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

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

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

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

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

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hi

i have a dell 1721.

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

thanks

BT
 

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

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

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

Does this sound like a good deal?

$239

HP Dc5100 SFF

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

30 day warranty on parts

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

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

There is also this model :

$245
Dell Optiplex 210L

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

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

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

A:refurbished Dell or HP?

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

A:Dell Outlet Refurbished vs New

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

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Anyone have experience with "refurbished" products from Dell? Particularly laptops? I have a friend that would like to get a laptop but has a pretty limited budget.

It seems like they have some good deals but I wonder about reliability.
 

A:Dell Refurbished Laptops

I find the refurb Dell to be a far superior buy than new. When you buy new you are often the first person to ever turn on the system, a refurb has been turned on and failed so it is sent back for extensive testing not done to a new system, after testing to make sure it works properly it is now sold at a good discount.

The refurb looks like new and has exactly the same warranty it just cost less. The only area where it is not a better deal is if you need some specific feature, you cannot order them built with extra parts beyond a few.

Dell gets so many refurbs that the best method for buying one is to know what you want ahead of time and what you are willing to pay for it, they have new systems come up for sale several times a day so if you have the time and know what you need it can be a very satisfactory system purchase.
 

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

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

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

Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Replacing HDD on Refurbished Dell Latitude

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

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

Anything else I need to know?

Thanks everyone.
Senna
 

A:Anyone purchased a Dell Refurbished system??

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

A:very poor broadband speed to old DELL refurbished PC

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

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

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

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

A:Dissapointed: Dell's warranty parts are refurbished

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help in advance.
 

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

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

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

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

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

Any insight is appreciated!

A:Personally Refurbished Dell can't install Constant Guard

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

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

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

Hello and welcome:

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

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

Chrome can be downloaded here:
Chrome Web Browser

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

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

HTH,
MM

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

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

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

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

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A:Solved: Need Input On Refurbished Dell Latitude D630

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

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


System Info -


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

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

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

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

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

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*didn't wanna list all the games I've tried and can't play*
Alright so heres the deal I got a laptop used/refurbished what ever and I used to be able to play 3-d games fine until about a year back (yeah I know awhile back) so I just used a different computer to play games but that computers harddrive crashed and it's driver is bad and was wondering if someone could help me fix it (gimme location of good driver for my computer and what not ) Heres the specs *straight from DxDiag*:
Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
System model : Precision M60
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz
DirectX Version: DirectX9.0x(4.09.0000.0904)
Name: NVIDIA Quadro FX Go700
main Driver: nv4_disp.dll
Version: 6.14.0010.7811 (English)

I only put in what I think whoever wants to help would need to do so. Please tell me if you need more information

Thanks, Logan.
 

A:3d games (Flyff 12Sky, all aeria games) and many more won't work

It is a very bad idea to post your email address on a public forum as their is a 99% chance you will start getting spam from spambots. Why not just check back here?

What does it do when you try to play games?
 

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Help! See the title.

I'm going mad because I can't listen to music! I've tried three different mediaplayers (Windows Media Player, VLC & QuickTime) and all three just don't work! WMP won't even play the files, VLC will (in .avi-case even with picture!) but there won't be sound :/. Same for QuickTime,...

Now, the weird thing is that I can play games without a problem and the sound's still there! Hell, even sounds made by Windows -- I hear 'em! YouTube works too!

I'm concerned there might be something wrong in the registry,... (I use Eusing Free Registry Cleaner/Defrag regularly, I guess something was bound to go wrong,...)

Please, help? :(

(Windows 7, btw.)

A:Sound DOESN'T work while playing .mp3/.avi - DOES work with games/YT

Apparently I made a mistake,... Sound in games doesn't work* System sounds and YouTube do, though.

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i have 2 laptops 1 is dell inspiron 3551 and the other is dell vastro 3446.
after doing a clean install of windows 10 my touchpad doesnt work even installing drivers from dell doesnt help.
in device manager after expanding the human interface devices section i get i2chid error 10 this device could not start properly.
but if i do a clean install of windows 7 all works.
please help.
this is all the info that i got from the utility.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3978 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -2042 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 145 GB (91 GB Free); D: 319 GB (282 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0CMF7W
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Would Dell Factory restore DVDS work after Dell replaced the motherboard? I haven't tried it because I have the dell re-installation disk, just wondered if I ever need to get rid of this computer. I am planning on keeping the computer as long as possible. Just for information no activation was required. I didn't have to use the OEM key on the back of the computer.

A:Would Dell Factory restore work after Dell replaced the motherboard?

With dell's the key is intergrated with the os. If they replaced with same motherboard then I do not see why it wouldn't.

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Hello,
I have an old dell dimension c521 desktop with a AMD Athlon X2 4400 2.3 ghz  CPU. I would like to know if I can swap the original motherboard with another Dell OEM motherboard that supports a quad core CPU, such as a AMD Phenom or Intel Core2Quad. Will I have any issues with powering on the PC with a different dell motherboard? or with the front panel USB, headphone, power button?

A:Dimension C521 Dell to Dell motherboard swap - will it work?

Dell typically uses custom connectors between motherboards and front panels. So unless you -or somebody else- has mapped the connector in the c521 case, you may not be able to install a different Dell (or non-Dell) motherboard in this case.
You'll also need to purchase a new Windows OS license from Microsoft because your current license is tied to the c521 motherboard. And, you'll have to reinstall Windows on the hard drive because the motherboard hardware will be entirely different.

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Dell Audio doesn't work on my Dell computers but Realtek does. Why is Dell Audio on my computer if I can't get it to work? It looks like a better program with far more features.

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After doing a clean install of my computer about a week ago (Windows XP Home Edition) my Dell speakers won't work at all, in WMP and on websites, such as YouTube. I installed the driver from Dell Support but they still don't work. Everything is plugged in properly and the green light on the right speaker goes on, but no sound at all comes out. NOTHING. I looked around in Audio settings and everything seems to be in place. The speakers aren't muted or anything. Could someone please help me solve this problem? Thanks!
 

A:Dell Speakers won't work on Dell Dimension B110

Check your connections again. We've all plugged in the PC connection to the wrong port from time to time.
If that's not the problem, uninstall the driver in Device Manager and reinstall.
 

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Would any of you please tell me where to find the proper 64-bit drivers to use on a Dell Inspiron 531S?

The official Dell website does not share drivers for that edition of XP. My computer came with Ubuntu pre-installed. Please help me get the right drivers XP Pro (64-bit).

The only reason why I'm searching for 64-bit drivers for XP is because I have no interest in using Windows Vista or any 32-bit operating systems from Microsoft. Like I mentioned before, the Dell website is not offering the proper drivers I need for this computer and the Windows XP (64-bit).

I've read articles about getting 64-bit drivers to work on that computer, but I haven't found any website that offers the same drivers. I'm basically on my own, according to this Dell expert (see below). That person told me about the drivers without sharing 1 single link to download the 64-bit drivers (or chipset) for XP, which he/she mentioned:
Dell does not support 64 bit in that model and the reason there are no drivers. You are basically "on your own" to try and find suitable drivers.

However, if you installed the Chipset drivers, Windows should either install a generic driver or find suitable drivers.

The correct install sequence is (1) Install Windows (2) Install chipset driver (3) Install Device Drivers.

On Intel systems the chipset drivers define what is on or attached to the motherboard. I assume the AMD drivers do the same thing.Click to expand...
 

A:Dell site won't help me. How do you get XP Pro (64bit) to work on Dell 531S?

Hi there

The very best database for drivers is DriverGuide.com . You need to create a free account to gain access.

What the tech suggested was installing enough drivers to get your networking to work and then letting Windows find all the missing drivers automatically using the now working internet by selecting the option "search for drivers automatically" when installing the devices through the add/remove hardware applet in the Control Panel.
 

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Hello Admin,
My dell stylus pen can't be activated after my Dell Venue 11 Pro device is upgraded to Windows 10.
Please advice me how to solve this problem. Thanks in advance.

A:Dell Stylus Pen can't work on Dell Venue 11 Pro Windows 10

I have the same problem after upgrading to Windows 10. Don't say it's the battery because I have replaced with a new battery and still won't work.
Dell, please provide solution.

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ok I have windows XP On Both Off my computers but my other one has a dell monitor and I've tried to get it to work so many times I got lucky I think twice first time it worked but then I shut it off for the night then I had a hard time to get it to work but I finally did and after that I can't get it to work it keeps saying to set it up through the disc drive I think I haven't turned it on for a bit I'll have to check it,
but can anyone help with what I said?
 

A:Does A Dell Monitor Work With A Non-Dell Computer?

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I recently bought a cd writer and have found out it was originally meant for a dell computer - mine isn't a dell though.

The writer manual is here - http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/storage/p60335/en/index.htm

The machine is just some clone I picked up at a garage sale, it works really well except that the cd writer quit recently. It has an MS- 6738 motherboard and duron processor running Ubuntu 10.04 currently.

Will the dell cd writer work in it? So far I'm having no luck but I'm new at this so I wasn't sure if it was my error or simply not going to happen

thanks

mystmaiden
 

A:will a cdrom from a dell machine work in non-dell?

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None of my games will work. I took some advice of a forum because I couldnt get Perfect World to work and changed something in the registry to do with the port. Now no game will work and i would change it back but i dont know what it was previously.
My system restores wont work, wont even undo, and theres only one days worth there now. I dont know how to do a utilities reg scan which I think may be what I need to do, I dont know if its in my pc or on my XP disk. I cant use the disk because I dont know how to find my product code and the person I bought it off has gone to Cyprus .

I've done a Drwebcureit but really I need instructions for a 2 year old and I think this has happened since my last one. I had a Win32 Trojan in the other day and Vundo got rid of it I think, maybe its got something to do with that, maybe its still lurking around. Ive done a Combofix amd this was at the top - WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED. If anyone can help me, you would save my life, its driving me mad now.

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Hello,
I am asking if a Dell xps 430 motherboard will work in my 420. The cases look identical.
The reason I am considering this is to get DDR3 Ram so as to have a faster computer. 
My 420 is DDR2 and the 430 is DDR3
Anybody ever do the swap?
Richard

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I wasn't sure which forum to put this but here goes.

About a week ago i had to reload Vista on my computer, prior to that almost all the games I have worked to some degree. Granted some of the game have come out more than 8 years ago games like Nocturne, the Tex Murphy games, etc... Anyway, now the game do not work. They install just fine, as far as I know. But when I go to play any of the games, the same thing will come up for almost all of them. Whichever game it is, will say it has stopped working.

Outside of reloading vista I haven't hardware or any other programs on my computer. I've had to reload vista a couple of times before and my games would work just fine after having reinstalled them.

If more info is needed from me, let me know I'll be happy to oblige.

Someone please help me, I love playing the games and I don't want to have to trash them.

Thanks

A:Games won't work

Did you reinstall motherboard drivers?

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Hi,
I recently upgraded my pc and got my hands on a copy of xp pro. The clean installation went fine and all the aplications work. The problem is with my games - all of them! i installed:
Soldier of Fortue 2
Return to castle wolfenstien
jedi outcast 2

They all load up fine and you can muck about in the menu, settings etc and watch the intro sequences (if any). It;s just went your about to get actual control of your character and play the game it freezes and says sorry this program needs to close etc. I have downloaded all windows updates and tried to reinstall but the same message appears. Also downloaded the latest (as far as i am aware) display, direct x, nividia drivers, open gl then reinstalled the games but it still dosen't work. I just can work it out - can anyone provide me with some help?
below is part of my dxdiag.txt file for system spec:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 4/11/2003, 17:40:11
Machine name: BLUE101
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp1.020828-1920)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: VIA Technologies, Inc.
System Model: KT333-8235
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2200+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 106MB used, 1144MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0a (4.09.0000.0901)
DX Setup Parameters: /PackageInstall
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0000.0901 32bit Unic... Read more

A:Games don't work on xp!

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Hi all, I have a PC problem I was wondering you could help me with.

I can't play any games. I had daemon and alcohol on my pc when I installed BIA. I have the original disk. When I finished installing the game I could play it. But after a few gaming session I couldn't play the game. No error messagese. I can hear the disk spinning and the hour glass comes up next to the mouse pointer for a few seconds. But thats it. I thought maybe the game picked up that daemon and alcohol is installed on my pc. So I uninstalled alcohol and daemon and deleted the virtual drives. I reinstalled BIA and started playing, no probz. But after a few gaming sessions, the same problem. I installed other games, I got the problems. I then discover I have a virus/worm. I googled it and found a solution. Its the bad1/2/3.exe virus.

I just want to know, if I remove this virus, will my games start working? Can this virus be the cause of my games not working?
 

A:Games won't work

Very possible. Get rid of it ASAP.
 

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i reinstall windows on my laptop acer aspire v5 431. But after reinstalling windows, it cannot run any games such as gta games. How to fix such problems

A:gta and other games cannot work

Welcome,
When you reinstalled windows did you also reinstall all of the necessary drivers and client programs that the games use?
A reinstall would make your computer function about the way it would the first time you ever turned it on - before you ever downloaded and installed any games or other applications
Keep us posted

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After getting my new graphic card, NONE OF MY GAMES WORK. NONE!!!!!!

I'm extremely mad right now, because my dad went and payed 200$ just for a god damn new one, and I'm afraid to tell him that it wont work..

Another thing that wont work is the "Stand By" option when you do Start>Turn off computer.

Everything was working just fine,before getting this stupid graphic card...

Someone please help. I really need help.
 

A:None of my PC games work!!!!!!!!!!!!! -.-

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I've been trying to run any type of 3D game and they will not run corrrectly. I've tried CS:S nothing, Oblivion, nothing, and they load with all the sounds but no video. Could it be my graphics drivers?

My Spec's are: AMD Athlon 64 3200+, nVidia GeForce 6800, 768MB of Ram, Windows XP Professional.

I hope thats enough, thanks.
 

A:No 3D games seem to work ;-;

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I've always wondered, how do 3D games work? From what I gather, the developers spend months writing really really complex libraries, where they colour individual pixels, using tons of maths? Could somebody explain it in a bit more detail? Are there some native functions for colouring pixels, that work with the Windows API?
 

A:How do 3D games work?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en-US&q=creating a 3d game
 

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ok this is crap, i got this game on my PC "Ultimate Spider-Man", now, this isn't the ONLY game but everytime I try to play a game, it launches, then it closes right away and gives me a "send"/"Don't send" option. Now, on my computer it says I have 256MB of ram, but when I go to "My Computer" it displays that I only have 224MB or RAM. Now, I am thinking this is my graphics card *which I think it is, but I always thought mine was good..*

What I have;
Windows XP : Home Edition.

**And I have NO money to buy a new pc, nor upgrade and get more ram, new video card ect ect. So please don't be a hassle and post for me to do that..**

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This is all I have on my PC, no viruses no nothing either. I do disk clean-ups and disk defragments 2 times a week.

( http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7548/hotsaucemybitchloljkkp4.png )

** also check this
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/4900/hmmmqq7.png

any umm thing I can do to impove that but with out paying anthing?
 

A:Games Won't Work On My Pc

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hi i got a new laptop for christmas last week and it was made to play games. its a dell M1210 with Nvidi GeForce go 7400. All my games were working fine last night but now they won't boot i just get errors. For leisure suit larry it say 'Failed to allocate D3D device!! Driver/hardware issues?'.

For scarface and need for speed carbon I get an imediate error .exe send report to microsoft.

if someon could help me id really appreciate it cause my dad will kill me if i tell i messed up the laptop after a week thanks in advance
 

A:none of my games will work

try reinstalling your directx
try finding a stable or updated driver set for your video card.
 

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I dont' know about other games but apparently The Curse of Monkey Island, (which was made to run in windows 98 or 95) will not run in xp. I could not install the game, as when I tried running setup.exe it gave me a message saying "The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS abd Microsoft applications." My response to this problem were as follows:

1. Run it in windows compadabiliy mode. I tried it in both 98 and 95 with all boxes checked but it gave me an error message of "SETUP.EXE is not a valid win32 application"

2. Search online for something. I found a program called scummvm that supposedly fixed it but it required installation of the game.

My latest idea was to find someone still running an older version of windows, install the game, copy the program files onto a disc and put it on my computer, then try scumm or somethin else to try to get it to work. But this would be hard and annoying to do.

If anyone can help me out my specs are:

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2_gdr.040517-1325)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 307MB used, 942MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

The curse of monkey island is a classic game and I suggest you all play it. I know I want to.
 

A:old games don't work on xp?

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i have recently installed win 2k pro. No matter what i try, it alawys installs some default vortex legacy drivers. My card is a Montego A3D Xstream. The legacy drivers don't work with 90% of my games. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:my games don't work

Hiya

Just having a look around, and it seems that they're one of the same thing.

The legacy: Can you tell me the version number?

Go to Control Panel | System. Hardware. Device Manager. Look under Audio for the name of your sound card. What is it? Also, click on Properties and then Driver. Whats is the name and version?

And looking here:

http://www.dansdata.com/tbeach.htm

it gives the following piccy:

<IMG SRC="http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?postid=346408">

Looks like it may be something else, but if you could confirm the drivers first.

What version of DirectX have you got? Go to Run and type DXDIAG
In the first tab will be the version number.

Also, have you got the Win2000 patch for Games?

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

and click Product Updates.

Regards

eddie
 

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Every time I try and run my games the just stop and I am back at my desk top and sometimes it happens when I try to use the keyboard during the game. Any thoughts please help and merry christmas.
 

A:{DUP}Can't get my games to work

See the other post:
http://www.helponthe.net/tsgbb/Forum11/HTML/003273.html
 

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