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Solved: 2 dell laptops in house - 1 connects, 1 doesnt...please HELP!!!

Q: Solved: 2 dell laptops in house - 1 connects, 1 doesnt...please HELP!!!

My Dell laptop is just starting to experience internet connection problems.
I have had the unit for 2 years now. Within the last 2 months, it has started to play up. It will disconnect from the internet and the "Dell Network Assistant" will tell me that there is a problem with the home router. There isn't - my girlfriend is sitting next to me with her Dell laptop and she is surfing just fine.
Also. the 2 connection symbols for wireless connectivity in the bottom right hand corner will say that I'm connected, but the dell network assistant will say disconnected, and I won't be able to connect.
I guessed that it must be some connection settings but after trying as many as I could (I'm no IT genius but I'm fairly savvy) I couldn't fix it.
So I recently phoned Dell support and as my warranty has expired, it cost me 30 for them to (as I suspected...) remotely adjust some settings. I asked what settings they were adjusting but they wouldn't tell me - I had to buy a new warranty for 190 if I wanted the work done for free.
This fix they did lasted about a week - now the same problem is back and I don't want to give them another penny.
My firewall settings seem fine although if I reset them to default settings, I get about an hour of internet connection clarity before it starts to happen again.
Any ideas anyone??
Many thanks for reading!
Chris / whlbond

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A: Solved: 2 dell laptops in house - 1 connects, 1 doesnt...please HELP!!!

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I bought a Dell XPS L502X laptop 2 months ago, and it has constantly had troubles connecting to the internet and getting a fast speed. For example, on speedtest.net my laptop gets around 5 Mbps while my sisters and dads laptops get around 20 Mbps (i have tested many times, still the same result). Another problem is that on the screen, it shows my ISP as AT&T, even though i have Bell (soon to switch to rogers). It shows my location in the U.S, even though i live in Ontario, Canada. None of this happens on other laptops in my house.

I think i may know the problem, but i need help in fixing it. I play a game called minecraft, and to play with your friends you need to run a server. When i was installing it i remember having to change a ton of stuff, making my IP "Static" and other things. I do not have a restore point which can return me to factory conditions, and the nearest one is only a few days away..... Can you guys help me go back to when i got this laptop and return to fast speeds? I am 100% sure its my laptops fault as my dad's and sister's laptops have extremely fast internet speeds.

TSG Sysinfo:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8086 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 695299 MB, Free - 556779 MB;
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A:Solved: Internet is very slow compared to other laptops in house.

Please show for your PC, and also for one that works better if it is running Windows (identify which is which if not obvious) ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.
Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I set up adhoc connection in my Toshiba Settelite A 300, Window 7. Connection goes into the tray and i can see it in my iphone 4g, 16gb, 4.2.1OS phone even full signal strength is shown on top. But when i go to open safari, i receive the message, safari cannot open the page because it is not connected to the internet

In my wireless settings, it shows ivp4 - internet access & ivp6 - no internet access

please help me

A:Solved: iPhone 4 can connects to my adhoc but safari doesnt work

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z510 running Windows 10.  When I connect to the internet via Wifi after a few minutes, it loses connection.This happens more when I am upstairs in the house. Sometime it does not connect at all.  But when I take the laptop downstairs, and restart the laptop, sometimes it connects, some other times I have to disable and re-enable the connection setting before it connects again. We have 2 other brands of laptops in the house and they don't have this issue.  Can someone please help. ThanksC1578

A:My Ideapad Z510 loses WiFi connection - 2 other laptops in the house do not have this problem

Try installing this driver: http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/IdeaPad-Z-Series-laptops/IdeaPad-Z51...

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z510 running Windows 10.  When I connect to the internet via Wifi after a few minutes, it loses connection.This happens more when I am upstairs in the house. Sometime it does not connect at all.  But when I take the laptop downstairs, and restart the laptop, sometimes it connects, some other times I have to disable and re-enable the connection setting before it connects again. We have 2 other brands of laptops in the house and they don't have this issue.  Can someone please help. ThanksC1578

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I have 4 Wireless N Devices at home, Dell Laptop, MacBook Pro, iPhone 4, iPad, recently the Dell Laptop stopped connecting using Wireless N. It used to run at 144Mpbs and now it is always at 54Mbps, I checked the router and it shows it running Wireless N. The other 3 devices are running perfectly on N.

I've checked all the settings, even though I haven't changed any recently, and they are all set the same. I've power cycled the Router, Modem, and Laptop. I've taken the Wireless Card out and cleaned the pins with air, checked to make sure antenna's are connected and so on....

Dell Studio 1735 Windows 7 Ultimate
Cisco Linksys WRT160N

A:Solved: Dell Laptop no longer connects using 802.11N

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On my home network, I have 3 computers connected, one which I recently bought and added. This new computer can connect and interact with the other computers, and they are in the same workgroup, but none of the computers show up whenever I click on My Network Places and try to view the workgroup computers. I can connect to them by typing their names in start - run, and it works then, but how can I view them in My Network Places?

A:Connects to Computer, but doesnt show up?

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In June 2016 our company bought Inspiron 5759. I used it at office, we have air conditioning, nothing that could cause overheating or other problems. In the end of July 17 laptop just turned off and didnt react on any actions. I brought to service center and they told it's the hub located on the same board with CPU. The only way to fix it is to replace the whole board which costs around 600 USD because there's CPU Core i7 in it. I was given another laptop Inspiron 5558 which was not used since winter of 2017 because it had problems with WiFi. I tried to connect it with LAN cable and discovered that LAN is not working, in fact there's no LAN adapter in device manager. Service center said today that's the same problem - but this time hub is not completely broken, it's just doesnt see LAN adapter and periodically shuts down WiFi. The technician told that this is a frequent problem with Inspirons and Dell knows about it but doesnt recall laptops or extend warranty on this spare part. I asked when second laptop got the wifi issues - it started at the beginning of 2017 and warranty ended in December 2016. Again just 1-2 months.

So, it looks very strange that Dell laptops break right after ending of warranty with same problem, and we can't just change the hub, we need to buy a new board which includes CPU for 600 USD.
SNs: c0jchc2, 5lcmd72

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I'm having a bit of a strange problem with a laptop running Win 7 RC3 32bit. The wireless G connection works just fine for almost all things, but it won't connect with a server on our LAN. The connection times out. We've tried http, ssh, and ftp.

The weird part is the laptop connects to the server just fine when connected to the LAN with a cable. And other wireless devices connect to the server just fine through the same AP.

The laptop connects to anything WAN wirelessly with no problem.

Any ideas?

A:Win 7 Laptop Wired Connects - Wireless Doesnt

Perhaps the mac address of the wireless adapter is blocked in the server on your LAN? Try changing the mac to anything different, as a test, even if it isn't blocked.

Is this with static ip or using dhcp?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 and I believe the HD has went bad....or at least I think it has. I totally washed the HD clean with a program call Boot and Nuke. The reason for doing so was that the computer was having problem in all sorts of areas. Me being a worry wart, thought it was infected with a virus.

So anyway after wiping it clean I tried to install Vista. Before it will install it asks "Where do you want to install Windows?", and it gave me two options...Disk 0 Partition 2 or Disk or Partition 3 MediaDirect. When I highlight Disk 0 Partition 2 for the install location a message appears at the bottom of the screen saying..."The disk may fail soon. If other hard disks are available, install Windows to another location". Well I have no other locations so I tried it on this disk and it would only get to 2% on the Expanding files step. But instead of getting HD error message I get the following message...."Windows cannot install required files. The files does not exist. Make sure all files required for installtion are available, and restart the installation. Error code 0x80070003". I tried this 4 times, all with the same result.

So now I'm really confused as to what the problem is. Is the HD bad? Is the the Vista disk missing files? or is it both. If it is the HD, do I have to use a Dell HD or can I just go to Best Buy and purchase one there?

Any/all help would be greatly apperciated.

A:Solved: Dell Laptops HD Issue?

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I am trying to help out my family with this question: I was trying to connect a Dell Studio 1458 laptop to the internet that we have. There is NO router, only a modem so the ethernet cord hooks directly from the cable modem to the computer. The laptop has wireless and wired internet capabilities (supposedly). It couldn't connect to a wireless internet and it wouldn't connect to the wired connection either. I got the same thing every time "Unidentified network: no internet access" Upon troubleshooting I get this error: "internet IP address cannot be configured." It is almost like the computer is not allowing internet accessing.

The internet works fine because when tried on 2 other computers and everything worked fine. Ironically, this is also happening with my sister's Dell Inspiron laptop. Both computers have Windows 7 64x with Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet network cards. The driver for the network card was updated: no change. The device was disabled / enabled, no change. All firewalls and virus software disabled, no change. There are no detectable errors in the device manager.

I am running out of ideas on what could be causing the problem and how to fix it. I am thinking it has something to do with how dell has the computers set-up, because two new dell computers are having the problem; but I have no idea how to approach it. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

A:Solved: Dell Laptops won't connect to internet.

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my laptop does not charge then the ac cord is in. it used to work fine and all of a sudden it just says: plugged un, not charging... why is this!!! also with out the battery in the ac cord powers the laptop as usauall

A:Laptops Battery doesnt charge!

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My PC with windows 7 is the only computer with issues in the house. Ethernet works perfectly but wifi doesn't even when I don't have the ethernet hooked up. The wifi says it is connected but browsers, steam, and Itunes don't work. I have Bitdefender A/V and already tried uninstalling it, no change. I also uninstalled steam and Itunes with still no change. I even uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers for the wireless adapter. I tried looking and I don't recall downloading or installing anything around the time the problem started. Before I try replacing the adapter itself, I was hoping for help here since I saw a very similar problem in another thread.

A:Internet connects but doesnt work on wifi, ethernet works fine

If there is any more info I can give to help you help me, please let me know.

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Can anyone help?

My computer icon shows my computer connects to the internet by (the computer icons are lit with the globe in front) however the internet programs will not work. Such as I E, and my other applications.

What can I do?

I have pinged the computer, it is sending and receiving.

I have reset the I E browser.

Gone to connections and all internet settings are at default.

I turned firewall off as well as security program.

Any help?

A:Computer connects to the internet, however Internet programs such as I E doesnt work.

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i have 2 laptops 1 is dell inspiron 3551 and the other is dell vastro 3446.
after doing a clean install of windows 10 my touchpad doesnt work even installing drivers from dell doesnt help.
in device manager after expanding the human interface devices section i get i2chid error 10 this device could not start properly.
but if i do a clean install of windows 7 all works.
please help.
this is all the info that i got from the utility.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3978 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -2042 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 145 GB (91 GB Free); D: 319 GB (282 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0CMF7W
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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I have a Dell laptop. I have an ATT modem and everything in my house can connect to the internet - tablet, work laptop. However, the Dell laptop sometimes connects and then for no apparent reason disconnects. I can sometimes get it to connect again after waiting a long time. The message I get is NO INTERNET, SECURED. Then I usually disconnect, and then check connect automatically. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. I just want it to work all the time! LBW26 I am using Windows 10

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Hey guys, I need help modifying my network/internet setup at my house and guesthouse. This is how my current setup looks like. Main house has the DSL(dynamic IP) modem, connected to a Netgear WGR614 wireless G router(DHCP) 1 laptop connects via wireless to that, and a cat 5 wire going from one of the ports to the guesthouse bedroom in wall plug, and connected to it is a Dlink Dir-625 wireless n router. I have 2 computers connected to the router wirelessly. With this setup my Internet connection is inconsistent in the guesthouse. And recently I bought a Denon AVR-3808 Audio receiver in the living room that needs to be connected to the internet via Ethernet wire., and I don?t have access to that. Let me give you more info on the Distance between the farthest point of the guesthouse, and the position of the modem and wireless router is in the main house. It?s about 60-75ft, 5 walls in between, and 2 of the walls would be the outside stucco walls?? I need suggestions on how to do this the right way. My Denon audio receiver is the only equipment that need to connect to the Internet via Ethernet cable, and I don?t have access to that??

Thank you in advance

A:Network/internet setup between my house and the guest house

First off, get stability from Main to Guest by using wired access. If this is not stable,
then the wireless will not be either. Update the Netgear WGR614 firmware.

Wireless will bog down when it is encrypted, but you need that to avoid your neighbors
from getting access to your systems.

Which location (Main/Guest) has the worse reliability issue?

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I have a Dell machine that had that crazy DNS virus at the end of 2011. We got rid of the virus, but it has been unable to connect to the internet since then. I have spent plenty of time on the phone with both Norton and our ISP and they both confirm that virus is gone, but neither can get it to connect to the internet. I've spent countless hours over the past year trying to fix it, only to get frustrated and put it back in the closet. Now, my husband has returned to school and is reclaiming our newer laptop, soooo, now I really need to resurrect the old one!

I found a post where someone (Psyche1226) described EXACTLY what I am experiencing. I was very encouraged to see that there was some resolution for them. I went through the steps they did, but got hung up when their reports returned different results than mine. That's when I figured I'd better stop and get some help!!

I've gone through and done everything up to, and including, the FSS and Minitoolbox steps. I have the text files resulting from those. Here are the results:
 FSS.txt   4.36KB

 Result.txt   18.46KB

Any help that can be provided is greatly appreciated!!

A:Dell that is forever "Acquiring network address...", but never connects

Please run the services repair tool reboot and post a new FSS log.


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What is the easiest way to wipe clean and setup Dell laptops. I have like 4 of them home in good condition, they just need to be Restored. I have tried the whole system restore thing. I want something I can install and start from scratch across all the computers. Is there a version of windows unlocked or something I can use for multiple computers? No I don't have the original discs. they are older Dell inspirons.

A:dell laptops

mcusuman1 said:

What is the easiest way to wipe cleanClick to expand...

Try a soft damp cloth. Of course, you may need different items depending on what part(s) need cleaning.

mcusuman1 said:

and setup Dell laptops.Click to expand...

What do you mean by "setup"?

mcusuman1 said:

I have tried the whole system restore thing.Click to expand...

And the results?

mcusuman1 said:

I want something I can install and start from scratch across all the computers.Click to expand...

If they all had the same Windows version pre-installed and you can still read all the COA Windows Product Keys then all you need is a legitimate copy of that version of XP installation CD. Good luck finding one.

If they are all the exact same model then a set of Recovery CDs should work (if such was even provided and still available from Dell or somewhere).

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Does anyone know if RAM for DELL Latitude C810 will work in a DELL Inspirion 5150?



A:RAM for DELL Laptops

Check it out here


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I have a Dell Latitude E6500 Laptop running XP w/ SP3. and the screen save will not kick in. I am running a wireless mouse and when I disconnect that then it works like it is supposed to .

A:Dell Laptops


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Insirion 8200

When turned on it says that the primary disc not found. Then it goes straight to a warning screen telling you to go to setup. Looking at bios set up, the HD and optical drives are "not installed". Through Dell's chat line they said that both the HD and cd unit were defective. I could see the HD , but the CD too? They said that a operating system has to be noticed in order for the computer to work. Without a HD wouldn't the machine go to a doss prompt anyway? I tried that by removing the HD

Dell wants $168 for a HD which is nuts because online I can get one much less. My question is about the CD unit. Has anyone ever seen those go too


A:who knows their Dell Laptops?

The laptop could never go to a "DOS prompt" without the HDD, as to do so would mean that it would have DOS (not the case with XP) and if it had DOS, it resides on the HDD anyway.

Optical drives are not always shown (detected) in BIOS, but the BIOS boot screen should indicate their detection at boot time.

A faulty HDD electronics would prevent it being seen, but a fault on the Dell motherboard IDE would prevent both from being seen.

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I am trying to find out how much and what kind of hardware I need to purchase to piggy-back off my inlaws internet connection. They live 600+yds away and have satellite internet. We were told that its possible and not illegal to do this as we do cable this way now. What do I need in order to get it to my desktop machine and also my laptop. I have no modem or anything in my desktop currently. HELP!

A:Info on internet connection from house 700 yds to my house

slrhine said:

I am trying to find out how much and what kind of hardware I need to purchase to piggy-back off my inlaws internet connection. They live 600+yds away and have satellite internet. We were told that its possible and not illegal to do this as we do cable this way now. What do I need in order to get it to my desktop machine and also my laptop. I have no modem or anything in my desktop currently. HELP!Click to expand...

I know this is going to sound awful but get your OWN internet connection. The distance is too great for a wireless network and probably wouldn't work terribly well by hardwiring it (and that's assuming you can get past the physical problems of installing the cable externally). You may be able to use a powerline network connection (not sure if these will work on an extended intranet) but the setup costs are still pretty high for now.

Really - fork out the few dollars that a internet connection of your own will cost. Much better proposition all round.

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i've been trying to read forums and help websites to solve this issue with no avail. the other laptop in my house and all tablets, ipods and phones connect to the internet so i'm almost entirely sure its my laptop. i have tried connecting the router cable to my laptop and still had no internet. my laptop use to connect to the internet fine when we had our previous modem but with this new one it doesn't connect at all. any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:dell inspiron 1501 connects to wifi but no internet connection

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I am posting this but admittedly do not have all of the information I am sure will be needed with me right now. Our entire office runs on wireless connections (laptops, printers, desktops, etc) and we have little to no connectivity issues considering. However, we just purchased a new dell laptop. the laptop connected but within 5 seconds immediate loses the connection and reconnects, disconnects, etc.. This is continuous. All other devices, 2 other never-before connected laptops and a tablet have all sucessfully connected without issues...only this new dell laptop does it. The laptop connects and stays connected to all other wifi connections we have tried it with (other corporate wifi and home wifi's). Dell has replaced the wireless card to confirm there was not issue with that (which I was confident there wasn't). Our IT contact suggests buying a new $500 router, but that is a little hard for me to accept seeing that only 1 device is having difficulties (his other reason for this was his concern that he couldn't access something like the router's management tool, or something like that). I am confident this is something as simple as a software setting or something. New Laptop is running W7 OS...that's really all the facts I have available right now. Any ideas from anyone? From seeing other similar posts I am hopefull there is help out there for me

A:New Dell Laptop connects then loses wireless connection within seconds

Welcome to TSG.
Ok;Just to clarify.
This laptop will connect successfully to other wireless networks and stay connected ?
First thing I might try,if you can,is disable encryption on the router for a test.Any change ?
If you cannot access the router's admin page,that's a problem.
Is mac address filtering enabled on the router.
Make and model of router?
May we see:
Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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What is the easiest way to wipe clean and setup Dell laptops. I have like 4 of them home in good condition, they just need to be Restored. I have tried the whole system restore thing. I want something I can install and start from scratch across all the computers. Is there a version of windows unlocked or something I can use for multiple computers? No I don't have the original discs. they are older Dell inspirons.

A:want to renew a few dell Laptops

Closing dup. (or triplet). Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic.

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In the last 2 weeks I have installed over 10 Dell laptops with Vista Home basic/Home premium. I have encountered these 2 specific problems on most of them!.

1 - They all had a 60 day trial of Office 2007. Having entered the License Key and registered the product everytime I open an Office application from the Start Menu it trys to reinstall again. If I use the Dell Dock it does not happen.

2 - On most occasions when trying to open the control panel it does not respond forcing Windows Explorer to restart.

I have not had these problems on other makes.

Has anybody else come accross these problems?

A:Dell Laptops and Vista

Does registering the product = Office validation with Microsoft Genuine Advantage?


Do the events preceding the Windows Explorer restart process include the fading white background, small blue circle spinning and "Not Responding..."? If so look at 3rd party firewall/ a-v products. Usually the firewall is the cause.

All these symptoms - but only on Dell products?


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Hi, i asked what i need to ask for at the Title
here it again "Is there a Win7 VER. especially for Dell Laptops or PCs"

A:Is there a Win7 VER. especially for Dell Laptops or PCs

There is, but you need to buy it from Dell.

When Dell manufacture a new computer they ship it with Dell Datasafe Backup software and as with most manufacturer's expect you to burn a set of recovery discs.

However, if you pay extra they will ship a windows DVD and driver DVD with a new computer.

My advice would be to contact Dell to see if they will sell you what you're after.

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I couldn't buy a laptop for a while now since all manufacturer seem to force Vista, and don't offer any XP drivers on their website for their new models.

However, the new Dell inspiron models seem to fully support XP, as they're offering all XP drivers on their site. But I'm still skeptical about it as a few salespeople from Dell told me that XP, if installed, won't perform as good as it's supposed to, because the hardware was designed with Vista in mind.

Do you think it's true?

Your help is much appreciated

A:XP not performing well on new Dell laptops?

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Anyone have experience with "refurbished" products from Dell? Particularly laptops? I have a friend that would like to get a laptop but has a pretty limited budget.

It seems like they have some good deals but I wonder about reliability.

A:Dell Refurbished Laptops

I find the refurb Dell to be a far superior buy than new. When you buy new you are often the first person to ever turn on the system, a refurb has been turned on and failed so it is sent back for extensive testing not done to a new system, after testing to make sure it works properly it is now sold at a good discount.

The refurb looks like new and has exactly the same warranty it just cost less. The only area where it is not a better deal is if you need some specific feature, you cannot order them built with extra parts beyond a few.

Dell gets so many refurbs that the best method for buying one is to know what you want ahead of time and what you are willing to pay for it, they have new systems come up for sale several times a day so if you have the time and know what you need it can be a very satisfactory system purchase.

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I know nothing about laptops, but I'm planning on getting a Dell laptop for my younger brother who is heading for college. I did my research and found that not too many places have cheaper laptops than dell w/ the same specs. I hear Dell is a pretty good company overall. Any suggestions?

A:Dell Laptops any good?

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First off, not sure if this is the right forum, but I guess this falls under "hardware" so..

So here's my question..I love Dell computers. I've had a Dell Inspiron laptop for 4 years now and it works great. But it's only 1.1GHz so of course it's showing it's age so I'd like to get a new one. But here's the problem...Dell laptops only seem to go up to 2.3-2.5 GHz while brands like HP have laptops well over 3 GHz. What gives? Why are Dell's not up to speed with other brands yet, don't they want to compete with the market better? Cuz this is seriously holding me back from wanting to buy a Dell, or at least wait until they're as fast as HP etc.

A:Why are Dell laptops slower than other brands?

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I just upgraded the memory for my Dell 600m laptop and now I have one spare memory card from my Dell 600m (256MB, DDR, 333, CL2.5) and I want to know if I could use it in my Dell 1200 laptop that only has 128MB of ram.....is the memory from my 600m compatible with my 1200?

Thanks for the support!

A:Memory compability for Dell laptops

Do a Google search for memory configurator and enter in your specific transplant patient's information and see if it is the same type and speed if they are then your good to go .

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I have seen massive amounts of refurbished Dell latitude......
I'm wondering is Dell latitude any good. I have seen lots and lots of refurbished Dell latitude. What are your thoughts on Dell latitude?

A:Is Dell latitude laptops any good?

It depends on what you will be using them for. If it's just for surfing the web and minor web surfing it should be ok (depending on the specs of each Dell Latitude computer).

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Hi i need some help before dell sends me the 4th new laptop in 3 months. I got a 1550 dell laptop with vista december 08 in june 09 i got my HP photoshop C5580 all in one shortly after my hard drive went dell sends a new hard drive everything is ok a week later i install my hp printer and blue tooth 2 weeks after that the hard drive and mother board crash dell sends a tech out to fix it, still not right so dell takes it back and sends a 1655 with vista, this one works great for 2 1/2 weeks with no hp software in it, i install it, a week later i try to power on the laptop and windows loads and loads and loads power it down and back on, it does nothing but make this wierd buzzing noise, dell sends a new 1655 with vista, it works great with no hp software for 3 weeks 1 1/2 weeks after i still it, windows didn't want to start then did, the next night windows wouldn't start, system tests told me at first operating system had a corrupt file, so i put in the vista disc trying to fix it that way, that freezes at 75% then it tells me imment hard drive failure and no operating system found. They are sending another one, this time they said top laptop gaming system with windows 7, i'm happy for this. I need to figure out what is going on though, the hp printer is the only thing that matches up, other then that these are brand new laptop after new laptop crashing because i know i don't do anything else on them no downloading or anything like that, I get no error messa... Read more

A:hp printer crashing dell laptops

just thought i should add, i've been using the disc the printer came with, i'm sure with windows 7 i'll have to download the driver from the site, does this change things?

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This is my first post on the tech spot....SO HELLO EVERYONE!!!! Like i said, this is my first post and really wasn't excatly sure where to put it. I figured this is a good a spot as any!!! OK at the risk of being called "YOU FOOL"! I'll come right out with it. I was sneakin this chick into my room and it was dark. I had my laptop plugged in across the room, the chick snags my laptop cord with her foot and yanks my laptop. Get up to use my laptop the next day and something's shorted out. I say shorted out because I've done some searching online with the problem i was having (power pack light goes out when plugged into laptop). So i go through the steps on possibly locating the short which was, pull off piece by piece from the laptop, which goes something like this....first cdrw,memory,HD and so on till I'm down to the laptop frame, which still the power up light turns off as soon as its plugged in. So before I go out and buy another mother board W/O CPU and RAM, i want to make sure of a couple things....Is this a common problem with maybe power jack needs to be resoldered or some other easy fix, and if I do buy a motherboard will my CPU work in the same D600 motherboard. What I'm getting at is swapping CPU a routine type thing? Also should I move this post to a heading that has more traffic?

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I set up about 150 new PC's/laptops per year. I have been setting up one new machine when I get a new model in and creating an image to use on other machines of the same model number. Now on new laptops Windows 10 is not activated when I image them with the image I created. Is there a solution to this issue?

A:Imaging new Dell Windows 10 laptops

RCM6403,Each system has to have its own activation key code.With Dell Computers the Key Code is imbedded in the bios. You may want to give Microsoft a call about activation of computers with a custom created image. Windows Product Key Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Hi all-

I have several users using Dell laptops (2 D820 and 1 D810). They normally use the laptop on the docking station and everything is fine. If they are undocked, the monitor of the laptop screen does not go to full size. You see about an inch dark border around the screen as opposed the screen being fully stretched out. This happens whenever the computer is not docked. Is there a setting that I need to look at to correct this?

A:Monitor Problem with Dell Laptops

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Can all the latest RAM sticks and hardrives and operating systems be put into the Dell Inspiron 8000 laptops? I want to know because i want to play WoW on it.

Dell Inspiron 8000 specs:
523,000 kb RAM
pentium 4 proccesor
windows 2000

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 laptops

You have to purchase compatible RAM. Go to www.crucial.com, and allow it to scan your system to determine what options are available.

You can install Windows XP. I doubt it would run Vista well.

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I'm trying to locate the CMOS jumpers in/on my laptop (Dell Inspiron E1505), but I've only removed the keyboard so far, not the rest of the plate that covers the motherboard. I tried to find images of what exactly they would look like, but found alot of comments in reference to laptops "not having them"... but then again found some comments stating that "some laptops do".
Aside from calling Dell, does anyone know of Dell laptops having them? If so, where about? And should removing the plate covering my motherboard be safe if done with caution? Or is there something else I should know about removing that particular plate?

A:Do Dell laptops have CMOS jumpers?

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I bought a used Dell E6500 laptop that has been upgradede with Windows 10 and has a backlit keyboard. The backlit feature doesn't work. BIOS is right, keyboard is seated right, and Widows Mobility Center is right. What could I be missing? THANX!

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My Dell latitude D600 was plugged in and cord was snagged with foot thus yanking the laptop. My question is....is this a common problem for MB to short out? I pulled individual components to try and find out if anyone was at fault. Well I'm down to the MB frame and still my power light goes out on my power pack as soon as it's plugged into the board. Is this a common problem or an easy fix or should I goahead and buy a new/used MB W/O ram and CPU off e-bay for $150 ?

A:Common prob/w Dell laptops?

yeah man it is a common issue on the d600 series i work for dell as a gold tech rep so i know.. when that light on the ac adapter goes out when you plug it into the system board she is bad.. if you have a good service warranty like Gold they should have no problem replacing it. just tell them that the light on the power supply goes out when you plug it in and they won't even ask you any more questions than that..i would get another mobo

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Does anyone know how to connect a dell laptop IR Port up? While using windows NT 4.0????

A:Ir Port Connection On Dell Laptops!!

Forget it.... No IR support in WinNT 4, upgrade to Win2K or XP, that's the only way...

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I am so stuck! I have a Dell Latitude D505 laptop and had been working fine. I started to use a monitor with the laptop so i could watch the screen infront of me in bed. Shortly after i started to use the monitor with i had problems with the laptops screen, even when the monitor wasn't plugged in. The screen was working, however the light was off, you'd have to look very carfully and indeed the image was still there but with no light to see the screen! This happend for a day or two where it would start to flicker randomly sometimes untill after a few days, which is now, when the device is activated (such as when I slect the laptop screen and not the monitors from the display settings) the light comes on for about 4 seconds but then goes off! I can still see the image there but no light so unusable! I am using my monitor now but i will need my laptop to be portable soon! Please help

A:Dell Laptops screen problem!!?

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hi there could anyone possibly tell me how to switch to dedicated graphics on my dell inspiron 5000 and disable the integrated one I personally tried setting everything max in the amd settings, reinstalling the driver, disabling the the integrated one but non of that worked so I don't know

my spec
AMD radeon r7 m440 (4GB) the one I want to switch to and set as primary

AMD radeon R5 the one I am running off of now and this is the one I would like to disable.


BTW I have a dell inspiron 15 5000 series if it helps

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