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Dell Support Site has removed drivers for many older systems

Q: Dell Support Site has removed drivers for many older systems

(Please pardon my redundancy - I have posted this to the Customer Care Board and Client Service forums - just hoping to correct what I hope was an accidental change in support policy.)
This is not a technical comment but it is a comment about Dell's Technology Support. Recently the support site for laptops, and I presume other areas though I have not checked, was revised to change its structure. In the process many items were removed notably having to do with drivers for older systems. Even if a system is past warranty that does not remove the responsibility for Dell to continue to provide the most recent (even if old) drivers especially since the cost of doing so is trivial. This is especially the case when Dell is the only source for specific drivers. A specific example is a Dell Vostro 3700 laptop which uses the embedded GPU in the CPU as well as outboard nVidia GPU; the hybrid video architecture is such that NVidia provides no driver and re-directs users to Dell's site. In the case of this specific model, most of the drivers that were present a month ago are now gone.
Dell laptops have two things going for them - good products at a good price and a great support site. This has prompted me to continue focusing upon Dell - e.g. two new 5759's in 2017, and to recommend Dell to colleagues and friends. I have had recent occasion to review some very old systems on HP's support site - all relevant drivers continue to be available. I strongly recommend that Dell commit to ongoing availability of drivers for old systems - obviously, ongoing support is not justified but ongoing availability is.
Thank you,Michel LaBarre

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Preferred Solution: Dell Support Site has removed drivers for many older systems

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

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

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

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my pc's drivers removed from hp support and i don't find my drivers.What can i do?

A:my drivers removed from the hp support site

Everyone is facing this. HP is working in it. Check back in a day or so. 

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* Read Computers tested for upgrade to Windows 10* Read How do I know if my computer qualifies for the Windows 10 upgrade

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Hi, I am having a problem with an older Dell running XP. The owner of the computer bought Ascentive Proscan and installed it, and there is a freeze.com toolbar in the add/remove programs that I can't get rid of. I uninstalled Ascentive, as well as Symantec and Norton, and already removed around 20 threats using Malwarebytes in safe mode as Administrator. I ran the latest version of Spybot, and it removed win32.banker.fgv, and BPS Performance Center malware. I also ran CCleaner. I rebooted and ran both Spybot and Malwarebytes and its coming up with nothing, but when I log in one of the owner accounts and try to run either Spybot or Malwarebytes, it can't even make it through the scan before the computer freezes and has to be unplugged. Here is the Hijackthis log.. any help would be appreciated.

A:older Dell running XP freezing, multiple threats removed I think

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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anyone a nice list view of supported systems or how I could find out myself on Dell's site?

A:Which Dell systems support the i7 2600k and 2700k?

Probably only the XPS 8300/Vostro 460/Optiplex 790 & 990 supports it, but the "K" version won't do you any good since you cannot overclock.  The only systems that allow overclocking are the Alienwares as far as I know.  

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My mothers pc has been hit with ransom ware pretending to be micosoft Security Essentials (888-841-2933).  I have removed the harddrive and installed a new one.  I need to install a clean bios before installing a fresh version of the OS.  HP doesn't have the bios or any software or drivers for me to download and install a fresh verion of the bios to clean up any corruption on it. Where do I find the bios to install before installing the OS? Thanks

A:HP Support site does not have the updates or drivers/bios fo...

@hpwes Are these the drivers you are looking for??? http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-dv6-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/519... REO

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Everytime i use the Support.Dell.com web site to update my drivers , it makes the SAME 3 recommendations for updates regardless if i just Downloaded them and installed them. They are:
1) Intel Z87 Chipset driver
2) XPS-8700 Chipset driver
3) AMD Radeon 6xxx/7xxx/8xxx/R9 Desktop Graphics Driver

Please advise.

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Has anyone tried using the recovery disc available at dell support site? I was not able to create or clone my factory issue SSD and I used to reinstall windows using the recovery disc but only to find out that it does not come with the drivers. You have to manually download everything from drivers to application.
I notice there are two ISO available.
I tried the second one (for dell) but that does not have any drivers included. What is the difference between the two? i was hoping to get an recovery disc that included everything.

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Hi all, Ive followed the instructions given to me by Tech support and gone to the link listed under my Service Tag where there is the option to download my Windows 8.1 ISO image along with instructions which Ive printed off.
I will be installing from a USB flash drive and the instructions to create the bootable USB installation media are straight forward and easy to follow using Diskpart. Then simply Mount the image and copy all files over onto the USB flash drive.
Im a little confused though when reading the instructions under How to Reinstall Windows 8.1. there are two options PCs with BIOS boot mode and PCs with UEFI boot mode. I purchased my Inspiron laptop late 2015 so it has UEFI boot mode with Secure Boot. Under the UEFI boot instructions it talks about disabling Secure Boot and for USB installation media set Boot order to Internal ODD device. I don't understand..a USB flash drive isnt an Internal ODD device as far as im aware.
So without doing anything to System Setup Ive tried inserting a flash drive, tapping F12. It says UEFI boot mode and Secure Boot is enabled and the flash drive is listed second one down underneath my Toshiba hard disc. It seems to me that I have to follow the instructions for PCs with BIOS boot mode even though my system is UEFI boot mode!! Am I missing something here?

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So I was over at the dell site looking at the drivers to download so I can install them on a re-install I plan on doing over the holiday break but there appears to be quite a laundry list of them Search - Dell Community

Do you recommend downloading all of these, or just the urgent and recommended ones as it looks like there are some optional ones?

A:I was at dell site looking at drivers to download

Some of them Drivers are old .... Look in the Link below that will tell you the Date of the Drivers .. Then look at the Version of the Drivers you have now ...
Product Support | Dell US

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When I went there and put in my service tag, it listed 36 things for me to download. 9 of the 36 were zip files.

I first installed the app files, 1 or 2 of which were useless since they had to do with a 1515 adapter and my system came with 1300, so I'm not sure why this is listed for my specific computer.

Then I went and dealt with the zip files, though it appears all of them are not compatible with my vista 64bit (wtf?) so again I'm not sure why these files are listed for the service tag I put in (I guess each individual or type of operating system has one).

Secondly I wonder what is a "firmware reflash" since it was in one of those zip files and I let it run and do it's thing (this is more important for me at the moment) did a search and didn't find answers.

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Hi, no matter how many times I follow SupportAssist's recommendation to install:
Docks/Stands Intel Thunderbolt Controller Driver
Chipset - Intel Serial IO Driver
Chipset - Intel Management Engine Interface Driver
and then reboot, it keeps telling me I need those drivers.
It did download and install a new Intel Video driver which hasn't reappeared.
Laptop: Brand new XPS 15 QHD display, windows 10.  TIA
PS why the ridiculous number of "I am not a robot" Captcha pictures and puzzles !!! :-)

A:XPS 15 - Dell Support Assist keeps installing the same drivers over and over

then i would uninstall the dell support assit. and manually download and install the drivers your self, you don't have to use Dell's support Assit.

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How do you go about installing W7 on an older system without Vista drivers?

I have a ShuttleX pc

Thanks

A:W7 on older systems

malware?

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Hello I am trying to find the Windows 7 drivers list for Latitude E6420 and E6330. On the dell site I am able to access the drivers and downloads for both laptops, but the E6420 only has a OS option of Windows XP, and the E6330 only has the OS option for Windows 7 32 bit. If there is a step I am missing or another option to get the Windows 7 64 bit drivers for these laptops I would appreciate the help.
Note: I have tried the Dell detect option but it says that the application is configured imporperly
Regards,
Mouse

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I have an unrecognized PCI serial, I know which chipset drivers I need to fix it, but when I go to the drivers page there is nothing there.
I've tried using the service tag, navigating to the model, using auto-detect and every other possible route to navigate the site and switching OS's and tried no multiple computers. But no matter how I go there it says "Your device does not have or require any updates."
Help.

A:Dell site not listing any drivers for OptiPlex 790 (73TQ7V1) and 960 (461BZK1)

EDIT: Please edit your post and remove the Service Tags from the title. Treat Service Tags as personal info and never post them in an open forum like this.
The Support site was having more than its share of problems yesterday, 11-3-16.
Just now checked for the 790, and it seems to be working again. Be sure to select the correct version of Windows before downloading any drivers...

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I ran the detect software to detect my current drivers. Every time I run this, it gives me recommendations for drivers that are OLDER than what I have installed. It keeps recommending the following:


Chipset |Intel AMT HECI Driver 
(57 MB)View details
DownloadRestart required




Chipset |Intel Z87 Chipset Driver 
(10 MB)View details

A:Support.Dell.com not detecting drivers on my desktop correctly

I never got an answer to my question. .

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Hello Everyone,First of all really thankful for Dell Community for  my last query,  Most satisfactory technical support. we (sloxsoft) looking forwards for further assistant. in our office we had more 200 desktop and 100 laptom of Dell. They are working properly but on timely basis we need to boost the performance of system.So, Please anyone can suggest us for re-installation of Dell official software drivers. Sincerly
Steve Smith
Manager SloxSoft

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I have some older machines (X60, X60s, X61, X61s), I can download drivers from Lenovo for Windows 8.1 maximum, I wonder how well Windows 10 is supported on these older machines, officially orunofficially? Sure I can just try, but better to ask first, I don't want to bother my system for no good reason. The drivers provided by Microsoft might work as well. Or the Windows 8.1 drivers by Lenovo.

A:How much Windows 10 is supported on older systems?

Hi ccjts,
Have you seen these articles? https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-10/Lenovo-Windows-10-Upgrade-Guides/td-p/3377996

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Does anyone know a good source of information on older systems? I'm running a HP Pavilion 4483 (second-hand) from '99 or so and the little info I can find seems conflicting. Specificly, I'd like to add RAM to get this old dog as fast as it can get. HP Support tells me this computer only has 2 SDRAM slots(both used) but opening it up I see 3 slots, one empty. I could pull the 64MB SDRAM out and put in a 128MB but it would be cheaper to just add a 64MB card.

HP Pavilion 4483
CPU : AMDK6-2 3DNOW!
Mboard : Asus P5S-VM
Chipset : Sis 530
Memory : 188 MB
Speed : 450 MHZ
 

A:Info Source for older systems

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Hello Guys,

Has anyone managed to get older O/S's like Windows 95, 98 and ME running on VirtualBox on Windows 8, I used to be able to run all Operating Systems when I had my Vista set up. Strangely I can install and run DOS and Win 3.1 but not Win 95, Win 98 and Win ME. Anything from XP works fine.

Thanks

Tony

A:VirtualBox and older operating systems

Is this a filesystem problem? - Whereas MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 resided on FAT formatted hard disks. FAT32 was for the Windows 9x brigade, and NTFS for XP etc.

Let's see how we used to do it in the old days...

Before you started you needed a boot floppy with CD-ROM support, A Windows '95 install CD, which was not bootable, a CD-ROM drive and a Hard drive usually between 512 and 1024 MB - 1 gig or less - bigger drives were a problem and quite rare then.

You needed a formatted DOS 6.2 or better boot partition with the system files on it to install to, I recall, the method in those days was boot from a DOS system floppy in the a:\ drive, run Format c: /s but not reboot yet, so that the CD-ROM drivers on the floppy would still work and then copy the contents from the CD-ROM to the hard drive, which was faster than installing from the CD-ROM. The DOS commands (in red)were as follows:
A:\>C:
C:\>md windows
C:\>cd windows
C:\WINDOWS>md options
C:\WINDOWS>cd options
C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS>md cabs
C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS>cd cabs
C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS>copy d:\win95\*.*

Where d:\ was the CD-ROM drive. Once the files had copied, it was time to reboot, removing the CD-ROM and Boot floppy.
On rebooting from the hard disk, you were taken to the C:\prompt, and it was a case of navigating to the setup folder that had all the setup cabs in it.

C:\>cd \windows\options\cabs
C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS>setup

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Can anyone provide information or recommendations concerning anti-virus, anti-trojan, anti-adware, anti-spyware or firewall programs that will run under old operating systems, specifically Windows 3.11, Windows 3.1, Windows 95 or DOS 6.x??

I'm looking for freeware or shareware that I can use on an old, cast-off 486 machine with 40MB of RAM. I realize that I'm largely insulated from the majority of malware because of the archaic software I'm using, but I still want to avoid things like boot-sector viruses, and I'd like to secure the system as best I can. Any information, suggestions, comments, guidance, belittling remarks, etc. would be appreciated...
...the best computer system is a free one!

A:Anti-malware for older operating systems?

Hi junklover and welcome to BC.Take a look at www.oldversion.com for some programs you can match to Windows95. You can get ZoneAlarm 2.6 from there and that will work alright. There are also older versions of AdAware that will probably work with 95 but I would try the latest one just for the heck of it. They also have Spybot S&D, but again the latest one will work (see the Spybot FAQs for the fix for 95).F-Prot Antivirus for DOS is free for home use, which almost seems like an oxymoron as I don't think many corporations are using Dos these days. AVG Professional works on 95 so I don't see why AVG 7 free version won't.You are at risk for malware with at least Win95. I just cleaned a machine with 95 on it and it had a number of spyware/adware programs. I cleaned it the lazy way by formatting and loading 98SE . The only belittling remarks I can think of concern me because I should have more for you as I am the King of Old Stuff.

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I have a older computer that run just fine with Windows XP and Windows Vista (the computer had not been use, and the current installed OS was W7). Few days ago I reinstalled Windows XP x64 and Windows Vista x64 and they both ended in a disaster.
 
XP: I installed first the updates by using pre-downloaded servicepacks and then the chipset drivers. XP went to bleeps because installation of Avast failed. I also had a problem with USB-ports which stopped working. Anyway after failed avast installation the operating system wouldnt boot up anymore. I decided the install Vista instead. 
 
Vista: After installing servicepacks I noticed that Windows Update is not working anymore. Tried solving it by installing Fix It tool from microsoft. I encountered another problem where powershell did not install. I gave up on getting the update service to work, and decided to do some benchmarks. The computer froze and after pressing the reset Windows Vista wouldnt boot up anymore.
 
W10: I decided to install W10 ... everything works now.
 
I dont remember the older operating systems being so bad, or I am just seeing things through rose-tinted glasses?
 
SPECS:
MSI P35 Platinum
4x 1Gb G.Skill DDR2 800Mhz
Q6600 Go
HD 5870

A:Is microsoft self-sabotaging their older operating systems?

Probably a combination of rose-tinted glasses and software changing. Here's the thing: Vista and XP aren't supported anymore. This lack of support means they don't receive new features that may be used by modern software. So stuff breaks. The longer the OS has been out of support, the worse things get. Conspiracy theories are silly simply because there is no need for M$ to sabotage old OSes.

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I have a bit of a "senior citizen" when it comes to a computer to use. My day to day computer is that one in my signature. Compaq Deskpro with a 1.0 GHz P3 and 512 of RAM. What I usually do to a system like this and slower ones that run Windows XP is I go to System>Advanced>Performance>Settings and uncheck all but: use visual styles on windows and buttons, use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop, use common tasks in folders, use a background image for folder type, and smooth edges of screen fonts. For older even older systems I will uncheck: use common tasks in folders. Just a little curious on what others do.
 

A:Windows XP speedup tips for older systems

I also turn off the Themes Service and the Windows Zero Wireless configutration . . if the pc does not hagve wireless
 

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We have two elderly family members (Grandmas that are both almost 90) that use old, outdated computers running Vista and XP. They both continue to have error messages; ie "Out of Memory at line:65", "High PCU", printer does not respond, Computer locks up and has to have hard re-boot, IE shuts down, unable to access email. One is using a high speed modem from CenturyLink and the other is on high speed Comcast connection.
Anyone have suggestion on how to best help these two lovely women? Windows 7? or a refurbished basic PC replacement?
 

A:Solved: Older PC with outdated Operating Systems

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I have just done a fresh install of Windows 10 on an Inspiron 17 and want to update drivers. I go to the Dell support web site and want to start the automatic system detection. The result is an error page saying: "Error: 500 Server Error. Application Init Error. We are unable to display the requested page."
Then I enter my service tag. Here, the result is that the service tag is not found (I am paraphrasing a Japanese message).
Perhaps there is a problem with the Japanese web site? I go to the front page at dell.com and change the country to USA. After a moment, the same Japanese front page is displayed again.
Any suggestions what I can do to update the drivers?

A:"application init error" when accessing Dell support web site

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
There could a technical issue or a brief maintenance on the Dell support website. We would be glad to help you with the drivers and the link. Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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I have a panasonic projector which works well with Windows XP. I have tried to connect it with several other machines using newer operating systems (Vista and Windows 7); but, they won't work. the best I can get is the projector will flash the screen like it is trying to connect but, it can't finish the job. I have to keep the 7-8 year old laptop around to work with this projector. This becomes inconvenient for guest coming in to do presentations. Are there drivers or some update for legacy devices?
 

A:Solved: older projector not working with new operating systems

Have you tried installing the drivers in compatibility mode?
 

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Hello. I am trying to hookup a Sega Genesis, Dreamcast, and a Playstation 1 to my HDTV. I have a picture of the back of the TV for your suggestions on what I can buy or how I can use what I currently have to make them all work. I have a Playstation 2 hooked up already using up all of the inputs on the back leaving just HDMI and cable box available to use.

I also have a picture of the game and cable box, so you can see if there is a way that I might be able to hook them all up to the game box and make it connect to the Cable box and somehow use the cable box as the input device for the game systems to the back of the TV.

Here are the pictures: (Should be attached at the bottom).
If you all have any suggestions on any device that may be able to work with this setup, that would be very helpful. The back of the game systems each use their own AV adapter containing red, white, and yellow cables. The genesis has only yellow and white cords (no red). The game box seems to be an AV/RF box with 4 buttons on the front to select which game system to use. Not sure if it is working since it has been stored away for so long.

Thanks for your help. If the TV contained a lot more of those RCA inputs on the back, there would be no problem and would not have to use an external box or input device. Do let me know if you need anymore information. I will try to check back often. I am looking forward to hearing your responses. Have a great day.
 

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Hi All. I have had this computer for about 4 years now and my version of Windows XP Prof is 2002 date.
I recently was told by a computer builder who helped me that Windows XP Prof works on a file system called NTFS. I apparently have files that I copied back onto this computer after installing Windows XPp that are of the Fat32 variety. I was not aware at the time that NTFS and Fat32 apparently are incompatible. I have had problems over these years and have zero'd out my hard drive 3 times and reinstalled Windows XPp from scratch. What I was not aware of was that My versions of Microsoft Word and Word Perfect and some downloaded programs are Fat32. I need these programs and cannot afford to replace them. Yet I am having problems with places like Pogo gaming (where I spend a lot of time) and the applets that run there. I have the latest Sun Java installed but it does not work properly (I have tried all ways till I am blue in the face) unless I ALSO leave MSVM installed (particularly in the registry). I only have the latest Java chosen in the advance tab of tools but without the MSVM installed Pogo does not work at all for me. So I have both with the Java 5.7 chosen as program. But I am told that my computer is confused due to the File system problem. I figure it wouldn't do me much good to zero out my system again if I still have to put my old fat32 files back on here to function. So is there anything I can do. I only have a 20 gb hard drive and there is n... Read more

A:Problems With Xp Prof And File Systems Of Older Programs Installed

How would you have programs that have FAT32 files after you reinstalled XP?
The file system is determined by the operating system - not installed programs, and once you formatted in NTFS everything on the drive would also be NTFS.

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Didn't know how to title this issue...basically, here's the deal: I have a school web site, on [email protected], which has a maximum of 10mb on the site. This is a constant battle trying to keep it under the 10 mgs, with all the photos and whatnot I like to put up there. I was thinking that I still have another three or four sites on my account; why don't I set up one site which is just the images, and link it to the other site. Wouldn't it be transparent? I mean, if I set up a hyperlink on the main site, wouldn't visitors just cruise back and forth at will without any hassle? And that way, I'd have much more space for images.

Please advise...it seems too easy...am I missing something?

Thanks!

p.s. I use front page 2002 from office xp suite (professional )
 

A:thinking of setting up web site just for images to support another site

I don't think you're missing anything. This is common practice. Most of the images on this page came from another site. Ads almost always do. There's nothing that says that the image links in your html can't load images from elsewhere. The ability to bring many disparate objects from various sources together on one web page is the reason html was designed the way it was.

Sounds like you have a good solution to your problem.
 

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Help.....I have a HP pavilion & pc Dosctor was removed, can I D/L that off the web or would it be on my recovery disks??

A:Systems diagnostics was removed

Is this what you wanted? You need to download the one according to your computer build date. What is the model of the HP? I don't recall HP having a Diagnostic called PC-Doctor  That was a Kingsoft Utility and I believe is no longer supported. I would not recommend using it. HP has it's own diagnostic utility. It can be reached either tapping Esc at boot on some laptops or by tapping F9 if shown on the boot screen. Later models with UEFI use the F2 key to reach diagnostics.
 
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/hpsupportassistant/pc-diags.html

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Last November I installed a Crucial M500 960GB SSD drive, used a partition tool to copy all of the HD partitions to the SSD, changed the boot sequence to use the SSD and restarted.
Windows 8 worked fine for weeks until I removed the old 1TB HD from the system.
Apparently, Windows is looking for something during the boot and eventually times out.
All programs work correctly but can be slow to start.
With HD in place as a second drive, the system boots up within 10 seconds to use apps.
With HD removed, the system requires over a minute to boot up to use apps.
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is especially slow to start - requiring a minute with SSD vs. 3 seconds with SSD & HD.
Does anyone know how to determine what file(s) are missing or how to change the boot configuration so it stops expecting to find another HD?
 

A:Slow boot from new SSD when older HD removed

Something else is causing it to boot slow.  You did not per chance disable Prefetch & Super Prefetch?  If you did, you need to enable both of those settings.  Then it should boot into the login screen faster.

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First off, I have Windows XP.

For example, I have an older video card in my system now because I have to send my better card in for warranty repair.

I had upgraded to Direct x 9 and now I want to go back to 8.1. How do I revert or remove Direct x 9?

Also, what is the best way to install video drivers? I heard awhile back you should boot into safe mode or something?

THanks
 

A:What's the BEST way to install video drivers , new Direct X,and remove older drivers?

This method works best for me. First off, I use Norton Ghost 2003 to make an image of my Windows drive. When I make this image, I have already installed WinXP SP1 plus all the latest Windows updates I can get. Also, I have already installed useful and necessary programs like Norton Antivirus 2002, ZoneAlarm Firewall, NoAds, Analog X Cookiewall. I make sure that I don't have any videocard drivers installed. As for Direct X, it's the default one installed when you first install WinXP.

Now that I have the image, I go on and try installing new Direct X versions or new videocard drivers. If something goes wrong and messes up my system or I'm not happy with the performance of the new drivers or Direct X, I use Norton Ghost 2003 to restore my image. By restoring the image, I have everything back--WinXP SP1 + all updates, programs I've installed, etc. The process only takes about 4 minutes compared to reinstalling Windows + all the programs manually (3-5 hours).

With the image backed up to that original point, I try alternative drivers or Direct X files until I find a setting I like.

This is the way I test new Detonator drivers and Direct X files. It's fool-proof and makes me more bold in trying out new stuff.

If you need more background on the benefits of Ghost 2003 and its usage, check out this guide at Radified.com:

http://ghost.radified.com/

Hope that helped.

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First off, I have Windows XP.

For example, I have an older video card in my system now because I have to send my better card in for warranty repair.

I had upgraded to Direct x 9 and now I want to go back to 8.1. How do I revert or remove Direct x 9?

Also, what is the best way to install video drivers? I heard awhile back you should boot into safe mode or something?

THanks
 

A:What's the BEST way to install video drivers, new Direct X, and remove older drivers?

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After having been in touch with Dell support for nearly three months, I decided to recount my experiences here, mainly to provide insights for future Dell customers as to what their rights are, and to provide tips on how to effectively contact tech support.
I hope this guide can be of use for people struggling with their purchase as much as I did (and in fact, continue to).
Anyone having further insight to improve this article is welcome to leave notes here, and I will try to incorporate them in an update if deemed relevant.

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Hello i have installed previous versions of operating systems in the past such as vista and ubuntu, i have removed them as i did not use them.

My question is when i boot up my laptop there still showing up to choose to boot but they dont boot becuase there removed,

does anyone know how i can remove these from my laptop from the boot up section and just use windows 7 as my main priority boot without waiting 30 seconds or what ever it is for it to load automatically?

Any help would be much appriciated,

Regards Paul

A:Removed operating systems and still there when booting

You can remove these entries with BCDedit... BCDEDIT - How to Use

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About a year ago, I found a link *somewhere* that led to a site which sold some decent barebones systems (no O/S) for under $200. Does anyone know of such a site? I can't remember where it was.

For what it's worth, I currently run an older Athlon 700 MHz (specs in my signature), but I've heard it's not really a good system for running XP. It's been fine for 98SE, but I'm leery of using it for XP. So, I'm thinking about a second system (the 98SE for games, personal pics, etc. and one with XP for internet, Office, and so forth).

I don't use any of the newer graphics-intensive games...just some older ones...and don't use programs like Photoshop.

The truth is, I'm not sure what to tell you about what I need, but I believe a faster CPU and more memory would be good for XP (am I right about that?).

Anyway, I'd sure appreciate any thoughts

Best....Larry
 

A:Barebones Systems Site

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I have an older, quad-core HP Pavilion d4990y (desktop) that originally shipped with 32-bit Vista and 4 Gbytes RAM. After about a week of research I reasonably certain that I can run Win7 Pro, 64-bit with 4 x 2 Gbytes RAM (= 8 Gbytes). Given the anticipated performance increase, his seems like an upgrade worth doing to me, but I'd like more experienced and better informed people to give my plan a once-over.

1) HP shipped this model with 64-bit Vista, so 64-bit drivers are available, and I assume that if they work for Vista, they will also work for Win7.

HP Pavilion Ultimate d4990y CTO Desktop PC Drivers & Downloads | HP? Support

2) According the specs for this machine, it can take 8 Gbytes RAM:

Contact HP Support and Customer Service | HP?*Support


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Maximum memory:
8 GB (4 x 2 GB) (64-bit OS)




3) BIG QUESTION

I've also purchased a 2 Tbyte HD from NewEgg, and somewhere I read that the hard drive must be "formated" GPT, which I had never heard of before, so I went reading up on it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table

At first I thought GPT was some sort of "upgrade" from NTFS because statements about it were phrased that you "format GPT", like you "format NTFS", but someone on another forum has told me that GPT is an alternative to MBR (Master Boot Record), and so I assume that you can have a NTFS-formatted hard drive that can either be formatted in... Read more

A:Does Older Hardware Not Support GPT?

You cannot install Windows OS on a GPT initialized drive unless your motherboard supports new UEFI Bios, and you are installing Windows 8.0 or 8.1. Which yours does not support. You can install a GPT initialized drive as a storage drive, just not as a bootable Windows drive.
A 2TB drive does not need to be Initialized GPT, it still can be MBR and Formatted NTFS. Anything larger the 2.2TB would need to be Initialized GPT.
According to your specs, you should be able to instal 8GB or RAM if you are running a Windows 64 bit OS

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Hi Guys,

I have a really old notebook machine, manufactured in 2005. Its an Acer TravelMate 4270 with an ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 graphic card. I know that its too old to a win8 but I am very corious about the new OPsystem, as always. Everything worked fine with the main installation, but the VGA... you know, the old driver cant be installed, the system says that the driver is not up to date. But AMD wrote in news at 13th sept that they released a win8 compaitble driver for all of their products.

I tried every way to install the driver, also Catalyst Center 10.2 and 11.8, then changed in the properties menu the compatibility mode to win7 and xp - without success. Have You got any tips what to do now? I have in this way only sh*t resolution, and my video performance is really "unpalatable". Where can I find a good solution to have the x1600 driver on win8?

Thanx, Regards:
Andras

A:Older ATI card, no support... Pls help!

Try to Download driver ATI X2500 on http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...=Acer&SC=AAP_8

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I have an anomaly that I first thought was site-related, then began to believe that it was browser-related, and now discover that I've no idea to what it's related!

I have five systems running Windows 7-64, four of which are running Enterprise Edition, and the fifth, Ultimate. All are completely current with Microsoft Updates, and all have the same software set.

This anomaly is apparent using Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox (V 31.0) browsers, so it's not (necessarily) the fault of browser ad-ins.

I like to read obsolete books. I often look at Pirate Bay and/or Demonoid to see what may be available. (demonoid.ph)

On the Demonoid site, I'm unable to use their "search" function on four of my five systems. (The fifth system, running Enterprise, works just fine!) If I start by using keywords in the "Torrent Search" box on the Demonoid "Home" page, the screen basically clears and remains static. The same behavior is exhibited if I add any "word", (or words) to the "Keywords" box on the "Torrents" page "Filter" panel.

None of this is life-threatening! I've one system I can use to "search", so life is good. On the other hand, I can't abide a riddle such as this without at least TRYING to solve it. ANY help or suggestions will be gratefully appreciated. If any readers have the time to try this on their own systems, and run into the same anomaly, I'd be inter... Read more

A:Internet site anomaly on 4 of 5 systems

I would suspect a anti virus or anti malware program is blocking access to those sites.
Also see forum rules:
Windows 7 Help Forums - Forum Rules

Rule #4

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A:Older Dell laptop, have lost my administrative password for a Dell inspiring 1545, can anyone help me??

If it's the powerup password, you'll need to place a voice phone call to Dell -- be prepared to verify your ownership details and with a credit card (the call post-warranty as a system this old must be, is not free of charge).

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I have just had a pop up telling me Microsoft are ending support for older versions of windows - and I am sure I have an old one but I can't remember how to find out which.

How do I update to one that will be supported? Do I have to buy a disc or do it online?

Many thanks and kind regards..........Margaret
 

A:Ending Support for older Windows

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At the end of this month, Avast will end support for our older consumer versions of Avast Antivirus. Those are: Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, and Avast Premier.

A good antivirus program is a necessity to protect your Windows PC from malware attacks, to keep your computer running smoothly, and to protect your online identity and personal data. Over the past 3 years, Avast engineers have improved our database of known virus definitions, themechanism in which zero- day and widespread malware are detected, and the frequency of streaming updates sent to our customers. Avast 2015, with its unique Home Network Securityfeature which scans your home network for potential risks, is our best performing security product yet.

After May 31st, 2015, Avast will no longer provide security patches or technical support for versions 8.0.1497 and lower. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malware, endangering your machine and the data on it. Please update to the latest version so you can receive regular security updates and benefit from the enhanced features and higher detection rates that protect your computer from malicious attacks. This update is also recommended because the latest version is compatible with Windows 10.

If you are running an older version of Avast, you can easily move to the latest version of Avast 2015.

How to check for the latest version and do a program update
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A:Support for older Avast versions will end

In the blog post it shows how to upgrade avast v9 (2014), but it's noted that v8 and below will be unsupported.
 

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Forgive me - I know nothing about computers, so am probably going about this completely wrong, but I'm hoping you can guide me to a successful outcome.
I have a Dell Inspiron N411z laptop (with HDMI and usb ports) and a Dell 1703PF monitor (with DVI and vga ports).
I've tried an HDMI to vga converter, with a vga to vga cable into the monitor - didn't work.
am new to the here, I have worked with multiple firms. you can check mobile App launch video one of my work.Thank You !

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Does anybody know a site where i can download previous version of various programs? Like Faxtalk Messenger Pro 6?

Thanks!
 

A:Free Download Site of Older Program Versions

Are you looking for a site kind of like Old Version? Although it appears that they don't have Faxtalk Messenger Pro 6, they do have older versions of many other programs!

Enjoy!
 

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A friend helped me remove the following from my computer
 
TR/Agent.1016548
BDS/Morat.B.90
wsearch.exe
ZeroAccess Rootkit
 
My router may have also been infected because 2 unknown user accounts were created on my machine, and there were times when multiple users were logged on to the computer.  (I'm the only person who uses this computer.)
 
My friend believes we managed to remove the worst of it, but advised me to get a more expert opinion regarding any residual artifacts.
 
Specific things I'm concerned with are:
 
1.  Removal of the newly created directories the infections caused:  (LocalLow, Roaming, and OICE_15_974FA576_32C1D314_3324) in my AppData directory, and relocation of the folders from my AppData\Local folder that were moved into them.
2.  Verification that all traces of the rogue user accounts have been removed from the registry.
3.  Verification that the Microsoft Security Essentials software and firewall are functioning correctly.
4.  Correction of my user permissions
I have admin rights, but I'm having problems with security settings and being able to run apps and save files outside of my user directory.
 
Thanks, E.
 
Here is my dds.txt file
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16483  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.15.2
Run by esims at 20:48:37 on 2014-01-13
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3977.1375 [GMT -5:00]
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A:Removed backdoor/morat, wsearch, 0access, need to make sure all systems are go

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