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7490 BIOS Settings

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Last update: 16 Sep 2020

 

Here are BIOS settings that are known to work on the 7490 (8th gen. Kaby Lake R CPU with Intel UHD620 graphics) under Mojave and Catalina. These settings were tested and verified with BIOS 1.8.0 / 1.9.3 / 1.10.0 / 1.11.0 / 1.12.2 / 1.13.1 / 1.14.0 / 1.15.1 / 1.16.0.

 

General
. Boot Sequence:

     * Boot List Option = UEFI (-> Boot Sequence list will be set accordingly)

. Adanced Boot Options:

     * Enable Legacy Option ROMs = On (required to boot legacy external devices such as USB media or SD cards)

     * Enable Attempt Legacy Boot = On

. UEFI Boot Path Security:

     * Never (or whatever other value)

System Configuration

. Integrated NIC = Enabled
. SATA Operation = AHCI
. Drives:

     * SATA-2 = On

     * M.2 PCIe SSD-0 = On

. SMART Reporting:

     * Enable SMART Reporting = On or Off

. USB Configuration:

     * Enable USB Boot Support = On

     * Enable External USB Port = On

. Dell Type-C Dock Configuration:

     * Always Allow Dell Docks = On

. USB PowerShare:

     * Enable USB PowerShare = On

. Audio:

     * Enable Audio = On

     * Enable Microphone = On

     * Enable Internal Speaker = On

. Keyboard illumination:

     * Bright = On (or any desired value)

. Keyboard Backlight on AC:

     * Any desired setting

. Keyboard Backlight on Battery:

     * Any desired setting

. Unobtrusive Mode:

     * Enable Unobtrusive Mode = Off

. Miscellaneous Devices: 

     * Enable Camera = On

     * Secure Digital (SD) Card Boot = On

     * Enable Secure Digital (SD) Card = On

     * Secure Digital (SD) Card Read-Only Mode = Off

Video

. LCD Brightness = Whatever settings you prefer

Security

. Admin Password = not set (or whatever)
. System Password = not set (or whatever)
. Internal HDD-0 PW | M.2 SATA SSD-2 Password = not set (or whatever)

. Strong Password = Off
. Password Configuration = default settings
. Password Bypass = Disabled

. Password Change: Allow Non-admin Password Changes = on

. Non-Admin Setup Changes = Off

. UEFI Capsule Firmware Updates = On

. TPM 2.0 Security = Off or On with whatever desired settings
. Absolute(R) = Disabled (or whatever desired settings)

. OROM Keyboard Access = Enabled

. Admin Setup Lockout = Off

. Master Setup Lockout = Off

. SMM Security Mitigator = Off

Secure Boot

. Secure Boot Enable = Disabled

. Secure Boot Mode = Deployed Mode

. Expert Key Management:

    * Enable Custom Mode = Off

    * Custom Mode Key Management = PK

Intel Software Guard Extensions

. Intel SGX Enable = Software Controlled

. Enclave Memory Size = not configurable

Performance

. Multi Core Support = All

. Intel SpeedStep = Enabled
. C-States control = On
. Intel TurboBoost = Enabled

. HyperThread Control = Enabled

Power Management:

. AC Behavior:

    * Wake on AC = Off

. Enable Intel Speed Shift Technology = On

. Auto On Time = Disabled
. USB Wake Support

     * Enable USB Wake Support = On or Off

     * Wake on Dell USB-c Dock = On or Off

. Wireless Radio Control:

     * Control WLAN radio = Off

     * Control WWAN radio = Off
. Wake on LAN/WLAN = Disabled

. Block Sleep = Off

. Peak Shift = Off

. Advanced Battery Charge Configuration = Off

. Primary Battery Charge Configuration = Express Charge (or any other choice)

. Type-C Connector Power = 7.5 or 15 Watts

POST Behavior

. Adapter Warnings = Enabled

. USB-C Warnings = Enabled (item only available in later BIOS versions)
. Keypad (Embedded) = Fn Key Only
. Numlock Enable = Enabled
. Fn Lock Optio:

     * Fn Lock = On

    * Lock Mode Disable/Standard = On

. Fast Boot = Minimal

. Extend BIOS POST Time = 0 seconds (or any other choice)

. Full Screen Logo = On or Off

. Warnings and Errors = Prompt on Warnings and Errors. MAC address Pass-Through = Passthrough MAC address

Manageability

. Intel AMT Capability = Enabled (item only available in later BIOS versions)

. USB Provision = Off

. MEBx Hotkey = Enabled

Virtualization Support

. Virtualization = Enabled

. VT for Direct I/O = Disabled

. Trusted Execution = Off

Wireless

. Wireless Switch:

     * WWAN = On

     * WLAN = On

     * GPS (on WWAN Module) = On

     * Bluetooth = On

. Wireless Device Enable:

     * WWAN/GPS = On

     * Bluetooth = On

     * WLAN = On

 

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