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Can a user upgrade RAM and SSD on the latest XPS15 laptop

Q: Can a user upgrade RAM and SSD on the latest XPS15 laptop

Can one upgrade RAM on the latest xps 15 laptop? (Or it is soldered like Apple laptops?)
I could see lowest priced XPS 15 with a HDD and a small ssd installed. Could I on a later date replace and upgrade to larger SSD myself?
Thanks in advance for your helpful information (in anticipation)

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Preferred Solution: Can a user upgrade RAM and SSD on the latest XPS15 laptop

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My mother attempted to upgrade her laptop to the latest windows version and now it doesn't work. I contacted Microsoft and was told that her system is not compatible with their upgrade.  It has a blue screen (not necessarily the blue screen of death) but when I turn it on, it shows: PREPARING AUTOMATIC REPAIR  (white scren flashes) DIAGNOZING YOUR PC Blue Screen: AUTOMATIC REPAIR  Your PC did not start correctlyPress, RESTART, to restart your PC, which can sometimes fix the problem. You can also press ADVANCED OPTIONS to try other options to repair your PC. RESTART does not fix PC ADVANCED OPTIONS:Continue: Exit and continue to Windows 10.   Tried and brings me back to the blue screen.  Use a device: Use a USB drive, network connection, or Windows recovery DVD  Internal Hard Disk or SSD.  Drive: Brings me back to blue screen   USB drive:  nothing in USB. Selected and message says The selected boot device failed. Press <enter> to Continue.  Boot Option Menu:  OS BOOT MANAGER OR BOOT FROM EFI FILE.    Inexperienced and unsure what to do so I ESC to exit. Recovery from a DVD or USB:  No recovery disc. Troubleshoot: Reset your PC or see advanced options.    Reset this PC. Lets you choose to keep or remove your files, and then reinstalls Windows.  OPTIONS: Keep my files: Removes apps and setting but keeps your personal files.   ... Read more

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DIANAKD Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I wish I had good news for you -- but I don't ... While Microsoft tells you that there is no risk in the Win10 Upgrade, because they let you believe that you can always revert back to your original OS and setup within 30 days, the ugly fact of the matter is that the Win10 GoBack function has proven to be unreliable -- and when it fails, it can leave machines in a corrupted state -- which doesn't always happen, but it does happen often enough to be a problem and you won't get any warning in advance that it is going to trash your PC!If that is not bad enough, the Win10 Upgrade is know, in some cases, to corrupt the Recovery partition stored there by the OEM that built the original machine. This pretty much guarantees that no HP Recovery is going to work: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/HP-Recovery-Manager-Blocked-After-Windo... At this point, the ONLY way to restore her prior OS is through something known as HP Recovery Media. HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your P... Read more

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My mother attempted to upgrade her laptop to the latest windows version and now it doesn't work. I contacted Microsoft and was told that her system is not compatible with their upgrade.  It has a blue screen (not necessarily the blue screen of death) but when I turn it on, it shows: PREPARING AUTOMATIC REPAIR  (white scren flashes) DIAGNOZING YOUR PC Blue Screen: AUTOMATIC REPAIR  Your PC did not start correctlyPress, RESTART, to restart your PC, which can sometimes fix the problem. You can also press ADVANCED OPTIONS to try other options to repair your PC. RESTART does not fix PC ADVANCED OPTIONS:Continue: Exit and continue to Windows 10.   Tried and brings me back to the blue screen.  Use a device: Use a USB drive, network connection, or Windows recovery DVD  Internal Hard Disk or SSD.  Drive: Brings me back to blue screen   USB drive:  nothing in USB. Selected and message says The selected boot device failed. Press <enter> to Continue.  Boot Option Menu:  OS BOOT MANAGER OR BOOT FROM EFI FILE.    Inexperienced and unsure what to do so I ESC to exit. Recovery from a DVD or USB:  No recovery disc. Troubleshoot: Reset your PC or see advanced options.    Reset this PC. Lets you choose to keep or remove your files, and then reinstalls Windows.  OPTIONS: Keep my files: Removes apps and setting but keeps your personal files.   ... Read more

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I have a new XPS 15 9560. For some reason, switching user accounts is very slow. Both accounts are Microsoft user accounts. With both logged on, switching takes about 45 seconds. During this time the screen is black and the mouse pointer is active. I've updated the display driver but that made no difference. Any thoughts on what's happening here?

A:XPS15 9560 - Slow user account switching

Try creating a pair of local user accounts (separate from the Microsoft-validated ones).  Do they switch quickly?  If so, the problem is likely with the network connection or Microsoft's validation servers.  If not, it could be a system problem.

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I have a 4 or 5 year old XPS15 laptop that I purchased new running Windows 7.  Computer has ran great until a couple of weeks ago.  It has now started to randomly go into hibernation.  This will happen anytime and I can't find a pattern.  When the computer does come back on, I don't lose anything even if I was in the middle of typing an email.  All hibernation setting in Control Panel are set to "never".  Below are things that I have seen and tried.
-50% of the time the computer will hibernate then un-hibernate itself within a few seconds
-10% of the time the computer will hibernate and will come back on when pressing the power button as you would normally
-40% of the time the computer will hibernate and not come back on for 2-3 minutes.  I will close the cover and unplug it and that seems to wake it up, but not really sure if it is coincidence.
-I use the laptop screen and a separate monitor.  Sometimes when it comes back on the laptop screen is black but my other monitor works.  Sometimes I have the opposite happen.  Eventually, both screens will work after a random hibernation
-This random hibernation also occurs when I am in the BIOS screen using the F2 key at boot up
-I have updated all my drivers and BIOS to the latest versions with no effect
-The random hibernation has no pattern that I can find.  Does it no matter what software is running.

Please help!

A:XPS15 laptop randomly hibernates

What is the exact system model?
If the system was working fine earlier, then perform a system restore to restore the machine to an earlier point where it was working fine - http://dell.to/1Sg6khF 
When you mean hibernate, do you get the message stating - the system is logging off and does the procedure occur like it is shutting down? Or does the system still stay on, however the display goes blank intermittently? 
These are 2 different scenarios and need to be isolated accordingly.
If the system does hibernate - then disable the hibernation and delete the hiberfil.sys file - http://bit.ly/1jQEo5V - restart and check again. This should resolve the issue.
Restart and check in safe mode.
Enable the built in admin account and check - http://bit.ly/1Bgok2R 
If the screen goes blank intermittently, however, the system is still on, then there is a different set of instructions you could follow to help resolve the issue.
Based on your response, I shall advise further course of action.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I have an XPS15 laptop (it says Reg Model P56F under the XPS door at the bottom).  This laptop is extremely sensitive to vibrations, hits or jolts to its case.   For example it can be running normally, but if you drop a pen or pencil, onto the keyboard area, it will freeze.  If you have it in your lap and rotate around a chair and it bumps the edge of a desk... it will freeze.  If you bump it into anything, chances are it freezes.  Usually it freezes with a scrambled screen, sometimes portions of the scrambled bits are flickering or moving, like an old NES game that you had to blow on the cartridge before it played.  Sometimes it freezes with the screen going black (but the backlight remains on).   The only way to recover is to hold down the power button until the laptop turns off.  Then you can power it back on and wait 5 minutes at the Windows 10 Please Wait... spinning circle until you can log in again.

I've already had the laptop sent out for this issue.  It came back with an upgraded 4k touch screen.  I love the screen, its such a great, free upgrade.  But the problem persists.  It's not AS sensitive as it was when it had the regular 1920x1080 matte screen.  Before you could drop a pen NEXT to the laptop and that small of a vibration would cause the freeze.  Now you can bang on the table as much as you want, and as long as you don't touch the actual laptop, it remains oper... Read more

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Hello everyone,
I have my xps 15 for a few months now but still I haven't found any solutions for my problems.
1st Problem:
Whenever I boot windows (or sometimes after energy-saving mode) the keyboard just doesn't work at all. I already tried waiting for a few minutes and smashing every button on it, nothing made the keyboard working again. To solve this I have to restart the computer after that it works.
2nd Problem:
Whenever I close it while running, it just won't "wake up" again. The power-button-light lights after opening the laptop but the screen stays black.
3rd Problem:
Sometimes when I want to boot windows it just won't. I see the "DELL"-logo then the few blinks at the top-left corner of the screen (A white '_' blinks 3 times) and after that nothing happens.

So these are my problems. I hope somebody can help me with these because it's very anoying if I have to start the computer twice so that it works like it should.
If you have any more detailed questions please ask them.
sincerely SgtDomo

P.S.: I have most of the "recommended" drivers installed but if you think I am missing one, please also tell me

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Hi Peoples,
I just received my new Dell UltraSharp u2412m monitor!
Now I try to connect my Dell XPS15 laptop (via its mini displayport connection) to my new monitor via a mini displayport to displayport cable.Sadly it doesnt seem to connect and the monitor instantly goes into Power Save Mode...
What am I doing wrong here? Is this possible/compatible in the first place?
Thanks very much in advance!
Ps. the monitor instantly works with an old laptop via vga connection...Plug and play...

A:Problem connecting my XPS15 laptop to my u2412m monitor via displayport

Try using a different connection--hdmi would be best if the laptop has that. You can use a hdmi to dvi cable--same technology and those work. Those can be bought for less than $10.

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hi at all, i have alienware R3 13,3 inch the latest 2017 and i want to know if i can upgrade ram from 16 gig to 32 Gig on this model also i have nvidia gtx 1060 is it possible to upgrade too


A:alienware R3 13,3 inch the latest 2017 ram upgrade and nvidia upgrade

Yes, the RAM can be upgraded to 2X16 = 32 G.
The internal GPU cannot be upgraded - you'd need to buy an external Alienware graphics amplifier and use an external GPU to upgrade.

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Greetings,ok, pc just upgraded to 1511 10586 and during the upgrade when it asks what do you want to save etc. it made a choice for me I couldn't save my settings from the original win 10 upgrade (the files were saved but not the settings) so everything that was on this pc is somewhere in cyber space. Thing is I need those settings lol. If anyone is having this issue or if you know how to retrieve the settings I would greatly appreciate it. Thx

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Morning, on Windows 2012 VM, IMC has been upgrade from P04 to P06  with no issues.While starting IMC services, looking into IMC Agent I see Jserver, error occured in process startup, see the log.Can't connect to management page.Where I can find log for Jserver? Best regards,

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I allowed the latest Microsoft Update to install at normal close down last night and this morning I am getting the
message "The User Profile Service service failed to logon. User Profile cannot be loaded." This then loops back to my start up screen, but clicking on my User icon produces the same Fail message!
I can force a Safe Mode start up but find that System Restore is not active.
Can anyone help with a work around please?

A:Latest Critical Update seems to have corrupted User Profile Service

Hello Peter,

The method in the tutorial below may be able to help you get this sorted.

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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While Mozilla had removed the Account Agent Control (Windows 7) for Firefox updates, either MS or Mozilla made a change, because the agent asks permission, "Do you want this program to make changes to your computer?" Say yes to install the update and no to cancel.


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I installed the latest version and did a proper removal process and reinstall according to Mbams recommendations .

In my admin account it works perfectly , no issues but when i go to my user account i still get the "your system is not protected" and turning protection on fails as well .

Any ideas


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GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)

Ive managed to update/flash (its the same thing?) my bios from F5 to F7 version within an utility provided by motherboard manufacturer called @BIOS ( you can find it on the same support and download section ). I had 3 options to update: from server, file or drive and I choosed the 1st one. The latest F8 version is no longer BETA but I couldnt upgrade to it at least not from server and I think I really need this since its more than half an year ahead of the previous.

However I downloaded the F8 files from manufacturer page , unpacked them and I had 3 files : one windows BATCH file "autoexec"
one aplication "Efiflash" and the F8 file p62s3.f8( I guess I need to put it on a flash drive ) .While atempting to run the 1st one I got the unsupported 16-bit aplication, with Efiflash something similar " this app cant run on this pc" message from windows 8.
So should I put them on a flash drive and then from bios menu to enter Q-flash and select update from drive or maybe doing the same witht hat utility I mentioned above? I have a Sandisk cruzer blade 16 gb.Is this good for this operation?

A:Cant upgrade to the latest BIOS

efiflash is a DOS utility. You'd want to prepare a bootable DOS USB drive and run it from that.

I'm not familiar with Qflash, but if it's equivalent to Asus' EZ Flash, that would be the simpler way to do it. I wonder whether you'd need to add the right file extension to the actual BIOS file. (For most Asus boards, the extension is .rom, but for some it's .cap.)

I'd suggest that that you read the manual, but I don't see anything about BIOS updates in the downloadable version. Shame.

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I have Win7 Build 7022. Is it possible/safe to upgrade to 70xx (Where xx > 22), or do I have to do a fresh install (Format driver...)?

Also, is 7048 downloadable from anywhere?

A:Have 7022, can I upgrade to latest?

Found 7048 - Just need to know if I can Upgrade, or if I need to do a full brand new install.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 0 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3532 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8400, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 911 GB (412 GB Free); D: 17 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2B05
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

I got my computer a few years ago with windows 8. Then upgraded to 8.1, then windows 10. I've had a few problems but nothing serious. My recent UPGRADE for Windows 10 has created a problem because my You Tube videos have become totally HUGE and unwatchable. I use You Tube videos for my "how to" tutorials. Even the video here for the New Member information was unwatchable, and I could only listen to it.

Can someone please help me get my videos back to normal size? I just don't know what to do.

Thank you so much for reading


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My current version is 1.40. The latest version 1.60 only has OSs Win Vista to Win 8.1-upgrade listed.

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First off, let me start by saying that I have a budget of $500, and I run on Windows 98. I have a lot of questions, so please bear with me. You donít have to answer them all.

Now, itís definite that Iím getting a hardware upgrade now for Christmas. Before I get into details, Iíd like to say that any general information on installing the pieces to be mentioned would be much appreciated. Also, Iím talking about regular stores such as Staples and such for purchase. Iíve never gotten anything online. That means one general question for all subjects is Ďwhatís the best one that can be brought for a low priceí?

First and foremost, thereís a hard drive in the mix. I want to get a new hard drive, and any new one I get is bound to have at least 4 times more storage data than I have now. I want to get at least 80 gigabytes (GB) to be split between 3 disk drives.
1a.) Would it be better to add a hard drive opposed to replacing the one I have now? I want more data for the stuff I have now, and I donít want anything on my computer changed.
1b.) If I do want to replace the hard drive I have now anyway it goes, how hard will it be to install? Are there any sites you can recommend for helping me do this?
Is there a way I can bring my old programs and files onto the new drive? If thereís a program to do that, will that program cost me?
1c) I run on the Ďoriginalí Windows 98, not Second Edition. Are there much hard drives around for Win 98 first edition?
1d.) Should I limit mys... Read more

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Hi there
Anybody who has Winamp PRO and wants the final version (5.666) you only have until Dec 20 to download.

The Freebie has already gone and so has the store (you can't buy a copy if you don't already have it).


A:Winamp - last few days to get the latest PRO upgrade

what you talking about willis..

the freebie is still available when I click it.

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I've lost many hours of my time while my computer tries to upgrade to latest version 1709 (or something like that). It always fails at 82% then just sits with blank screen until I restart. After restart it displays "machine exception" then says "installation failed, attempting to restore original version of windows". Since the 14th failure, I've been trying to stop this happening without success. I've looked at MS blogs and such, tried "hiding" this upgrade a few times, then in blogs it says to uninstall stuff and disable security measures, etc, also mentions my computer may not support this upgrade. I'm no computer whizz and don't particularly wish to become one at my age - I only use windows as an interface for internet, mail and file storage, so am becoming increasingly frustrated with this POS from MS.
If my machine is not compatible, the upload program should recognise that instead of continually taking many hours of my access time. Short of completely stopping auto updates there doesn't seem to be any easy way to stop this happening. Where do I go from here??

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I didn't uninstall Firefox 2.0 and just downloaded and installed Firefox 3.0 but there seems to be no difference in performance or looks. I still can't access Yahoo because it still says I need to upgrade to Firefox 3.0 and Flash applications aren't working on Firefox but they do on IE.

Am I suppose to uninstall Firefox 2.0 first? But wouldn't that make me lose all of my bookmarks?

I am trying to sync my bookmarks using Foxmarks but it's taking over a hour in trying to sync but no success. =/

A:Do you have uninstall Firefox to upgrade to latest version?

hi,,, all versions should install over the top,,,, the best bet is to totally uninstall f/f and download the latest version and redownload all your add ons,, etc,,
good luck and happy chtistmas.

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 Hi, i use 3CRWER200-75 router (JE467A). Status:General Information3C number 3CRWER200-75Software version 1.3wwBoot loader version Redboot V0.00.01Wireless version DFS2Hardware version 3COM_AP51_v01 I have a problem with changing wireless settings.On status menu they are showed as changed, but really all devices can connect to lan with deffault name "3Com" without any security.And even if i turn off the wireless, it will work. I had firmware version - v1.3s, but I had problem with low internet speed,it worked at 20-30Mbit/s max, with ISP port up to 1Gbit/sAfter this i tryed to upgrade to v1.3.06WW, v1.3.14SH, v1.3.14WW,and now i try to use v1.3WW. Problem with low speed are remain and i can`t change wifi settings, and all can connect to my wifi and use my network. How i can solve the problem, and where i can find last firmware, or find old v1.3s ? 

A:How to upgrade the 3CRWER200-75 to latest firmware, and solv...

Hi Try https://h10145.www1.hp.com/Downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=JE467A&lang=en&cc=us&prodSe...

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Okay here's the deal;
I have seven of these to set up for users here at work, and we have several applications that need to be preconfigured and standardized for users. Thus the boot into Audit Mode for setup and Sysprepping with "CopyProfile=True" in my xml file.

First two bombed and Microsoft Support has been no help. Their suggestion is that I return it to the point of purchase as defective. I'll skip the obvious rant and move on.

First symptom that reared its ugly head was that accounts that log in after the latest version update are flawed in that the Start Menu doesn't work and there's no context menu on icons in the taskbar. I haven't dug any deeper for symptoms.

Second symptom, which came up after a fresh image downloaded from Microsoft was freezing during SysPrep, but on this attempt I installed all the updates before I sysprepped instead of after.

The second Surface exhibited the same symptoms as the first. It was SysPrepped, then updated.

I know the short answer is either "don't upgrade" or "don't sysprep" but neither of those are viable options. I can (I think) block the upgrade from happening, but that's not really what I want to do. Not SysPrepping means I'm going to be holding a LOT of hands helping users configure their profiles and hunting down applications, not something I have time for.

Any ideas or suggestions appreciated. Also, if I've missed something, just ask. I'll flag this thread for notificat... Read more

A:Surface Pro 4 problems after sysprep and latest upgrade

For anyone following the thread; I can disable the version update by checking the "Defer Upgrades" box in Windows Update - Advanced.
Not really a solution, but a workaround that will have to do for now.

If anything further develops, I'll pass it along.

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2 days ago my husband was using the computer when a Windows upgrade popped up. He installed it. At the end of installation, a message said that Internet Explorer was not currently installed as default browser, and did we want to install it? We think he clicked No. (sorry to be vague about this). When we next tried to get onto the Web, we had a completely new home page, almost entirely blank. It does not respond to any commands; sometimes it actually freezes, but usually it is just so slow that essentially nothing happens, and it stops us using any other programmes. I noticed in task manager that it seems to be using a huge amount of memory. We can get into a workable version by going into Applications:System tools: Internet Explorer without add-ons, but we can't use any music programmes or run video/music clips. The three upgrades/patches we installed were Update for Windows XP KB904942, Hotfix for Windows XP KB914440 and Security update for Windows XP KB920213. Can anyone tell us what has happened, and what to do about it? Thanks very much, Angela

A:Problems with Internet explorer following latest WX upgrade

Hi Angela

Does the new IE icon have a golden orbit around a blue letter e? If so, it sounds like one of the updates may have been IE7. Something on your system might conflict with it, or perhaps something went wrong during the installation. You can try uninstalling the last three hotfixes, then reverting to IE6 SP1 - and see if things are better. If still problematic, try a System Restore using a restore point from just before you installed IE7.

Also run thorough scans for malware infections - these can slow your Internet dramatically. Depending on what the screen looked like, it could have been a malware "scam" or "Phishing" exploit that generated the official-looking window. If you find you have a serious infection, try the 5-Step Security Checklist --- http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...kthis-log.html

Also, if you revert to IE6, visit Windows Update again - manually - and make sure the patches are up-to-date.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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My Dell Inspiron 15R laptop is 6 years old.  It came with Windows 7 installed.  Service tag 4DHR1N1.

It was auto-upgraded to WIndows 10 when this first came out. 
Since then all the Windows 10 upgrades have worked upgrades have worked OK - until yesterday.

Before this, there had been an unsuccessful attempt to load
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016 for x64 (KB3186568)

The first time it tried to upgrade, when I powered up, it went straight to "Restoring your previous version of Windows"
- even though Update History reported the successful installation of
2017-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB4025339)

It then asked me to schedule an update installation time.

Following this, when I attempted to start the laptop, I got the Windows logo and spinning dots for a few seconds - then my laptop shut down.  I noticed that the fan was putting out warmer air than usual.

This happened the following 4 times I attempted to reboot the laptop.  Screen live for a few seconds, then shut-down.

On the 6th attempt, I finally got the message "Restoring your previous version of Windows".  And my laptop is now working again.

Is there ANY way I can either stop the automatic update from crashing my computer, or revert to Windows 7?
I have Windows 10 Home, not Windows 10 professional.
Dell told me some time ago that they had not tested this particular laptop for... Read more

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1) How do I find out what version of Foxfire I have. When I am in Foxfire and click help the little box that comes up says version 0.9.3 -- but before that it says Windows 5.0....version 1.7

2) how do I make sure I have the latest version of Foxfire ( 1.73)

3) Do I have to download something to make sure I get the latest version so I can
not be vulnerable to security problems listed in the message at the top of this forum--If so how do I do so

Will downloarding Foxfire again from Mozilla work, will I have to remove my current Foxfire first?

Can I set up Mozilla to automatically upgrade

A:How to I upgrade to latest version of Foxfire for security

Download the latest version from here --> http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Make sure you uninstall the old version first before installing the new version.

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Hello, I've updated BIOS via System Update tab in Lenovo Vantage on my P50. BIOS updated without any problems (after 1-2 minutes laptop rebooted itself, as always when BIOS update), however there was no Embedded Controller upgrade after initial BIOS upgrade (usually there is one, i have no idea if it may be cause, just mentioning it). Boot manager can't see now any disks or boot from USB drive (however - it is shown in boot manager list). All 3 disks including 2xM2 in RAID are visible from BIOS, they are just not listed by boot manager. Is there anything i can do myself?

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Just upgraded today and was getting a lot of BSOD at first. Once i got all updates installed they settled down abit but are still occurring just not as frequently. Most of the time its a different error that comes up. the latest one 0x00000133 didn't have anything come up under bug string check in BlueScreenView. Any help would be much appreciated. They happen randomly so as soon as i boot up some after 10-30 minutes. It will also freeze without giving a BSOD and having to be manually restarted.

*sorry for the typo in the title

A:New upgrade to windows 10 multiple BSOD latest 0x00000133

Remove all software from IObit & Slimdrivers and use a restore point prior the use of them.
If you've used IObit & slimdrivers software before you upgraded, I recommend to do a clean install and only get the drivers from legimate sources.
Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.

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hey guys,
Hope there is someone who is able to help me.

i have a k7vat Lucky Star mobo.
BIOS is award modular v6.00PGN

i need to update it because it sees only 136 GB out of 320 GB of my new hard disk!!

i have xp pro sp2 and it sees the full 320 GBs (in disk management), but when i boot my pc in the bios screen it shows: 136 GB
"you could say where is the problem?? your xp sees it all..."
yes but when i try to create a new partition (whatever type), i cant access it.
so 90% it's bios limitation.

please help me.
i cant find the site of lucky star...

A:Latest upgrade for k7vat Lucky Star mobo?? help...

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Hi, everyone. I just installed the latest version of Firefox (3.something), and something strange happened: there's now a big, maybe 1/2 inch empty bar near the top of my windows, stuck in below the strip of bookmark things (those quick links you can drag onto a toolbar) and right above StumbleUpon, the one add-on I have. I attached a screenshot of the problem -- take a look. So far I've tried starting it up in safe mode and resetting my toolbars/extensions, but no luck. Any suggestions?

A:Weird blank strip with latest Firefox upgrade

Some of the themes that supposedly are OK with the new version are not working completely as they were I've found - maybe over the next couple of weeks new updates of the themes, extensions etc. will start coming thru and working properly

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Current Lenovo firmware for the EM7455 is, however Sierra Wireless has a newer version, listed here: https://source.sierrawireless.com/resources/airprime/minicard/74xx/airprime-em_mc74xx-approved-fw-pa... After flashing with the newer version and rebooting, the card reverts back to Has anyone else experience this? Is this something the carrier would dictate and enforce? Any help would be appreciated. Reason for upgrading is, when traveling internationally the unit has spotty connectivity and not very reliable. Hoping firmware upgrade would be a step in the right direction to resolving it.

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Vostro 360 upgraded to Windows 10 (via ISO).
Built-in panel video is corrupted (vertical stripe down center that suggests panel failure).External monitor works fine.However, built-in panel works during boot for both BIOS and Windows 10 logo screen, and also works in Safe Mode. Additionally, the panel works fine after it comes out of sleep mode.Any time the video mode changes (e.g. by a resolution change, plugging in an external monitor, or starting the computer) the built-in panel will be garbled. Causing the system to sleep and unsleep (even immediately after startup) will correct the built-in panel video corruption.Driver installed by Windows 10 is: Intel(R) HD GraphicsDriver Date: 5/27/2015Driver Version: update a Vostro 360 Windows 7 system with the latest Intel HD Graphics driver, I will get the same behaviour, so it's almost certainly a driver issue.What confuses me is that no-one has mentioned a similar problem, and many have mentioned successful upgrades to Windows 10. Am I just unlucky with my systems, or is there some software variable that could mask (or create) the problem?On Windows 7, I can revert to an older driver to make the problem go away. This is difficult on Windows 10, as it continually upgrades to the latest driver.Closest similar issue is an unresolved red/green/blue colour cycling problem.http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/dell-vostro-360-and-optional-intel-graphics-driver/2fbf78e7-2c1b-4986-b711-add8... Read more

A:Vostro 360 upgrade to Windows 10 video corruption with latest Intel driver

Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade
Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.

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After I downloaded the latest Windows Vista Upgrade Package, my sound playback does not work. Is there something intertly wrong with the package I downloaded and it is not possibly compatible with my version of vista?

A:Sound playback does not work after downloading latest VIsta Upgrade Package.

Now apparently they work, so I have no idea what caused that issue...

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Dell just release a new Thunderbolt firmware ,A07
I installed it, and it seems to have destroyed my external HDMI port.
I tested it with different monitors and cables.
On some monitors the colors are inverted (white goes black). Some monitors don't display anything.

I hope the upgrade caused no hardware defect to the HDMI port.
Unfortunately I cannot find the old Thunderbolt firmware to got back.


A:XPS 9550: Latest Thunderbolt firmware upgrade destroys HDMI port

Same. Installed the new firmware successfully, restarted and now my HDMI port is more or less dead. The Laptop still detects the external monitor but it won't output anything.
Tried reinstalling the Intel HD Graphics driver, changing resolution, different cable, different monitor... nothing helps.

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Hello, I was getting some messages like "Package temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled" in my logs (while the fan doesn't seem to be making maximum noise),, plus there was the new CPU updated microcode in the new bios so I tried a big upgrade to n1wur21w.iso. After that my SSD stopped booting, the bootloader is setup as legacy boot (and originally when I installed I couldn't use gpt partition with legacy boot, I had to use msdos or the bios wouldn't boot with gpt and no EFI, I would normally use gpt even if I don't boot with EFI for whatever reason but this is minor issue, gpt or msdos partition doesn't make much difference for a laptop install). Secure boot is off of course and I didn't touch a single bios setting after the downgrade (plus I tried all boot options while the new bios was installed). I did a bios downgrade to n1wur19w.iso (my previous bios version which thankfully I kept archived) and the problem is solved and the system boots fine again. Could you fix this bios regression and ship a new bios for t470s 20HG that can boot from nvme devices also in legacy mode? The faulty bios was downloaded from https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-T-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-... https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1wur21w.iso Thank you!

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A friend has a HP laptop dating from 2010 with preloaded 7 hp. It has a number of problems and I suggested a fresh install. The product code is still legible so activating will not be a problem but the original media is lost so loading from an iso would be the way to go. Is there an up to date iso available or will there be a large number of updates after activating?

A:latest iso for laptop reinstall

There is only Windows 7 Service Pack 1, that is the latest, which itself is fairly old now.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7

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Latest preview build is running on my 2007 C 500 Compaq laptop. Earlier versions were a bit heavy on the CPU but now is a bit more lenient towards it. Logging in takes a longish time but once up and running it's bearable.

Only things changed are CMOS battery and an 80 Gig spinner for a 60 Gig SSD.

Originally with Vista then on to a dual boot Vista/XP then 7 SP1, 8 and 8.1. Bought as a 'refurbished' laptop from PC World. Any one beat that?

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Would someone send me a link to the latest BIOS for the HP 15-R138CA laptop?  The HP driver and support page for this model does not have a BIOS download available for some reason.Thank you.

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i have a website for you where you can get latest updates about the gaming laptop here is the world famous website for you bbc news

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hi....my computer runs a temporary user.. but i dont know how to get back all my files...i lost all my bookmarks and need to install everything to use it...if i log off & log in again...all the files are gone..AGAIN....
i use a windows vista...plz help me!!!!!

p.s: i know there's a virus in my computer but my norton doesnt work well...and if i install another anti-virus..it doesnt save!!

A:my laptop uses temp user and i dont know how to get bak to my user??

in computer click on c drive, click on users and your old profile should still be there. You can recover your files from within the profile.

If you install another antivirus, you must remove nortons first. You can run another antivirus from online without uninstalling anything.


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i have tried to no avail resetting it. it keeps failing. i have tried to re-install windows 10 and windows 7. i keep getting a blue screen of death. nothing works. my system is an Acer E5- 573G- 52G3, i5 processor, 4gb DDR3 ram, 1TB hdd 2GB dedicated gpu Nvidia 940n.... can anyone help me get an OS loaded i have tried everything.

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I've got an Acer laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 that was state of the art back in 2010 and I can still play games like Diablo 3 and Sims 4 on it. Now I use it as a media center and it's been parked right by my TV for the last couple of years. When Windows 10 first came I noticed that there was no longer any support for Catalyst Control Center as the OS stated that all the controls I needed was in the OS. That turned out to be wrong. My TV screen changes color every now and then, from normal to pink, and I need the control center to switch from RGB to YYC. Also, I have black edges around my TV screen that I use the control center to adjust perfectly.. Using the scaling option in Windows is useless, it only scales the edges along with everything else. I found a way to trick Windows and managed to install the control center anyway and we lived happily ever after. Or so I thought. Yesterday there was this huge update and it wiped my control center away, and now it's impossible to get back. Did Microsoft find out about the cheat?
So I'm in a tough situation here. My graphics card is out of date I guess, but my laptop is so damn nice I refuse to buy a new one just because Microsoft refuses to accept legacy drivers. I've tried several different HDMI cables and I've tried this with two different TV sets and gotten the same results. Is it really that much of a deal to write a few lines of code to those who are still using the old machines?

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A:Latest update forces me to buy a new laptop/ATI drivers

What drivers are you using? I have an even older laptop (2007) with Radeon X1600 and it works OK on the latest update.

I downloaded the Winows 7 drivers as described here

I guess in your case you'd want this link (in internet explorer only) http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/...=radeon%204650

The 64 bit drivers are the bigger ones (32 bit have the same name but are smaller) and the Windows 7 ones work well for me.

I did install the control center but uninstalled it as it didn't seem to do anything and I didn't really trust the source (I could only find it on a torrent).

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I have a Laptop, plus a Desktop, both running Win 8.1 - 64-bit

I posted my question here Windows 8.1 Aug Update Released (KB2975719)

But was told I should rather post it in this section for more responses, so here goes ...

I have 1 x Laptop, plus 1 x Desktop that I need to update with the latest MS update releases.

That means I will need to download & update on each machine. Both are Windows 8.1 64-bit units, and they have both had all previous updates installed.

Given that my Internet connection is very slow, and "out of bundle" data usage is VERY expensive here in South Africa, is there a way I can download the update once, save it to a USB drive, and use that to update both machines?

If the above is possible, can someone point me to where on the MS site I can download the latest update?

Once the update file is on the USB drive, can folk here guide me on how to install the update file on each machine? e.g. can I just copy the file to each machine, and then run/execute the files?

A:Apply latest Win 8.1 update to a Laptop plus a Desktop

This what you need?

kb2975719 - Search Microsoft.com

Short answer: yes - just make sure you get the x64 version. (3rd on the list)

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Hi Everybody,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A350-20Q Model No: PSAL6E-05GO18EN which was originally installed with Windows Vista but I have now installed Windows 7 Ult Ed. However, some of my Toshiba Specific drivers/software have been removed. For example, FN + F9 which is used to enable and disable my mouse track pad does not work. On the following website

I found some drivers, but I can't seem to find any keyboard related drivers. Some of my FN + Fxx keys work like FN+ F6 which dims the light down but not F9, can somebody tell me why some of my F9 key won't work but some of the others do? Is it a driver issue?


A:Can't find latest drivers for Satellite A350 laptop

Generally speaking if you cannot find some specific Win7 drivers install Vista drivers.

Have you already tried this?

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