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Precision 7510 / 7710 BIOS Settings


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Here are BIOS settings that are known to work on the Precision 7510, should be the same for 7710 as well.

 

General
. Boot Sequence:

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

. Adanced Boot Options:

     * Enable Legacy Option ROMs = Off

System Configuration

. Integrated NIC = Enabled

. Parallel Port = Disabled

. Serial Port = Disabled
. SATA Operation = AHCI
. Drives:

     * SATA-0/-3 = 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

. Thunderbolt Adapter Configuration:

     * Enable Thunderbolt Technology Support = On

     * Enable Thunderbolt Adapter Boot Support = Off

     * Enable Thunderbolt Adapter Pre-boot Modules= Off

     * Security level - No Security  

. USB PowerShare:

     * Enable USB PowerShare = Off

. Audio:

     * Enable Audio = On

     * Enable Microphone = On

     * Enable Internal Speaker = On

. Keyboard Illumination:

     * Any desired value

. Keyboard Backlight Timeout on AC:

     * Any desired value

. Keyboard Backlight Timeout on Battery:

     * Any desired value

. Unobtrusive Mode:

     * Enable Unobtrusive Mode = Off

. Miscellaneous Devices: 

     * Enable Camera = On

     * Enable Secure Digital (SD) card = On

     * Enable Hard Drive Free Fall Protection = On

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

Video

. LCD Brightness = Whatever settings you prefer

. Switchable Graphics

     * Enable Switchable Graphics = On

     * Enable Dock Display Port = On

     * Discrete Graphics Controller Direct Output Mode = Off

Security

. Admin Password = Not set (or whatever)
. System Password = Not set (or whatever)

. Internal HDD-0 Password = Not Set (or whatever)

. Mini Card SSD-0 Password = Not Set (or whatever)
. Strong Password

    * Enable Strong Password = Off
. Password Configuration = default settings
. Password Bypass = Disabled or Reboot Bypass

. Password Change 

    * Allow Non-admin Password Changes = on

. Non-Admin Setup Changes

    * Allow Wireless Switch Changes = Off

. UEFI Capsule Firmware Updates

    * Enable UEFI Capsule Firmware Updates = On

. TPM 2.0 Security

    * TPM On = On

    * Key Storage Enable = On

    * Attestation Enable = On

    * SHA-256 = On

    * Enabled = On

. Computrace(R) = Deactivate

. CPU XD Support

    * Enable CPU XD Support = On

. OROM Keyboard Access = Enable

. Admin Setup Lockout = Off

. Master Password Lockout = Off

. SMM Security Mitigation = Off

Secure Boot

. Secure Boot Enable = Disabled

. Expert Key Management:

    * Enable Custom Mode = Off

    * Custom Mode Key Management = PK

Intel Software Guard Extensions

. Intel SGX Enable = Disabled

. Enclave Memory Size = 128MB

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

. Auto On Time = Disabled
. USB Wake Support:

     * Enable USB Wake Support = Off

     * Wake on Dell USB-C Docks = Off

. Wireless Radio Control:

     * Control WLAN radio = Off

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

. Block Sleep = Off

. Peak Shift = Off

. Dock Support on Battery = On or Off

. Advanced Battery Charge Configuration = Off

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

POST Behavior

. Adapter Warnings = Enabled
. Keypad (Embedded) = Fn Key Only

. Mouse/Touchpad = Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse
. Numlock Enable = Enabled
. Fn Key Emulation = Enabled

. Fn Lock Options:

     * Fn Lock = On

    * Lock Mode Disable/Standard = Off

    * Lock Mode Enable/Secondary = On

. MEBx Hotkey = Enabled

. Fast Boot = Thorough

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

. MAC address Pass-Through = Passthrough MAC Address

Virtualization Support

. Virtualization

    * Enable Intel Virtualization Technology = On

. VT for Direct I/O = Off (otherwise use bootloader option dart=0)

. Trusted Execution = Off

Wireless

. Wireless Switch:

     * WWAN = On

     * WLAN = On

     * GPS (on WWAN Module) = Off

     * Bluetooth = On

. Wireless Device Enable:

     * WWAN/GPS = On

     * WLAN = On

     * Bluetooth = On

Maintenance

. BIOS Downgrade:

     * Allow BIOS Downgrade = On

. BIOS Recovery

     * BIOS Recovery from Hard Drive = On

 

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