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XPS 15 Service Manual

System setup options

NOTE Depending on this computer and its installed devices, the items listed in this section may or may not be displayed.
Table 1. System setup options—System information menuDescribes the system information menu options in the system setup program.
General-System Information
System Information
BIOS Version Displays the BIOS version number.
Service Tag Displays the Service Tag of the computer.
Asset Tag Displays the Asset Tag of the computer.
Ownership Tag Displays the ownership tag of the computer.
Manufacture Date Displays the manufacture date of the computer.
Ownership Date Displays the ownership date of the computer.
Express Service Code Displays the express service code of the computer.
Memory Information
Memory Installed Displays the total computer memory installed.
Memory Available Displays the total computer memory available.
Memory Speed Displays the memory speed.
Memory Channel Mode Displays single or dual channel mode.
Memory Technology Displays the technology used for the memory.
DIMM A Size Displays the DIMM A memory size.
DIMM B Size Displays the DIMM B memory size.
Processor Information
Processor Type Displays the processor type.
Core Count Displays the number of cores on the processor.
Processor ID Displays the processor identification code.
Current Clock Speed Displays the current processor clock speed.
Minimum Clock Speed Displays the minimum processor clock speed.
Maximum Clock Speed Displays the maximum processor clock speed.
Processor L2 Cache Displays the processor L2 Cache size.
Processor L3 Cache Displays the processor L3 Cache size.
HT Capable Displays whether the processor is hyper-threading (HT) capable.
64-Bit Technology Displays whether 64-bit technology is used.
Device Information
M.2 SATA Displays the M.2 SATA device information.
Primary Hard Drive Displays the primary hard drive.
M.2 PCIe SSD-0 Displays the M.2 PCIe solid state drive.
Passthrough MAC Address Displays the pass-through MAC address.
Video Controller Displays the video controller.
Video BIOS Version Displays the video BIOS version.
Video Memory Displays the video memory.
Panel Type Displays the display panel type.
Native Resolution Displays the display resolution.
Audio Controller Displays the audio controller.
Wi-Fi Device Displays the wireless device.
Bluetooth Device Displays the Bluetooth device.
Battery Information Displays the battery health information.
Boot Sequence
Boot Sequence Displays the boot sequence.
Boot List Option Displays the available boot options.
Advanced Boot Options
Enable Legacy Option ROMs Enable or disable legacy option ROMs.
Enable Attempt Legacy Boot Enable or disable attempts to legacy boot when the computer fails to boot in UEFI boot mode.
Enable UEFI Network Stack Enable or disable the UEFI network stack.
UEFI Boot Path Security Enables or disables prompts for the administrator password when booting from UEFI.
Date/Time Displays the current date in MM/DD/YY format and current time in HH:MM:SS AM/PM format.
Table 2. System setup options—System configuration menuDescribes the system configuration menu options in the system setup program.
System Configuration
SATA Operation Configure operating mode of the integrated SATA hard drive controller.
Drives Enable or disable various drives on board.
SMART Reporting Enable or disable SMART reporting during system startup.
USB Configuration
Enable Boot Support Enable or disable booting from USB mass storage devices such as external hard drive, optical drive, and USB drive.
Enable External USB Port Enable or disable the external USB port.
Enable Thunderbolt ports Enable or disable the thunderbolt ports.
Enable Thunderbolt Boot Support Enable or disable booting from USB mass storage devices connected to the thunderbolt ports.
Always Allow Dell Docks Enable or disable the computer to always allow the Dell docking stations.
Enable Thunderbolt (and PCIe behind TBT) Pre-boot Enable or disable the Thunderbolt (and PCIe behind Thunderbolt) preboot.
USB PowerShare Enable or disable charging external devices through the USB PowerShare port.
Audio Enable or disable the integrated audio controller.
Keyboard illumination Configure the operating mode of the keyboard illumination feature.
Touchscreen Enables or disables the touch screen.
Miscellaneous Devices Enable or disable various onboard devices.
Enable Camera Enable or disable the camera.
Enable Secure Digital (SD) Card Enable or disable the SD card.
Enable Secure Digital (SD) Card Boot Enable or disable booting from the SD card.
Secure Digital (SD) Card Read-Only Mode Enable or disable the SD card read-only mode.
Table 3. System setup options—Video menuDescribes the video menu options in the system setup program.
LCD Brightness Set the panel brightness independently for battery and AC power.
Table 4. System setup options—Security menuDescribes the security menu options in the system setup program.
Admin Password Set, change, or delete the administrator password.
System Password Set, change, or delete the system password.
Strong Password Enable or disable strong passwords.
Password Configuration Control the minimum and maximum number of characters allowed for administrator and system passwords.
Password Bypass Bypass system (boot) password and internal hard disk password prompts during a system restart.
Password Change Enable or disable changes to the system and hard disk passwords when an administrator password is set.
Non-Admin Setup Changes Determines whether changes to the setup option are permitted when an administrator password is set.
UEFI Capsule Firmware Updates Enable or disable BIOS updates through UEFI capsule update packages.
TPM 1.2 Security Enable or disable Trusted Platform Module (TPM) visibility to the operating system.
Computrace(R) Enable or disable the BIOS module interface of the optional Computrace service.
CPU XD Support Enable or disable the execute disable mode of the processor.
OROM Keyboard Access Enable or disable access to Option ROM (OROM) configuration screens during boot.
Admin Setup Lockout Enable to prevent users from entering the BIOS setup when an administrator password is set.
Master Password Lockout Enable or disable master password support.
Table 5. System setup options—Secure boot menuDescribes the secure boot menu options in the system setup program.
Secure Boot
Secure Boot Enable Enable or disable the secure boot feature.
Expert Key Management
Expert Key Management Enable or disable expert key management.
Custom Mode Key Management Select custom values for expert key management.
Table 6. System setup options—Intel Software Guard Extensions menuDescribes the Intel software guard extensions menu options in the system setup program.
Intel Software Guard Extensions
Intel SGX Enable Enable or disable Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX).
Enclave Memory Size Set the Intel SGX enclave reserve memory size.
Multi Core Support Enable multiple cores.

Default: Enabled.

Intel SpeedStep Enable or disable the Intel SpeedStep technology.

Default: Enabled.

NOTE If enabled, the processor clock speed and core voltage are adjusted dynamically based on the processor load.
C-States Control Enable or disable additional processor sleep states.

Default: Enabled.

Intel TurboBoost Enable or disable Intel TurboBoost mode in the processor.

Default: Enabled.

HyperThread control Enable or disable hyper-threading in the processor.

Default: Enabled.

Power Management
AC Behavior Enables the system to power-on automatically, when an AC power adaptor is connected.
Auto on Time Enable to set the computer to turn on automatically every day or on a pre-selected date and time. This option can be configured only if the Auto On Time is set to everyday, weekdays, or selected days.

Default: Disabled.

USB Wake Support Enable the USB devices to wake the computer from standby mode.
Wake on LAN Enable the LAN signal to wake the computer from standby mode.
NOTE This feature only works when the computer is connected to an AC power adaptor.
Block Sleep Enable or disable the sleep state.
Peak Shift Configure the AC power usage.
Advanced Battery Charge Configuration Enable from the beginning of the day to a specified work period.
Primary Battery Charge Configuration Set the primary battery charge setting with a pre-selected custom charge start and stop.

Default: Adaptive.

POST Behavior
Adapter Warnings Enable or disable adapter warnings.

Default: Enabled.

Keypad (Embedded) Enable or disable the keypad that is embedded in the internal keyboard.
Num lock Enable Enable or disable the numeric lock—numlock.

Default: Enabled.

Fn Key Emulation Enable or disable the function (fn) key emulation.
Fn Lock Options Enable or disable the function (fn) lock mode.
Fast-boot Enable to set the speed of the boot process.

Default: Thorough.

Extend BIOS POST Time Configure the additional preboot delay.
Full Screen logo Enable or disable the full screen logo.
Warnings and Errors Configure the boot process behavior when warnings or errors are detected.
Table 7. System setup options—ManageabilityDescribes the manageability menu options in the system setup program.
MEBx HotkeyEnable or disable the Intel Management Engine BIOS Extension (Intel MEBX) hot key when the system boots.
Table 8. System setup options—Virtualization support menuDescribes the virtualization support menu options in the system setup program.
Virtualization Support
Virtualization Specify whether a Virtual Machine Monitor can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization Technology.
VT for Direct I/O Specify whether a Virtual Machine Monitor can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization Technology for Direct I/O.
Table 9. System setup options—Wireless menuDescribes the wireless menu options in the system setup program.
Wireless Switch Determine which wireless devices can be controlled by the wireless switch.
Wireless Device Enable Enable or disable internal wireless devices.
Table 10. System setup options—Maintenance menuDescribes the maintenance menu options in the system setup program.
Service Tag Display the system’s Service Tag.
Asset Tag Create a system asset tag.
BIOS Downgrade Control flashing of the system firmware to previous revisions.
Data Wipe Enable to securely erase data from all internal storage devices.
BIOS Recovery Enable to recover corrupted BIOS using a recovery file on the primary hard drive or from an external USB storage device.
Table 11. System setup options—System Logs menuDescribes the system logs menu options in the system setup program.
System Logs
BIOS Events Display BIOS-related events in system logs.
Thermal Events Display thermal-related events in system logs.
Power Events Display power-related events in system logs.
Table 12. System setup options—SupportAssist System ResolutionDescribes the SupportAssist system resolution menu options in the system setup program.
SupportAssist System Resolution
Auto OS Recovery Threshold Control the automatic boot flow for the SupportAssist System Resolution console and for the Dell OS Recovery tool.
SupportAssist OS Recovery Enable or disable the boot flow for the SupportAssist OS Recovery tool in the event of certain system errors.

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