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Can DELL laptops running xp be upgraded to windows 8?

Q: Can DELL laptops running xp be upgraded to windows 8?

I have a Dell Vostro 1510 laptop running xp?
 
Can it be upgraded to windows 8?
 
Where do I go for advice on this

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Preferred Solution: Can DELL laptops running xp be upgraded to windows 8?

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A: Can DELL laptops running xp be upgraded to windows 8?

Try this http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20 its the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser if it cannot Windows 7 then it wont run Windows 8.

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Just bought an Inspiron 5759 from Dell Canada.
 Touchpad is very squirrelly - move around and it randomly perceives a click hence starts moving or invoking stuff.  Try to click left or right button (bottom left or right of touchpad) and the cursor moves so I can click on wrong thing easily.  Looked for Touchpad settings under Control Panel Mouse.  Nothing there specific to touchpad - just generic mouse settings.  Looked in Device Manager - Mouse and Pointing Devices - see HIID compliant mouse and PS2 compatible mouse.   Driver for either is from Microsoft dated 2006.  
Ok - load newest driver from dell.com.  Claims it installs ok - wrong.  The Dev Mgr shows same Microsoft drivers.  Manually force driver to Synaptics - Dell TouchPad.  Looks like it succeeds.  Now, Dev Mgr shows two mouse devices: Dell Touchpad and PS2 Compatible mouse.  Try control panel - Mouse.  Now I see a Dell Touchpad tab but the only field - Change Dell Touchpad settings - does nothing.
Spent 6 hours trying to get help from Dell Support - worst experience with any support organisation (other than HP who managed to toast a notebook via remote control while trying to install a printer driver - never did work.)  Absolutely no improvement in situation.  Four times put on hold and line drops.  Considering strongly returning the notebook.
Went to BestBuy and looked at 8 Inspiron  and XPS computers on demo.  Not a sin... Read more

A:Inspiron and XPS laptops running Windows 10 cannot install Dell/Synaptics Touchpad driver

With Win 10, touchpad drivers are found in the Win 10 Settings, selected in the Start Menu. In addition, many newer laptops are using a Precision touchpad, a Microsoft inspired pad. The driver is incorporated in Windows itself, and a regular driver will not work. This is why you don't see anything in the "old" Windows Control Panel app or in the Device Manager.

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Using a Dell 9020 MT.
I noticed when I checked out the hardware there is no partition on the C drive that is set aside for a factory reset if/when Windows or something needs to be reset.

I have upgrade from Windows 7 professional to Windows 10 professional.
I have updated all the drivers etc, I have the system where I would want it if it needs to be reset.
What should I do to make a recovery option if/when it is needed.
I have also downloaded : dell-usb-recovery-tool_wjfv2_win_2.0.2.0_a00
I also have a 32GB USB 2.0 drive ready to go.
Thanks in advance for all the input.
D

A:Dell USB recovery tool - Dell 9020 - Upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 - need

Update: I started using the Dell-USB-Recovery Tool - with my service tag being associate with the Windows 7 Professional that comes with the product - Am in the process of downloading at 7gb Windows 7 image?
How do I get a proper recovery tool for my computer (at the state that it is now.... I downloaded/upgraded to a legal copy of Windows 10)
Thanks again
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Hello.
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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Hi,

I need some help in connecting my two laptops together using my home wifi network.
I have tried to find a tutorial on how to do this but I couldn't find a good one.

Could anyone explain how to connect two win 7 computers using wifi, or point me in the direction of a proper walk trough.

Also is it possible to have an ongoing sync between two computers? My ideal situation would be to have two identically (content wise) computers whom both synced up to a external hard drive connected to one of those computers. So e.g. every time a picture was added to the picture folder on one computer the picture would be synced to the hard drive and then to computer nr 2 automatically.
Is anything like this possible?

Thank you

A:Connecting two laptops running Windows 7?

I can't really think of a way to do it unless they were connected and synced to a server. You can always open explorer and click Network. From there you should be able to access the files on another computer. I do this for using my dads printer and getting pictures off his computer to put on Facebook.

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Like the title says, can someone provide step by step instructions on how to do the such?
 

A:Network 2 Laptops running Windows 7

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Last week I had a Win XP desktop computer. I use a Netgear WGR614 V6 router. I have fiber to the house and use a Cat5e Ethernet cable to connect the router to the wall jack and Cat5e from the router to the XP computer. I also used Wi-Fi to connect my Win7 x64 new laptop and an older XP laptop to the Internet. Everyone was happy and all worked well!

I set-up a new Dell Win7 x64 desktop computer (it currently connects to the Internet just fine).

During the period I was setting up the new Win7 desktop I had both the XP desktop unit AND the new Win7 desktop connected to the router via Ethernet cables (at that time both laptops could connect to the Internet). After I had transferred the XP files to the Win 7 computer I just shut down the XP computer and removed the Ethernet cable linking the XP computer and the router - the new Win7 computer still connected to the Internet fine (as it still does today).

I made 2 changes to the router:
1) I had the XP desktop connected to Port 3 on the back of the router and had the Win7 x64 desktop connected to Port 2 on the router.
2) I used Cat5e cable on the XP desktop and used a Cat 6 cable to connect the new Win7 desktop unit to the router.

Problem - both laptops see my router name but neither laptop can connect - even ran the troubleshooting routine (no help).

Could simply using Cat6 cable be causing a problem (Win7 desktop connects fine via the cable, laptops can not connect via Wi-Fi)? Surely just changing the port I connect the desk... Read more

A:Upgraded desktop computers, now wireless laptops can't connect

Well dummy (that's me) if you had just thought to re-initialize the router you might have fixed the problem - and that did the trick. I don't know why I didn't think of that first?? Anyway, all if fine again!

Robert

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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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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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After a long haul fixing the Disconnecting and reconnecting bug well reported here and elsewhere now I find that sometimes connecting a 4 or 6 Terabyte external drive to a powered up laptop can cause severe drive corruption which running Windows Check drive
for errors can not fix.
I have to leave the laptops powered up so as not to loose the playlist the client was running before my update.
The drive controllers are all those supplied by ICY BOX of Germany at one end and various makes of Laptops at the other, mostly Acer but some Sony, Asus and MSI makes and one Toshiba.   This problem can happen on any of them.   The external drive
boxes are always powered down when plugged in and whole directory's containing many thousands of OTS DJ PRO media files can just 'vanish' never to be seen again.
This is happening to only about 2% of the drives in the fleet and it tends to be the same drives each time, but they re partition and format as normal and a Checkdisk surface scan has found nothing wrong.   The names of the drives are similar taking
the format of iMS Media Disc 36 where 36 is a unique number between 1 and 42.
These media drives are replaced once a month with updated ones and I run an International Music Services company distributing licensed for playback in Public HD Music Video/Karaoke and Audio to Bars, Clubs, Hotels and other public venues around the World.
From what I have read so far on the Web it would seem that the USB3 standard is not bei... Read more

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Hello, How can i downgrade a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 7?  It was automatically upgraded to Windows 10 and runs too slowly.  Microsoft will not let me download image, instead they direct me to Lenovo.  I called the Lenovo number listed in one of the posts on here, but after giving the rep my serial number, they told me to call Thinkpad support.  I thought I would check here before continuing to run around.  Thanks 

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Because of dell mini netbook having no disc drive, chose to reformat/upgrade using I1386 folder containing Winnt32.exe to execute. Upgrade seemed to complete in full up until it was to reboot and then loop began with "Please wait..." and never restarted. Had to perform a hard boot. Then at login, a window request to activate windows came up with the option yes or no. Tried both options with same result... Nothing happens. Will not allow you to log on or option to activate. Used F8 (no F11 on keyboard) to start up in safe mode and system does allow you to log on then with no activation requirement . But as soon as you try to start up in normal mode, activation window pops up every time, again with no setup to follow. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help in getting this resolved.
 

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Had windows XP operating system with the dell MediaDirect installed. Now have Windows 8 and can not use the MediaDirect to watch movies. Is there any software out there I can use with Windows 8 so I can watch movies. Before when I had XP my laptop came pre-installed
with the Dell MediaDirect. I was able to hook up my projector and play movies at Church using my laptop-Dell Inspiron 1520 and the Projector. Now with the Windows 8, I had to upgrade to from XP because XP was no longer supported my computer is not recognizing
DVD Movies and the buttons on my computer I use previously to turn on MediaDirect no longer works. Can anyone help me by either telling me about new software I can get to go with my computer and Projector so I can play movies or how I may use what software
I already have? I can not afford to replace my 8 year computer!

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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'm scratching my head with this one. I'm new to analyzing crash dumps and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. This PC receives a BSOD with the message "Critical Process Died". Here's the text from the analyzed dump.
 
Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 10.0.10586.567 AMD64
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
 
 
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Bitmap Dump File: Kernel address space is available, User address space may not be available.
 
 
************* Symbol Path validation summary **************
Response                         Time (ms)     Location
Deferred                                       SRV*C:\Windows\symbol_cache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Windows\symbol_cache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is: 
Windows 10 Kernel Version 10586 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 10586.0.amd64fre.th2_release.151029-1700
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`a2c83000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`a2f61cb0
Debug session time: Mon Jan 25 07:48:18.689 2016 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 2 days 14:48:57.138
Loading Kernel Symbols
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will my Dell dimension E520 desktop PC upgrade to Windows 10 from windows 7 without major problems? Dell do not recommend it, but I have heard that some early (2007 build) PCs can upgrade without dramas. Has anybody upgraded this series of Dell PCs?

A:Dell dimension E520 desktop, can it be upgraded to windows 10?

After a Google search I've found someone to be running Windows 10 on the same machine as you. They've said it runs reliably. Generally if your PC can run Windows 7 it can run Windows 10.

You can upgrade to Windows 10 easily by using the upgrade installer here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

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After waiting several days for the Windows 10 notification app to upgrade my Dell XPS 8300 and reading the gloomy news on the Dell forums on which Dell systems had been tested for windows 10,  I decided to proceed with to proceed with a manual upgrade. My system is a Dell XPS 8300 with 16GB memory, an AMD Radeon HD 6800 graphics card and a 2 TB hard disk. I use graphic drivers obtained directly from AMD.
The Windows 10 app had indicated no issues with my system so I decided to proceed knowing there was a change I might have to reinstall my old OS if it failed. Downloading and installing the OS took about 90 minutes and I have been trying different applications (MMOs, ms office, browsers, etc) the last several hours with out any major issues other than some of the Itune folders which had permission issues.
Other people have reported problems upgrading XPS 8300 to WIndows 10. I suspect the problems are due to specific drivers/devices in the systems. It would have been nice if Dell told us the specific devices with issues instead of specific computer systems.
But then perhaps they felt that would be overload.

A:Dell Untested XPS 8300 upgraded to Windows 10 - So Far So Good

System continues to be stable with Windows 10. The learning curve from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is easy. I'm also starting to like the tiles. 
I'm haven't been impressed with the the new mail app and am migrating from WLM to Thunderbird as well as from pop to imap mail servers.I don't have a feel for system performance  yet. It's not worse but it isn't significantly better either. 3D Graphics applications are performing ok, but AMD has a new driver update, I'll try later today.
As I said before. So far, so good.

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Today at IFA, Dell revealed a suite of holiday wish list worthy devices for an immersive and comprehensive computing experience, including the Dell Visor Windows Mixed Reality Headset, Inspiron 7000 2-in-1s and laptops, and performance enhancements to the XPS 13.

Let?s take a look at everything Dell announced today:

Dell Visor looks to the future


Dell announced the new, sleek and comfortable Dell Visor ? its first-ever virtual reality headset for Windows Mixed Reality. Engineered with a flip-up visor for convenient transitions, it features well-cushioned head and face padding, thumbwheel band adjustment for personalized comfort, and smart weight balancing that takes pressure off.

The Dell Visor features inside-out tracking cameras, with a 360-degree panoramic view so the headset can scan surroundings instead of satellite emitters positioned inside the room. Dell Visor Controllers offer complete flexibility with six degrees of freedom of movement in a three-dimensional space, and allow total control with haptic feedback, thumb stick and buttons fully tracked by sensors in the headset.

Pricing and availability: The Dell Visor will be available this holiday in the US at Dell.com, Microsoft Store and select Best Buy stores for $359.99, or with the Controllers for $459.99.

New Inspiron Laptops and 2-in-1s offer stunning visual experiences & performance in sleek, affordable packages


The new Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 line, available in 13 and 15 inches, brings stun... Read more

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I have problem ,  with my microphone for  laptop Dell inspiron 1525 because I recently upgraded to windows 7,and I try the  link to the IDT R261324 (6.10.0.6267, A18) , but I can not find file IDT R261324 drive , can you please send my the like or file.

A:Dell inspiron 1525 ,microphone problem after upgraded to windows 7

Hello.
IDT R261324 (6.10.0.6267)
It is a Windows Vista & 7 audio driver for the Dell Studio 1555.

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I have a Dell XPS 15 L502X - Upgraded to Windows 10 (64). I  seem to have lost the headphone utility that asks what was Plugged-In when you plug in the headphone. This model has the Sound Blaster X-FI MB Sound Card that supports 5.1 audio. There are 3-jacks. Originally, when plugging something in to those jacks it would ask you if you are plugging in a headphone, Left Front Speaker, Center Front Speaker, Right Front Speaker, Rear Right Speaker, Left Front Speaker, or Subwoofer. It was working until I performed a 5th Windows 10 Reset of the laptop. Now, when I plug in something it never asks me. It seems I've lost the ability to choose what is plugged in, my headphone, or the three plugs from my 5.1 speakers.
Any help is greatly appreciated to get this lost utility or program back. Thanks in advance.
Gary

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i have to keep going to network connections, diagnose, then it automatically finds adapter problems, fixes it, but then again it disconnects after a while. what should i do? i am so frustrated.

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I don't know if its the laptop or if it has to do with the router but it seems that Apple laptops always interfere with my wifi connection.

My brothers Mac does it when we both visit home and my girlfriends roommates mac always kicks both of our laptops off the wifi. After a few minutes it will let us connect back up but then dies out again after a few minutes.

I assume it has to do with the laptops because neither my brother or the roommate seem to have the problem and it only happens when they are online.

Anyone Know whats up?

Thanks All!

A:Apple Laptops seem to force my Windows Laptops Offline...

Any Help Anyone?

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Hello,
I upgraded my XP to Windows 7 and the original monitor is not widescreen compatible. I recently bought
AOC E2070SWN-B 20" LED Widescreen Monitor - 1600x900, 5 ms, 16:9, 20M:1, Vesa Mount, (Refurbished) - RB-E2070SWN-B and I am still unable to see the whole screen correctly.

Thank you for your assistance.
 

A:Upgraded XP to Windows, Upgraded Monitor, not configuring

You didn't provide ANY information about and a description of your computer, so we have no idea what graphics device it has.

It's my guess its graphics device doesn't support Windows 7, so it's using a default VGA mode.

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All help welcome

I have a wireless router which I connected to my laptop via USB (toggle pen thing) I have just bought a new laptop which is wireless and I was wondering if anyone could tell if I can connect both laptops to this router. Just I would like to keep one laptop in another room and be able to use the internet on it aswell? Don't want to spend a big lot of money as I have everything I need.

Many Thanks
 

A:Running two laptops on the one router

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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

thanks
Rich
 

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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Hi,

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

Thanks,

r
 

A:RAM for DELL Laptops

Check it out here

www.crucial.com
 

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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

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913405

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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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Hello. I run a Win98 Gateway 366mHz with Celereon chip, and recently upgraded from 64 MB to 256 MB. The ram is installed correctly, as the system displays the correct amount at startup and in the My Computer properties screen; however, the computer appears to be running slower.

The problem is most noticeable when I'm playing MP3s. If I'm running Internet Explorer and Winamp at the same time, songs will start skipping everytime I click on a link. This happens regardless of which audio program or web browser that I use.

I've updated the drivers on my system, have run VirusScan and ScanDisk, and freed up a lot of space on my hard drive with my no improvement. Any other ideas on how I can solve this problem? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Upgraded RAM - now computer is running slower

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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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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?

www.microsoft.com/genuine

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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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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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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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 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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I recently just bought this version of the Dell XPS 15 off of amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X9DC28B/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza
I found the CPU speeds to be a bit lacking for the amount of work I do. i realized on user benchmarks website that my 7th Gen Core i5 7300hq is actually considerably weaker than even then newer core i3 8th Generation CPUs.
I'm thinking about upgrading my CPU on this computer but I really dont have any idea how to on a laptop like this one, is it even possible? and if so what are my choices? I'm currently looking at the new 8th gen Coffee Lake CPUs.

A:Can my Dell XPS 15 CPU Processor be upgraded?

The CPU cannot be upgraded.  It's soldered to the system board -- and while you can replace the board, there is no option for anything other than a seventh-generation CPU.  Further, the cost (Figure $400+) and the loss of your warranty mean that if you're not happy with the system, you're better off returning the system and either waiting for the eighth-generation version (figure sometime in late Spring or early Summer at earliest) or buying an i7-7th generation equipped 9560 now.

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I want to upgrade the stock 128 GB SSD to a 250GB Samsung Evo 960 PCIe NVMe SSD? Is it possible? Has anyone else done this and was able to get full speeds of the SSD without any issues?

A:Can the Dell XPS 13 9360 SSD be upgraded ?

The 128G drive is SATA -- the larger capacity ones are NVMe.  Yes, you can upgrade the drive to the Evo version.  You do NOT want the Pro version for a notebook like this -- it uses too much power and will produce too much heat as a result.  There's also no point in a high-performance Pro version, as the system isn't designed with 4-lane PCIe access for the NVMe drive (for that you need a large mobile workstation or gaming portable, or a desktop system).

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I have a pretty new laptop, 2.13 ghz AMD 2800+ processor. On the system properties screen it says it is only a 508 mhz processor, and yet in safe mode it says it is running at 2.13 ghz. I called the manufacturer and they said it runs at 508 mhz to preserve power. I am wondering if there is a way to change this and make the processor move faster... I have ordered some new ram for the machine as well, but I would like to see the processor work at its full potential. Any response is appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Can I increase the speed at which my laptops processor is running?

i dont have one of these laptops - is there an option in powercontrol/management in control panel
 

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My laptop only has 1.42GB of space left, i erased eveything i had off an still have no space, it also wont let me factory reset my laptop. it shows that windows is taking up all the space is there a way to fix this?

A:Ok so my laptops running out of space, i have 1.42GB of spac...

@Lance95 Have you tried to run Disk Cleanup yet??? https://neosmart.net/wiki/disk-cleanup/#Run_Disk_Cleanup_in_Windows_8_or_81 REO

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I just got a crapload of ram and found out I needed to upgrade my windows to use it so I popped for the upgrade and now I cant even play any games because my machine is running so slow I have used malwarebytes and they say its clean also eset says its cool any help is welcome

specs
core i5
32 gb ram
500gb hd
2 gig vidcard 3 monitor setup

thanks

Ken

A:Just upgraded to ultimate now my computer is running slow

I just got a crapload of ram and found out I needed to upgrade my windows to use it so I popped for the upgrade and now I cant even play any games because my machine is running so slow I have used malwarebytes and they say its clean also eset says its cool any help is welcomespecscore i5 32 gb ram500gb hd2 gig vidcard 3 monitor setup thanks KenDo I read that correctly? 32GB of RAM installed? What are you running? A nuclear power station? What did you upgrade to? 32-bit or 64-bit? Also, what was the previous OS?

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i had a radeon x700 pro(laugh if you must)

and i recently upgraded to a radeon 2600 pro hd

now all of my games are running slower

i uninstalled all of my drivers for the x700 and installed all the new ones for the 2600
i cant seem to make my games run on directx 10, while the 2600 is supposed to be compatible
yes i downloaded and installed it, i just dont know how to make the games change to using 10



plus, the 2600 pro is running my games such as call of duty 4 and counter strike source much slower than before,
with call of duty, with the x700, it run good
with the 2600 even on very bad settings its uplayable with lag

im using catalyst control center, and i have it set to use the games setting
 

A:Upgraded video card running worse than old

huh, no need for us to laugh at the X700 look at my specs, i run most my games full at 1600x1200. i am actually going to purchase a HD2600 tomorrow i hope we see what is wrong with this.

The only solution i can offer are the latest drivers from ATI site. as for the games running DX10 only DX10 games will run in DX10 and under Vista.

If you have Vista and the HD2600 and say a DX7 game it will run in DX7. Even with DX10 installed.

You can google for the Alky project if you want DX10 in XP, or at least game compatibilty.
 

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Hi,
I start this thread although I know there is another thread running about the end of support to WinXP, because I wish addressing a very specific point and avoiding to get lost in a lot of general discussions about the end of support to WinXP.
The specific problem is this one.
We have several WinXP machines that are mainly used for piloting scientific instruments.  Three problems here:
1. the corresponding softwares are very specific and most of them run only on "real" WinXP (i.e. they do not work on Win7 even under WinXP compatibility mode) because they use specific instructions that are not recognized in Win7 AND/OR need specific drivers that cannot be installed under Win7 (compatibility issues).  For some of these softwares, the vendor may offer an upgrade, but the cost is often VERY high (we often speak about 1,000 to 5,000 euros !) because those softwares are often "custom-built". Also, sometimes the software has been discontinued and the company simply proposes a migration to their new software, but this requires an upgrade of the instrument, which makes the whole cost even more prohibitive.
2. Many of these machines serve only to pilot the instrument and, therefore, are not affected by the "software obesity syndrome" that cripples other machines over time (i.e. difficulties for handling more and more complex and obese programs).  Apart from the specific software that pilot the instrument, all we often need is just an EXCEL program (and EXCEL 97 will w... Read more

A:What to do with machines running WinXP that CANNOT be upgraded to Win7 or later

I've also been setting up some systems for the same reasons you have outlined above. Have gone the route of an isolated private network and a machine running a dedicated firewall, with only the required servers and software vendors allowed through, all other network access blocked...
 
We have kept some machines running independently (ones that require serial connection to instruments), and have virtualized most others on a VMSphere cluster.
 
Running M0n0wall as the firewall. Could easily be set up on a low power machine for a small isolated network though, very cheaply.
 
You don't need a Wizard to set it up either, pretty straight forward GUI.

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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.
 

A:CANT SEEM TO SWITCH MY LAPTOPS GPU TO DEDACATED (DELL)

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

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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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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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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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