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Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

Q: Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

I was planning on buying either a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or an Dell Optiplex 980 SFF but I would like to know which one will work with Windows XP 64 Bit.

Preferred Solution: Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

For Windows XP 64 Bit its best to use the somewhat hidden (old ftp website):
This has the old drivers listed of multiple versions including the XP x64 drivers not mentioned on Drivers and Downloads. The new ftp website is slightly broken at present.

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Hi. This 24pix MINI atx power connector is basically the same as normal ATX connector (bur smaller of course)? At the pin settings is different? Where I can buy 24pix ATX to 24 pin MINI atx adapter that will work with those boards? Thanks.

A:Dell OptiPlex 760 (GX760) SFF and Dell OptiPlex 780 (GX780) SFF mainboard power connector?

Moddiy makes this.
Dell 980 960 780 760 PSU 24-Pin to Mini 24-Pin Adapter Cable (10cm)http://www.moddiy.com/products/Dell-980-960-780-760-PSU-24%252dPin-to-Mini-24%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%2810cm%29.html

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Hi, I might be able to buy a second hand Optiplex mini tower and I would like to install the motherboard etc. of my Optiplex 755 SFF.

Wilt thi fit?

The idea is that with the Mini Tower I can buy a better GPU.


A:Does motherboard of Optiplex 755 SFF fit in a Dell optiplex 745 dualcore mini tower?

No it wont fit.   The board layout, number of slots etc is different.

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Hi. I have recently bought a dell optiplex 780 desktop computer (DT). I want to upgrade the GPU but I do not know what options I have or what I can get. I mainly play minecraft and MMORPG games. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I may be able to get without breaking the bank or having to buy a new power supply? The two I am looking at right now is the NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 and the AMD Radeon HD5450. If you could help, i would really appreciate it. thanks again.
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E7600 (3.06Ghz)
RAM: 4GB (I dont know if its DDR2 or DDR3)
GPU: Integrated (believe it an Intel GMA 4500)
OS: windows 7 (64-bit)
link to pdf file of dell optiplex 780 (the one i have is the Dell Optiplex 780 desktop computer (DT)

A:GPU that will work with my dell optiplex 780

Yeah I'm in a similar situation, with my 780 SFF. I watched a YouTube video of a guy who put a Gigabyte GT730 2GB Low Profile GPU in his, and he installed it 100% for Minecraft. They go for around $70 - $80 on eBay. But I would like confirmation as well.

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Does this (Chinese) PSU   PCF 500 Watt fit and work properly in a Dell Optiplex 755 MT?

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HI, I have a Nvidia Geforce 2 MX 100/200 and I cant get it to work in my Dell Optiplex 110 while using windows 2000 (not ME) I have windows XP and windows 2003 also, and I could get it to work with those operating systems. xp and 2003 find the card and installs it by itself, and 2000 finds it, but wont install it, so I went and got a driver from driverguide, and installed the driver, then it got me to restart my comp, and I did, so I unpluged the monitor from the onboard, and put into the Nvidia it didnt work. so I plugged back in to my onboard and went to the device manager, and It said the video card was working properly. Also, windows 2000 wouldnt let me turn off the onboard card... XP and 2003 allowed me. can anyone help?


A:Cant get Geforce 2MX to work in my Dell Optiplex

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this is the zotac card  i want to know if it will work with a dell optiplex 755 Desktop size (2nd biggest optiplex 755) www.google.com/search

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Hi Expert

My client has 5 desktops at his office all of them are Dell OptiPlex GX720 with XP Prof SP3.

One of them sound does not work,,,,,I tried many things, install driver and download new driver , check if the sound is disabled or enabled ,,,,etc.

Sound card is built in.

What I did from home I accessed the desktop that has sound issue (VPN and RDP) and when I un installed the sound driver and installed it again the sound worked I thought this is the end of my dilemma, I was so happy because the issue was solved and I called the client to tell him that everything is fine.

Next day there was a surprise for me my client rang me to tell me that sound does not work,,,,,,I have no idea what do ? Why it was working when I logged in remotely ?

What are other steps I ought to be considering for the troubleshooting ?


A:Dell OptiPlex GX720 sound does not work

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I've just installed a Nvdia FX5200 graphics card into my Dell Optiplex gx60 but can only get any display on the monitor when I start in VGA mode.

The monitor is Dell E173FP 17" (17" V.I.S.) Analogue Flat Panel Display.
The PC is a Dell Optiplexgx60 Celeron 2.4(R) 768MB

When I start the pc up normally with the monitor plugged into he card I get the startup screen but then it goes blank. I can plug the monitor into the PC's integrated vga plug and see the display fine on screen.

If I start the PC in VGA mode I can see the desktop but if I go to the control panel and change the screen resolution to a higher one it just goes blank.

Does anyone have any ideads? Thanks, Mark

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Nvidia P356 Quadro FX4600 graphics card - 768MB GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 dual DVI out thank you all

A:Wondering if this will work in my Dell Optiplex GX 280 tower-style PC

As long as you have a PCI express socket on the motherboard, that card will work. You may need a power cable adapter to be able to connect the card to the power supply

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so i really want this amd 7570 but idk if it will work in my system its a 305 watt psu with a q6600 and windows 10 64 bit. pls resopnd

A:will a amd 7570 work on my dell optiplex 745 mini tower

Yeah it should work fine.
AMD Radeon HD 7570:
www.ebay.com/.../112633330118 ($20)

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Do anybody knows if a EVGA Geforce GT 710 2GB (Single Slot, Low Profile) (www.evga.com/.../Product.aspxcan work on my dell optiplex 745 305W PSU without problems?
My system specifications:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo e6300
RAM: 4 GB 800Mhz DDR2-800 
PSU: 305W
Actual Graphic Card: AMD ATI Radeon X1300 PRO
Graphic card slot type: PCI-E x16
Hard Drives: 1 SSD and 1 7200 rpm HDD.

A:Will this Graphic Card work on my Dell Optiplex 745 Minitower?

It will work but being X8 it will only run at X1 speed.

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Good day, who knows how to adjust  the screen brightness of Dell 5250 with Windows 7 Pro installed? Buttons on the screen do not work. OSD application installed, but not active. In setup OSD mode is enable.

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I jave just installed windows 7 professional on my dell optiplex gx280 system and came to know that there is no driver available for the built in graphics card (Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family) that can work with windows 7. Now I am thinking about buyiong a new graphics card. So, please tell me which one would be an optimal compromise between price and performance? I am not going to play heavy games or do any advanced video editing on my PC. I will be only running graphics editing software like adobe photoshop and illustrator and ofcourse, I want to get windows aero interface to work, too.

Or, is there any way to get my current graphics card work in windows seven???

Thanks in advance for giving any advice.

A:Minimum Graphics Card that will work with Dell Optiplex GX 280 + WIn7?

The 440GT and HD5670 are good choices

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100287L Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

Newegg.com - MSI N440GT-MD1GD3/LP GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video

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We have a number of Dell Optiplex 320s, which are rejecting wake on LAN requests following upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.
The onboard network adapter is a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller. The latest driver v4.60.0.1 is installed. I've also tried a different network adapter, Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC.
WOL is enabled in the BIOS. The BIOS has been upgraded to v1.1.12.
Does anyone know how WOL can be enabled for this model with Windows 7?
Andy Harris.
IT Technician, Redmoor Academy.

A:Dell Optiplex 320 WOL with Windows 7

Hello Andy,
I have the same problem with OptiPlex 320s.  Did you ever find a solution?

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Hello, I own a Dell Optiplex 745, running Windows XP Professional 32-bit. The Dell System Direct isn't launching, even though it will download, it says .APPLICATION, which cannot be opened. Does anyone have a fix?

A:Dell Optiplex 745 - Windows XP Pro 32-bit Dell System direct issue.

The older versions of Dell System Detect are security risks - if you're running an antivirus program, it may be flagging and intercepting the program.  At any rate, you should NOT be using Windows XP online at this point, as it has seen no security updates in almost two years - you really need to upgrade to a supported version of Windows (at this point, that's a minimum of Windows 7).

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Hello, I own a Dell Optiplex 745, running Windows XP Professional 32-bit. The Dell System Direct isn't launching, even though it will download, it says .APPLICATION, which cannot be opened. Does anyone have a fix?

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My dell optiplex 740 will open windows ,so before this happened,i install windows 7 home premium instead of windows 7 professional.When it didn't install properly,my windows will not open after i restart my PC it keeps saying  The computer restart unexpectedly  or encountered an error.Windows installation cannot proceed.To install windows,click "OK"to restart the computer,and then restart the installation.this message keeps repeating itself every time i boot my pc up.I try to reset my PC factory settings,but it wouldn't work,do i need  to buy a Dell recovery disk to get my PC running?

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I've been salivating at the idea on installing W 8-64 Pro on a Dell Optiplex 755 at work. But a sudden reality check came over me & I realize Windows 8 doesn't necessarily work on older machines. The Dell is a Vista era machine. So maybe W 7-64 Pro would be a better choice?

Obviously I should call Dell. But I am hoping someone on these forums might have some experience with the machine in question.

A Google search returned a lot of questions about installing Windows 7 which made me realize W 7 must had been a challenge 3 years ago.

A:Install Windows 8-64 on Dell Optiplex?

I run Windows 8 32 bit on a gx755 at work...as it only has 2gb of ram. Everything worked just fine right out of the box, no Dell drivers needed. This is my primary Windows 8 machine.

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Searched many sites, tried many suggestions. Issue is GPU on PCI slot not detected for Dell OptiPlex 990 using Win10 Pro. The GPU is EVGA GTX960. Installed PSU as well at 550 Watts. The BIOS does not let you to disable the integrated video card. I have done the following.. updated BIOS, reinserted GPU, uninstalled driver and disabled and disconnected cable to integrated video, and tried to use CMD bcdedit/set pciexpress forcedisable.

When booting up new GPU van turns on but then turns off.

Best Regards,


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We got a new Dell OptiPlex 7040 with Windows 7 Pro SP1. When checking for updates it keeps going and going and going and going. There are no messages about installing new updates or messages about there's no updates.Please advise.Thanks.

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I have a Dell Optiplex 320 with 1 GB of ran (expandable to 4). It is a Dou Core so it uses one of these 2 chips:

IntelŪ PentiumŪ D 800MHz FSB Socket T with Dual Core technology XD, EM64T, 2x2MB L2 cache, and EIST (900 series)
IntelŪ PentiumŪ D 800MHz FSB Socket T with Dual Core technology XD, EM64T, 2x1MB L2 cache (800 series)​
Will it run Windows 10. Does it support these:
PAE gives 32-bit processors the ability to use more than 4 GB of physical memory on capable versions of Windows, and is a prerequisite for NX.
NX helps your processor guard the PC from attacks by malicious software.
SSE2 is a standard instruction set on processors that is increasingly used by third-party apps and drivers.
If it would support those functions, with only 1 GB would it be too slow?

I got my Dell Specs from here

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We have a newish Dell Optiplex 990 with Windows 7 Enterprise x64 installed on it and the past couple of weeks we have been getting BSOD on it. At first the frequency was every few days, now it's at least once per day. So something is definitly going on. Here is the information that I have collected so far:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Local ID: 1033

Additioinal information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 0000000080000003
BCP2: FFFFF880044D78EB
BCP3: FFFFF880078A8C10
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product 255_1

I have verified that all patches have been applied, the latest BIOS is installed, and all of the latest drivers from Dell have been installed.

Attached is the minidump file and a screenshot of the System Event Log for it.

If anyone has a suggestion as to what the problem is I would be greatful!!


A:Windows 7 BSOD on Dell Optiplex 990

1. rdbss.sys; System exception in System
Otherwise known as the Redirected Drive Buffering SubSystem Driver. Run HDD Diags: HD Diagnostic then report back to me the results, please.

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Hey guys!
Is it possible to install Windows 7 on this machine?
My dad found a Optiplex GX280 lying around somewhere.
He brought it back home and I was pretty impressed by it's specs.
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)

Memory (RAM) 503 MB

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz

2773.4 MHz

Am not so sure about a graphics card,
I opened it up and it seemed like something was missing.
It doesn't really matter now.

I will use this computer as a secondary in my home,
Am going to set it for my dad,
So he won't use mines anymore.

Am having second thoughts about installing Windows 7 on this machine because of it's low RAM and it's older chipset.

If I do install Win7 on this machine,
Am going to remove all the eye candy from it so it won't rely as much on it's graphics.

I also posted this almost exact post here:
Dell Optiplex GX 280
(Since the author of that post also talked about the same machine)

The reason I want to install Windows 7 on this computer is because of HomeGroup.
I have a lot of files on my main computer that I might need in the future.
So in a long shot, I just want to sync up both computer in my network.

Should I go for it?

A:Windows 7 on Dell Optiplex GX280

Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft Support

If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit).
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit).
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver.

Windows 7 System Requirements

Like you said, the RAM would be the an issue.
I would bump it up to at least 1GB..

Drivers for Windows 7 might also be an issue, Check with Dell Support Page for the model an see if they have any drivers for Windows 7.

You need a graphics card/device that supports at least DirectX9 in additon WDDM (Started when Vista came out)

Research before installing!!

If you have the Windows XP disk than I would maybe try it out (I say maybe because if it was me I would just accept XP but that does not mean it can't be done.)

If anything goes wrong or you can't find drivers that Windows 7 will accept than you can always re-install XP. (If you have the disk)

Although HomeGroup is a cool feature you can share a folder or even a drive in XP, or buy a network storage unit. That way any computers in your network can have access to files and folders

In the end all the specs are there if you bump the RAM to 1GB, just don't expect it to be fast.

Hope this Helps, and Happy Holidays!

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Hello,I've been experiencing a very frustrating problem on my PC. Around 2 minutes after turning it on and entering the OS the screen freezes and there's nothing to do but force the PC to turn off pushing the power button.I've updated the drivers, checked all the conections and nothing. It also seems that it happens more often whenever I connect the Ethernet cable before turning it (the PC) on. I don't know if that has anything to do with the problem but I need to fix it ASAP since it is the computer I work with.
Here's a couple of screenshots of the PC characteristics (I hope you don't mind it is in Spanish):

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Computer was working fine and then it just crapped out. Running Windows XP. When I start it up, it flashes the Dell screen, and then it goes to a blank black screen with the cursor in the top left corner. If I do F12, I can bring up boot options and system diagnostics but that's all. No safe mode option. I was going to reload the operating system as there is nothing on the computer worth saving. I put the windows xp reinstall cd in and it says "Push any key to boot from cd.." and then it just hangs no matter what I push. What should my next step be, please! It's a work computer which we need to have operating if we can.

A:Windows XP won't load on Dell Optiplex

From the symptoms you described, i suspect a HDD failure. Follow the below steps.
1 ) Remove the side cover and replace the HDD cable (IDE or SATA). If you don't have a spare cable, borrow the CD drive cable. This step will solve any potential connectivity problems.
2 ) Run built in System Diagnostics. Press F12 during power on and select the "diagnostics". Allow it to run a full extended test. Post the result of the test in next reply.
3 ) If Dell diagnostics didn't find any problems, download and run Seagate seatool for DOS.
Burn the ISO to a CD using Imgburn or any ISO burning app. After booting from the CD, select long test and allow it to check the full surface of the HDD. Report the output of the test displayed by seatool. 
Here is an example video on how to use seatool.

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I have had this Dell desktop computer for about 6 years running Win XPpro SP3, and it was running fine until my kids were playing an online game. 
While they were playing the cursor from the Microsoft wireless mouse disappeared. I put in a new battery and tried pressing the tiny buttons on the bottom of the mouse and the USB stick. Still nothing.
On the screen was a long horizontal box that said Press space bar to exit, or something like that.
I don't know if it was a prompt from the game, or some kind of spyware thing, but I pressed it and it shut down the browser.
Without a cursor, and looking at my desktop icons, I figured I better restart the computer. So I used my keyboard to start Shut Down. It then started to install 8 updates. After the last one, message was "WIndows shutting down". That stayed that way for a good 1/2 hour.
That didn't seem right, so I pulled the plug out of the back so that I could restart the PC. I then hit the power button, and the Dell screen with the OptiPlex number and the BIOS revision number came on as ususal, except the horizontal bar that shows system starting did not proceed left to right. It stopped not even 1/4 of the way across the screen, and it just stays that way.
I pulled the plug out to try again - same result.
I do not have a Dell or Windows install CD or any install from USB stick, so would like to know what my options are, short of taking it in for repair.
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A:Dell Optiplex Won't Load Windows

Is the Netbook also running XP?

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Hi, I recently upgraded my Dell Optiplex 755 EnergySmart MT to Windows 7.0.  I am not getting any sound from the speakers.  Can someone please help?

A:Dell Optiplex 755 MT with Windows 7.0 NO SOUND

The windows Vista Driver for X86 or X64 works fine in windows 7 or windows 8 or windows 8.1 You will also need the AMT HECI drivers if the system has Vpro
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I have a 15 month old Dell Optiplex 990 (Core i7 2600 @ 3.4GHZ; 16GB DDR3 Crucial RAM (4 x 4GB); 1TB WDD HDD; 2 x Radeon 6450 Graphics dribing 2 x HP LP3065 displays at 2560 x 1600). Ran fine in Win 7 HP. Upgraded two weeks ago to Win 8 Pro and I get (a) video driver crash/restart after about 20 minutes then intermittently and (b) after about 30 minutes I loose connection to the Internet, even though the connection wizard indicates it's still up.

I have updated the AMD video drivers to the latest release (but not the newest beta) and reinstalled Catalyst control center; updated the System BIOS to A16; removed everything (HW & SW) that fails the compatibility test; swapped the memory around and tried it with only 8GB; run the diagnostics on the system, memory & HDD (no errors reported); Nothing has fixed the problem and I am about out of ideas. I am considering replacing the graphics cards with something from nVidia as well as installing new RAM.

Am I missing anything? Has anyone seen anything like this?

Might have to revert to Windows 7. At least I have a backup of the pre-installed configuration......

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I bought OptiPlex 7040 module which had Windows 10 Korean version 1 weeks ago. I want to install Windows 7 but it seems to be not work.
My computer has SSD and HDD. When the installation starts, I cannot find the SSD, therefore I select the HDD for installing Windows 7. (I already try this guide en.community.dell.com/.../19669861 but it is not work)
However, the installation process run few seconds and it stop after rebooting.
Could you please tell me how to fix this problem? Thank you

A:Cannot install Windows 7 on Dell OptiPlex 7040

tuynguyen,You can click the link below and choose install option 3 to install Windows 7. You can also do a google search for many links to downgrade to Windows 7.How to install Windows 7 on OptiPlex 7040 Downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7

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Wondering if i can run a dual boot running my already installed XP OS then adding Windows 7.

My PC is a Dell Optiplex 755 running Intel Dou core 2 E8200 @2.66GHz with 3.25 GB of RAM.

I'd like to add Windows 7 because my SONAR DAW software demands it. My XP OS is buggy with the drivers etc...

Can this be done? Or would i be better off just buying a new cheap PC that has Windows 7 loaded?

Just so you know... I want to keep my XP OS because I have CS3 loaded.

A:Solved: upgrade to Windows 7 on Dell optiplex 755?

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I have a user on a Dell Optiplex 990 (Windows 7 64 Bit) that repeatedly gets the following blue screen info:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80086B72D0
BCP2: FFFFF8800419E45C
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

I've updated the BIOS, reinstalled all the video drivers, and physically swapped out the AMD video card that looks warped by the card's heat sync.

Suggestions? Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Windows 7 64bit BSOD on Dell Optiplex 990

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I Have elderly Dell optiplex 170L with a 2.4 Ghz processor and a 512mb ram and need to update to at least windows 7. have sourced ddr Ram boards to increase Ram to to 2Mb but windows 7 requires a DVD+RW apparently! where do I get one, and does it just replace the cd+rw? what connections? What drivers? Do I replace hardware before software or other way round? sorry guys you probably think this is such an easy one, but I am an oldie and need a bit of help. thanks to all of you out there that help us!

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Recently our Dell Optiplex 330 experienced some pretty severe virus attacks that render the computer useless. The user had disabled the installed protect advising that it slowed his performance and would not let him install cute little things from his favorite social network. The machine was so hosed it was determined the best course of action was to reformat the drive and basically start over. The problem is this unit was sold to us by Dell with a license for Windows Vista Business which we request it be down graded to XP service pack 3. Each time we attempt to reinstall windows xp from teh provided original disc we get the famous blue screen advising there is a problem with the hard drive, etc. How can we reinstall the our favorite XP? The unit has a SATA hard drive. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

A:Issue with reinstalling Windows Xp on Dell Optiplex 330

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I have my ACT and MCSE certifications. I've been workings on pc's for over 17 years. But now I've ran into 2 problems that I haven't figured out how to fix yet and this is with Dell computers that have USB ports only and no ps/2 ports.
First, When I install Windows XP Sp2 on a Dell computer while using a usb mouse and keyboard. After the install is complete and configured and I have removed all the question marks in the device manager by installing the appropriate drivers. Everything works fine. But if I turn off the pc and unplug it to move the pc to a new location. I turn it back on and Windows try to find the usb keyboard and mouse but it doesn't completes because I have to click yes for it to search for the HID compliance device driver. But I can't click anything because the mouse and keyboard is not working until the plug/play install completes. I've updated the chipset from the dell support site and that doesn't work. I updated the chipset from intel which are the newest drivers and that still doesn't work. I go into the BIOS and the USB setting is enabled or if there is a legacy option for USB I enable that one too. Help!
Second, on a Optiplex GX280 after installing Windows XP Sp2 on the pc. I go into the device manager to configure all the devices with the appropriate drivers that has question marks except for the vga. The pc works and is running fine. Now as soon as I install the video driver software that installs a chipset as well the pc works fine untill I reboo... Read more

A:Insalling Windows XP Sp2 on a Dell Optiplex GX280

I found that the keyboard and mouse sometime take a few min. to begin working after a fresh install(usually 1-3 min). I have experienced this on about 5 computers in the past year that have had to be reinstalled for one reason or another.

For both computers it sounds like a driver is causing problems. Have you tried just using the drivers that came with the computers on the Drivers & Utilities Disk?

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i have a Dell Optiplex 755 that i have done a clean install of Windows 7 on.all is working OK, but i am having an audio problem.I installed the Vista audio drivers for this model from the Dell website and the audio appears to be OK (windows detects it and gives volume control).however i was expecting to hear sound from the internal speaker, but i get no sound at all.
should i be able to get sound from the internal speaker?

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I bought recently a re-furbished Dell Optiplex 760. I installed an SSD for the boot drive and tried to install Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (the OEM CD). The install ran smoothly up to a certain point and then did nothing. I repeated the installation with the 32-bit version and this completed successfully. The point at which the 64-bit install failed appears to be when the installation process tests the video performance, suggesting a problem with the 64-bit versions's graphics-card driver. The successful install revealed the graphics card (on-board chip, in fact) to be the Intel Q45/Q43 Express chipset. Has anyone had a similar experience and dealt successfully with the problem ?

A:Installation problems : Windows 7 64-bit on Dell Optiplex 760

See here: How to Access Device Manager During the Installation of Windows 7

The part to follow is down a ways under Now for Safe Mode:.

Disable your video card/chip for now then download and install the latest driver once it completes if Windows Update does not resolve theproblem.

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See Question-title. I have USBs a male 9-pin VGA output, a display port, and another narrow slit port (not HDMI) I've tried a Display port to HDMI cable into TV but no joy. when I click on "device managers" I have three ports: Com1, ECP printer (LPT1) and Intel Active mangament technology SOL (COM)3

my TV is a Samsung HD with two HDMI ports. a 15 hole female VGA, and 2 scarts. I would be happy to get only visual to TV at the moment but how? Regarding audio, let's leave that for another time.

I tried calling Samsung but lines were busy: I'll try again. Any help appreciated.

A:Windows 8.1 I have Dell Optiplex 780. How to connect to HDTV?

Hi TarquinThyroid, and welcome to TSG.

I am unable to find any information on Dell Optimex computers. Do you perhaps have a Dell Optiplex 780 computer?

If so, a simple passive Display Port to HDMI cable will not work for you. That type of cable only works with devices that have a dual mode Display Port (DP++) output. Per the following page on a Dell forum, Optiplex computers do not support DP++ outputs. You would need a powered Display Port to HDMI adapter or active cable to make the conversion.


Do you have a basic passive Display Port to HDMI cable or an active Display Port to HDMI converter cable?

The 9 pin connector on your computer is most likely a serial port. If it is an Optiplex 780, there should also be a 15 pin VGA female connector on the back. That should work with a suitable VGA cable to connect to the VGA port on the TV.

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Can install 
Intel Chipset Software Installation Driver

This package provides the Intel Chipset Software Installation Driver and is supported on Dimension 9200c/E520, OptiPlex 630/745/745c/GX520/G...
 File Name: R132539.exe
web site link:
Hope this can help.


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Greetings I have a Dell Optiplex 390, for the compatibility with at least a very big important printer and certain applications, I need to install  Windows XP in this machine, but the audio does not work and especially the video is fashion standard VGA, none pilots(drivers) DELL for this one for XP of 32 bits but for W7 of 64 bits a driver GMA INTEL HD I tried the driver of Dell download of Dell .pourtant it was indicated for XP I have Windows XP 32 bits SP3 in French installed in these machines.
Please to help at least if I little to have the video standard VGA it is 30 % of the difficult screen has  read lira there was certainly a video driver for XP of 32 bits Windows Home or PRO 
Thank you

A:Windows XP driver video for Dell Optiplex 390

XP Drivers are listed on the Dell downloads for the OptiPlex 390.
There are drivers for AMD Radeon 6350 and 6450.  Also Intel Video

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I am using MDT 2013.  I've imported the driver pack for the OptiPlex 3040 from Dell for Windows 7 x64.  After MDT installs the OS, it reboots into Windows to begin initialization but it never finishes.  Instead it reboots again and goes into the Dell Diagnostics utility and runs a test on memory. 
After the test runs, it tries to boot into Windows and I end up selecting "last know good config."  It finally loads windows but then none of the USB ports work.  I have to remote into the pc to manually install the USB and chipset drivers to finish the MDT deployment process.  This has happened on multiple machines and is a repeatable process.  Is anyone else having this issue? 

A:Dell OptiPlex 3040 Windows 7 MDT Problems

Did you either manage to resolve this issue? Or did you always have to go through last good config?
I'm trying to get Windows 7 x86 to install on both a OptiPlex 3040 and a Latitude E5570 with no joy. The previous models were fine.

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Hi please help i have got a dell OptiPlex 755 (discontinued model)

i boot up that takes a bit longer than normal then it goes to the windows 7 logo twirly thing it pauses half way through a flash of blue screen (too short to get a code) then it restarts i can then go to the option to start up recovery or start normally i go to recovery it scans my system wants to send something to Microsoft. i have also tried boot rec.exe that didn?t work

i have just got hold of windows vista and xp instillation disk i am going to try that.

Please help

Also see my vid of what it does http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ6rwHmGNhk

Thank you

A:windows 7 dell optiplex 755 boot fail

You could download the appropriate .iso file, burn it to disc, and then try to repair your computer.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

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Greetings I have a Dell Optiplex 390, for the compatibility with at least a very big important printer and certain applications, I need to install(settle) Windows XP in this machine, but the audio does not work and especially the video is fashion standard VGA, none pilots(drivers) DELL for this one for XP of 32 bits but for W7 of 64 bits a pilot(driver) GMA INTEL HD I tried the pilot(driver) of Dell download of Dell .pourtant it was indicated for XP I have Windows XP 32 bits SP3 in French installed in these machines. Please help at least if I little to have the video standard VGA it is hideous  Thank you

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I have been using my machine (winXP Media Center) fine since I purchased it but I went to boot the pc this morning and it will not boot windows. All that happens is the dell screen loads (the white bar fills up) then all that appears is a black screen with a cursor blinking in the top left corner?? How can I fix this?

I have looked all over the net but cannot find the answer, thanks!

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I own a Dell Optiplex GX270 and I recently upgraded it from Windows XP to Windows 7 Ultimate. The problem is, everything on the screen is way too big, and I am not able to change the screen resolution. I am currently looking for a driver that I am able to use with this computer. I have tried going into BIOS setup and changed Integrated Devices (LegacySelect Options) and changed the Onboard Video Buffer from 1mb to 8mb, but that didn't work either.
System Specs:
2GB Ram
40GB Hard Drive


P.S I know on my profile it says I have an acer and that my computer is a laptop but this GX270 is a computer that I am selling.

A:Dell Optiplex GX270 Windows 7 Graphics Driver

Sounds like there is no graphics driver loaded. Is there a graphics driver in Windows Update?

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I am trying to create a windows 7 image to the new PC's that we have just purchased. On boot after pxe network boot I get the message "Please add the network driver to the windows PE image on Windows Deployment Services." I have added many drivers to WDS with no luck and the correct one from the dell website errors and will not let me added it. I have the packaged the drivers into the install.wim and boot.wim using the AIK but still no luck. The drivers from the dell website do not seem to work in the PE environment. I'm hoping that someone has done this before and can point me to the correct driver. I have been looking for the best part of two weeks and i'm sure it can't be this hard.
Thanks in advance!

A:Dell Optiplex 3040 SFF cannot PXE boot windows 7 image

Hi Ihint,Thanks for posting.Please see this YouTube video for assistance:  http://dell.to/2tMiDOH

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