Firmware update from 01.00.07 to 1.2.0 is not permitted. The system is configured to block firmware updates to previous revisions
Sound familiar? I couldn’t install any Dell firmware updates for my XPS 15 due to a rogue prefix ‘0’ in the default factory firmware version ‘01.00.07’ causing the Dell BIOS update tool to think it’s downgrading itself. 😐
Here’s how to fix it.
- Restart your computer
- From the DELL logo press the ESC key until the BIOS Settings prompt shows
- Open the Maintenance > Firmware Downgrade tab
- Remove the check on Do not allow firmware downgrade
- Click Apply and then exit BIOS
- Run the firmware upgrade
My Dell XPS 15 and Nexus 5 just don’t get along. Updating to the latest Bluetooth drivers for the Broadcom-enabled embedded chipset resolved this.
Here’s how to update your Broadcom-based Bluetooth drivers in Windows 10:
- Visit the Bluetooth section of the Broadcom website
- Expand the WIDCOMM® Bluetooth Windows® Software for Windows 10 & 8, 64-Bit section
- Click on the Download button to the left of the WIDCOMM® Bluetooth Windows® Software for Windows 10 & 8, 64-Bit header
- Open the downloaded ZIP archive (e.g. BTW_188.8.131.520_win8_10_x64.zip)
- Run Setup.exe within the Retail Package directory of the ZIP archive
- You may be prompted by Windows SmartScreen, click the More info link and the Run Anyway button within this dialog
- Click the Upgrade option within the WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software dialog
- Restart the computer when prompted
That’s it. 🙂
Here’s how to hide FileZilla’s pesky “Transfer complete” notification that appears after each file upload/download on Windows 10. I assumed you could toggle it off within FileZilla itself but it didn’t stick.
- Right click the Windows taskbar
- Select Properties to open the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog
- Beside Notification area click the Customise… button to open the Settings > System > Notifications & actions panel
- Scroll down to application entries under the Show notifications from these apps
- Beside FileZilla hit the toggler
I put up with this way too long before I did anything about it!
Here’s how I disabled the background image that appears behind the login screen on Windows 10 and replaced it with solid colours.
- Open the Registry Editor (Start + R then enter regedit and click OK)
- Natigate to the following directory:
- Right click below the (Default) value (Type: REG SZ)
- Within the right-click panel select New > DWORD (32 bit) Value
- Double-click New Value that appeared below (Default)
- Set the Value Data field to 1
- Click OK
This change is immediate, hit Start + L to see the login screen.
Thanks Matt, I borrowed your login screen image as I wasn’t going to go through your steps to do it myself! 🙂
Source: How-to Geek
Here’s how I fixed the stuttering and lag issue with my Logitech MX Master working with Windows 10 Home and Pro:
- Open up the System screen within the Control Panel (keyboard shortcut: Win+Pause/Break)
- Open Device Manager from the list of links on the left panel
- Expand the Network adapters section to list your network adapters (e.g. WiFi, Bluetooth, VPN, etc.)
- Double click your WiFi network adapter to open the Device Properties dialog (in my case this is a Dell Wireless 1830 802.11ac)
- Switch to the Advanced tab (if you cannot see an Advanced tab then close this dialog and double click the other Network Adapters until you find one that has it)
- Within the Property list select Bluetooth Collaboration
- Change the Value of the dropdown list from Auto to Disabled
- Click OK to save changes
The WiFi network adapter will restart the device so expect to lose network access for a moment before network access is restored. Happy days.
Update 1: Yeah the above helped but didn’t fix it entirely, somehow unticking the Enable pointer shadow option within the Mouse Properties dialog (open Start then type in Mouse) makes a big difference, I do still notice some stutter when copying files or using Google Photos.
Update 2: Uninstalling the Realtek AC’97 software from Add/Remove Software and restarting did wonders on-top of the above steps. No more stutter!
Today I noticed my internet speed running slower that usual when running an internet speed test over the wireless network, I isolated the network usage to automatic Windows Update downloads that were in progress yet frustratingly there was no way to stop the Windows Update session.
Here’s how to pause/suspend an in-progress Windows Update session in Windows 10 as a local Administrator (by default for personal computers):
- Click the Start menu
cmd to open the Windows search dialog with Command Prompt appearing as the Best Match
- Right click Command Prompt and from the dropdown menu select Run as Administrator
- The Command Prompt window will appear
- Enter the following Windows command:
net stop wuauserv
- If successful the following response will be given:
The Windows Update service was stopped successfully.
- Close the Command Prompt window
That’s it! 🙂
To resume your Windows Update session either open Windows Update from Settings > Update & Security and click the Retry button, open another Command Prompt window using the above instructions and replace
net stop wuauserv with
net start wuauserv, or simply restart Windows from the Start > Power menu.