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Windows 10 on Optiplex 7040: Windows 7 is installed and Windows 10 DVD does not work.

Q: Windows 10 on Optiplex 7040: Windows 7 is installed and Windows 10 DVD does not work.

Optiplex 7040's were supposed to ship with Windows 10. They have Windows 7 on them.
First issue, the DVD that comes with the Optiplex 7040 does not work. I've tried the different BIOS settings, doesn't matter. I've tried every option on the DVD, never get an option to install Windows 10. Every option takes me to reset or restore Windows 10.
Is this the correct DVD? What's up with this?
I downloaded the Windows 10 ISO, and installed Windows 10 with no issues, other than now I need a license key. I worked through an online chat with Microsoft to verify the product key, and from that computer I made an image to push down to the others. Hopefully I will not have any licensing issues on these computers in the future.
By Microsoft definition of "You bought a new device running Windows 10," there should be an assigned "Product key." --> Pre–installed on your device, included with the device packaging, or included as a card or on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached to the device."
Does Dell issue a product key for Windows 10?
I've never seen one on any Dell documentation. On the Dell Optiplex 9020's there is a sticker on them that says "Windows 7 Pro" and it has a product key.
On the new Optiplex 7040's (that are supposed to be licensed for Windows 10) there is no such sticker. No Windows 7 or Windows 10 license key.

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A: Windows 10 on Optiplex 7040: Windows 7 is installed and Windows 10 DVD does not work.

Nobody issues a key for 8 or 10 its in the bios.
There should be a Windows Genuine label that says Windows or PRO windows.

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I just bought a new 7040 SFF. Did not notice that it came with Win 7 on the (only) PCIe 256GB SSD on the system.
What I did was I put my old data Seagate HDD (SATA) into the spare 3.5" bay, pop the Dell supplied Win 10 DVD in and restart, chose reset PC thinking it will be onto the SSD.
How stupid I was, it installed Win 10 onto that 1.5TB Seagate drive.
So then I removed the Seagate drive. The system then restart back to Win 7 on SSD drive.
I shut down, pop Win 10 DVD in, change BIOS to UEFI this time. Restart the PC to DVD boot.
But it cannot install Win 10 this time (onto the SSD)
If I choose Recover from a Drive. It says Unable to reset your PC. The system drive cannot be found
If I choose Rest this PC. It says: Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing
I went on online chat support but the guy didnt have a clue so technician will come with a new DVD and a new SSD (which I dont think was the problem as Win 7 runs just fine).
But I hope I can get some advice here and sort it out before anyone comes which will take at least 2 days.

I came across this article but still not solved. I disable all SATA sockets, except the DVD drive as it must be on in order to read the DVD!

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I purchased an optiplex with a "downgrade" to windows 7 pro.  It came with the media to upgrade to windows 10 via DVD.  I have followed all of the instructions to change to UEFI boot and now i am stuck... ALL of the instructions say to boot to the UEFI CD and then click "Recover from Drive".  On this pc there is NO recover from drive option.  Can anyone tell me what i am doing wrong??

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We got a new Dell OptiPlex 7040 with Windows 7 Pro SP1. When checking for updates it keeps going and going and going and going. There are no messages about installing new updates or messages about there's no updates.Please advise.Thanks.

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Purchased an Optiplex 7040 for a client in need of a POS system. Installed a video card, 2 x Samsung 500GB SSD's in RAID1, Windows 7 Pro and Dell drivers. The machine was returned to me a total of 3 times because of random freezes, no response from keyboard, mouse or power button. Passed all diagnostics.  Replaced the video card, memory and drives. Finally had Dell replace the motherboard yesterday. Clean install of Windows 7 on a single SSD, installed drivers and left it running all night (power settings changed to not allow sleep). System was frozen this morning. The PSU and CPU are to only two components not replaced. I'm going to try installing Windows 10 next.
The machine is long past the 30 return window. I've given the customer a new computer, now I'm stuck with a $1000 POS that isn't working right.
Thoughts or ideas?

A:Optiplex 7040 Windows 7 system freeze

Have you checked in Device Manager to make sure the Power Management tabs for each of your USB root hubs and Human Interface Devices that have a Power Management tab, are not set to "Allow PC to turn off..."?
Have you disabled USB Selective Suspend on the Advanced Options screen in your Power plan?
This is a family friendly forum so we can do without your urban dictionary comments...

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Hello,
I bought OptiPlex 7040 module which had Windows 10 Korean version 1 weeks ago. I want to install Windows 7 but it seems to be not work.
My computer has SSD and HDD. When the installation starts, I cannot find the SSD, therefore I select the HDD for installing Windows 7. (I already try this guide en.community.dell.com/.../19669861 but it is not work)
However, the installation process run few seconds and it stop after rebooting.
Could you please tell me how to fix this problem? Thank you

A:Cannot install Windows 7 on Dell OptiPlex 7040

tuynguyen,You can click the link below and choose install option 3 to install Windows 7. You can also do a google search for many links to downgrade to Windows 7.How to install Windows 7 on OptiPlex 7040 Downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7

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I tried to make a clean Windows 7 Installation on an OptiPlex 7040 but no hard disk is found.
I already mounted the boot.wim and install.wim and installed the latest storage driver.
I changed the BIOS Setting from Raid to AHCi. Still the same error.
Can someone please help me.
Many thanks.
Claus

A:Installing Windows 7 OptiPlex 7040 - No Hard Disk

Hi Claus,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly click on the link below which would help you .
windows.microsoft.com/.../windows-7-installation-problem-hard-drive-not-found
Thanks
Robin

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I understand the OptiPlex 7040 having Intel's Skylake chipset running Windows 7 32bt will show a reduced amount of useable memory. I have applied the latest BIOS updater which states it will increase this which it does but not by very much.
Is there any way to increase this further?

A:OptiPlex 7040 Windows 7 32bit Memory Allocation

No.    32 bit limits haven't changed in over 20 years.
The 4 Gig Chunk broken up by 512 to 1 Gig memory/IO map goes back to the 386 processor and windows NT.
 

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Hi,
I'm using MDT to deploy a custom image of Windows 7 to an OptiPlex 7040 with an NVMe SSD. The imaging process goes fine until the first reboot. Windows fails to load and gets stuck in a reboot loop. I know this is because of incompatibility between Windows 7 and the Skylake/Braswell chipset and the drive. I tried injecting the Microsoft patches for Windows 7 and NVMe drives with DISM, but that didn't work. MDT has the latest drivers for the 7040 that are available on Dell's deployment site. I followed the procedure here:
The problem with that is the chipset drivers from Dell extract to an executable, not driver files I can use to inject into the WIM file. I have the USB3 drivers, just need the ones for the chipset. Maybe that will help. Has anyone else come across a solution to this?
Thanks

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I have tried two different Bluetooth dongles for USB. After 1 day they shut down. I've prevented the computer from turning them off in power management. I get this message in Device Manager =
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
The only way to resolve is to pull out the dongle and re-install. And sometimes that takes several tries. Am I better off with an internal Bluetooth card?

A:Optiplex 7040 SFF, Windows 10, Problems with Bluetooth USB dongles

What specific make/model of "Bluetooth dongles for USB"?
Did you test both dongles on every front and rear USB port?

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I was planning on buying either a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or an Dell Optiplex 980 SFF but I would like to know which one will work with Windows XP 64 Bit.

A:Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

For Windows XP 64 Bit its best to use the somewhat hidden (old ftp website):
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20780/
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20790/
http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20980/
This has the old drivers listed of multiple versions including the XP x64 drivers not mentioned on Drivers and Downloads. The new ftp website is slightly broken at present.

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Since I re-installed my Windows 7 last week, Windows Update would not work. When I got to the section to check for updates, there is a red shield with an 'x' in it. When i click the button that says "check for updates" I get a message saying "Windows Update cannot check for updates because the service is not running. you may need to restart your computer." The computer has been restarted several times with no change. When I check services in administrative tools, it says that the service is running. I have run the the update readiness tool, but this did not run properly, the message "Installer Encountered an error: 0xc8000247" appeared <1min after starting.

Interestingly, I tried reinstalling windows last week in effort to solve this same problem. I thought I may have done something wrong when I reinstalled it in February and windows update would not work. At that time I used the fixit that has the tag: This troubleshooter: "Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with Windows Update" may automatically fix your problem. File name: MicrosoftFixit.wu.LB.26286659688605245.10.1.Run. It gave an error saying it can't proceed. "Troubleshooter encountered and unexpected error..." I had also tried Windows update troubleshooter, which did not work. It did not start. Error code: 0x8E5E0247.

I haven't bothered with those things again because i figured they wouldn't work. I have attached the CBS log.Attachment 265183 Can a... Read more

A:Re-installed windows 7 and windows update will not work properly

Please post an MGADiag report - it may show what the problem is....

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT coming with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed (and which includes a Windows 10 Pro license)?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 reading "use to reinstall the operating system on a system with OS installed"

A:(Redirected) Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Windows 7 Pro (include Windows 10 Pro license) - How to install Windows 10?

Best to post this in the Windows 10 forum here:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997Bev.

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT with Windows 7 Pro preinstalled (includes Windows 10 Pro) ?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 and reading "to be used on a system with an OS installed and to be used only to reinstall the operating system".

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Just got done installing 8 and for some reason every single window I click on doesn't work... Looks like it tries to open and then shuts.

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Just finished installing Windows 8 and then upgraded to 8.1 and after first adding a start menu and then searching all over to find out how to get rid of things like the library etc. I was on to personalization (another joke).

So now it looks as good as I can get it I am on to installing my applications, but I have one major issue that is causing problems with this. When I double click on my network icon to see my other computers it only shows my printers and when I am installing something and I need to access the network I see nothing and have to abort the install. The funny thing with this is if I open it from the run box \\otherpc it will work.

So I decided to continue on install other apps and got to Winrar. It installs with no errors but I don't have a context menu in Windows Explorer. Have tried to set this up within the program to no avail.

So I have decided to put any installing on hold in case I just need to go back to Win7. Anyone have any ideas on the above issues.

Much thanks

A:Just installed Windows 8.1. Does anything work on this OS

windows 7 more stable windows 8 faster

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Is there a list of compatible M.2 SSD for OptiPlex 7040 SFF that I can find?

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When booting the machine, pressing F12 does not provide an option to configure AMT. The option to display <CTRL-P> is enabled in the BIOS but that option does not appear during boot, and pressing the key combo does nothing. In Windows, device manager does show the management engine. Is there a firmware update that is needed to be able to configure vPro options? My understanding is that this can be configured from Dell - if the machines we have were ordered with vPro disabled in firmware, how do we re-enable it, as the hardware obviously supports it - i7-6700 and a Q-series chipset with Intel NIC.
Thanks!
-Mike

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work gave me a new machine. I dumped some blu ray disks to get the machine read for use and discovered dell does not make any internal drive that can read a blu ray disk?
parts told me to go buy an external drive?
how is this even possible to not support blu ray?

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Hi all,
We have a new Optiplex 7040 with dual display ports. However, only one of the DP's is working. I can plug in any of the two monitors into one of the display ports and get the display working, but not using the other port. Both monitors are set to use Auto-detection of input signal.
Within windows 10 both of the displays are detected, but only one of them will present. Not even the "identify" button will display a monitor number on the screen. I can move the mouse cursor out of the working screen and thereby see that it somehow is in use. If I switch ports of the monitors cables, the second monitor will show the secondary desktop.
BIOS is updated, video drivers are updated, chipset is updated.
Within BIOS there is no option to set Video to "Multiple monitors" as it can be on some models.
Any ideas?

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I am using a USB dongle that contains a licence code in it to run a software package. The dongle
does not require a licence and is visable in device manager when plugged in. However when I go
to the software licencing screen it comes up with 'LPT Dongle error' however the dongle is not an
LPT device. The software company has looked into it in depth and stated that it is a hardware problem
confilicting with an LPT port. The desktop however has not got an LPT port in device manager, all
drivers are up to date, the dongle has been plugged into another PC and works flawlessly?
Any help would be much appreciated
Nick
 
Config:-
Optiplex 7040
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
210-AFGI : OptiPlex 7040 Mini Tower XCTO210-AFGI : OptiPlex 7040 Mini Tower XCTO
619-AIKN : Windows 7 Pro English, French,  Spanish 64bit (Includes Windo ws 10 Pro License)619-AIKN : Windows 7 Pro English, French,  Spanish 64bit (Includes Windo ws 10 Pro License)

Part NumberQuantityDescription
C5TYF1DPK, W10P-DG7

 


275-BBBW : Dell MS116 Wired Mouse, Black275-BBBW : Dell MS116 Wired Mouse, Black

Part NumberQuantityDescription
DV0RH1KIT, MOUSE, UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS, WORLD WIDE, PE, MS116, LITEON, B

 


325-BBRL : DVD+/-RW Bezel325-BBRL : DVD+/-RW Bezel

Part NumberQuantityDescription
1GX871ASSEMBLY, LATCH, 9.5MM, OPTICAL DEVICE DRIVE, MEDIUM TOWER, D7

 


429-AAJV : Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and  Writes to DVD/CD)429-AAJV : Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and  W... Read more

A:Optiplex 7040 USB LPT conflict

You mentioned testing the 3rd party dongle on another system. What specific system/model? Was it a desktop PC with the same operating system as the Optiplex? Is there another Optiplex there with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit to test the dongle on?

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Dear All,I have bought some Desktops. Everything is good. Audio drivers are installed. Show working. When I connect speakers and headphone in front panel & back panel nothing happens. It has no sound. I am restarted de Desktop and the sound begin to work. Some hours late, i have the same problems.I tried to delete the driver and download the new one from DELL page, I installed it but the desktop began to reboot (blue screen)Could you please tell me how can I fix this problem.Regards.

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Hi,
From a base Windows 10 64 bit Enterprise disk, I cannot boot into WDS 2008R2.

I get error;
WdsClient:  An error occurred while obtaining an IP address from the DHCP server.  Please check to ensure that there is an operational DHCP server on this network segment.  
99/100 times that means a driver is missing.  

So I download Network_Driver_KJTXR_WN32_20.2.0.0_A00 from Dell which is the correct version listed for Windows 10.  Do a simple import and bam failures.  These are unsigned<ADMIN NOTE: Substitute character removed as per TOU> drivers making this 35 times more complicated.
 I extract the drivers.  I then extract the boot.wim right off the Windows 10 iso.  I do a DISM import:
Make the following directories:
C:\Mount C:\Mount\Drivers C:\Mount\BootWIM C:\Scratch
Place boot.wim in C:\Mount
elevated command prompt;
1: DISM /Mount-Wim /WimFile:C:\Mount\boot.wim /Index:1 /ScratchDir:c:\Scratch /MountDir:C:\Mount\BootWIM
2. DISM /Image:C:\Mount\BootWIM /Add-Driver /Driver:C:\Mount\Drivers /recurse /forceunsigned
3. DISM /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:\Mount\BootWIM /Commit
The drivers are imported yay.  Replace the boot.wim
Boot into the new file and same error.
I go to load the drivers by hand (shift-F10) - drvload (insert all 3 .inis) with the same 0x800070002 error.
I got mad and added the ENTIRE windows 10 cab into the boot.ini just to see what happens.  Still has a DHCP error.  DHCP is up ... Read more

A:Optiplex 7040 + WDS 2008R2

Did you ever figure this out?  I am having a similar problem with some Latitude E3350s.
Thanks,
-Ricky

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I have done just about everything with computers except installing a brand new motherboard, got a good deal on some older models and just building a cpu on the side, I will be swapping out a gigabyte g31m-es2l mainboard with a core 2 duo for a gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3p with a core 2 quad. When I swap out the boards and plug in my hard drives with windows 7 on it will it boot up? Google search has lead me to believe I will have to do a clean install but is it required? This is my first run with a brand new mother board not sure on the do this first steps, thank you!

 

A:Will a new motherboard work with my pre-installed windows 7?

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Hello
What is the MEBx BIOS hotkey combination on a Dell Optiplex 7040? The option is enabled in bios but when I try the standard combination ctrl+p it doesnt work.
I have tried on different machines.
Thank you
Soeren

A:What is the MEBx hotkey on a Optiplex 7040

Ctrl-P only works when the post screen is displaying "Intel® MEBX: <CTRL-P>"  if you don't see that prompt, your bios is either lacking the configuration, or it is not enabled. if you don't have options related to the AMT/ME, look for an updated bios, and contact the manufacturer.  NEWER Versions use CTRL I or CTRL M or another key.
MEBx Password Reset for Skylake desktop systems such as the OptiPlex 7040
Skylake systems which have previously gone through set up and configuration using MEBx will not revert by selecting full un-provision in BIOS settings.
Older system versions of OptiPlex systems which used Legacy settings could undergo a reset by selection of settings in BIOS under the MEBx interface.
Skylake systems are unable to use BIOS options to reset the system settings in case of lock out. In order to restore MEBx to default settings (See Figure 1.), a CMOS reset using the RTCRST jumper pins on the motherboard must be completed.
 Figure 1. - MEBx BIOS Menu
Use the RTCRST Reset Jumper .
MEBx Password Reset is completed using the Real Time Clock Reset (RTCRST) Jumper pins on the motherboard to Clear Previous Configurations
Turn the system off and disconnect all cables and connected devices from the system
Remove the system cover
Locate the 2-pin password (PSWD) jumper on the system board
Remove the 2-pin jumper plug
Locate the 2-pin RTCRST jumper on the system board (usually located near the CMOS battery on desktop systems, ... Read more

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Optiplex 7040 Win7 x64 Bitlocker
































































Hey All!
We can't seem to get Bitlocker working on our 7040s, have any of you seen this issue and have gotten it to work?
Dell Optiplex 7040
Windows 7 x64
TPM is on/enabled in BIOS
TPM 1.2 driver looks good in device manager
But when we try and turn bitlocker on via right-clicking the HDD it gives us the "A compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Device must be present on this computer, but a TPM was not found. Please contact your system administrator to enable Bitlocker" error/message
When we look in tpm.msc we see "Compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) cannot be found on this computer. Verify that this computer has a 1.2 TPM and it is turned on in the BIOS" error/message
Any thoughts?
We were able to enable bitlocker on this model when we deployed Win10 but we are still mostly on Win7 for now.
Thanks!
Marc V

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I have an OptiPlex 7040 with USB 3.0 ports on front and rear. Are any of these ports a USB Charging port?

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Hi Everyone,
We just started a new contract with Dell for corporate Optiplex 7040 mini-towers and I have 2 that arrived DOA. Techs replaced motherboard and we've tried every other conceivable plug in, don't plug in, to see if they will fire up. The irony is the second one just came in as the replacement for the first one which was RMA.
Are there any known issues with these models and defective internal parts out of the factory? I'm hesitant to order more at this point and I've made our distributor CDW aware of the issue.

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I have purchased Samsung EVO 960 NVMe M.2 for my OptiPlex 7040 SFF, its working fine but the problem is I cant seem to find the screw that will secure the SSD card to the system board. Is it placed somewhere else? Where can I get it? Is it not really included and it should be purchased?

A:Dell OptiPlex 7040 SFF screw for M.2?

It won't be there if the system was ordered without an M.2 drive -- it's an M2 X 2.5 screw that most computer shops should have for sale.

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Hey All!
We can't seem to get Bitlocker working on our 7040s, have any of you seen this issue and have gotten it to work?
Dell Optiplex 7040
Windows 7 x64
TPM is on/enabled in BIOS
TPM 1.2 driver looks good in device manager
But when we try and turn bitlocker on via right-clicking the HDD it gives us the "A compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Device must be present on this computer, but a TPM was not found. Please contact your system administrator to enable Bitlocker" error/message
When we look in tpm.msc we see "Compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) cannot be found on this computer. Verify that this computer has a 1.2 TPM and it is turned on in the BIOS" error/message
Any thoughts?
We were able to enable bitlocker on this model when we deployed Win10 but we are still mostly on Win7 for now.

Thanks!
Marc V

UPDATE: realized I created this post in laptop section instead of desktop, sorry for double post, created appropriate desktop post here:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/20003600

A:Optiplex 7040 Win7 x64 Bitlocker

Oops just realized I posted this question in Laptops, anyone know how I can move this to correct category? I tried looking in options for editing but didn't see anything?

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I've got an OptiPlex 7040 that sporadically shuts down without a BSOD and when it is powered back on, the NIC is disabled in BIOS. We have to reboot and re-enable it. When the issue started happening, after enabling it, even a normal reboot would disable the NIC again.
I updated the BIOS and other drivers, didn't spot anything in the event log... opened a ticket w/ Dell support and they eventually replaced the motherboard.
Issue still happens, just not as frequent. Anybody else see this issue related to NIC repeatedly becoming disabled in BIOS?

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I image all pcs that go out to our users with imagex.  I put the .wim file on external usb drive, boot to Win Pre-installation disk (that I made with my easy-to-use batch files) and copy the .wim file from usb drive to target machine - then apply.  I've been doing this for years on countless machines hp / dell / laptop / desktop / tablet / etc...  These optiplex 7040s that we just bought won't allow me to copy anything from usb to pc while booted to Preinstallation CD.  PC doesn't recognize anything that's plugged into usb ports (storage wise, that is.  keyboard, mouse work fine)  I can boot to usb - but then still can't see files that are on usb device i just booted!  USB ports work fine once os comes up.  They work fine for keyboard / mouse even when not in windows.  They work fine to boot from usb device.  In BIOS fastboot is off, all usb ports are enabled.  And I've pulled 3 separate brand new pcs out of the box and they all act the same.  Please help?

A:Can't use USB ports on optiplex 7040 before OS boots

I am by no means an expert, but this response will bump your question if my answers do not answer anything.
After reviewing the manual for your systems, I would make sure secure boot is off, make sure you are booting the USB via legacy options and not UEFI, and make sure the HDD/SSD is set to ACHI and not RAID, unless you need raid.
One thing that comes to mind is if your mini-windows program is loading the drivers correctly during boot for the Intel 6 Series processor and controllers?  I haven't done minwin or the like in a very long time so I am not sure how to update or reload minwin (or the like) for newer drivers, but I'm sure windows 7 by default doesn't have any driver support for 6th gen USB/Processor/etc., thus defaulting and that may cause an issue using USB as an actual drive after OS is loaded?  Take that one with a grain of salt btw since its just me thinking lol.  
Everything else should be fine in the BIOS/UEFI as long as legacy is used and secure boot is off.  

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I might be able to get one from work to use as a lab but I want to know if it will support 16GB dimms on a 4x16GB configuration. The owners manual says it has four dimm slots but doesn't say that it supports only 32GB max.

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Evening all,
In the last couple of months, I decided to upgrade the stock HDD to a Samsung SSD. I used to Samsung Migration software which cloned the HDD to the SSD, swapped the drives over and everything works fine. 
I noticed in the Samsung Magician tool that that AHCI was disabled and one should enable it for better performance with their SSD. I've gone into the BIOS and changed the setting from RAID to AHCI and again everything works fine however the Magician tool is still saying that the AHCI is disabled. 
I've tried several methods including this however I can't seem to get it to work. When I switched the mode in the BIOS, I never received any errors, Windows booted correctly so am confused. 
Current system is:
OptiPlex 7040, WIN 10 Pro, Samsung 850 SSD connected to SATA0 (where old stock HDD was connected). 
Any help/ advise would be greatly appreciated. 

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Hello community :) 
I was lucky enough to get a free optiplex 7040 MT (with i7 and 512gb ssd), 
I was thinking of buying a kfa2 gtx 1070, will it fit ?
Will 240w of psu be enough ?
If not, how can i change it ?
Can i put a regular PSU or do I need these weird dimensions from dell ? 
Thanks for your time, 
Nidly

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I have an Optiplex 760 running Windows 7 Home Premium with an Intel Pentium Dual Core processor, 4 GB RAM. I installed a working TEAC CA-200  card reader that I pulled from another system. Now, the card reader will not work. It isn't even found by the computer. Also, in Device Manager, there is a yellow question mark by PCI Serial Port and PCI Simple Communications Controller. Any help would really be appreciated, thanks!

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Only 9 days to go before the upgrade is no longer available and i need some help please. It looks like the windows 10 was able to download, but not able to install but i don't know.??

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I had a problem in the root drive?  Anyway had to have my windows 8.1 re-installed on my laptop.  I need to use the copyright symbol.  the ALT+0169 no longer works to input the symbol

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HELP! I've done so many system restores that I could do it in my sleep!! My computer automatically installs the Windows updates and each time it does, I have to do a restore to remove them because IE says "cannot display the webpage please check your internet connection". What is going on?? I hope something simple. Thanks!

A:Explorer won't work after Windows updates are installed

By any chance, do you have an Internet Security package installed... NIS, N360, KIS, MIS, etc.......??

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Hello. I have a Inspiron N5050 and used it for about 3 or 4 years now. It worked very slow so i decided to reinstall it. A friend had a disk with windows 7 home premium (that's what i also had) but after the installation i realised he had a 64 bit version so i got on the internet and downloaded a windows 7 home premium 32 bit. But now i need to enter the product key and now i get the message that it's invalid (or something like that). Does anyone know what the problem is?

A:Product key doesn't work on new installed windows 7

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It will not work if you installed Windows 7 from a download and used a different key code for it. You can click the link below to purchase a Windows restore disk.
Windows Restore Disk
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-Jesse L and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your Dell Order number.

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I recently updated iTunes on my Windows 7 computer. It installed several additional programs. I followed all directions and uninstalled iTunes and the additional programs. My screensaver will not engage now. It works on preview but will not start at any other time.

Suggestions? Appreciate it.

A:Windows 7 screensaver does not work after iTunes installed

That is quite odd.

Try changing the screensaver to a different one as a test, what happens?

You have tried restarting correct?



Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations

OR

Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.

OR

Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them

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I have XP Pro which suits me fine. My dilemma is that Microsoft support ends 8/2014 & now Windows 8 has been released. It is a touchy kind of thing while I am used to a keyboard. In addition I learned that my printer & scanner are supported (drivers) by their respective manufacturers for Windows 7 only. So going for 8 would mean additional cost for me.

So I was thinking of purchasing a full copy of Windows 7, putting it on the shelf for now. Then when XP support ends, buy a new system & replace its operating system with the Windows 7 I purchased. Someone told me that that might not work as computers are built to use the current operating system not older ones.

Would my plan work or is there a better one?
 

A:Solved: Would Windows 7 installed in the future work?

Just about any scanner or printer that has W7 drivers supplied by manufacture has inbuilt drivers in W8

By teh time XP support ends in 2 years time, computers are likely to have moved on quite a bit and although W7, might work on them, it is very likely that much of the current hardware being sold at that time will not have W7 drivers, so it is a big risk to take
 

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I just installed Windows 7 (32bit) on my Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955 and now the scroll feature for my touchpad will not work! I know it's probably a missing driver that needs to be installed but I do not know which one... I had prev been suggested the Value Added Pkg but that didn't seem to fix the problem at all...

Help please!

A:Installed windows 7 now touchpad scroll won't work!

Try going to the toshiba page for your laptop, click downloads, and change the OS to Vista (or Vista x64). You'll notice if you select "Touchpad" from the list, they do not list Windows 7 at all, only XP and Vista. However, the Synaptics driver package for Vista should work just fine.

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I just recently re-installed Windows Xp Service Pack2. After i did this i reconnected the ethernet cable to my Netgear router thinking that it would automatically pick it up, but when i go to Network places nothing shows up. So i went online on my other desktop that is hooked up to the same router and looked in these forums to try and fix it. So i tried to do ipconfig /all at command prompt and all it says is Windows IP Configuration. And now i am stuck and do not no where to go from here

p.s. I am a novice when it comes to computers

Thanks!
 

A:Re-installed Windows XP OS, internet doesn't work

Install the chipset and NIC drivers. If you don't have a Drivers CD from when you got the computer get them from the manufacturer's web site.

If you look in Device Manager you'll see several devices with yellow warnings that they are hungry for drivers.
 

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In Dos keyboard works normally, the BIOS can see an external drive or a bootable flash drive. As soon takes over from DOS install Win7, dislodged two USB 2.0 ports. You must perform a hard reboot. External DVD drive, or a bootable flash drive is visible in BIOS. When using F9 can choose the option execution. After running Win PC retrieves files and start Windows. When the "Select language and other" cease to function any pointing device. Just get out the ability to control the installation using the keyboard. Likewise, DVD external drive. Win in the environment are actually no drivers for USB 3.0 or 2.0. I tried to install All gradually Win: XP, Vista, 7th, 8.1, 10th 32 bit, 64 bit, and proof home. and for orig. Media or bootable flashdrive. ends are always the same.Perhaps it is a trick to know. It is a new system, but the principle is still the same Win installed. In fact a number of successful installations Win up to such a challenge the first time. So, unfortunately, I do not know.

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i installed windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and some drivers i had to install manualy(this is normal when i install a new os) i would use driver booster and it would install all my missing drivers like the usb drivers,graphic card,ect. everything would go fine i did this a fue times(downgrades from win. 8 to 7 did it no problem,reseted pc same thing) but now when i installed wins 7 Ultimate i did everything i would usaly do but this time the usb will not work only 1 of them works, driver booster says everything is installed and i cheack in the drivers same thing but when i plug a usb in nothing happends i look everywhere i installed the 'proper' drivers but still nothing and i tried unstiliing and reinstalling,disabling and reabling,ect. but still nothing.
my pc is:
Hp 15 Notebook PC
1.00 GHz processor
5.00 GM ram (4.47 usable)
64-bit OS
(sorry for my spelling and grammer if i did spell or say somthing wrong)

A:2/3 usb slots dont work after windows 7 installed

This is more than likely to do with the Chipset which was made for Windows 8 ...

What is the exact Model Number of the Laptop ? ...

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