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Enable bluetooth on Dell Latitude E5450 laptop

I have Linux and Windows 10 on my laptop. Linux sees my Bluetooth device. But I can't find one under Windows. Trying to solve poblem with Dell Command Update It downloads something and runs, but ...
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How do I extract my old laptops display controller board? [closed]

I salvaged an amazing display from my old laptop, but can't find a fair-priced controller board. I found a few, but I want to make sure i can extract the board before I go out and buy a board to ...
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How can I get the touch-screen functionality on my Dell E2014T 19.5" monitor to work in Windows 10.1?

My question is exactly as above. I've already tried updating the driver through windows wizard and also deleting the current driver and replacing it with a fresh copy from the Dell website, beyond ...
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Middle mouse button stopped working

My Dell WM123 wireless mouse's middle button has stopped working. Clicking the scroll wheel in chrome used to open new tab or clicking it on any app pinned to the taskbar used to open another instance ...
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Dell with LCD issues only boots after it's been off for several hours

A few weeks ago, I started noticing that very rarely, when I touched the frame of my Dell laptop on the left side, there would be a few green lines on my display. I didn't think much of it until some ...
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Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n not working with Ubuntu 15.04

I have a Dell laptop with the above WIFI chip. It's show as Dell wireless 1704 on Windows. So I have Ubuntu 15.04 USB drive prepared and boot into the live environment. But I don't see the WiFi as ...
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One Xeon E5-2620 or two Xeon E5-2407 for simple virtualization tasks? [closed]

i'm configuring our first real server on Dell website and i don't know if i should choose one processor (2620) or two (2407). The server will run XenServer with 5 o 6 VMs (Debian and Windows) with ...
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Will installing Windows 10 ISO on Windows 7 (genuine) make Windows 10 genuine? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with Windows servers or my Windows update. Every time download gets stuck at magic 84%. Now I am thinking of installing Windows 10 through an ISO on a Windows 7 laptop. Will ...
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Neither Linux mint nor Ubuntu can be installed on Alienware m14x r2

I have bought a laptop from Alienware a few years ago and recently have tried to switch to Linux. However, I have had so many issues with any version of Linux installing that I may be forced to use ...
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Can't Open Mouse Settings in Control Panel - Windows 8

When I click on any mouse related items anywhere in the Control Panel windows nothing happens. When I click on other links the options open. There are no mouse related entries in the Dell program ...
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How do I rotate 1 of 2 external displays to portrait, in OSX Yosemite?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, and two Dell U2414 24" displays. Each display is connected directly to the MacBook by DisplayPort. When I try to rotate one of the displays to portrait, using the ...
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Do i have to keep my laptop on while downloading Windows 10 Update, can i continue later from when i stopped

I Already Reserved windows 10, and the automatic download failed after 84%. This i faced Thrice, so now i don't want to leave my laptop on overnight. Do i have to restart the update download (provided ...
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Failing boot, accessing windows repair or factory reset on Windows 8.1 dell laptop

So my 8.1 dell laptop decided he doesn't want to boot anymore. When it's trying to boot normally, I see windows sad-face-blue-screen for 100ms and then it restarts and loads automatic repair. The ...
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Printer driver needs to be installed on every reboot

Currently I have a Dell 1815n MFP printer to which is connected to my network via ethernet and a router to which the rest of my computers are attached to as well. I can install the printer fine by ...
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Get Windows 10 touch screen check gray on device with touch screen

On both my laptop and tablet (which each have touch screens), I see the following screen when checking the Get Windows 10 app. Does this mean that my touch screen drivers will not work with Windows ...
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Speaker Sound coming from Right Speaker connected to Monitor, but others are fine

I recently purchased a Dell 2240L and a Logitech z200 Speaker. The monitor has a headphone jack on the back so I connected the Speaker to the Monitor. It was working fine until the next morning when I ...
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Removed Network card from Device Manager (without Driver uninstall) now Windows wants driver Reinstal

I wonder if someone can help me. I have an (Dell) Alienware R4 ALX Desktop PC, purchased with Windows 8, but since updated to Windows 8.1. On Sunday, in effort to resolve another issue (which I ...
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Connecting two different laptop docking stations to dual monitors [closed]

Hoping someone can tell me what I need to get this accomplished for my boss. We have two monitors in a conference room and want to set them up to two different docking stations. Some of our reps have ...
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External monitor to laptop resolution [closed]

I own this laptop http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/VGN-FW41E and I would like to add an external screen like this one http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Ultrasharp-U2415-24-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B00NZTKOQI ...
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How to convert a Dell Service Tag to an Express Service Code Using Excel

I have all my Dell tags in Excel. I want to convert the short one to the long one. I need to convert the small code to a BigDecimal, can this be done in Excel. for Example: So Simple Typical ...
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How do I get my laptop to recognise the new monitor so it displays correctly with Dell U2410?

I have a HP Pavilion Laptop. The monitor is broken. I have plugged in a Dell U2410 monitor with a HDMI plug. The display is too large I have tried changing the different resolutions but cant get it ...
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Truecrypt 7.1a that's stuck

On my dell laptop I have the truecrypt boot loader installed and up until recently it's worked fine. I turned my laptop on, typed my password as usual and it said booting as usual but then instead of ...
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Can't hook my PC up to my computer screen using VGA

I recently bought a Desktop PC, it was a rather old Dell, that I wanted to use with my TV screen. However after connecting my computer with my TV using VGA (Which is the highest available solution to ...
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External display set brightness with laptop

I have Dell U2415 connect to my laptop. On laptop I can manage brightnes with fn + arrow, but this work only on laptop. It show windows show But dell not react is there some application can do ...
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How to transfer all the data/memory of a dead Alienware computer into another computer? [duplicate]

I have an old Alienware M18x, with Windows 8, but it died two weeks ago. If I buy a new one, will I be able to transfer/download all the data that was inside the memory of the old Alienware into the ...
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Dell LCD display icons/screen is fuzzy

I have an LCD dell screen with driver: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series The screen has been working fine, but the icons currently appear fuzzy and the screen is a bit brighter than it used to be. ...
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Want Windows 7 back after mistakenly installing Ubuntu in C drive

I had Windows 7 and it was slow, so I tried installing Ubuntu on an empty drive, but by mistake I installed it on the C drive. Now I want Windows 7 back. I am not bothered about Ubuntu getting erased ...
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How do I set 1920 x 1200 resolution when monitor is connected via D-Sub cable?

Native resolution of my monitor is 1920 x 1200; however, when I connect it via a D-Sub cable, I can't choose this resolution. Only 1920 x 1080 and 2048 x 1152 are available. How can I make my native ...
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HD 5870 displayport low power no image on Dell UltraSharp U2414H 23.8

NOTE: I bought a cable for HDMI and now the resolution is at 1920x1020 I would prefer to at least understand how to fix the display port I have a windows 7 desktop with and AMD HD 5870 graphics card. ...
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Dell 5470 display material

I would like to know whether the screen is made from plastic or glass? Also, I need to know whether it is protected with any additional surfaces? I want to try Displex in order to polish the screeen ...
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Windows 7 - Broken headphones audio output. How to force playback through jack? [duplicate]

Jack port build-in my Dell laptop cannot detect that headphones are plugged in.Now I'm using Windows for a while and cannot achieve something that on Linux works fine and quick with one command using ...
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Windows 7 32 bit wireless driver [closed]

My labtop is dell n series, core i7, I installed windows 7 32 bit on it(need for some work), I tried a lot of wireless driver but the wireless lan didn't work, any help please Note: I installed ...
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Touchscreen as a drawing canvas for photoshop

I am willing to buy a captive touchscreen monitor to use it as a drawing canvas. I have chosen this monitor from dell: http://www.dell.com/ed/business/p/dell-s2240t/pd It support 10 point touch and ...
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Install Dell drivers automatically with Windows 7 image

Im working on making win7 images for different model dells. I have all of the drivers on a usb drive and im wondering is there a way to check the updates for all drivers at once and install ...
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laptop not connecting via docking station

I am using Windows 7 Enterprise - Service Pack1. I was previously able to connect my laptop to the LAN via a docking station. However, I can now connect to the LAN through the wire or connect ...
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Dell “Rescue Disk” image size questions

I used Dell's provided software for creating a "Rescue Disk" image to a 32GB USB stick for a few laptops and have backed these up using imageUSB. Questions What is the recommended way that can be ...
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One computer on network slow - but it wasn't always?

Let me start by saying that I have a pretty good understanding of my computer and OS so I've covered the basics here. I'll give you all the details and hopefully I can get some good feedback. I'm ...
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Install windows back on laptop

No this is not a question on instructions as to how to install windows. My laptop came with genuine Windows 8 installed, but I didn't get a CD. After a few months I installed Ubuntu on it for trial ...
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Installing Dell v313 printer/scanner on Ubuntu 12.04

I've been searching for hours now, trying to find a working driver for a Dell 313 printer/scanner (v310 - 510 series) on Ubuntu 12.04. But I can't seem to find a working one. I really need this to ...
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When printing to Dell 5130cdn, document shows up on LCD screen but nothing prints

I have a user who is unable to print to a Dell 5130cdn. When she tries to, the name of the document will show up on the LCD screen and the rollers will start spinning as if it is going to print, but ...
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Is the dell u2713h fully compatible with the late mac mini 2012 using mavericks?

I'm sure some of you guys have experience with this setup. I'm learning how to program iOs. I did find a lot of topics that the mac mini i7 is powerful enough to compile in Xcode. My problem however ...
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My PC have no IP address and routing table

I am a newbie in sysadmin. Am having a problem with my comp PC. The new DEL XPS 8700 with windows, has been replaced with CentOS 5.10 (OS used currently by my comp). After uninstalled the windows, ...
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What is the benefit of installing correct driver for monitor in Windows 7?

I have a Dell U2312HM, but my Windows 7 x64 detect it as Plug n Play monitor. What are the benefit of finding and installing the correct driver for it ? Sharper image? Custom resolution? Power-smart ...
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Windows8 x64 usb can't be recognized issue

I am having problem with my usb port. I am basically trying to attach my mobile via USB cable but it always says device not recognized as in below image: Universal Serial Bus controllers: The ...
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Dell Laptop - Hard Drive failed

I recently bought a new laptop from Dell. It's three months old and already the hard drive has failed. Luckily the data I lost was not too important. I've lost 3 weeks of data. I'm still under ...
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DVORAK EN-GB layout on a german laptop keyboard?

Would it be possible to use a dvorak keyboard layout with UK punctuation on a german laptop keyboard? I'm planning to buy a new Dell laptop but they won't sell me one with a UK English keyboard. I've ...
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Extracting Microsoft Office installer from Dell OEM CDs

I have a Dell desktop computer that comes pre-installed with Windows 7 and Office 2010. The Office 2010 installation somehow got corrupted and I need to reinstall it. Dell supplied me with 3 CD; ...
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HDD spinning up while pc is off

We have a Dell PC that is switched off/shutdown (Mains still going into pc though), and every so often the HDD spins up for a couple of seconds then stops. Does anyone know why this is and if it can ...
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Computer in Boot Loop

My old Dell PC has recently gotten stuck in a boot loop, and I'm not sure why! I'm kind of new to troubleshooting computers, but I'm trying to learn how. I've checked the RAM, there's no problem ...
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I'm having trouble hooking up a new printer. It says it is not communicating

The above image shows the error I am getting. This printer worked fine previously for a short time, however now whenever I attempt to print from a web page the error box displays. I have printed a ...