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Xp not installing in Dell Laptop

Q: Xp not installing in Dell Laptop

I just bought a Dell Vostro 1310 laptop but when I try to install Xp it gives me the error Hard Disk not found.

A: Xp not installing in Dell Laptop

acer_racer_2000 said:


I just bought a Dell Vostro 1310 laptop but when I try to install Xp it gives me the error Hard Disk not found.Click to expand...

most likely reason is it may have a SATA hard drive and xp will need sata driver to be install first .check this out
http://www.google.ca/search?q=insta...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

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Hello,

I am trying to install XP Pro to a Dell laptop.

For some reason, it will not accept the product key off the back of the laptop.

The XP Pro disc that I am using is NOT a Dell one, but should this matter?

I am basically stripping all of the Dell software off of the laptop and replacing it with a copy of XP Pro that has none of it.

The serial on the back of the laptop says "Windows XP Professional DELL".

I can't see why I would have to use a Dell disc rather than any XP Pro one?

Thanks in advance,

Al

A:[SOLVED] Installing XP Pro to a Dell laptop...

You don't have to use the Dell disc, but the disc you use must be a OEM version to work with the sitcker key . . not a Full Retail or Upgrade version

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just installed windows xp on a dell laptop and will not long on to internet. I was told that drivers need to be installed

A:help installing drivers on dell laptop

What is the make and model of the Dell, do you have a Dell Asset tag #? Write that info down and go to a working computer with internet access and download the Ethernet driver for your computer from Dell http://support.dell.com/support/down...=us&l=en&s=gen onto a flash drive and install it on this computer. Once that is installed then you can go to the Dell Support site to download any other drivers your missing in the Device Manager (sound, Video, chipset etc) with this computer.

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Hello

I currently have a Dell XPS M1730 laptop that has been rendered useless with viruses. I wish to reformat/reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on it. My problem is that the original factory disc has been lost by the original owner. The original operating system on it was Windows XP and was upgraded to Win 7 Ultimate.

I want to download the drivers for the laptop from Dell's website but I am unsure if I should download the drivers for the XP version or the Vista version. There are no other driver versions available.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

A:Help With Installing Windows 7 on Dell Laptop

If win7 was an upgrade version, then you must have a justifying genuine operating system installed and activated which in your case was xp.

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Tried dell system restore after getting blue screen message unmountable boot volume.but not successful.

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If no changes have been made to the hardware, try running a chkdsk from the Recovery Console. Do you have the OS Install CDs?

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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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Okay so my brother's gf has a dell laptop and is trying to install windows 7 64bit on it. When they run through the setup it gives them the error - “Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computer’s hardware." How can they resolve this? Thanks in advance.

A:Installing Windows 7 64bit on a Dell M4700 laptop. Help Plz

Please answe the following 3 questions.

Why are they installing windows 7 on it ?

What OS original came with the laptop ? It will tell you on the COA

Where did they windows 7 installer come from ?

Go into the bios, set it to default (F5) save (F10) and exit.

Try again.

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The technician I asked to remove Vista from the Inspiron 1545 and install Windows 10 in its place informs me that this is not possible because some item is missing from the hard disk. Is this correct?

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Hi guys.I'm new her on forum and I have a problem with my Dell laptop,model m5110 with AMD A8 3500m and AMD Radeon HD 6220 graphic card.The problem is that I can't change resolution to higher one than 1024x768 and before that on WIn7 recommended resolution was 1366x768.Can you tell me what the problem and do I need to switch back to Win 7 because of that?I was tried to update drivers through Windows update and to install the older one from Dell site but it's still the same.
Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Screen resolution problem on Dell laptop after installing Win10!

NafrCar,

Welcome to the forum!

How long ago did you upgrade to Windows 10?

Did you try the suggestions in this tutorial published by Brink:
Screen Resolution of Display - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I have experienced a lot of problems when I first attempted to install XP on on my laptop which came with windows vista preloaded. I somehow managed to setup dual boot.

The problem then was to find the right drives for me dell XPS m1330 laptop. Dell would not support for XP.

So what did I do? I wrote two posts on my blog with step by step procedures to:

1. install XP on a vista laptop
2. XP drivers for Dell XPS m1330
 

A:installing XP on a vista laptop and setting up dual boot. xp drivers dell XPS m1330

Nice write up, thanks. I posted the links on the Dell forum, hope you don't mind.
 

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Hello to all,   I recently did a clean reinstall of Windows XP (Home) on my Dell Dimension 2350. All went fine. Now I need to install the correct drivers. I have the Dell Resource disc and this is where the problem starts.    As noted elsewhere, after the reinstall the screen display of the Resource disc is as it would be in "Safe Mode". I was aware of this. As such, the Resource disc Search Criteria screen was a bit larger than the monitor screen. I was able to size it to fit the screen but this is really not the problem it is the following: The Search Criteria options I have from the drop down menus (on screen) are as follows:System Model:   All, Dimension C521, DXC061, Dimension DXP0G1, Dimension E521, DM061, XPS710    (Which, if any, do I pick?)Operating System: (I think I got this one)   All, Windows XPTopic:   (Maybe this one too)   All, Applications, Dell Diagnostics, Diagnostics, Drivers, Utilities   For the life of me I cannot figure out the exact drivers I am to install*. Windows XP only appears in the Operating System menu. I pretty much know the install order but as I said, I'm a bit confused about selecting the correct drivers from the disc. This computer is not connected to the internet at the moment so I can't download and use any sort of driver detection program. Other searches have confused me further and have provided no specific answer to this problem.&nbs... Read more

A:Installing drivers after Windows XP reinstall on Dell Dimension 2350 using Dell Resource disc

You need, in installation order:

Chipset driver
Video driver (depends on which video card)
Audio driver
Network driver (depends on which you have)
Modem driver, if you use a dialup modem

Go to the Support page and put in your Service Tag. It should give you the drivers you need. You can download them on any PC and copy onto a USB stick for installation on the 2350.
You only need the applications, if you actually use them (eg, Roxio, Jasc Paintshop, etc).
Then install your antiviral software and get online to the Microsoft Update site for all the patches and updates.
Keep in mind that XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and they stopped releasing security fixes for XP and IE9, more than 1 year ago. So they're both full of security holes and put your personal data at risk.
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Can I install WinXP Pro from older Dell laptop on to new Dell laptop?

I am using a Dell Inspiron 8200 right now and in order to save some money on my new Dell laptop, I'd like to order Home or MediaCenter with the new computer and then install WinXP Pro myself instead of paying the extra $119 to have them do it. I have a Reinstallation CD of WinXP Pro that came with the old Dell laptop; will I be able to use it to install WinXP Pro on my new one?

Thanks.
 

A:Can I install WinXP from older Dell laptop on to new Dell laptop?

probably not no. they are usually pretty good at stopping people install their restore discs onto different systems.
 

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Over the last 2 days I have been having a problem as indicated in the title of this post. The fault has rectified itself 3 times, but again today, it is back to "battery plugged in, not charging." As I am running the laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium; 32 bit) on the adapter without problems, I assume that the adapter itself may not be faulty.
I also have a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop running Windows 7.  Can I safely use that adapter with the Vista laptop, without causing damage to the Vista ?  If it is safe to do so, and the battery on the Vista starts charging, then it would indicate that the Vista adapter/charger has some kind of fault.
Hoping someone can give me some guidance. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. Battery plugged in not charging. Can I use adapter from a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop ?

If the adapter has the same plug and the same or higher power rating, you can swap them.
Check to see whether the 1545 recognizes the AC adapter or whether it shows unknown (F2 at powerup).  If it shows unknown with two different adapters, you have a bad power jack or a bad mainboard.

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Alright I recently did a reformat of my girlfriends harddrive for her dell. To make things simpler I just popped her hd into my system as a slave and installed a Non-Dell Windows XP Pro onto the drive. I figured that'd be all I need to get the system up in working order so that I could pop it back into her case, boot up, and reinstall all of her drivers and what not. Unfortunately I keep getting a "Failure to Boot" screen whenever I try to power up the machine. Any ideas?

Can I put a non-Dell OS on a Dell Machine?
 

A:Installing Non-Dell-OS on Dell system

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The surgery to put in the new card took all night for hack like to do. I did not look carefully at the refurbished unit they shipped me as I was nervous handling the card (that I might break it).
But when I turned on the laptop after the installation, I did not get a pause at the BIOS saying I see new hardware like I did when I upgraded the RAM.
After the computer booted up I uninstalled the 8400 driver and then installed the 8600 driver. There was a snag at its possible that Windows automatically reinstalled the 8400 driver during one the required reboots but I KNOW that I wrote the 8600 driver over top at least (I had hoped to do a clean uninstall then reinstall but Windows tried to grab a driver for me).
So now when I right click on computers, properties device manager it shows the video as still the 8400 card. The 8400 card I removed has a sticker on it that says KU907 on it. The invoice for the 8600 that Dell sent for the 8600 says KU907 on it too.
I think I was sent the wrong part from Dell (I paid a higher price for the 8600 GPU) . Is it possible that a legacy driver is making the Vostro think it has the 8400 when the part IS an 8600. Or when I go to the Device Manager, does the computer physically c... Read more

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i selected to run offthe hard drive and it froze up any help?

thanks

A:[SOLVED] Dell inspiron 1500 laptop freezes after DELL loading screen

hi, after you hit F12 did you see the diagnostics program at all? Ordinarily I would say It may be worthwhile running a scan on the hard drive if you can. But, I see you removed a virus, can you tell me if it was with the help of the antimalware section on this forum? or did you just remove it yourself? I need to know if you are absolutely sure you removed all traces of the virus - if you had the help of a forum they would have given you the "all clear". Have you tried starting in safe mode at all?

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After connected my dell XPS 13 with Dell 34" ultra monitor via Kensington SD4000 universal docking station. Have video but no sound coming out from my ultra wide monitor. The only sound that I heard was from the XPS laptop. My Laptop's OS is window 10 and I tried to use Chrome and explorer Edge, none of the search engine is able to solve the problem. Moreover, I checked my all connective cables to/from the docking station and it seems fine to me. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!

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whenever i switch on my dell studio 1737 laptop it wont go past the dell logo stage.
any help out there on how to fix the problem?
at the moment i am running a diagnostics test and seems like most devices are passing the test.
Michael
 

A:dell studio 1737 laptop wont boot past dell logo

It could be any number of things but my first 2 guesses are possibly the hard drive or motherboard.you might want to take it somewhere so that you will get a correct diagnosis.
 

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A:Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop Dell Quick Set icon goes away after start up

Where are you placing this icon?
 
How are you creating the icon?

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Inspiron 15R SE 7520
When I attempt to start my laptop it goes to the Dell logo screen and will not boot Windows 8. Any suggestions?
I've had the computer less than a month and if I have to restore the system completely it will not cause much of a problem.

Thanks for the help in advance!

A:Dell Laptop w/ Windows 8 won't boot past dell logo screen

Hello Univers789,
Re-installing windows is the last resort. So before doing that, you can try the steps mentioned below which might fix the issue. 1. Restart the laptop and start tapping the F2 key at the Dell logo for enter the BIOS. 2. Navigate to the “Advanced” menu. 3. Change the SATA operation/selection in BIOS from Intel Smart Response to AHCI. 4. Press F10 to save changes and exit. 5. Reboot the system. 6. Go back into the BIOS by tapping the F2 key and change the SATA operation/selection in BIOS from AHCI to Intel Smart Response. 7. Save changes and exit by pressing the F10 key. 8. Reboot the system and it should boot normally into Windows. In case the above steps don’t fix the issue, run the Pre-Boot System Assessment (PSA / ePSA) Diagnostics. Run the test and check if gives any error code. Note down the error code and update me with the same, would let you know the next course of action. Please write back with results. 

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Pretty much what happens is that the screen will turn to colored static, and the computer will be unresponsive. In order to make the machine usable again the power button must be held down and the computer restarted. The odd thing about it is that it almost always happens when I am in the process of moving the laptop from one place to another. For example moving the computer from my lap to the table next to me. It has happened once or twice when I just touched the computer while it was on the table next to me. A few times the screen just turned black.

Since it is still under warranty, I called Dell support and they sent out a technician, who didn't seem to do any sort of troubleshooting. He replaced the motherboard and the LCD display. This of course did not fix the problem, so I called Dell again. This time, they had me send the computer to them. They received and sent it out the very same day, again, it doesn't seem that they did any real troubleshooting. When the same malfunction cropped up again, I of course called Dell and they said that when they received the laptop there was some sort of cable inside that was "loose", so the connected this cable and sen... Read more

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Does anyone think that this is power supply related? Not the power cord itself (I've used two different cords), but whatever is inside that powers the system. Sorry, I'm not that computer savvy.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop and have recently done updates from Dell but since then now when I turn the laptop on its running extremely slow and nothing seems to load up.  I'm on Windows 10
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U Processor,
Inspiron 15 5000 Series

Could anyone offer any advise?

Thanks

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A:Laptop (Win7 Dell Inspiron 1525) won't connect to desktop (XP Dell) wireless router

Sometimes, you need to replace the router.
Sometimes, you can call your service provider and ask them to take a look on line to see if the subscription needs to be refreshed.
But often, all that is needed (despite the fact that it is a lot of work) is to uninstall your existing system, then reboot, and reinstall everything.
You might also find success by looking at your device manager in Windows to see if you have any grey, red, or yellow flags by any related device. That may show you have a permanent hardware failure if you cannot restore it, then you are off to the store or your provider for a new cable modem or router.
 

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I have tried to achieve this using a KVM switch (the ATEN CS22U, non-powered). It claims to be Win7 compliant.
When I connect it to the E6410's VGA port and then in to the Monitor it says 'no signal detected'. Subsequent research would suggest that even if I were to somehow get a display through the KVM switch it will be lost as soon as you switch to the other laptop (!). 
I have come to believe through research on the web that the E6410 Laptop will only work with a VGA monitor being directly connected to its port, or an alternative (powered) KVM Switch with so called Active-DDC (whatever that is!) may also work. 
Needless to say I have exhausted my tech knowledge on this one.
Can anyone offer further advice or recommend a solution?
Ed.

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I have a dying Dell D610 laptop running XP Professional. I want to reformat/restore it, but I don't have the original OS disc (but I do have the original drivers/utilities disc.

But I DO have a legit Dell XP Home edition SP2 disc, with a key & everything (from my mom's Dell Desktop of about the same era as the laptop).

The question is now obvious, can I use the OS disc I have to re-do my laptop?

Thanks!

A:Can I Load My Dell XP Desktop Disc on Dell Laptop?

What do you mean by dying ? It would be senseless to reinstall, eg, if your HD was "dying".

As far as I know, an Install disk is not different for a desktop and Laptop. It will configure the OS based on the hardware you have on the laptop. Backup what you need from the laptop, and have at it.

PS: I am just another user, making a comment & do not work for this forum !

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I am plugging a HDMI cable into the HDMI port on a Dell E5440 laptop and the other end of the cable, which is Display Port, into a Dell P1914S monitor.
Nothing shows on the external monitor no matter what I do or try on either the laptop or monitor?  I have tried this on a Dell E7000 series laptop also with no result on that one either?
Does the HDMI port on Dell laptops support video or do I need to utilise some other means of connecting a second monitor.  Bear in mind there is no VGA output on these laptops.
Thanks in advance
Wayne

A:Dell Laptop HDMI to Dell Monitor DisplayPort?

Display port is NOT bidirectional. You can go from DISPLAY PORT OUT to HDMI IN but you CANNOT GO HDMI OUT to DIsplay port in.
I would suggest an HDMI to VGA adapter.
https://www.amazon.com/View-Hdmi-Converter-Raspberry-Board/dp/B00F04N28I
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.  Recently, I bought a Dell Ultrasharp monitor U2412M to attach to my laptop to have an ergonomic home office.   My knowledge of computers/hardware is pretty... rudimentary.  
24"1920 x 1200Nice adjustable stand1x DVI-D port, 1x display port, 1x VGA port, 1x USB 2.0 upstream port, 4x USB downstream ports
I use my computer for writing documents, internet surfing, and rarely for watching tv.  Eventually, I will buy a lighter and newer laptop, but probably not for a year or two.
I think I bought the wrong monitor....  I was hoping to buy something to use now, that will last, and that will work with any future laptop I buy.
My monitor just arrived.  I connected it to my laptop with the VGA cable (my laptop doesn't have DPI or HDMI input).  It worked, but the picture didn't look.... very good.  
It is my understanding that VGA connections are the worst quality.  Can I use an ?adapter to connect to the VGA cable to access the DVI-D port on the monitor?  Or is this the best I can get?  I'm not even sure what ?video cards are, or whether I need one of these.  
I also looked up the specs on my old laptop and it says the specs of my laptop screen are 
1366 x 768 pixel
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Inspirion17R 5720
When I try to boot up, the dell logon screen comes on for a second along with the progress bar at the bottom of screen, the progress bar does not fill with the color and the dell emblem goes away..... the circle of dots that should spin also does not spin anymore, just a black screen 

A:Dell Laptop will not finish Dell logon screen

Hi Raymond2013,
I will recommend you to run the diagnostics on your system to check the hardware functionality:

Restart your system and keep tapping 'F12' as soon as the Dell logo appears.
Highlight 'Diagnostics' using up/down arrow keys and press enter.

Please let me know if you get any error code/message.
In case the diagnostics pass, try to boot your system in ‘Safe mode with Networking’ from Advanced boot menu and see if it works:

Restart the system and keep tapping 'F8' as soon as the Dell logo appears.
Highlight 'Safe Mode with Networking' using arrow keys and press enter.

Note: If your system has Windows 8, F8 key will not work to bring up Advanced Boot menu. Try to boot your system for 3 times and it will automatically bring up the Advanced Boot menu.
Keep me posted. Please reply for any further questions.
To know more about Dell’s products, services and drivers & downloads, please go to http://dell.to/QjjZDA
 

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Typo on the title, I ment Truemobile 360, NOT 355.

I have an older Dell D400 I'm trying to breath some life back into and I thought I would try out Windows 7.

Well, I got everything working good I think, but the Dell 360 Truemobile bluetooth.

Windows 7 just won't see it. No matter what driver pack I try, it says no bluetooth found. The official Dell Vista pack asks me to turn on the bluetooth but I can't even figure out how to do that, and the light on the laptop is not lit up.

I see dell has this app/patch that it suppose to enable the bluetooth but that also tells me no blue tooth found.

I can't use my bluetooth cellphone as a modem, help please.

That being said, other people have been having the same issue with other laptops, same internal bluetooth and W7 but what worked for them doesn't seem to want to work for me.

On a side note it work's under Windows XP, just not W7.

A:Issues with Dell D400 Laptop, Dell 355 Bluetooth and W7

I opened the computer, removed the BT, rebooted, shut down, reinstalled the BT, rebooted and it's working now.

Hrmf...

Thanks anyway I guess.

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AW 17r3 (6820hk, uhd display, 32gb ram, 980m 4gb, itb hdd, 256 gb samsung951 m2)  laptop just arrived from dell outlet, Win 10 is on slow hdd vs fast samsung 951 256gb already in it.  I specifically payed more to get the speed feature of os on fast drive.  I have and still own many alienware and dell products. First time I have been disappointed by performance, I am counting on them making it right - never had a problem before. AW has painfully slow load/boot speed - slower than 3 previous laptops.  Os should have been on fast drive.I have premiere care for 364 days.Will they correct it.suggestion: exchange my Samsung951 256 drive for one with os already on it. I have slow dsl speed so that solution would take forever.  dell please look at my registered devices, the quantity should show I am a fan. If anyone has done this before and has a step by step - let me know, in case I am left on my own. Thanks.

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Hleping a friend who had so many viruses on his Dell B130 laptop that all we could do was to wipe it clean and reinstall windows. He does not have a driver disk so I went to Dell's support page and found all that I need. The problem is that I don't have internet access on the laptop that was reformatted. I tried to download to my computer but it wants to install the drivers.

How can I save the Dell drivers to a folder or even to a disk so that I can install and finish this installation?

I thought this would be easy as all the drivers are on Dell's site.

I tried to get to Chat with Dell and could not due to the computers service being over.

Thank you for any and all suggestions.

A:Dell Drivers for a Dell B130 Laptop

Anyone, including me (I don't have a Dell), can download Dell drivers to the desktop...and then burn them to CD.Just click the SAVE button, not the OPEN button for each driver package.http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...tid=&impid=Louis

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I need to install my dell aoi 922 all-in-one. I really need to just use the scanner. That is the most important thing. I don't have the cd to install it so I was trying to find an installation program to download. I could not find one for vista. My comuter is a dell inspiron 1501 laptop. PLEASE help me... I REALLY need my scanner.

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I have an old Dell machine that refuses to boot from either a Win 7 install DVD or a Win 7 System Repair CD. It has no trouble booting from other bootable CDs (not sure about other bootable DVDs). It boots from a Win XP install CD or various Linux boot CDs so the problem doesn't appear to be the drive itself.

The Win 7 install DVD and System Repair CD both work fine on other machines.

Does anyone have any ideas why this machine can't seem to boot Win 7 from DVD or CD?

I got Win 7 installed on the machine by other means (long story) and it boots Win 7 from the hdd fine so it's not that it can't handle Win 7 itself.

It bugs me that I can't boot from these disks!

A:Installing Win 7 on old Dell P3

I think I can help on this. Your old Dell doesn't have the system requirements that are required to run Setup. You have to have at least 512 Megabytes of ram for setup to run at all.

Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

This link will tell you about the system requirements for running Windows 7 at all.

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Hello I want to reformat an e-machines computer but the only windows installation cd I have says only to use it on Dell computers (it came with a Dell computer). My question is what will happen if I use the Dell CD anyway because I don't want to spend the hundred(s) dollars to buy another one?

Also the reason I'm reformatting it is because of virus damage including an inaccessible cd drive. Would re-formatting it fix the inaccessible cd drive problem? I'm still able to access cds by booting from them so I assume that will work. The problem is the drive doesn't show up in My Computer anymore and nothing happens when I insert a CD.

Than you for any help.
 

A:installing windows xp from a dell cd but...

Welcome to TSG....

Well the OEM disks like from Dell, Compaq etc are all re-written for the particular computers processors that they are made for. Trying to install them on another manufacturers computer is a total waste of time. Your best bet would be to purchase one of the right ones by calling the manufacturer of the computer and ordering a restore or recovery disk set from them it is a lot cheaper.

Please do not ask me the price I do not work for any of them....
 

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Ok this will be a long post, here it goes:

I had some beast malware on my laptop (a Dell Studio XPS M 1640) so I went ahead and re-installed the OS. However, I messed it up.

So I instert the Dell Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP 1 disk and the dell symbol comes up and says loading so I press F 12 and the boot menu comes up and I select right from CD/DVD. Then it says press any key to enter so I do. I believe I got it right up till now.

I then Formated both of the drives (C and D) when the two options came up. I proceeded to click on the one I thought was right and clicked next. So it does its stuff and I enter my password etc. I notice however when I get to the desktop my D drive has 450 GB and my C has only 15 GB. So I re-try installing it and pick the other option (I didnt format it this time). This worked out a little better, the C had 450 GB and the D had the right amount, 15 GB or something. I noticed that both said Local Disk C however and there was no recovery. So I am worried but proceed to try and install the Dell Drives and whatnot but am perplexed because I can't figure out which to install and if I was doing it correctly. THEN, I restart the comp and I low and behold there are TWO choices, both saying Windows Vista. One was the OS with the D drive of 450 GB and the other was the more normal one.

So, I go ahead and try to reinstall it again and Format the two drives but being and idiot I picked the D drive as my main slot again so it has 450GB!!. At t... Read more

A:Need help re-installing Vista on a Dell

hello
don't cry...lol it's only a machine! so you have vista on it?

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I cannot seem to find the online documentation that shows how to take apart my laptop( Dell Cpx) so I can put in a different processor. Im also trying to find out which processors are compatible for an upgrade on my Dell. Thanks[email protected]
 

A:Installing new processor in Dell CPx

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/pcpxhj/sm/64ptn_en.pdf

Latitude CPx H-Series/J-Series
Intel Mobile Pentium III microprocessor. For J-Series, microprocessor includes Intel SpeedStep™ technology

Please don't start multiple threads for the same problem. Just "bump" your thread back to the top.
 

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I am trying to install XP Pro 64-bit on my desktop and running into some problems. I currently have Pro 32-bit, if it matters. During my first attempt, I inserted the CD boot up the the computer and it goes into Windows installation, loading drivers, etc. and then I got a blue screen when the installation started. I read around and learned that I need to load the SATA drivers first by hitting F6 at the beginning of the the install. So I went to the Dell website and downloaded everything they had for SATA drivers for the XPS410, uncompressed them, and copied them on to the floppy drive. I rebooted, pressed F6 and then came to the screen showing the different controller drivers to install. I selected the first one and got an error for iaStor.sys saying that device is not compatible with the x64-based version of Windows. Okay, so it must be the next one right? Nope, I went down the entire list and all of them gave me the same error. So I am at a loss. I'm not sure what drivers I need and where I can get them. Hoping somebody could point me in the right direction.

As I mentioned, it's a Dell XPS 410
SATA drive is Seagate ST3160812AS

Let me know if you need any other info. I'll try to find it.

THANKS!
Kevin
 

A:Trouble installing XP Pro 64-Bit on my Dell XPS 410

XP Pro 64bit has historical issues with drivers - I've been there. Unless you're a tweak nerd chief engineer Scotty type character who needs to squeeze every last drop out of available system resources, then don't bother with XP 64bit. But that is only my personal opinion.

You'll probably find more success in using Vista 64bit... but if intergalactic mega performance is what you need, why are you bothering with Windows at all?

But if you're up for a fight then XP 64bit will certainly give you that.
 

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I need help figuring out how to open up my laptop to put in processor.I searched dells online site but didnt find anything that shows how to do this,Please help!!
 

A:installing new processor in dell CPx

usually opening a couple of screws at the back will give access to it. you'd be breaking your warrenty if you did.
 

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I have a new Dell and a fairly new HP PSC2355. I installed the printer on my HP computer just fine in Fla. But it won't install on my Dell using XP Home.
I get an error message in Step 3 of 4 in the installation saying "The copy function cannot be used." If I am reading the window right, this is happening during the hpzprl01.exe function trying to preload product drivers. I am at a total loss what to do

I just installed this crazy printer on my Toshiba Laptop just fine. What is on the Dell that is blocking me and how do I get around it?
 

A:Installing HP PSC2355 on a Dell

Maybe you dont have the latest XP drivers for your printer.

Try Here.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&cc=us&product=422000&dlc=en&lang=en

There is also a troubshooting link at the bottom of the HP page.
 

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I have win 2k professional
I download via torrent a version of Windows XP as my cds are damaged, but I conserve my cdkeys intact written in paper (I have like 3-5 licenses) .

I burned the ISO on my mac, an tried to install the Windows XP

The computer has an administration code to install software, and since neither I nor my dad knows what it is, we tried installing the Windows XP PRO via boot cd.

I started the PC and pressed f2 and put in this Order of Boot Sequence: CD 1st, then HardDrive C then Diskette.

Proceding I saved and restarted, when the computer started it told me to press any key to start the CD boot I pressed any space, K, F, any key as told, but the computer continued to load Windows 2k Pro and did not start the Installation.

Might I have done anything wrong? why didnt it load the cd boot? Does not having the admin password could make this? because installing via wizard needs the password and not having it gives me a pain in the back.

A:Installing Win XP Pro on Dell GX260 with Win 2k

:$ no one can help me? (F)

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I am trying to get my dell A940 printer to work with our new ibuy power computer with no luck.HELP,kid needs school project by tomorrow!
 

A:installing dell printer

Assuming the "ibuy power" computer has Vista installed, have you downloaded and installed the Vista drivers for the dell A940 ??

You need to give more details, such as the Windows version (98, XP, Vista etc)

For Vista drivers check here:
http://www.softwaredriverdownload.com/dell_a940_vista_driver.html
 

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I am having the same problem- new hd only- fresh install of XPon a Dell Dimension E 310:- continue to recieve same message when trying to install- cannot install- may be invalid cd- purchased new- then it may say something like catalogue files missing, or no hard drive found, or dll files missing, etc. Something new with each attempt to reformat hd and install OS-anyone have any ideas? I am running out of ideas.

A:Problem installing OS on Dell

and welcome to the Forum

I moved your post since it was unrealted to the thread it was in.

Installing XP on a SATA drive requires an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ws_xp_on_a.htm

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

If there are no such settings you'll need to slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :

http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slip...rs-into-xp-cd/

or

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-installation/

Are you using the Dell Reinstallation Disc?

You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here

You can request a replacement instalation cd here:

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I'm considering installing an SSD on my desktop computer, and have read several places I need to set my BIOS to AHCI mode. I have no such mode listed in my BIOS. The only 2 options listed are LEGACY and UEFI. Is Legacy just Dell's description for AHCI? Can I just install using LEGACY? I can't seem to get any answers from the Dell forums. I'm using Windows 7 64 bit OS. I think the bios version is 8. If I use the LEGACY mode, will Trim still work? This will be a clone, not a fresh Windows install.
Thanks.

A:Installing SSD on Dell XPS 8700

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Nothing for ssd's is automatic in 7
If you get a Samsung ssd they have a utility that makes using an ssd easy though
It's called Samsung magician a separate download.

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can someone remind me please, just on one point. We want to install a full unused OEM Dell Windows disk onto a Dell computer which originally shipped with XP. What happens about the product key? Normally you do not need to enter it when installing on an OEM - but which one will the BIOS expect and accept? I don't want to give the machine to my daughter and three months later it complains that the licence isn't 'genuine'.

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My PC at work is a Dell (Intel Core 2 Duo, 3Ghz, 4Gb RAM) running XP Pro. I wanted to put on Windows 7 but apparently it's not possible. According to our IT chappie Dell machines can only function with OS's that are pre-installed by Dell. We played around with it a bit today and it's true. We couldn't install Vista (got BSOD). Windows 7 installed but couldn't be activated That really had us puzzled. Then on trying to re-install XP we got more BSOD's.

The Vista was x64 Ultimate (I think), Windows 7 was both x86 Ultimate and x64 Ultimate. The XP was x86 Pro (2 attempts from 2 different discs) and 1 x64 Pro.

Anyone have a solution to this? Dell is no help - knowledge or speedwise - most likely they will have the usual response of "Bring it in and we'll re-install at X cost" and even then it'll take a month.

Anybody know of a fix for this? I'd prefer Windows 7 to run but XP will do fine. I have a sneaky suspicion the answer may lie somewhere in the BIOS. All help is greatly appreciated.

A:Problems installing on Dell

Oh yes, currently installed is Windows 7 x86. Not activated obviously.

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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 910 mini. It has Ubuntu Linux operating system on it. I would like to put XP. Can I do this through a USB thumb drive? It has no cd drive. Here are the specs. Also it only has 8gb hard drive..... is that enough for XP? I have read where some have ran XP on these but don't know how.

1W959FPRC,N270,1.6,512KB,DMV,C01H510GGDE,PROD,INFO ,SERI,ENG,WW1G383GGDE,PROD,INFO,WSI,ENG1U943PTSH,D RIVER DOWNLOAD,ENG1H840JTSH,UBUNTU,ENG1Y877GAssembly,Ada pter,Alternating Current,30W,2P,United States 9101M770HGuide,SETUP,Inspiron,910,English1M958HKey board,61,United States English,Single Pointing,Qiao Hong,Windows1C901HBattery,Primary,32WHR,4C Lithium,Simplo1P896HKit,Software,UBT8.04+,910 Media1Y614GLiquid Crystal Display,8.9WSVGA,Light Emitting Diode,True Life,Lg Philips Lcd1G558JAssembly,Cable,Low Voltage Differential Signaling,WO/CMRALCD,9101J141HASSY,BASE,NBK,WO/WWAN,9101N204HCard,Wireless,Minicard Broadcom Corporation,ARCD United States1PP102Dual In-Line Memory Module,1G 800,128X64,8,200,1GBIT1D154HSolid State Drive,8G,Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment,4GX2,STEC1N302HBezel,Liquid Crystal Display Silver,8.9,WO/CMRA,9101Y173MAssembly,Cover,Liquid Crystal Display,IMR,BLUE,Wireless Local Area Network Card,

A:Installing XP on Dell mini

There are USB DVD burners out there for laptops, you could use one of those and it will install XP right from the installation disk.
If you don't intend on keeping the drive after the install, just return it.

If you are in the USA Staples Super Stores have USB DVD burner drives that will do the trick.

Hope this helps.

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Hello,

I want to purchase Windows 7 and upgrade my PC from Windows XP. In the past, I tried using freshly installing Windows XP with a retail Windows XP disc and it couldn't find my HD to partition during the beginning installation. I'm nervous that will happen again.

I don't suppose anyone has installed Windows 7 on a Dell XPS Gen 5? I have no problem doing a fresh install but, before I buy it, I'd like to know that it'll work.

Also, which retail version of Windows 7 should I get? The upgrade?

A:Installing Windows 7 on Dell XPS Gen 5

Hello, Welcome!

Don't worry about installation problems. I have written a troubleshooting guide, and we have hundreds of capable volunteers willing to help you should anything go wrong.

As for the version, if you have a Windows OS now, like XP or Vista, you qualify for the Upgrade version. There is a way to do a clean install with that copy, don't be fooled.

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I recently dropped my Dell Smartstep 250 laptop and broke the LCD. It was a SVGA LCD. Because I wanted to save a few dollars, I found a lower resolution Smartstep VGA LCD on ebay and tried to install it. This model of LCD came as standard with most Smartstep 250s. The screen is just a scrambled mess. I can still use the laptop with an external screen but I'd really like to get my new LCD working. Any suggestions?
 

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Hi Guys
I have a Dell Optiplex 170L P4 [2.8 ] & H/d fully formated .
Can I use my normal XP Home disc to re-install XP to this PC ?
Or does Dell supply a fresh copy if I gave them the Ser NO & XP Activation NO on set ?

Thanks in advance Oziwombat

A:Installing my OEM XP home on a dell pc

Dell usually will supply replacement restore CD's for your system if you give them a call.

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I bought a Dell Desktop last summer (e6600, 2gb ram, 250gb hd) and i am have issues installing xp onto the hardrive. I know how to set the settings so it boots from disk that is not the problem. It goes to the blue screen and loads the necessary files and then says, "Loading Windows" and then a new screen pops up saying my computer has shut down to prevent damage to the computer. This has happened with about 3 different copies of windows XP I own. Please give me some information to fix this issue.
 

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Hello
I have just put a new Hard drive in my old laptop and am trying to load the Windows XP disk. The error message I receive in Dos is no valid CD ROM drivers found.
I am using a Latitude CD ROM but do not know how to get the driver on the HD. Any help?

I do have a floppy drive but no floppies for booting.

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This is Proview74. I recently bought a new computer and used a "secure delete" program to clean all files off the old Dell computer (4700). I still have the Operating System (XP Media Center Edition 2005) reinstallation DVD for the Dell 4700, which I tried to reinstall by inserting it into the cd drive and rebooting the unit. However, the screen asked me for a password which I cannot remember (from 2005) when I first bought the computer. In fact, I don't even remember using a password at the time.

Is there anyway to over-ride the password, or use a substitute password, to get the computer to accept the reinstallation disc? I tried pressing f12, got into the BIOS section, but I have to enter a password to change the password to a new one. I am at a loss, and if I can't get it reinstalled, a perfectly good computer will have to be scrapped. Would love to get it going so my grand kids could use it.

Appreciate any help to get this going. Thanks for your help.
 

A:Re-installing XP on Dell computer

We don't generally offer help with password issues here for obvious reasons but F2 should get you into BIOS where you'll be asked for a password. F12 simply shows you the boot menu so you can boot from the CD and I'm surprised if the password is necessary at that stage.

You could enter the Service Tag, which is printed somewhere on the case, into the Dell website and enquire whether they set a password and on satisfying them you were the purchaser, they should tell you but if you set it yourself and forgot it, you're lost. I have to say it would have been an unusual thing to do - do you have a recollection of doing it?

 

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Working on dell dimension 4400,reinstalling xp.Computer only had 128 meg of Nanya DDR PC 2100 CL2.Put in a stick of kingston 256 pc 3200 CL3 I had on hand and It runs fine with that.Debating on if i should try to install original stick of memory along side with the new kingston or just call it good.Smoked a MB one time installing wrong memory so I am a little gunshy.I feel worse case is that it wont run properely but wanted some feedback.
 

A:Installing more memory on Dell

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My questions has two parts:

1) I have heard two stories on whether or not one can install XP onto a computer that is not manufactured by Dell. I was recently given a Compaq by a family member, but it has Vista :(. I still have my XP reinstall DVD from an old Dell I no longer use, so I want to use it to put XP on my Compaq.

After searching about the net I see that some folks claim that the DVD will not install onto any machine that does not have a Dell BIOS on it. An alternative claim is that the installer will check for a BIOS during installation, and if it does not find the BIOS it is looking for you will be required to talk to Microsoft.

The second idea seems the most likely to me, considering that MS makes you call them anyway if you are installing XP on another computer. That's fine for me, cuz this is totally legal. I just want to make sure before I go through all the trouble.

2) I want to completely format my hard drive before installing XP. I've installed various versions of windows a few times, but what I am not sure how to do is wipe my hd clean. How do I do this?

Thanks.

A:Installing XP from a Dell Reinstallation CD

You will have to have a valid Product Key to install XP with any disc, including the Dell

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I need some help. My manager's HD in her Dell Latitude laptop (which lacks a cdrom) has caught a boot sector virus. The only solution was to take its HD out and put it into an external shell that connects to my computer via USB.

I was able to install the first half of the Windows XP step, but when that was done and my computer restarted it did not complete the rest of the setup for the usb HD. Basically I am wanting to install windows using the Latitude's code then putting the HD back in hoping it we be as if it's a new install. Not sure if I have cleared up the entire situation, but hope so

If you follow and know what I am look for please help. If you would like to help and need more explaining I have all the time in the world. I appreciate any response, have a good one!
 

A:Installing Windows XP onto an external laptop HD (then implanting to the laptop)

Why not just put the drive in your machine and give it the basic install, swap it back, and then load the drivers.

Then, tell your Mgr to buy an external CD drive.
 

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I created a usb boot drive with Rufus and , plugged it into a windows 10 pc that I want to upgrade! to windows 7 and all looked good because the bootdisk was accepted and said it was loading files to install windows but then just froze with the windows 7 logo.

I cant imagine , what the problem is afterall I booted from windows 10 , restart in uefi usb mode . All started well and then froze like that.

Everytime i try again it freezes on the windows 7 logo after install has started.

Is it possible to reinstall windows 7?

Possibly I did not make the right rufus , settings. Who knows what settings in Rufus to make? Or is this another problem again.

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Hi everyone
Got a bit of a problem which I need help on please:

The screen has gone blank but works on an external monitor, this only started to happen after I let my son use my laptop, he and his friends have connected their iPads etc for films and music...but strangely, sometimes it comes on without any problem when I boot up as normal, so it is still working, this has happened on other occasions I am sure it can be rectified but I don't have a clue really. See below for what I have tried so far:

1. Checked monitor display - it shows the external monitor as the primary display only and I can't seem to get it to display the laptop monitor.

2. Checked the internet for possible solutions but could not properly understand everything to rectify the problem.


3. Could it possibly be anything to do with the amount of memory that has beenused up? (my son has used most of it for his music & films etc.)


Please help

Cheers folks

Kenny Khan
Wales, UK>

A:Laptop Screen gone blank on my Dell M1530 Laptop

Hi and welcome to TSF try page 42 here http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...RU335A01MR.pdf

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A company called TweakBit is relentlessly downloading software to my DELL Inspiron, informing me that my laptop has over 240 errors and offering to fix them if I purchase and install their software. They use the DELL trademark and also state that they are a Microsoft Partner, Norton Secured (using Microsoft and Norton trademarks), and are "100% Satisfaction Guaranteed" by an unnamed agency! They offer a 24/7 support number. I called the number and a man with a heavy Indian accent told me he knew nothing about DELL, Microsoft Partnership, or Norton! I found and deleted the TweakBit software installed on my laptop on 4/1/16. I removed it. It reinstalled on 4/2/16! Is this really a DELL sponsored product? The Geek Squad says that it is a scam! I purchased my laptop at Best Buy on 12/24/15. The undocumented software DELL had installed on the laptop downloaded malicious software from the internet! I had to perform a full system reset TWICE to get my computer to function properly!
I used to have great respect for DELL. NO MORE! How dare you deliver products with undocumented software installed! I have lost all confidence in DELL and I will never buy another DELL product! I wish I could return my Inspiron. It is an insecure device. I no longer trust it! I no longer trust DELL! I an going to contact Best But to see if I can return or exchange it for something trustworthy.
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A:TweakBit Software is downloading to my laptop posing as DELL software! Is DELL aware of this?

Hello Sir, I have already replied to the same post you left on Facebook, but would like to repeat my message here.
We are sorry you had a negative experience with your computer that involved TweakBit products. I would like to clarify a couple of things so there are no misunderstandings. TweakBit does not come pre-installed on Dell computers and does not get installed automatically without user consent. We are in fact a Microsoft Gold Application Development partner and we do use Norton to test our software and certify it as virus-free. The only place in our software where you could have seen a mention of Dell would be the section that contains information on your computer system. Our software displays your computer brand, model and specs for your convenience, as many users have no idea where to locate this info when faced with the need to do maintenance on their computer or to call support.
I can assure you that TweakBit software is neither malware, nor does it contain any malware. We take customer safety very seriously and work with every complaint until the issue is resolved to the customer’s satisfaction. Our software comes with an unconditional 30-day money back guarantee, so if you purchased any of our products and did not like how they worked, you can submit a request at tweakbit.com/support/contact/ for an immediate refund.
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Hi, my friend wanted me to re-install xp on his Dell Dimension 1100, I tried Ctrl+F11 to access the recovery partition, but there isnt one on his drive. Anybody know of a way to get hold of the restore cd for this?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Re-installing Xp on Dell Dimension 1100

What's the service tag number on that Dell Dimension 1100 desktop? It'll be on the sticker on the case.

Is there a 25-digit product code for Windows XP on a sticker on the case, and is it for XP Home, XP Pro, or XP MCE?

(Don't post the product code here. Just advise if it's present.)

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Hi all,
I am trying to install a Dell 1600N MFP on a Dell Inspiron 530 with Win XP sp3 installed. Tried to download drivers from Dell and it keeps giving me Vista drivers.
When I attempted to install these drivers it keeps asking me for the last disk. I am trying to install this printer using an USB cable.

Any help or clues would be appreciated.

A:Installing Dell 1600n problem

Are you following the directions at http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&docid=DSN_290214&isLegacy=true ?

Louis

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Good Morning,
I have been reading about installing a 1tb SSD drive in my unit and keeping the 2tb as drive D/E. I would clone my existing drive to the SSD using EaseUS, remove all the data which would remain on the original drive. Has anyone been through this scenario and could you send me the correct procedure.
Thanks,
Bob
I do not want to re-invent the wheel. 

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I have a dell Inspiron N5110. I purchased it with windows Home Premium but I had to reinstall windows, but I couldn't back up windows and  by the time of purchase I didn't get a windows 7 OS cd as well. Therefore I am unable to re-install windows although I have a product key for windows 7. 
How can I obtain Windows 7 home premuim. I would be really grateful if you can help with this.
 

A:Re Installing Windows 7 to dell inspiron

pj,
If you are within your warranty you can click the link below to request backup media. If you are not within your warranty you will need to purchase the disk. The second link provides information on purchasing the disk.
Request Backup & Recovery Discs for your system (US, Canada and UK only)
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. Click my name in blue then on the next page click where it says send private message

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Been scouring the net but haven't been able to find anything so I thought I'd post. Sorry if there's been a lot of these types of threads but here's my issue.

Installation of the operating system for Windows 7 actually goes without much difficulty but when I go into the post install setup the monitor goes blank. I've been poking around and what I've managed to conclude is that Dell likes to use it's own generic driver for video display rather than use the Windows Standard VGA Compatible Driver that should start up by default.

The reason why I've come to this conclusion is because I tried booting the new install in safe mode and I could actually see the initial setup page. Of course you can't do the post install settings in safe mode so I couldn't go any further.

My question for you guys, is there any way for me to disable the Dell OEM drivers that like to start overriding the generic drivers that come with windows? And if so how?

A:Difficulty Installing Windows 7 on a Dell XPS 720

CoreFlood, I think you have half of of the solution already. Boot in safe mode, install the drivers you want (worst case just uninstall the problematic ones and Win7 will take care of installing them when you reboot) and reboot normally.

Why do you say: "Of course you can't do the post install settings in safe mode so I couldn't go any further."? Have you tried that? That is what safe mode is supposed to be for

Let us know

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I am trying to install windows XP on a Dell desktop that previously had either windows 7 or windows vista on it but as it is setting up the installation, it doesn't even make it to the screen where i'm asked which partition or anything before it blue screen errors out with "stop: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005 0xF748E0BF, 0xF78DA208, 0xF78D9F08) - I'm thinking i need to set something in the BIOS but i'm not sure what..... please help, thanks.

A:Error installing Win XP on Dell Desktop

What is the make and model # of your Dell desktop computer? If the computer shipped with Vista or 7, chances are great there are no drivers for XP. Go to the Dell Drivers site and type in the service tag# or the make and model # and make sure that there are drivers for XP.
As for your situation, go into the Bios, to HDD mode or SATA and change the HDD mode from AHCI to IDE or Compatibility mode

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I've installed an AMD RX 480 card on my old Dell T5500.
After installing latest driver from AMD and updated BIOS I got this error on my windows 10 (64bit) device manager
"Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"
Is there anyone have an idea how to make it works?
Thanks a lot.

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This is likely a common problem but I'm still going to be very detailed.

I have a Dell Dimension E520 desktop which used to be my mothers, she gave it to me because it got incredibly slow, it's less than 6 years old. It came with Windows Vista installed, intel core 2 processor, DVD/CD drive, no Floppy Drive. There is absolutely no data on the HD that I or my mom need, it has all been transferred to her new comp. I suspect that the hard drive is ridden with viruses and malware. My original plan was to wipe the hard drive with zeroes but I have heard that could be a bad idea for a Dell or similar PC's of a model like this as there is some needed information on the hard drive that I couldn't restore after wiping it. First, is this true? If I zero it out will I be stuck with a useless HD?

I have the drivers disk for it and I would still like to zero it out if possible and install Windows XP instead. I don't like Vista one bit and I want to use a method that ensures any viruses and malware are gone for good. I have been advised by friends to just reformat it and that should get rid of any viruses etc. I originally tried making a boot disc (CD) with HDDerase on it and booting from that but it didn't recognize the disk. Now I am just settling for a reformat but that isn't working either.

Here is my problem:
I have my XP CD-ROM and I want to boot from it to format the HD and then install Windows XP. I changed the boot order in the BIOS to start with CD and I hit any button... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Installing XP on a Dell E520

and welcome to the Forum

Installing XP on a SATA drive requires an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ws_xp_on_a.htm

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

If there are no such settings you'll need to slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :

http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slip...rs-into-xp-cd/

or

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-installation/

You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here

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I am trying to install a PCI card to upgrade to USB 2.0 on my Dell 8200. I bought a card from Microcenter.The card box said it used VIA drivers.

When I installed it into the slot and booted up the plug and play feature of Windows XP didn't automatically install the drivers.
A disk came with the card, but I was unable to install the VIA driver from the disk. So I was left with 4 new USB slots that would only work at 1.1
USB speed.

A friend told me that the motherboards in the Dell Dimensions work well with USB 2.0 cards that have an NEC chipset.
Has anyone had any experience in installing a PCI USB 2.0 card that installed correctly using XP's plug and play functionality?
What brand card was used?? Thanks for your help
 

A:need help in installing a usb 2.0 card on a dell 8200

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Can I install Windows XP on my dell computer? I mean the regular one that you'd buy in a box at the store. I seem to be having more trouble than it's worth using the Dell Operating System CD to reinstall it. I'm trying to delete the current windows on the hard drive and do a fresh install like I posted before, but it says it can't because it needs the files already installed to make the new install. So what I'm saying is, can I dump the dell disk and just use the real one? I have a feeling that would fix it.
 

A:Installing Windows on Dell Computer

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My problem is when I run install from CD the installer says it cannot find a hard drive installed. I ran the Dell hard drive test utility and it passed. I also looked at it in settings, it see;s it in there too.
Any advice out there please?
 

A:Looking for help installing Windows XP on a Dell XPS/Dimension XPS Gen 5

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I just recieved my new Dell dimernsion 4600 and wanted to install an Optorite DVD+/-RW that I just purchased. The burner reads and writes in both cd and DVD. My new Dell came only with a CD ROM drive. I am wanting to know if there would be an advantage to keeping the new Dell CD-ROM drive in my computer or should I just install the DVD burner in its place.

THanks for your assistance. I am definitely new at installing hardware so any tips about the installation process would be very helpful
 

A:installing DVD burner on my brand new dell

If the CDROM is on the secondary IDE cable, install the DVDRW on the same cable as the CDROM. Make the DVDRW master and the CDROM slave.

This way you can do on the fly CD to CD copying.

At the end of the year you can replace the CDROM with one of those Dual layer DVD 16x drives that are supposed to be coming out.
 

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Hello, I currently have a dell new inspiron 14z, with 512gb hdd and a 60gb of cache-ssd (if that's the right term)I'm planning to buy a Samsung 256gb ssd and install it in place of the hdd - and since the Windows is installed in the HDD, this means that I'll have to reinstall Windows again.
So since I'm a newbie to all the ssd thing, I have a few number of questions -
1) Would I need to change BIOS settings? It's currently set at Intel RST setting (I don't remember the right term, but it wasn't AHCI), and it uses rapid storage technology using the micro ssd. Would I need to disable it to reinstall Windows?
2) Since I don't have a recovery disk, is it ok if I just download Windows from http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-microsoft-windows-and-office/download-microsoft-windows/windows-7-sp1-iso-download/  and install it in the USB?
Thank you so much!

A:Installing an SSD in a Dell New Inspiron 14z 5423?

Hi Andrew Pai,
mSATA drive uses the SSD technology to make the system faster. If you replace the normal mechanical hard drive with SSD hard drive the IRST technology feature would be nullified.
However, to use the SSD on the system please change the SATA operation mode in the BIOS from IRST to AHCI. You will need an operating system reinstallation disc to install it on the system. You can use the link below for placing a request for operating system reinstallation disc (USA only).
http://dell.to/TmYffg
If you are not able to place a request for the disc from the link above, then please send me a private message with the computer's service tag, Name registered during the system purchase and email address so that I can check what can be done. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.

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Dear guys,
I try to install Win7 on my Dell inspiron 6400 befor i hav VISTA running on my Laptop. i try to format my laptop then boot from windows 7 ultimate cd but every time its getting error when goes to format the hard drive. i also try to change the HDD 1st i replace my 120sata with 250 gb but my laptop not detect that hdd in bios that 250seagate is brand new and working on other PC fine. then i try 160 hdd and same problem came during format the partion during windows 7 setup. then i try to install XP on Same HDD and same problem came when WIN XP Setup goes to format the Partion. Now i am Stuck in the middle of nowhere Plzz some one Help me Out.....

A:Installing WIN 7 on DELL INSPIRON 6400

Can you trigger the Dell Recovery partition to return your computer to factory condition in order to Update BIOS?

If Recovery partition will not run using cNTRL + f11 or whatever key combination they tell you to use, then you have nothing to lose and can wipe the HD which might stop one of the utility/boot partitions from interfering with install.

Boot Windows 7 install DVD Repair console or Repair CD, choose Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (replace # with Windows 7 HD)
CLEAN ALL (zeroes HD for deepest clean, takes about an hour per 320gb, drop "all" if you want shorter)
EXIT

Now boot back into the installer to attempt Custom install, using Drive Options to create New partition and Format.

Try also removing all but 2gb of RAM to try install, reset the CMOS: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../clearcmos.htm What is the SATA controller setting? Try AHCI, then IDE.

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Hi,
My name is Rob Hubert and Im from Haarlem, the Netherlands.
I have bought (second hands) a Dell Optiflex GX270 and I want to install XP on it. The problem is that there is no CD-ROM or diskette station where I can install it to the HD. I want to put my 80 GB HD in this pc, but I want to format it. When I now connect to de Dell its stays in a kind of loop (always returning to options like safe mode etc.) Have anyone a solution for me??

I hope there is someone who can help me.
My apology for my English, but I hope its understandable.
Rob
 

A:How installing XP on a Dell Optifex GX270

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I've installed SP3 on two different dell machines. After the reboot I was unable to go to device manager and connect to the internet. After doing some research I was pointed to the services under computer management and ALL.. repeat ALL of the services were disabled... I went online under microsoft.com and found the services needed to establish the internet. Got the internet working. But my question is... has there been reported problems with SP3 installed on Dell machines or are these two machines rare cases. Heck I really don't know if it was accually SP3 that caused the problem... I do know the problems happend after I did the updates online. Any suggestions? If you need more info let me know :/

Chaz
 

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Hi all;

I know this question gets asked a lot (yes I have searched the forums), however none of the previous posts have been particularly relevant to me. This is my first post, so here we go:

I recently won a competition where the prize was Windows 7 Ultimate (full, not upgrade, version). I also just bought a new Dell Studio XPS desktop (please see the specs. in my profile... if you can) which came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) (OEM version with no disc, of course). My question is this:

I want to (clean) install Windows Ultimate onto the new Dell PC. Will I run into any problems in doing this? I basically also want to get rid of all the Dell crap and 3rd party software that came with the computer, and set it up the way I want it. I have heard that Win 7 will install all my drivers automatically, so would I be right in saying that I do not need the Dell "drivers and utilities" disc that came with the system?

The internet is littered with people bitching about how their Dell keeps screwing up or how Windows isn't compatible with this or that, and I'd like to try and avoid becoming one of those people. Basically, I'm just wanting to know if there are any issues in straying from the Dell OEM operating system, and installing my own full retail version of Win 7.

Any and all help will be appreciated.
Also, I am not really a "tech savvy" guy, so simple terms would be great.

Cheers,
Kraney.

A:Installing Windows 7 on a Dell system

1) Make sure you clean your HD
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

2) do a clean install is always best
Clean Install Windows 7

3) you need your drivers disk to install all miss drivers.

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Dell is not checking the Inspiron 620 for Windows 10 compatability and has no plans to update drivers. Has anybody successfully installed Windows 10 on a Dell Inspiron 620?

A:Installing windows 10 on a Dell Inspiron 620

There are millions of hardware combinations on the market, which people use. So I don't know if you'll get many answers if you ask that way.

However, there are quite a number of Google hits on that question:
"windows 10" "Dell Inspiron 620" - Google Search

I found one user for whom the upgrade itself worked nicely, but he wrote that afterwards he had issues with the Intel HD 2000 card: Video playback was somehow problematic and also the sound did only work, if he connected and disconnected his headphones.
The sound problem sounds like a setting problem to me; I think that should be solvable. For the HD 2000 graphics card, you should really use the newest drivers. For an Intel HD 3000 card I am using drivers from May 2015 and they work nicely. Older drivers may have problems under WIndows 10. So check, if there are new drivers for the HD 2000 and if so, install them.
The user with the graphics/problems found these issues to be too bad for him.

Whatever you do: Before you start the upgade, make sure that you have a system image of your Windows 7 installation. From the user with the graphics/sound problems:






After a couple of unproductive hours I restored the machine back to windows seven. This did not come without problems though, the factory installed OS image has been removed and all system scheduled tasks have been corrupted. It has taken a few days to get the machine running ok but restoring the system tasks is complex and ... Read more

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i had a dell. with it came a windows 2000 pro cd. now i have a computer thats not dell, and it has windows xp home on it. i want my win 2000 pro instead but it wont install, saying its not a dell computer. is there any way around it? needless to say the people at dell are not a help, they say i should have bought another dell instead.
 

A:Installing windows 2000 pro from a dell cd

Don't know if it helps, but on the CD, in the I386 dir. check the contents of:

MSTASK.INI
[.ShellClassInfo]
CLSID={d6277990-4c6a-11cf-8d87-00aa0060f5bf}

and

PRODSPEC.INI
;
;Note to user: DO NOT ALTER OR DELETE THIS FILE.
;
[SMS Inventory Identification]
Version=1.0

[Product Specification]
Product=Windows 2000 Professional

Version=5.0
Localization=English
ServicePackNumber=0
BitVersion=40
[Version]
DriverVer=11/14/1999,5.00.2183.1

and

SETUPP.INI
[Pid]
ExtraData=646E77637A6F6D79626A1D94089595
Pid=51873000

and

SETUPACC.TXT
; Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Version 4.0 and
; Windows NT Server Version 4.0
; (c) 1994 - 1996 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
;
; Accessible Setup Answer File
;
; This file contains information about how to automate the installation
; or upgrade of Windows NT Workstation and Windows NT Server so the
; Setup program runs without requiring user input during the text-mode
; phase.

[Unattended]
OemPreinstall = no
TargetPath = *
UnattendMode = GuiAttended


The above 4 are from the regular W2K Pro CD.

SETUP.EXE in the root has 196,880 bytes, dates from (06 December) 06/12/1999 21:00 and has version 5.0.2195.1

The legality of what you want is dubious.
 

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Ok so I recovered an old Dell C521 desktop machine that no one wanted. I ordered new memory for it (ddr2 2 x 2Gb ), a new dvdrw, and a Seagate Barracuda 2 Tb Hard drive. Every thing works except I can not get it to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I get to the "Where do you want to install windows?" screen and it gives me 2 unallocated spaces (232.9 GB & 1630.1 GB) and it will not let me format or anything on either. All I get is "Windows is unable to install to the selected location. Error:0x80300024. Help!!! I can not seem to get past this point. It must have something to do with the size as I put in an old 500 GB hard drive and it loaded and runs great. Advice???

A:Having problems Installing on Dell C521

Hello and welcome sandstorm mate just how many drives are in the machine and / or have you prepared that drive?

I would if I were you and if you have use of another machine do a wipe of that drive as it seems like it has two partitions on it already. That my friend is going to take a very long time ith a drive of that size.

Now you can do that using the clean all in the command prompt Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

or use the disk wipe with the Partition Wizard Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition. in my pic is only an example of what to do.

The alternative is to get another drive 2TB is quite big really unless you plan on saving a lot of data and prepare it SSD Alignment I know it says SSD but it will work on spinners.
Best bet is if you want a real fast boot is get a small SSD and use the large spinner for backup stuff and storage .

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Been scouring the net but haven't been able to find anything so I thought I'd post. Sorry if there's been a lot of these types of threads but here's my issue.

Installation of the operating system for Windows 7 actually goes without much difficulty but when I go into the post install setup the monitor goes blank. I've been poking around and what I've managed to conclude is that Dell likes to use it's own generic driver for video display rather than use the Windows Standard VGA Compatible Driver that should start up by default.

The reason why I've come to this conclusion is because I tried booting the new install in safe mode and I could actually see the initial setup page. However I get a dialog box at that point telling me that initial setup and configuration cannot be done in safe mode.

My question for you guys, is there any way for me to disable the Dell OEM drivers that like to start overriding the generic drivers that come with windows? And if so how?
 

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I'm running Ubuntu Linux (64-bit) and upgraded from 4 GB to 6 GB of RAM. Currently, this is how my Optiplex GX620 rates, according to BIOSAgentPlus:



BIOS Type:
Phoenix


BIOS Date:
October 13th, 2005


BIOS ID:
OptiPlex GX620


BIOS OEM:
A05


Chipset:
Intel 2770 rev 2


SuperIO:
Unknown


Manufacturer:
Dell Inc.


Motherboard:
OptiPlex GX620



As I understand it, A05 is capped at 4 GB, even though my 64-bit OS will see more, if the BIOS allows. If I flash up to A11, will that remove the 4 GB limitation, or am I still stuck with it?

A:Using DELL Optiplex GX620 - Installing 6 GB of RAM

Hi LinuxSupahFly,
The memory support depends on the chipset on the motherboard and the Intel 945G Express Chipset supports only 4GB. Updating the BIOS to the latest version will not remove the limitation. For information on the Intel 945G Express Chipset memory controller, please visit the following link:http://intel.ly/R5SMbF

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Recently I have been trying to upgrade one of our computers (Dell Dimension 9150/XPS 400) to Windows 7. While this Dell model is old, a brief search on the internet shows that several people have gotten Windows 7 to work on this model just fine, so I'm inclined to believe this should be doable.

I have performed multiple clean installs of Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) on this desktop, but inevitably I will eventually start getting a BSOD. When the computer restarts, I get the notification "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" with the following details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 24
BCP1: 00000000001904FB
BCP2: FFFFF88002AFF318
BCP3: FFFFF88002AFEB70
BCP4: FFFFF800028EC185
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\052112-24616-01.dmp
C:\Users\Cheryl\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-40014-0.sysdata.xml
Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows
If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt


Here are download links to the files that "help describe the problem":
Minidump file & Sysdata file

The BSOD is kind of a crap shoot; on some installs of Windows 7 it happens occasionally while on others it happens as soon as the desktop ... Read more

A:BSOD soon after installing Windows 7 (64-bit) on Dell XPS 400

I was able to "properly attach" the files relevant to the BSOD.

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Hi

When Windows7 ships, I will be installing it on my laptop (Dell Latitude D631). This machine currently has Win XP Pro installed on a SATA HDD of 120Gb capacity.

My plan is to remove this disk & put it to one side, and install Win7 64bit on a brand new SATA HDD. I have bought a 500Gb WD drive and ideally plan to create 2 partitions - one for Windows, one for my data.

My questions are:

1. Any upfront advice on pitfalls of this approach?

2. Any knowledge (I can't specifically find any data on this, having trawled all sorts of places) of any drive capacity limitation for my Dell laptop - I have heard of 120 or 137 or other Gigabyte sizes as a limit so am now a little concerned that my lovely new 500Gb drive may not be fully usable.
If there's any inherent limitation, what's the way around this? Or will the BIOS 'autodetect' and see all 500Gb or is there something I need to do in BIOS or elsewhere to ensure the whole drive is visible and usable?

3. Finally...can I use the Win7 install process to create the 2 or even 3 partitions successfully?

Cheers. Thanks. Danke. Merci, etc !

A:Installing Win7 on Dell - restrictions?

1. I would make sure I have all the Windows 7 drivers on a flash drive first, and Vista ones if they aren't available as of yet.

2. I doubt there is a limit that low, because I have several D630s with 250 GB HDDs in them.

3. You can, but I wouldn't. Only worry about creating your system volume during the install process. Once that is done, and you are booting to Windows 7, use Disk Management to create the rest.

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Just to say thanks for the answer to my previous question but here's a new one:

My Dell laptop just died. I am computer illiterate so all I know is how to get the harddrive out of my dead laptop. The reason I need it is that I did not backup my info so I need to transfer it to the new laptop. I am not sure if I am supposed to take out the harddrive on the new laptop and replace it with this old one so that I can back up the data and then switch the harddrives. Or hopefully if there is a way that I can back up my older harddrive externally without having to put it inside my laptop?
 

A:Dell laptop harddrive...can I use it externally to another laptop?

Since it won't boot in a different machine, putting in the other laptop won't do you any good. Look for an external case with a USB connection so you can use it is an external backup drive after you empty it.
 

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Hi,
I have a Dell Dimension 8250 which I would like to upgrade. I want to install a new motherboard+cpu+memory+video card. However I'm not sure what type of board will fit into the system and what I should be looking for. I opened up the case and measured the dimensions of the motherboard but not sure what else I need to start looking for a new motherboard. I'm not looking to spend much money .... The main reason that I'm doing this is that when I bought my system 4 years ago, I made the mistake of going with RDRAM. Upgrading from 512 MB of RDRAM to anything decent is going to cost more than I want to spend just on memory. Any help would be much apprreciated.

Shahab
 

A:Installing new motherboard on dell dimension 8250

Based on the pictures here: http://www.nbinside.com/side/dimension-8250.htm
It looks like a full size ATX motherboard. So any ATX board will fit. Might want to do a little research on your PSU/motherboard connector. I think Dell used to use a propriatary connector that won't work with non Dell motherboards but I'm not entirely sure. You'll almost certainly be dealing with a motherboard that takes a 24 pin connector now, and even if the Dell's isn't wired differently there is still a good chance it is a 20 pin, they make adapters though.
 

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I have a new pc, with a raid setup, one small ssd drive for fast booting, and a 2 tb drive
when I try to install win 8 via the "upgrade" method, it seems to install, but at the end, i get the failed to install message.
its a dell xps one 27, and only 3 weeks old; I see a bunch of upgraded files and drivers on the dell site for win 8, but I assume you dont install those until after you have win 8 installed...of course, that is a moot issue until I get it installed!
I dont want to "break" my raid apart just to install win 8, so is there another way?
should I try and boot from the dvd I burned from the iso, and install it that way? And, if I do that, does it go on the small ssd drive or on the 2tb drive? Anyone familiar with this setup on a dell?

thanks!

A:problems Installing on Dell XPS all in 1 RAID setup

Hi wase4711, I am having this same problem on my XPS 14. It has a 32GB+500GB hybrid drive, and Windows 8 upgrade fails at the same point as yours. Did you find a solution to this? Please let me know if you did. Thanks.

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Haven't had a problem I couldn't fix in awhile. Anyway, I got a Dimension 4400 to fix.

When booting windows it stalls at "starting windows" in both regular and safe mode. First thing I did was boot to the recovery console and ran a chkdsk /p. That didn't fix it. I figured it was stalling on a device driver initiallization. So I attempted to boot the winxp CD and force a hardware redetection using a repair install. The machine ran the installer up until the hardware detection phase, and stalls "setup will complete in approx 39 min" for hours. So, I pulled all the cards in the machine, then unplugged all the drives except the hard drive and the DVDRW I'm booting the CD with.

It still hangs. I guess the last thing to do is to throw in the towel, and reformat the drive. But, that may not fix the problem either.

Is there anything else to try before being force to try a reformat?

Also, why do people always bring me the hard stuff to fix?
 

A:Dell 4400 stalls on starting, installing.

Check this out: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
May help you to boot up but you may find that you've lost a lot of settings or some things won't function.

Do you have a second drive to do a clean install on without reformatting?

I assume you've tested the hard drive and memory?
 

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Hi I bought the 7559 and I am trying to install the new ssd. It didn't come with an hdd but an ssd, sandisk z400s m.2 2280 256gb. I read online you can upgrade it to a better one, the Samsung Evo. But when I go to install it and boot it up it says no bootable devices. I've seen videos of where people just put it in and it's done, so I need to download something before the installations? I'm fairly new into the world of upgrading laptops/pcs so any input will help. Thank you

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I've been all over the dell site, all over google, and I can't find a problem similar to mine! I recently procured a dell latitude cpx j w/ a PIII 650 and win98 installed. The HDD was bad, and I ended up replacing it and the HDD caddy. The whole reason this came up was I was trying to upgrade to XP. I have tried to install XP about 6 times on the new HDD, all to no avail. I see CPx j's w/ XP for sale, so I know it's possible. Here's the actual problem. while installing XP from CD, it consistantly freezes while "installing devices" with about 35-37 minutes left to complete the install. All Dell Diagnostics have been run, with only a PCMCIA error. There is no PCMCIA card installed, so I don't believe this is the problem. I am running Dell BIOS v. A16. The new HDD is 40G, and I have tried upgrading to XP from a fresh Win 98SE install, all with the same result: 36 minutes left on the install and it freezes. I really don't feel like paying hundreds of dollars for a punching bag!!! Please help, anyone!!!

A:Trouble installing XP on Dell Latitude CPxJ

I have the same model laptop and have installed XP (originally Windows 2000 Pro). I would have to guess that it's either the PCMCIA error or the upgrade. Try disabling the PCMCIA in BIOS and then doing the upgrade -- although you're probably better off doing a full XP install rather than up upgrade.

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