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Dell BIOS update appears inefective

My Dell XPS M1330 currently has BIOS version A11 which is too outdated to install windows 7 Home Premium. I followed the instructions on the Dell support site, downloaded the appropriate BIOS update ...
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Toshiba Satellite plugged in not charging

I have a Toshiba Satellite that has vista installed on it. It's 3 years old and the battery lately hasn't been working very well. Recently though, I've had a problem of the battery indicator saying ...
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Toshiba Satellite battery indicator saying “plugged in, not charging”

My Toshiba Satellite with Windows Vista is a couple years old. The battery lately is completely shot. Even after charging for a long time, it barely lasts five minutes when you unplug it. I'm assuming ...
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How do I Display Message on Vista when Battery is Low?

I use Vista, on a laptop, but when the battery is low or critical it doesn't display a message or a sound, it just craps out. I read somewhere that the whole not-sound-playing is by design!?!? ...
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Procedure To Operate Gateway M-6848 On Mains Only Without Battery Installed

Gateway support told me I could do this but since my system (Gateway model M-6848 running Vista Home Premium) is no longer under warranty (or it's some kind of state secret), they won't inform me of ...
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Battery icon missing from task bar

I used to have an icon on the Windows Vista taskbar showing the battery amount remaining (laptop). It has mysteriously vanished. How can I get it back? I followed the Windows FAQ (see How can I hide ...
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laptop battery charge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows battery meter utility suggestions free software for laptop battery charge indicator for vista ?
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APC UPS will not work with Vista

So I bought an APC UPS BE550G the other day, I plug it in, it works fine, I can unplug it the battery keeps my computer going. Fine. What does not work is the software (or any other software that I ...