIOS, there was no conclusive answer from them.") raises the spectre (pun intended) that the downgrade block was not intentional, and that the Platform Team didn't know that the block was built into the BIOS. If that's true, that's troubling.
(4) Back-Out Plan. Having blocked downgrade, Dell appears to have had no alternate back-out plan in place. What would have happened if this BIOS version bricked computers or otherwise created serious functional issues, as the January releases did?
Did you installed that one and get this problem?
I will wait till update again. I will not going to do that in a friday night.
I have just flash updated the BIOS going to the Dell website (not via Support Assist)
Ensure you have correct service tag, select BIOS and there is 1.0.15 released.
I can confirm that BIOS 1.0.15 has resolved the issue
I don't know about Aptio, but you might want to look at Knowledge Base: "BIOS Recovery options on a Dell PC or Tablet", and try to recover the BIOS from your hard drive.
I think that the 8920 supports this recovery process. This won't work, however, if you have done a clean install of Windows since you got the computer.
I have just flashed the BIOS also and 1.0.15 installed without incident. The error screen did not appear. Everything appears back to normal. I also used the Dell Support Site for my service tag rather than Support Assist. The update does not appear in Support Assist anyway.