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XP not performing well on new Dell laptops?

Q: XP not performing well on new Dell laptops?

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

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

Do you think it's true?

Your help is much appreciated

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Preferred Solution: XP not performing well on new Dell laptops?

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

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

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Hello, I just purchased a new dell inspiron n5030. It is functioning great on everything, except gaming. I even played some dvds on it, and they run beautifully. I play on the site www.worldwinner.com and compete for money, so it is important that the games do not lag and jump. The most noticable is 'bejeweled twist', but all the games do not perform as well as on my desktop which is 3 years old! let me know if you want me to dig up the specs on this comp. I know it runs windows vista, opposed to windows 7 on the laptop.

I went to dell's website and updated all the video/display drivers, but it did not help.

what can i do?

Dell Inspiron N5030 specs w/item numbers:

1 317-5516 Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T4500 (2.3Ghz, 800Mhz, 1MB)
1 317-5519 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
1 320-1494 WLED Bent-Type, HD resolution (1366x768), TrueLife
1 330-9371 Integrated 0.3M Pixel Webcam
1 318-0163 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD
1 342-2116 320GB 5400rpm
1 318-0019 3D Black
1 420-6576 DELL WELCOME,Software Dimension/Inspiron
1 420-7938 Dell Connect 2.1
1 420-6436 PC-Restore, Dim/Insp
1 421-0356 Windows Live Search,Consumer Notebooks
1 330-6222 Windows 7 Label
1 463-2282 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access
1 420-9876 Cozi-Calendar
1 420-9352 Dell, Software, Wild Tangent Inc Games
1 420-9100 Dell Dock Consumer
1 421-0092 DELL-DOWNLOAD-FLAG
1 420-9691 DataSafe Local BackUp
1 421-0757 ... Read more

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New Dell laptop not performing well!!

Hello, I just purchased a new dell inspiron n5030. It is functioning great on everything, except gaming. I even played some dvds on it, and they run beautifully. I play on the site www.worldwinner.com and compete for money, so it is important that the games do not lag and jump. The most noticable is 'bejeweled twist', but all the games do not perform as well as on my old laptop which is 3 years old! Specs are:

Old laptop: Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527:

Product Features

6-pound notebook with 15.4-inch screen and 1.73 GHz Intel Intel Core Duo T2080 processor
120 GB hard drive, 1 GB installed RAM (1 GB), dual-layer DVD/CD burner
54g Wi-Fi LAN (802.11b/g), 10/100 Ethernet, Intel GMA 950 video card with up to 256 MB shared memory
Connectivity: 4 USB, 1 FireWire, 1 VGA, 1 S-Video, 1 headphone, 1 microphone, 1 PCMCIA
Pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (with Media Center capabilities)
Processor, Memory, and Motherboard
Hardware Platform: PC
Processor: Intel Core Duo
System Bus Speed: 533
Number of Processors: 2
RAM: 1 GB
RAM Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive
Size: 120 GB
Manufacturer: Portable
Type: Serial ATA

new laptop: Dell Inspiron N5030 specs w/item numbers:

1 317-5516 Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T4500 (2.3Ghz, 800Mhz, 1MB)
1 317-5519 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
1 320-1494 WLED Bent-Type, HD resolution (1366x768), TrueLife
1 330-9371 Integrated 0.3M Pixel Webcam
1 318-0163 Intel Graphics Medi... Read more

A:New Dell laptop not performing well for online games :-(

Have you looked at MSCONFIG to see what is running at start-up? New systems are notorious for having bloatware installed and running in the background. You can access MSCONFIG via START > RUN > type MSCONFIG in the window and then select the "startup" tab. Any items which aren't obvious by their item name or command directory can be Googled to see if they are necessary. Let me know what you find.

Mike

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I have a Dell XPS Laptop that is running Vista 64 bit. The trouble started just after I tried to install software for a high tech calculator. The calculator never worked properly with the software installed. After this the computer started to perform poorly. It would freeze during browsing, not respond and It also gets halfway through a disk defrag and stops completely. I am doing a checkdisk as we speak and it is taking about 16hrs which I am sure is sign of trouble. I did choose the option to attempt to repair bad sectors. Should I abort the check disk scan? Does all these symptoms point to a hardware or software problem. I am so tempted to install W7 as I am not a big fan of Windows Vista. What are your thoughts? Thanks

A:Dell XPS Laptop Freezing, and performing poorly!

Did you try system restore to before installing that program?

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3 out of my four USB 3.0 ports are way under speed when transferring huge files, and sometime just hung. Could it be a hardware problem or a software issue? Please help! Thanks!!!!

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I bought this laptop a year ago from the Microsoft Store and recently I've been experiencing some really bad performance issues on Premiere Pro. Anyone else? My workflow never goes smoothly as before. No matter how much I tweak the settings, reset and wipe the laptop, bring it to the Microsoft Store to try to replace the laptop (didn't work because the laptop needed physical damage for the warranty to apply), I couldn't fix this problem. Whenever I play back anything in Premiere, it's almost aways choppy. Even when just previewing a video clip! Just imagine how frustrating it is to edit on this thing now. It does this weird stutter where it continuously goes back to the last frame of the video making the playback really choppy (if that makes any sense). Also overall the performance has just been really bad recently. 

A:Adobe Premiere Pro performing horribly on Dell XPS 15 9550 (i7, 16 ram, 512 ssd)

A laptop this thin has a borderline acceptable cooling system, and after a year it is bound to be stuck with dust, have you tried cleaning it? Instructions in the XPS 15 Service Manual at Dell support site.
If yes, check temperatures, using Hwinfo64 for instance.
Try pre-boot diagnostics (F12).
Run some benchmarks (Prime95, Unigine Heaven) and check if your results are normal.
Even new out of the factory, the stock cooling cannot allow the CPU and GPU to run unthrottled. However some enthusiasts did manage to reach nominal (not overclocked!) frequencies under load by repasting the CPU and GPU, repadding the VRAM chips, and undervolting - see Notebookforums.

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Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 laptop that came with Windows 8 Core edition pre-installed. This laptop has never worked properly for some reason. It won't shutdown the normal way (it'll just stay on the shutdown screen forever) and it never comes back from sleep without a BSOD along with other troubles that haven't been solved by updating drivers,etc.

I decided I want to do a clean Windows 8.1 re-install and upgrade on my laptop to get rid of these problems, but it's been ages since I last did this (back in Win2K times, I used to dual boot Slackware Linux) and I've bee reading about all this UEFI, Secure Boot,etc and quite frankly it's making me quite nervous. I was even planning on taking this chance to dual boot some linux distro, but it looks sooo difficult. Things are much more complicated these days for the tinkerer!

I need a bit of help making sure I don't screw up, and if I do, I need to make sure I can get back to a running system quickly.

For starters, here is how the hard drive is partitioned: http://i.imgur.com/Tr4ke87.png
And this is the Diskpart output : http://hastebin.com/raw/mejazevose

1) Why do I have 5 partitions? I understand the recovery partition, the OS partition and (after lots of reading) the ESP partition, but I'm not sure about the others. What do I need to keep? I've been reading around and I see some people recommend wiping the whole drive and starting from scratch. Is this a good ide?

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A:Performing Clean Install Upgrade on Windows 8 Dell Laptop

Originally Posted by rama


1.1)I'll create the installation media from a windows 8.1 MSDN ISO using a USB drive. When I start the installation process it will ask me where I want to reinstall it to. Do I just choose the OS partition? Won't the recovery partition be based on a Windows 8 image and be useless from now on?



Delete all partitions until you only see Drive 0 Unallocated Space.

How to clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key?

Windows 7/8 setup: Installing using Legacy BIOS Boot Mode or UEFI Boot Mode.







Originally Posted by rama


4)As a last resort, I've made a Recovery USB using the Dell Backup and Recovery Method. In the extreme case that I screw up real bad, will this work to get back a factory-state system even if I've wiped my hard drive clean?



Note: This usually does not work if your hard disk is blank: link

Reset Windows 8






This will show you how to use a new feature in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to reset your PC to completely start over back to default to remove all personal data, apps, and settings from the PC, and reinstall Windows. This is like doing a factory restore/recovery on a purchased computer.

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Hello I am requesting help and advice on preforming a factory reset on a  Dell Inspiron 530 running windows Vista Home. I have never done this before and I am new to this . I appreciate any help I can get . Thank You.

A:Request help on performing a Factory reset on a Dell Inspiron 530 running windows Vista Home

Thank You,  Robin

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Hi,

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

Thanks,

r
 

A:RAM for DELL Laptops

Check it out here

www.crucial.com
 

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

A:dell laptops

mcusuman1 said:


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

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


mcusuman1 said:


and setup Dell laptops.Click to expand...

What do you mean by "setup"?


mcusuman1 said:


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

And the results?


mcusuman1 said:


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

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

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

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

A:Dell Laptops

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

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Insirion 8200

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

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

thanks
Rich
 

A:who knows their Dell Laptops?

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

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

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

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

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


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

I have not had these problems on other makes.

Has anybody else come accross these problems?

A:Dell Laptops and Vista

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

www.microsoft.com/genuine

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

All these symptoms - but only on Dell products?

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

A:Dell Laptops any good?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:want to renew a few dell Laptops

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

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

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

A:Why are Dell laptops slower than other brands?

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

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

A:Is Dell latitude laptops any good?

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

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Hi all-

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

A:Monitor Problem with Dell Laptops

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I left my laptops in the car during the day when i went to power on it doesn't I change the motherboard but it still doing the same. can anybody tell me what can be

thanks
 

A:Dell laptops doesn't power on

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Maybe replacing the battery might help.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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

A:Do Dell laptops have CMOS jumpers?

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

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

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

Any/all help would be greatly apperciated.
 

A:Solved: Dell Laptops HD Issue?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Common prob/w Dell laptops?

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

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

A:Dell Laptops screen problem!!?

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

Thanks for the support!
 

A:Memory compability for Dell laptops

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

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

A:Ir Port Connection On Dell Laptops!!

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

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

A:hp printer crashing dell laptops

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

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

A:Imaging new Dell Windows 10 laptops

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

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

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

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 laptops

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

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

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I have been interested in buying a 14 inch or 13 inch laptop, but I have some "must have"s before I am willing to buy it: 
1) Matte screen (though this can be fixed with certain screen overlay products)
2) dedicated Page Up / Page Down keys (unlike, say, a Macbook, which requires the function key to be pressed along with the up/down keys)
3) Hard Drive Indicator light
4) Good sound from headphones (many computers have terrible sound with headphones, for some reason!)
5) Momentum/Inertia feature for the trackpad.
The Lattitude laptops I saw in microsoft store fulfill 1-3. But laptop makers today have this infuriating pattern to TAKE AWAY features. In this case, their touchpad driver had so many fewer features than older laptops. One must-have for me is the Inertia/Momentum feature, where if you make a flicking motion with your finger, the cursor continues to move, as if you flicked a trackball.
Does anyone know if recent Dell computers can be forced to use a different touchpad driver which has this feature?

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

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

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

Thank you!
 

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

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I have several new Dell laptops that explicitly say they take DDR3L 1.35V memory. - Latitude E6440, E5550, E3460... I have Patriot Viper PV316G160LC9SK so-dimms that are 1.35V but say they are DDR3, not DDR3L.  Can I use the Viper memory in the  Dell Latitude computers? Thanks, Al

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I need a lightweight (under 2kg) laptop for work, just MS Office applications and internet. I'm looking at used Dells on eBay, but am stuck at the point of whether to go with the D400, D410, D420 or D430. Am I getting anything extra worthwhile as I go up the range in terms of performance, reliability (apart from the later models having less miles on the clock) or less weight?
 

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Hi,

I have around 5 dell laptops that have been blue screening recently it looks as if it is the graphics drivers but these have all been updated and it still continues to bluescreen.

I have attached the dump files as well as some other files

Anjy help much appreciated!!

A:Dell laptops bluescreening when using usb kensington adapter

OK had a look through your dump files and a few things stuck out at me:

First please install service pack 1:

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

next please update the following driver it seems to be causing all sorts of problems as it is present in almost all of your dump files:


Code:
fffff880`061b29b8 fffff880`04157000Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\dlkmd.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dlkmd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dlkmd.sys
dlkmd
Driver Reference Table - dlkmd.sys

please update the driver from here: DisplayLink: Windows Software!

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

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

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

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LAPTOP EXPERTS
I read the instructions for installing RAM on the Dell C810 Laptop, but am having trouble understanding them. I don't understand what they mean by disengaging the metal tabs. I've removed the screw, but the RAM cover still won't come off. The manual for this model is available by googling "Dell C810" "manual". I've had to service desktops in the past, so I know how to install RAM and how important it is to remove power. Do I have to remove the battery, too? The manual says that I do, but this also entails removing the keyboard and display.

In your experience, how different is it from installing RAM on desktop? Do any of you guys remove the battery before installing RAM or do you go strictly by the manual when installing RAM?
 

A:Installing RAM on Dell laptops - LAPTOP EXPERTS

Most laptops just have you remove a cover on the back and some have you install it under the keyboard. Maybe the cover has some additional metal tabs or clips that have to be retracted in order to remove the cover. I really don't think you need to remove the reserve battery. I never even take out the main power supply battery to change memory.
 

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Hello everyone,

Both the laptops Dell Inspiron 15R and Dell Inspiron 7548 came with 6 GB of RAM. I'd like to upgrade it to at least 12 GB by replacing the 2 GB dimms in both laptops with 8 GB dimms.

Was wondering whether it is safe and okay to combine different memory modules from different manufacturers.

I'm also leaving the US next week and so would prefer getting RAM that's more reliable and wouldn't mess up the laptops.

Could you guys please recommend which ones you'd get? I've bought Samsung and Crucial in the past and didn't have any issues.

Here's the existing RAM information from CPU–Z:

Inspiron 15R:

Inspiron 7548:

Based on the above information, could you please recommend the sticks that you would get, preferably from Amazon?

Dell's upgrade page for Inspiron 15R recommends this one:

Dell 8 GB Certified Replacement Memory Module for Select Dell Systems - 1600MHz LV SODIMM : Memory | Dell which is 1600 MHz.

So can I get this one for that laptop: Kingston Technology 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L (PC3-12800) 1.35V Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Intel Laptop Memory KVR16LS11/8 at Amazon.com

This would match the manufacturer of the existing stick (Kingston).

Dell's upgrade page recommended the same stick for Dell Inspiron 7548 as well.

Since I wasn't able to locate Hyundai's 8GB stick, is it okay if I get Kingston or Crucial's stick:

Kingston Technology 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L (PC3-12800) 1.35V Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Intel Laptop Memory KVR16LS11/8 at Amazon.com

Amazon.com: ... Read more

A:Upgrading RAM on Dell Inspiron 15R and Dell Inspiron 7548 laptops

Can't comment on the compatibility, however, make sure laptops support 8GB RAM in a single slot, with 16GB total.

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Hello,
I'm looking at buying one of the Dell XPS Laptops with Dedicated Nvidia Graphics.
Can I ask if the Intel Graphics are automatically disabled in Hardware or does this use the Optimus Technology via the Nvidia Control Panel to choose which Graphics card to use?
I asked the Pre-Sales chat and was told the intel graphics were disabled, but I looked at the user manual and it says Optimus is used.
Could you confirm which is the case?
Thanks

A:Pre-Sales Question - Dell XPS Laptops Dedicated Graphics

The system is Optimus-controlled.  

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I have two laptops, a Dell Inspiron 5758, and a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming that I just received. The colors on the latter are beautiful in every area except for one - in the internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.) some colors seem washed out or different. I'd share screens of this, but when I bring the screens over to the Inspiron 5758, they look completely normal, so I'm assuming they'll look completely normal here as well. I've been trying to find solutions to this on my own to no avail (the closest I've managed to come is thinking it might have something to do with Nvidia), and at this point, I'm not sure if this is something I'll be able to find a fix for, or if I'll need to send it in for repairs for. Anyone know what I can do about this?

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Hello Dell,

I see that new Precision series ships with Radeon Pro WX 4130 and WX 4150 graphic cards.
Is there any way to order one of these cards directly through Dell?

I'm curious if these cards are compatible with older Precision M4600 laptop.
M4600 works with AMD FirePro M5100 card.... I imagine it will work with newer WX 4130 card as well? 
Please confirm this for me.

Thanks in advance,

A:Radeon Pro WX 4130 with 2GB GDDR5 card for Dell Laptops?

You'd have to call Dell Spare Parts for a price;  these cards use a newer format (MXM-A) that's smaller than the older MXM 3, so it's possible they may not fit your system. I don't think Dell would make any guarantees - you'd have to pay your money and try.
Dell Spare Parts:  1-800-357-3355

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