The Dell Latitude is a line of business laptops made by Dell.

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Keys on laptop's keyboard register duplicate letters intermittantly

I have a brand new (<1 week old) Dell Latitude E6540 with Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) where the occasionally while typing I get a double key press. For example: I am writing a qquestion on ...
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Dell 620 display is too bright to use

I have a Dell D620 with a display problem. In windows 7 the display seems to be too bright, the text is broken up, the only way to see the mouse is at a very oblique angle. Changing the brightness ...
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Dell Latitude E5430 laptop running Windows 7 - external monitor won't connect to computer

Please help!! I have a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop running Windows 7 64-bit and my external monitor is no longer connecting to the computer. I have been connecting it with a VGA cable and it was ...
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How do I customize the hotkeys on my Dell Latitude?

My Latitude E6530 has a "Calc" hotkey which launches calc.exe by default. I have no need for this application; how can I change it?
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What is the safest encryption for a Dell Lattitude?

I use a Dell Lattitude with a TPM. There are so many options in the BIOS though for passwords. I can set a System Password, Admin Password and even HDD-0 Password. I can also use Bitlocker in ...
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How do I know that bitlocker works when Windows boots without a password?

I enabled Bitlocker in Windows-8 and now it just automatically boots the entire OS without a password... My goal: if my laptop is stolen, I don't want my data to be accessible. When I enabled ...
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Dell Latitude D620 turns off when power connected

I've got an odd problem with a Dell Latitude D620 laptop. If the laptop is running on battery alone then it works perfectly, however the moment you connect a power adapter to the laptop it shuts down....
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Dell e6250 notebook won't connect to TV with HDMI cable after installing Windows 7

I am unable to connect my Dell E6250 notebook to my LG LED TV (32 inch) using the HDMI cable. The TV indicates that there is no signal. This laptop was recently upgraded to windows 7 and has since ...
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Installed new memory, dell laptop, bios posts (recognizes memory), windows won't load

I have a Dell Latitude e6520 that had 2X4GB memory. I found on sale 2X8GB crucial memory, which my IT buddy said the specs match and should work. It has an intel i7-2620 processor with windows 7 x64. ...
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Dell latitude D510 wifi problems

I recently did a fresh Windows XP install on a Dell Latitude D510 (It's not mine, im only "the tech guy"). All fine, it just wouldn't use its wireless card. And by that I mean nothing is happening, ...
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Is it possible to disable WinRT app close gesture (Pull app from top to bottom)

I want to disable the app closing gesture, pulling app from top to bottom, in my Dell Latitude 10. See the below given image which shows which thing I want to disable.
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Dell Latitude ST shows WiFi hardware disabled

My Dell Latitude ST tablet stopped detecting any wireless networks. The card is enabled and the newest drivers are installed but Windows shows that there are no available networks. The Windows ...
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Switch from battery to powerpack causes strange messages and slowdown of computer

A problem that has flabbergasted me now for a while. On a Dell Latitude E6410, everything works swimmingly when the computer runs on battery. the moment that one inserts a powerpack (e.g. connects the ...
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What is the type of the LCD of Dell latitude D530?

There are now several types of LCDs: PIS, VA, TN... But I have trouble to find what LCD type Dell Latitude D530 has, as it is not written in the specs. Maybe at the time of its release there was only ...
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Dell Latitude factory restore partition

I recall reading somewhere that some version of a Dell laptop (I think it was an XPS) can't actually use the factory restoration partition if any of the partitions are modified. For some reason, it ...
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Error Message when Running Windows 8 Set Up to Fail

I am trying to help my sister install Windows 8 to her laptop, (a Dell Latitude D620), and get rid of Windows 7 Professional. I myself installed Windows 8 to my personal notebook, (Toshiba NB255), ...
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Can't update BIOS on Dell E6530

I have a problem with the video output on my E6530. It does not show anything during POST on my external screens. As it seems this is related to A09 BIOS which is currently installed. I wanted to ...
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XFCE/X11: Keyboard layout changes overnight, special symbols can not be entered

A very weird problem After work, I lock my screen and go home The morning after, my keyboard layout has changed from de_CH to en_US At random times, my urxvt-tabbed windows don't accept special ...
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How to set 1280x720 screen resolution in Win7 on DELL Latitude?

I am on WIndows 7, using a DELL Latitude, I have the same concern as the user who posted this question. I would like to set 1280x720 as my resolution, this is because I would like to record full ...
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distorted lines across entire screen, also on replaced lcd, but ext. monitor works, advice?

My computer: Dell Latitude D620 I have these lines going horizontally across my entire screen making it completely illegible. So naturally I replaced the monitor. However similar pattern of ...
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Docked Dell laptop shows black/powered-off screen for minutes before boot

When powering up my laptop, it takes several minutes where the hard disk is heavily doing its needlework, but no screen appears on either of the monitors connected to the docking station. Also, if one ...
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Hibernate not an option on my Windows 7 laptop. Dell Latitude E6420

There is no hibernate option when I click the expand arrow next to the Shut Down button. I am running Windows 7 on a Dell Latitude E6420. I am thinking it's just a Windows 7 issue. Or maybe a specific ...
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Windows 7 & Dell Latitude E6410 - How do I stop the CD drive opening when I click on the D: drive and there is no disc?

When ever I accidentally click on the CD drive in Windows explorer, the drive ejects. 99% of the time, I don't want this to happen. This is slightly annoying. How can I stop this? Windows 7 on a Dell ...
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Will an additional SSD Drive fit into Dell Latitude E5420 laptop?

I want to make my laptop boot faster and thinking of purchasing an SSD Drive. I have Dell Latitude E5420 model. Will it be able to take an additional SSD Drive into it?
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Dell latitude d500 not capable of enabling wireless card?

So I just got my old dell d500 working with a brand new Linux install, the only bummer is that the wifi isn't working. After some kernel configuring and some firmware magic, I found out that the ...
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Change Windows 7 Lock Screen Logo changed by Dell Data Protection Access

When you install the "Dell Data Protection Access" software for Finger Print authentication, it customises the lock screen and adds an ugly Dell logo (it ignores the user's current picture). How do I ...
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Dell Latitude E6420 does not detect Dell External monitor P221 2H

I have a Dell Latitude E6420 and recently got a Dell Monitor P221 2H. The issue is that the Laptop is not detecting the external monitor and Monitor is displaying "Entering Power save mode". I tried ...
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I have an older Dell laptop and the display to an external monitor is bad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I upgrade my laptop’s video RAM? I have an older Dell laptop and the display to an external monitor is bad. It has lines and flickers and doesn't look good on a monitor....
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How to make sensors-detect work on my Intel Pentium M, thus stopping the fan?

After successfully installing lm-sensors on my fresh Turnkey Linux I called sensors-detect. Alas, it reports it can not detect any sensors. I did try the 2010 script that comes with my Turnkey distro, ...
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Hardware Virtualization on Dell Latitude E6500

I have a Dell Latitude E6500 with an Intel Core2Duo processor and 4 GB RAM. I am running Windows 8 Pro 64-bit. In the BIOS (revision A25) settings, I have enabled Intel Virtualization Technology, but ...
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Can a port labelled 1394 be used with a mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter?

I have a Dell Latitude E5520 laptop and I can see there is a port labelled 1394. Does anyone know if you can run a mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter from it? I am trying to set up 2 external monitors to ...
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Dell LATITUDE D630 won't power on. Need help diagnosing

So, I was using my laptop, which is indeed pretty old (Got it in '07). (As soon as I got it I replaced Windows Vista with XP.) Now, all of a sudden the computer powered off. The battery was almost ...
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Enabling PAE on Windows XP

When I try to enable the PAE switch in boot.ini nothing happens. I save the file and reboot, then reboot the system again to install Lubuntu and it says that there isn't PAE enabled. To be more ...
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Why can't I set the system clock on my Dell Latitude C510?

Whenever I open Chromium and visit any website, Chromium thinks that the certificate isn't valid yet. I know that's because of the system clock, and when I try to change the system clock nothing ...
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Mouse clicks stopped working in Windows 7

I have a Dell Latitude with windows 7. After a year of usage, the mouse clicks suddenly stopped working. It behaves like this with both the native mice, and with a USB mouse. Left-clicks stopped ...
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How can I use 2 monitors plus laptop with my Dell e6420 w/ Nvidia nvs 4200m

I have just hooked up a 2nd external monitor to my Dell e6420 laptop with a Nvidia NVS 4200m graphics card, running Windows 8 64 bit. However, the computer won't let me have both monitors and the ...
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Tablet-PC display won't turn off when inactive

My Dell Latitude XT tablet PC display (touchscreen) won't turn off when inactive. The hard drive on this laptop died, so I installed a new hard drive. Both the old and new hard drives use(d) Windows 7....
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Slow computer on low wattage charger

I run windows 7 on a Dell latitude laptop. I use on my laptop a charger from another, older laptop - both Dell. I got this message: The battery charges very slow - I understand this, not enough ...
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Why can't I set a resolution of 2560*1600 on my Dell Latitude e6320?

I have: a 30" Apple cinema display, native resolution 2560*1600 a Dell Latitude e6320 an ePort+ docking station a displayport to dual-link DVI-D adaptor The display has a dual-link DVI-D lead ...
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Dell Latitude E6400 power button and wireless not working or only working intermittently

The power button on the laptop stopped working randomly as of a day or two ago. I can only power the laptop on if its attached to a docking station, on which I can use the power button to turn on/off ...
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Having display issues when trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya Cinnamon) on Dell Latitude D600

I am trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya/Cinnamon) on an Old Dell Latitude D600. I can boot the live CD, but when I try to install, I can't see the windows that are coming up on screen. I can see ...
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My Dell notebook shipped with a HDD that includes Full Disk Encryption. Can I upgrade it? [closed]

I have a Dell Latitude E6510 that includes a fingerprint scanner and a Seagate SATA drive that includes Seagate's "DriveTrust' full-disk encryption technology. It's a 250GB drive that I'd like to ...
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When I start my Dell Latitude E4300, I get an “Intel® Matrix Storage Manager option ROM” message after the Dell logo, then a BSOD as Windows XP starts

The computer is a Dell Latitude E4300 with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 500 GB hard drive. I used an automatic driver installer CD to install any drivers not installed on the system. When I ...
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Using onboard video output instead of graphic card

I have DELL latitude e6410 laptop. Since most of the time i have no real use of the capabilities of the video card, i was wondering if i can switch the laptop screen to use the on board video output (...
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Why There Is Limited BIOS Revisions Displayed For My Laptop's Model?

There are actually many BIOS revisions available for my laptop's model - from A04 to A08 and then from A12 to A14 (latest to date). Albeit when signing in to DELL's website and navigating to download ...
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How can windows 7 be made to automatically mount a removable hard drive when said hard drive is inserted?

I am using a Dell latitude 6420 which has a removable hard drive that can be inserted into the side of the unit (where the cdrom drive goes, after removing the cdrom drive). It has a Hitachi ...
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Intel Graphics HD on Windows 8 RTM on a Dell Latitude E6410

Just wondering if anyone has installed Windows 8 RTM on a dell Latitude 6410 with the Intel HD Graphics (or whatever the integrated video card exact name is). I tried getting the latest drivers from ...
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How to monitor (ACPI?) events and keypresses in linux?

I'm using Arch Linux (Ubuntu or Gentoo are also available) I'd like to configure my Dell Latitude XT Tablet to my liking. I need to know/handle all events that are forwarded to OS. There are several ...
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Change volume with Dell Latitude point stick buttons

I have a dell Latitude with point stick and buttons that I never use. The keyboard also does not have volume controls, even via the function key. What I want to do is map the three point stick buttons ...
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Laptop takes for ever to change to “sleep” mode and when wakes up doesn't recognize the wireless keyboard and mouse

I used to have a problem when I try to make my laptop go to "sleep" mode. It took few min to complete the task. Another issue was that when I connected the laptop to the docking station and wake up ...