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Need a browser for my refurbished Windows 7 Prof 64 bit Dell desktop

Q: Need a browser for my refurbished Windows 7 Prof 64 bit Dell desktop

My new refurbished Dell Optiplex desktop came with the Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS and it is working fine. I need suggestions of how to install an internet browser, since there isn't one in it and I can only download the programs I own from the internet. I could use either Google Chrome or Internet Explorer.

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My new refurbished Dell Optiplex desktop came with the Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS and it is working fine. I need suggestions of how to install an internet browser, since there isn't one in it and I can only download the programs I own from the internet. I could use either Google Chrome or Internet Explorer.

A:Need a browser for my refurbished Windows 7 Prof 64 bit Dell desktop

Hello and welcome:

Internet Explorer (IE) comes "built-in" to Windows 7.
If your refurbished computer has been fully updated with Service Pack 1 and all the necessary critical and important patches, you should already have IE11 (the only supported version of IE for Win7).

Firefox can be downloaded here:
Mozilla Firefox Web Browser — Download Firefox in your language — Mozilla

Chrome can be downloaded here:
Chrome Web Browser

To check about your Windows 7 version, click the round Windows "start orb" in the lower left > type "msinfo32" without quotes into the search box > click the "msinfo32.exe" link that appears.
You can post a screen shot of the window that shows your Windows version.

To check your IE version, you can click the IE desktop shortcut icon (or the taskbar icon) to open the program. Then, click the little "gear" icon in the upper right corner, then click "About Internet Explorer". It will say what version IE you have.

HTH,
MM

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I bought a used Dell Desktop computer from Dell a few years back. As advertized, it did not come with any software/OS installed or OS disc and I was fine with that because I had a copy of Vista I previously purchased. However when I received it, it had a Windows 7 COA stuck to it. Fast forward to today, I would like to put Windows 7 on the computer. Trying to understand what, if any, rights I have to use the license key.

It's an unusual situation and I can't seem to find a straight answer. Don't know that I will, but thought to put it out there to see if anyone had any thoughts/ideas.

Thanks.

A:Refurbished Dell with Windows 7 COA but no software.

A Windows 7 COA gives you the activation key for exactly the copy of Windows 7 as specified on the sticker.

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As I was trying to find out why my computer was crashing, in one instance I started getting small windows poping up on my screen with nothing on them; blank and with two options OK or Cancel, plus the red X on the top right corner. WHatever I chose, the window closes but almost imediately another one pops up. If I leave them alone, they just start building up on my desktop.

The crashing seems to be the charger, because if I use the battery alone it just doesn't crash.

I have upgraded windows in the process of finding the cause and some corrupt files have been repaired, but now I get this and I don't even know where to start. Have had Avast check my whole system, Malware and CCleaner check everything, but I still get those annoying little blank windows...

Any clues?

Best regards,

Spanish Flyer

A:Small blank windows keep poping up on my desktop. Windows 7 Prof 64bit

Sorry, I forgot two screenshots so you can see exactly what I mean..

Best regards,

Spanish Flyer

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I have 2 users 2 laptops both windows 7 Prof 64 bit - connecting to a Windows 2008
Server via Terminal Server, mainly one laptop gets an occasional black screen, when minimizing the session, working on the laptop and then goes back to the session it sometimes takes 30 sec to 2 min and then the user is back connected to the server like nothing
happens, the other laptop has an occasional a black screen but not as much and does the same all day, minimizing working on the desktop going back to the remote session etc.
I had Dell Support look at all the settings on the server and everything looks fine. 

The connection is not disconnected when it comes back up.

Any ideas what could cause this issue ?

Our ISP is Comcast 

thanks for any feedback 

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I was looking for a United Methodist Church logo that is commonly used and went on one of the UMC websites to see if I could copy it to my computer for purposes of incorporating it into graphic artwork for some t-shirts that my client wanted us to print for them. I found the logo and clicked on the outside of it and dragged my cursor over the image until it became "transparant blue" and sent it to my computer. I thought it was going to my artwork file, but instead it went to my desktop. The problem is that it is now permanently on my desktop. I cannot highlight it, encompass it in a box or move it at all. This image is not from the screen saver program. It's not an icon. You can't even click on it and move it around on the desktop. It doesn't respond to any right clocks or left clicks at all. It is permanently rooted in this one spot on my desktop screen. I want this image REMOVED from my deskktop. Please tell me how to do this. Thank you very much.
 

A:Windows XP Prof - desktop problem - Removing Image which is NOT icon or screen saver

Right click on yor desktop and click Properties. Click the Desktop tab, then Customize Desktop button, then Web tab. In the Web pages box delete everything (except My Current Home Page which is not deletable).
 

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hi

i have a dell 1721.

I paid for a new computer but i have reason to belive that they sent me a refubished one and called it new.
i have found files dating back to 06 and 05 when there computer was bought in 07. how do i prove that the computer was sent refurbished. and if its not refurbished why are there files dating back 2 years before i bought it. i even found windows NT on my computer. But my OS is vista

thanks

BT
 

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I'm considering buying this refurbished HP at an internet cafe that gets old computers wholesale from companies and re-loads the OS. There is also a Dell model. My main questions are:

Whether or not these PCs are defect prone or won't last long ?

Is it better to get a "good for it's time" used PC or a "lower end by today's standard " new PC

Does this sound like a good deal?

$239

HP Dc5100 SFF

Pentium4 630 3.0 ghz socket 775
Intel i915GV chipset
2048 DDR RAM
250 G sata HD
DVD-CD-rw
Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet PCie
Intel 82915 G 128 video card
Directx V9.0
8USB
Windows XP pro.

30 day warranty on parts

Would specifically like know what anyone thinks about the ethernet card...thats not a wi-fi thing right? 'cause i don't want wi-fi.

Does the chipset have decent upgrade potential?
Is a 128 video card ok?

There is also this model :

$245
Dell Optiplex 210L

Pentium 4
3.2 ram
250G drive
DVD-RW
XP pro

I don't have anymore stats on that one but I'm mainly concerned with how stable or durable the system is compred to the HP. There are alot of variants of this model at the store. I've heard alot of mixed messages about wether Dell's are good or not but would just need to know how they are compared to the HP above.

A refurbished PC sounds like a cheaper way to replace my PC as money is an issue...I know the processor will be out of date. But am curious how quickly the hard drives go, as that seems to be the... Read more

A:refurbished Dell or HP?

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Hi I am trying to do a new install of windows 7 Prof 64 bit. The computer that I am trying to install it on will not allow me to even see the files on the disk yet my windows 7 machine can see it fine? help? Current iteration... I installed a new 750 G HD with the intention of installing a new win 7 64 bit operating system on it. Disk would not boot. So I installed wind XP prof 32 bit that I had previously used on the old HD. When I went to win explorer I cannot see any of the files on the disk. Yet I can see them from a machine that currently hs win 7 on it (Laptop)
My machine
Custom Built.
winfast 6100ma2a
4gb ram
AMD X2 64 bit dual core

What do I need to do. Do I need to install some kind of driver that allows it to see it? I am kind lost here at this point. Will an external DVD do the trick?

A:DVD cannot read Windows prof 7 64 DVD from win xp Prof 32

What optical drive do you have in the problem computer?

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My refurb laptop can filled with junk software and now I'm having issues with a fake malware protector popping up if I use Google Chrome or Firefox.

A:Virus from Browser on refurbished laptop

Hello I'll guess , Xp here.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware pro... Read more

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I went looking online for a new desktop computer and I keep running into refurbished ones, is this a new thing, all the big box stores are offering them, Staples Best Buy etc , some of these prices look very good but is it a good idea buying used electronics ?

Any thoughts
 

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I have a question for the experts:
Yesterday, my computer was cleaned of viruses by Verizon premium tech support. At the time, the person who did it said my computer was old, slow and needed to be replaced with a newer model. He suggested I spend $700 to a thousand dollars for a new system. I am disabled and on a fixed income and I cannot afford that kind of expense. My computer is important to me, but all I do is play games and watch videos or tv shows so I don't think I need a lot of fancy bells and whistles, 2 processors or 3 gigabytes of memory or other things he was telling me to get and I can't afford them anyway.
So my question is, is there anywhere I can get a refurbished (preferably manufacturer) computer tower which is more up to date than my current Dell GX260, but has Windows 7 for less than $400 (preferably less than $300)? I only paid $115 for my current tower from Dell and although it has problems from time to time, It works just fine for my needs. But the Computer guy kind of scared me and has me thinking my old computer is going to crumble into ashes at any moment, so any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
 

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I purchased a refurbished dell 12 months ago. It came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Pro and Microsoft office 2010. It has become to corrupted and slow I am considering transferring my files and Microsoft office 2010 to another hard drive and do a clean install of Windows 7 Home edition.
Will the Microsoft office 2010 reinstall on windows 7 home?

A:Refurbished desktop

Hi nocar39,

You can definitely back up files but NOT programs. Microsoft Office 2010 will definitely re-install fine on a Windows 7 home computer but you cannot backup the MS Office 2010 program files and expect the program to work when you transfer it back onto the laptop, after you have re-installed Windows 7. You would definitely need to re-install the MS Office 2010 as well.

Hope everything works out well for you.

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I placed an order on dell outlet for a "new" xps 13 2-in-1 laptop.
It was listed as new so I was assuming it is new.
However, when I received my item it was not packed like what I would expect for new laptop. Therefore, I sent an email to CSR to tell me the condition of my laptop. I was told it was certified refurbished.
Can anyone tell me if this is right? There is price difference between a new and a refurbished one. And why would Dell outlet present it as a new one while it is actually not?
 

A:Dell Outlet Refurbished vs New

Is there a "refurbished" sticker on the bottom of the system?  If not, it is new - it may have been repackaged but was never used.
Everything sold through the outlet is "refurbished" as defined by the FTC (same goes for replacement parts used for warranty repairs).

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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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Bought a Vista 32bit Business license (not a upgrade), never got around to building the system so the license was never activated. I have now built my new system and I bought a windows 7 Professional upgrade license and would like to do a clean install to windows 7 professional 64bit. The question is, do I have to buy another upgrade from Windows 7 professional 32bit to Windows 7 professional 64bit and will I be able to activate it if the Vista license was never activated?

A:Windows 7 prof 32bit to Windows 7 prof 64bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bbmck


Bought a Vista 32bit Business license (not a upgrade), never got around to building the system so the license was never activated. I have now built my new system and I bought a windows 7 Professional upgrade license and would like to do a clean install to windows 7 professional 64bit. The question is, do I have to buy another upgrade from Windows 7 professional 32bit to Windows 7 professional 64bit and will I be able to activate it if the Vista license was never activated?



As far as I know you cant "upgrade" fdrom 32 to 64. It has to be a clean install. Now your licenses are "upgrade licenses". I think you can use the lic you have but I would check with microsoft.

ken

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Many thanks in advance for the help. I've been an idle reader for a long time, but just registered because I couldn't quite find help specific to my current issue.

I've just bought a Dell Latitute 6430 refurbished off Amazon -- this one in particular. The "Benny Bookman" review is from me and repeats some of the info I'll be detailing here. If anything in that review is erroneous I'll update.

I feel like the issue is complicated, but it breaks down to two primary issues:

1. I'm not 100% sure that the Windows included on the machine is legit in terms of being for a refurb. I tried to google for details and have bought quite a few refurbs before. The issue here is that there is only one Product ID label on the machine and it's labeled Dell, not "Refurbished". I've never seen this before. But Windows activated on my second attempt without any call to Microsoft, so that was comforting. What's the likelihood that this will be a problem down the road? I've run the MGADT tool and included its results below, but don't know what I'm looking at there.

When I initially booted, I got the "choose your language ... this is permanent" choice with English/Spanish and a 3rd language (maybe French). It seemed legit. But it wouldn't activate at first. I emailed the seller and they asked me double check that I typed it right and then it worked. I'm 99% sure I typed it right the first time, but in the meantime I made some BIOS changes -- in particular t... Read more

A:Replacing HDD on Refurbished Dell Latitude

Welcome to the forum. When you cloned it did you clone all the drive as there will be more than one partition and did you boot from a cd as you cant clone while windows is running

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I have been looking at the Dell Refurbished systems and have a few questions:
Has anyone purchased one?
Did you have any trouble with it?
Does it come with a mouse and keyboard?
I assume it is not with a monitor?

Anything else I need to know?

Thanks everyone.
Senna
 

A:Anyone purchased a Dell Refurbished system??

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Has anyone ever heard of buying a refurbished PC from an Authorized Microsoft Refurbisher where out of the gate the Windows feature of Games doesn't work.  After contacting the Refurbisher was told that refurb OS at 64 bit does not contain Games and that they would send a 32 bit disc for me to do the install of the OS all over again?
 
I find this unbelievable.  The refurb license for software shouldn't be less of an OS than OEM or retail, should it???
 
Thanks much.
TryN

A:Refurbished Dell PC - win 7 64 bit- games don't work

Learn to believe. Old Windows OS games are 32 bit..

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I placed an order on dell outlet for a "new" xps 13 2-in-1 laptop.
It was listed as new so I was assuming it is new.
However, when I received my item it was not packed like what I would expect for new laptop. Therefore, I sent an email to CSR to tell me the condition of my laptop. I was told it was certified refurbished.
Can anyone tell me if this is right? There is price difference between a new and a refurbished one. And why would Dell outlet present it as a new one while it is actually not?

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Hello community, I have recently purchased a refurbished HP compaq 6200 from a local dealer: http://thepcroom.ca/product/hp-compaq-6200-pro-sff-intel-g620-2-6ghz-8gb-ddr3-500-gb-hdd/ The dealer informed me at the time of purchase that there is no operating system installed on the computer, but that it comes with a Windows 7 pro product key.  I have gone to the Microsoft website, and input my product key in order to be able to download the ISO for the appropriate OS. However, Microsoft informs me that I need to contact the company from which this desktop is from in order to obtain the ISO.  So here I am. I have a W7 product key, but no ISO. Can HP offer some support? Sincerely, RefurbishedPC  

A:Bought refurbished HP desktop. Comes with W7 product key. Do...

Hi: HP does not offer operating systems for download.  Microsoft does not allow that practice. If you live in the USA/Canada, you can call HP at this number and order a set of W7 Pro recovery disks...1-800-334-5144 Have the serial number of the PC handy to give to the customer services rep. Or... This site claims to have genuine, unadulterated W7 ISO files for download... https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool Click on the link labeled Windows ISO Downloader.exe You can use either the:  Win 7 Home/Pro SP1 or the (Retail version, but the  OEM key on your PC's case should work with it)  Win 7 Home/Pro SP1 COEM (This version would be for what HP would have used--System Builder) N is for European countries. K is for South Korean markets. Then you can use this tool to transfer the file to a 4 GB USB flash drive or a DVD. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool 

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I've been highly considering ordering a dell studio 14z from the outlet that dell has. I'm curious what YOUR experience and opinion is with the quality of their certified refurbished laptops?

Thanks,
Trenium
 

A:What's YOUR opinion and experience with dell refurbished laptops?

I've only dealt with one, but it's worked perfectly for 3 years.
Their refurbished stuff has good warranty, and customer service is still good.
 

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Hi there, I know nothing about computers but I have a big issue for the past two weeks now since I got the internet in , I have been on the phone to my internet provider over and over and to the computer supplier about this but still don't know what the cause is. I am using a second hand fully working dell pc with no issues other than my broadband speed to the house is supposed to be good and no faults on line they say, but speed to computer is hardly anything at all, 0.3 for the wifi and with the cable it is 9.0 which would be ok but picture quality when trying to downlaod movies /you tube is still unwatchable with or without the cable although much better with cable , Iv been told connection is fine and to the lap top it is but not to the pc . Nobody seems to be able to tell me whether this is because the pc is old (new monitor) or if there is a fault on the line that they are just not picking up. i'm ruuning out of ideas now, any help would be great. Thanks
 

A:very poor broadband speed to old DELL refurbished PC

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I am dissapointed abut Dell's warranty service. I bought an xps1530, and have full warranty til August'09. Dell'had to change twice the motherboard and I noticed that the parts are refurbihed. If the first replacement lasted a few months, how long will the second? I'm not sure that the replacement of the originally motherboard of my new xps was wright, it seems that it was in better conditions than the one they used to replace that; this second motherboard was changed by another one that seems to be in similar conditions.
When I asked a supervisor to change this parts for new ones he told me that it was impossible, they use refurbished for replacements.
Dell should inform this to theirs buyers, it's not fair to buy a new notebook that has quality problems and  the seller (Dell') is thinking not in the best solution for the customer but in the best solution in terms of money only.
E.Montero

A:Dissapointed: Dell's warranty parts are refurbished

If you read the warranty statement, they DO tell you that they use refurbished parts - so too does every other computer vendor.  Read the terms of your washing machine or car warranty -- same deal there as well.  It's standard practice in just about every industry.
http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/policy/en/policy?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~section=012

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Recently purchased refurbished Dell610 XPpro OS to connect to the web using
wifi. I have another Dell with XP and a external modem with broadband and
a wifi hookup.
I'm sitting within 10 feet of the external modem and can't connect the wifi, I
spent many days trying and contacting site I purchased from.
I am able to start wifi by using fn & F2 keys, but it stops there.
My Wireless connection is Dell 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI Card. and the Device Manager
says its "not connected, Firewalled.
I am able to connect if I take the ethernet connection from the other Dell and
connect it to the laptop, but thats not what I bought it for. If I uninstall the
WLAN and reinstall and look for an updated driver the system tells me there
isn't one.
Don't know what I've missed telling you, let me know, is there any help for a
wifi connection to this laptop?
Thanks
 

A:Dell D610 refurbished-can't connect to wifi

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I have a dell laptop I got about a month ago. Everything had been working perfectly fine and it always turned on... But this morning I tried turning it on and all that happens are the LED lights (power button and under the touch pad) will light up for maybe 5 seconds and then they both fade out. It was working perfectly fine last night. Now a habit of mine is to not actually turn the computer off but just shut it and put it away, so this might have something to do with it... I assumed it just died and I needed to plug it in. I did some research and I took the back cover off and unplugged the battery so I could reset it. I drained the battery and then plugged it back into the motherboard. Still did the same thing. Then I unplugged the battery again and plugged the laptop directly into the wall cord, and it did the same thing. I'm kind of stumped. I don't know if it has something to do with the memory, the motherboard, or what.
Anyways, all help is very appreciated thank you so much!!!

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Just bought a refurbished IBM Intellistation M Pro. It came with no os, so I tried installing windows, and it gets to the start up screen, I click install windows and it says that there is no Hard drive installed. I checked and changed all the cables, even put an old hard drive in it instead. I went into the BIOS and couldn't see anywhere that detected it either. I get the feeling it is some simple step i'm missing. Any advice?

Intellistation M Pro - 2.0GHz/ 512 /40GB CDRW 6849-LH2 pretty sure it's a pentium 4
 

A:Hard drive not detected on refurbished desktop

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So I ordered a Sabrent High Power USB Wireless 802.11n Adapter in hopes that it would give me wifi capabilities

After looking at the reviews I realized that this might not actually make my computer able to get wifi... There's more info on the product here: Newegg.com - Sabrent High-Power 1000mW Long Range WiFi Wireless USB Range Extender With Detachable 6dBi Dipole Antenna!

So I just wanted to ask if this would give my computer wifi or not.

A:My refurbished desktop didn't come with a wifi card...

So I looked up the NT-WGHU specs and I see two possible issues:

1- It is not 802.11n capable, it only support 802.11G (and possibly B)
2- I do not see where Windows 8 is supported (only up to Win 7)

You can download the users guide from this page:

Sabrent USA

Good luck.

Oh, and of course, this is intended to work with your existing wireless router.

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Hi:
I purchased the DELL refurbished PC/XP professional with SP3 the other day because I still love to use XP once awhile, although I have two other PCs with Win 7, respectively.

The problem is that I can NOT install Word 2000, ....
error message popping up in the middle of the screen.

Error: 1305
D:|PFILES|msoffice|OFFIC\WINWORD.EXE.
Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.

In my guess, there is NO MS word pre-loaded on this, refurbished DELL pc.
There is no platform to install MS Word 2000?
All of the PCs are already pre-installed MS 2010 or 2007 upon installation.

If that's causing the problem, how to make the installation proceed?

Thanks for any help in advance.
 

A:Unable to install, ... Word 2000 on Refurbished DELL/XP pro.

You didn't advise where you bought your refurbished Dell from, and you didn't advise what model name and model number it is.

I've bought 6 refurbished Dell desktops and laptops in the past year from www.newegg.com and www.overstock.com, and none of them came with a version of Microsoft Office pre-installed.

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I wanted to install Constant Guard (from Comcast) on my Dell Desktop (Service Tag: 38JSL21) that I refurbished myself, but it said that I didn't have enough RAM. I have 512MB RAM running Windows XP, and Constant Guard says I have 511MB and can't install it.

Is there a way for me to trick this software into thinking that I have enough, without physically upgrading my RAM? I pray!

Any insight is appreciated!

A:Personally Refurbished Dell can't install Constant Guard

here's the forum for cgsounds strange... like, some ram is in use, yes, but constant guard must really need that 1mb ram (it says 512 minimum.can you go with another security option?

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My oldest teenage grandson is in need of a "cheap" laptop, so I bought him a refurbished Dell Latitude D630 from NEWEGG for $215.00 plus shipping.

It has a 14" display, an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 60 GB hard drive, a DVD/CDRW drive, and Windows XP Professional.

My decision to buy this laptop was based on Dell being more reliable than most other laptop brands - according to some members here.

Any input from the members here would be very much appreciated.

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A:Solved: Need Input On Refurbished Dell Latitude D630

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Hello and thanks for all of the great information I found here. In a nutshell, I get a BSOD, every time the CPU wakes up from sleep mode.

After reading many of the posts here, I thought maybe I could trouble shoot this myself. Ran a memory check and a DSKCHK, updated the BIOS, updated lots of model specific drivers from the HP website (but obviously not the right ones.) Downloaded Whocrashed, downloaded the MS SDK debugging tools. And gave up when I didn't have the right SYMBOLS pack. I tried, I really tried, for hours and hours. So today's event log is probably bloated from my failed efforts, and I apologize if that makes it harder. I included an older less cluttered version of the SF Diagnostic tools output from yesterday, before I undertook all of those efforts.


There seem to be two recurring issues:

This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x75BC0)
Bugcheck code: 0x7A (0x20, 0xFFFFFFFFC000009D, 0xFFFFFA8004E84078, 0x0)
Error: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR

This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x75BC0)
Bugcheck code: 0xF4 (0x3, 0xFFFFFA8005C22240, 0xFFFFFA8005C22520, 0xFFFFF80002DDD7B0)
Error: CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION


Thanks for your assistance.
Lester

I got this as an off-lease refurb from Tiger Direct. Aside form the sleep=death problem, I really like the machine (upgrading from XP and Vista.)

Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq dc7900 Small Form Factor
Board: Hewlett-Packard 3031h
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A:BSOD guaranteed on Wake from Sleep Mode - refurbished HP desktop

Hello,

Well it seems this one could be a multiple of problems.

First off I suggest for the time being uninstall norton, and install Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows Do a full scan.

Also I suggest installing https://www.malwarebytes.org/ Install the free version. Make sure on the installer, uncheck that you want to use the trial version.

We are gonna try and knock it all out in a single post. So do the following






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CHKDSK /R /F:
Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as adminstrator) Command Prompt. Please do this for each hard drive on your system.
When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter. Then reboot and let the test run. It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors. See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.

Elevated Command Prompt:
Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)
At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"

CHKDSK LogFile:
Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.
Double click on the Source column header.
Scroll down the list until you find the Chkdsk entry (wininit for Windows 7) (winlogon for XP).
Copy/paste the results into your nex... Read more

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I have recently purchased  a newly refurbished Dell Precision T5600 , when I switch it on it starts up but POST does not start? No beeps no info on screen nada! In fact my screen shows up as though its not connected with just a test signal its as though the graphic card was not connected but this is as I received it and was assured that it came from a dell re-supplier.... I did notice though that the memory inside was only 4GB when in fact it should have been 8GB, I checked to see if it was sitting all right or that the graphics card was connected properly everything seems to be fine.
I have notice that the hard drive a 500GB 2.5 is connected to a Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H310  which is something I have not seen/used before having used a dell precision 690 for the past 5 years. What I want to know is could this be what's stopping my system from starting up correctly?
What makes me mad is that it is under warranty until 2015 but as I have bought it from a re-supplier I have to wait a minimum of 14 days before they (Dell) will help me which is why I am here.
I hope someone can throw some light here as I am not up to scratch on this system yet but my feeble guess would be the PERC card.


System Info -


1) Dell PRECISION T5600
   - Intel Xeon 2.4 GHz
   -500GB HDD
   - 8000.00GB
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A:Newly refurbished Dell Precission T5600 (Starts up but POST does not start)

I'm not familiar with your system, but within some BIOS, you can set "Option ROM" to "enable" (and "Post Delay" to "enable").
The result of doing the above is that during the boot process, where you have RAID cards involved, the motherboard BIOS hands over control to the RAID BIOS card at some point in time. So, if you hit CTRL-R (or CTRL-I or whatever the key stroke is for your specific RAID card BIOS) during the boot process (you should see some appropriate text), the RAID card will display its configuration page where you can set up the RAID type, HDD used, etc,. All this happens before you even get into the operating system... 
If the raid card BIOS is faulty or the Option ROM is not enabled and or your HDD's are not correctly configured, there is nothing to boot an OS from. So the system may look like it just sits there waiting for something to happen. 
First thing to consider is can you access the motherboard BIOS?If not, then this is where you need to tart looking and as the unit is still under warranty, i would 1st speak to your reseller. If you can access the mobo BIOS, check that the above settings are enabled and then reboot into the RAID BIOS configuration utility.
Best if you read the user and maintenance manuals for your workstation and RAID card before you get too far into it. They are available for download from dell.

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I recently changed settings for my desktop Icons/Fonts. The problem
is that the fonts are at the correct size, but are 2-3 inches in length,
thus the horizontal spacing of the Icons are set very far apart. Can't
figure it out ? How do you change the title to the Icon to be shorter
in length to maintain a decent spacing between the Icons ? Tried in "Display" with the vertical and horizontal settings for "Icons" but to no avail ? OS XP Prof. SP2.

Thanks,

Billjh
 

A:XP Prof. Desktop Icon Fonts

There should be a setting for icon spacing in the same place you set the font.
 

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dear all. the same problem I have faced. I have purchased 11 dell latitude laptops from Kabul Afghanistan, and tried to check the warranty in the dell support Warrant tab, but not received any information or received (no Information available). would you please just help me for only understand are these products original or refurbished.
 
my email: <Email id removed>

A:How to find out the this product is original or Refurbished. (in case no information available in dell Warrant site)

You'll need to ask the vendor from whom you purchased the system - only they'll know.

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hi
for the past 1 month i am getting BSOD during video playback and playing games.

sys details

OS : Windows(R) 7 Professional 64bit (English)

laptop : dell studio xps 1645
processor : I7-720QM,1.6,6MB,CLF,B1
4GB (2x2GB) 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM
gpu : ATI Mobility RADEON(R) HD 4670 - 1GB
battery info : 9 call battery with 130 watt adapter
Antivirus : Norton internet security 2010

date of purchase : 09-01-2010

system and anti virus is upto date with update,drivers ..etc..
attached the required details Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 and perfmon/report along with this thread .

kindly please look into this issue and let me know whether its windows update r hardware issues thats causing the problem ..

let me know if some more details r needed

Thanks
mahes S

A:BSOD during video playback in my dell studio xps [win 7 64 prof ]

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mystarrocks


hi
for the past 1 month i am getting BSOD during video playback and playing games.

sys details

OS : Windows(R) 7 Professional 64bit (English)

laptop : dell studio xps 1645
processor : I7-720QM,1.6,6MB,CLF,B1
4GB (2x2GB) 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM
gpu : ATI Mobility RADEON(R) HD 4670 - 1GB
battery info : 9 call battery with 130 watt adapter
Antivirus : Norton internet security 2010

date of purchase : 09-01-2010

system and anti virus is upto date with update,drivers ..etc..
attached the required details Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 and perfmon/report along with this thread .

kindly please look into this issue and let me know whether its windows update r hardware issues thats causing the problem ..

let me know if some more details r needed

Thanks
mahes S



Ok, where to start
1-SPTD.SYS. a huge cause of BSOD'S. used in daemon tools/alcohol120
ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005





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The 2005 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.
Please visit this link: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- download_item_mkt
Scroll down to the Utilities category, then scroll down to the "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7 32&64-bit " (it's about the 8th item down).
Download and install it.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers to check and make sure that the ASACPI.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (NOT 2005).



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Need some help here, if someone could assist. SUPER FRUSTRATED.Scenario: Open Firefox, google, and search for something. Browser pulls up related content. When clicking on something, I am redirected to another website/adsite/something. Have updated and ran McAfee, Malewarebytes, Windows Defender, and most recently Spy Bot (all run either while full system running or in safe mode without networking). Just ran HJT. Info is below. This level is beyond me, but I am open to learning.Thoughts? suggestions?THANK YOU IN ADVANCE !!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:38:47 PM, on 08/21/10Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the ... Read more

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Hi everyone. I was wondering if anybody could tell me a way to get rid of the "My Computer" & "My Network Places" icons from ym desktop in windows 2000 professional without having to edit the registry. I know in win XP there is an option under the display properties/effects tab but for some reason they didnt include this option with 2000 prof. Also i need to be able to see my other shortcuts to folders n stuff i just want to move the "my comp" and My net plcs" to the taskbar down by "start"

Thanks, Jon
 

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Hi everyone. I was wondering if anybody could tell me a way to get rid of the "My Computer" & "My Network Places" icons from ym desktop in windows 2000 professional without having to edit the registry. I know in win XP there is an option under the display properties/effects tab but for some reason they didnt include this option with 2000 prof. Also i need to be able to see my other shortcuts to folders n stuff i just want to move the "my comp" and My net plcs" to the taskbar down by "start"

Thanks, Jon
 

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Hey guys, we'll see how good a post this is...

On vacation in October, spilled a *little* water in the keyboard of this laptop. Powered it off IMMEDIATELY and flipped it over.
For about two days it refused to boot.
On the third day it rose again; all was well except... no audio. (In the speakers or headphones.)
Naturally I assumed it was kaput.

But lo! Occasionally we'd hear a system sound. Rare, but not often. And very quiet.
After fiddling around for a few weeks I gave up on minor fixes and reinstalled Windows.

STILL the rare-and-very quiet audio. Actually, only the speakers are very quiet; IF I get sound AND I have headphones plugged in, they're just as loud as ever.

My FIRST thought is that it's a hardware issue. But that doesn't explain why a system "click" or login sound will play, and then two seconds later nothing... does it? Sometimes the sound will work for hours, and sometimes literally only for one system sound....

If I go into control panel -> sounds, the little "levels" meter next to "Speakers" dances around happily when something should be playing...

Last bit of information: when I have the headphones plugged in, I can tell if I'll get audio or not, because it seems like power to the jack must cut on and off (power saving feature?) since sometimes I'll hear a quiet hissss (and know that audio will work) but most of the time there is no hisss and no audio.

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A:Intermittent/random audio (speaker&headphones) [Dell Mini 9, Prof x32)

The water has caused either motherboard damage and/or damage to the connector for the speakers (and possibly other connectors). The PC will have to be disassembled and the motherboard and connectors cleaned (at a minimum).

Considering the age and what type it is (mini), time for a new one.

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Hi everyone, and thanks for taking the time to read this. I recently decided to upgrade my 2k prof installation to xp prof. Everything went fine and dandy, until I went to log in after the installation, and my mouse and keyboard didn't work. I figured something had gone wrong, so i decided to redo the installation. Now, I can't even re-install, because after I get done with the text-mode portion of the setup, the keyboard doesnt' work, and I can't enter the CD key to continue setup. Both the mouse and keyboard worked fine before the upgrade. I have tried both a PS/2 and a USB keyboard, to no avail. If the caps lock or nums lock lights were on before I get to the Setup welcome screen, they stay on, but I can't turn them off, and no keystrokes are recognized by setup. Has anyone run into this before? Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I'm now on hour #9 of trying to resolve this issue. Thanks again
 

A:at my wits end - problem upgrading from 2k prof to xp prof

I ran into this on a 2k and an XP system after installing updates for logitech wireless mouse and keyboard. On the 2k system I was able to get back by using one of the choices given by tapping f8 at boot, I don't recall which. It was on an MSDN 2k, and it seemed to have another choice or two. On the XP machine, the only thing to do was a parallel install to get the data back.
Try the f8 options and see where it goes. Once you have the reinstall going though, it always wants to boot back to completing it, and loses the kbd again.
 

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Hi,

I have an HP ProBook 4710s with Vista Professional SP1 factory installed.

I would like to install XP Professional SP2 which which comes with the package on the CD from HP with the ProBook 4710s.

Can anyone advise how to proceed ?

Best regards
Heinz

A:Downgrade from VISTA SP1 prof. to XP prof. SP2

If there isn't any data on the new pc you want to keep, just pop in the XP CD, reboot, press enter when it asks you to boot from CD, and follow all the onscreen instructions.

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Hi .,
Please help on this. i need to know.

urs.
Nags
 

A:Difference between 2000 prof & XP Prof

hello
please help me ..
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 45.6

Lately my PC has been running slower than usual, loading into windows takes 3-minutes which is really frustrating. So I'm looking to Wipe my PC and Reinstall windows altogether. Windows itself is ?67 but I've saw a refurbished version which is around ?35 which is a huge difference for me. So i'm wondering what is the difference when purchasing refurbed version and will i run into unusual problems.

This is the refurbed version - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-Professional-Refurbisch...

A:Windows 7 refurbished

You don't have install media or a factory recovery partition?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Basically I am just building my new pc and need to get a copy of windows 7. I plan to get windows 7 home premium 64-bit OEM edition. When i went to buy it for 73 i noticed there was a link advertising it for 43. This is from Amazon. The only difference i can see is that this one is refurbished. Just wondering what this means, since it only has one use so how can it be refurbished? does it mean they have just re-used an old disc and got a new product key for it? is this legit or is i better to get the full price new version? thanks for any help.
 

A:Refurbished windows 7 question

A refurbished OEM would be illegal since the OEM version cannot legally be re-used as it is tied to the specific hardware.
I would steer well clear.
 

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Hi,

There was a garage sale and this person was selling this desktop for free.

It came with OEM (I believe, because it had the sticker saying this was designed for XP, and booted to XP) with XP, and I also got a windows 7 install ISO from Microsoft Tech Support awhile back for a different problem. I used that ISO to install, and i'm currently running unactivated.

The product key for XP doesn't work.

The product key that magical jelly bean found says it's default.

The product key that was actually designed for this ISO didn't work either.

What can I do about this? With buying a licence being last.

Willing to try other options...

A:Refurbished PC Windows 7, problems.

You can try contacting Microsoft to see if they will activate it. If not, you are most likely looking at purchasing a license (if you can).

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