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

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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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Cannot install graphics card drivers for Dell Latitude E5500

Hi I have Dell Latitude E5500 (XP era) laptop on which I installed Windows 8.1 Pro. When I installed windows it installed graphics a driver via windows update called Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express ...
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Screen on Dell Latitude D520 is darker than normal

I think that the screen on my Dell Latitude D520 looks a little darker than normal. I've tried to set the screen to the maximum brightness with Fn+Up. Is there another way to make the screen brighter?...
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Laptop boots for about 3 seconds before powering down

I've got an old Dell Latitude D610 running XP Pro that's given me six years of trusty service, though it might've finally met its end. The lead-in: About a week ago I was using the laptop for ...
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Dell Latitude D630 won't boot from battery

My Dell Latitude D630 will boot from the AC adapter, but not the battery. I've replaced the battery, tried booting with only one RAM card, etc. etc. I can't understand why, as my BIOS says the battery ...
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Dell D630 speaker/microphone->headset jack converter?

The Dell D630 has two seperate 3.5mm microphone/speaker jacks. I know there has to be an adapter to fit a combined 4-pole 3.5mm plug for a headset, yes?
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Getting spurious undo (Ctrl+Z) sent randomly on a Dell laptop

For the past couple of weeks, my laptop has had a strange problem where it looks like Ctrl+Z is pressed, so I usually lose bits of text I've just typed. If I redo by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Z, the text ...
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dark screen on dell latitude D520

I have Dell Latitude D520 (for 3 years) and my screen is dark. I try to set to maximum and still dark. Is the screen broken? Is it fixable?
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Secondary monitor won't display at full resolution with primary display disconnected

The LCD display on my Dell E6500 notebook failed. It had been working with a secondary monitor connected through a VGA cable at 1600x900 resolution until I removed the LCD from my notebook for repair....
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Is Dell's “D/Port Advanced Port Replicator” compatible with Dell Latitude D530?

From an official Dell brochure: Platform Compatibility: D-Family Notebooks and Media Modules ... The D/Dock Expansion Station is compatible with all D-Family notebooks except the ...
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HDD Write / Hibernate issue on Dell Latitude with XP

My 2-year-old laptop has been getting extremely slow for the last few months. The most pronounced problem has been that it now takes somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes to go into hibernate, when it ...
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Remove harddisk from “Dell Latitude D530”

I am trying to fix a laptop that will not start. The error is that it cannot read a value from the registry. As a first step I am trying to take out the harddisk to make a copy. Question is where is ...
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Dell Latitude laptop disabling charger

My Dell Latitude E5510 running Windows 7, seemingly random disables the charger/adaptor. After unplugging the charger from the socket, waiting a few seconds and plugging it back in, it works fine (...
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Disable horizontal scrolling on a Dell Latitude

My pointing stick on a Dell Latitude E6410 scrolls erratically because of the left/right scroll. Can I disable only the left/right scrolling?
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What is the fastest CPU my laptop can support?

I have a Dell Latitude D830 laptop and would like to speed up compile times on it. I have confirmed that it is, indeed, the processor time that is the bottleneck. How can I tell what processors are ...
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What causes Windows Boot to stall?

For about 6 months now I have been having this weird problem where Windows 7 fails to fully boot correctly. What happens is this. Starting Windows shows up on the screen. Then 3 out of 4 times ...
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Docking station sound doesn't work on Dell D830 with Windows 7

EDIT: I can only mark one answer as the correct one but the actual solution was a combination of two comments (updating the BIOS to A15 AND installing the Sigmatel audio drivers). I have a Dell ...
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I cant install OS on new DELL laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup Windows XP on Dell Latitude E6400? I have a brand new DELL lap top and it says that there is not OS installed on it, so I though I am going to try to install ...
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How do I keep my Dell computer from freezing Windows 7 when I redock?

Whenever I hot dock my laptop, the laptop freezes. If I put it to sleep or hibernate this doesn't happen. I'm running Windows 7 on a Dell E6500. Any ideas what I can do to avoid having the lockup ...
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No >256MiB RAM DIMM for Dell Latitude CPx?

IIRC, the Dell Latitude CPx takes 144 pin SO DIMMs PC100, yes? If so, I can't seem to find any memory greater than a mere 256M? Are these not made in greater capacity, is there another module I can ...
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Dell Latitude won’t turn on, but num/caps/scroll lock lights are on

A colleague has a Dell Latitude E 6500. He spilled hot water on the keyboard/trackpad area. He took the battery out quickly (without turning the laptop off first). After drying it out for 10 minutes, ...
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Dell D630 light sensor and backlight in Windows 7

Is there a way to make Windows 7 aware of the light sensor built in the laptop? Also, there doesn't seem to be any way to control the backlight of the LCD from the OS (only the Fn + Up/Down key work). ...
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Dell e4300 Random Beeps

I’ve noticed that my Dell e4300 Laptop will randomly beep every now and then. The symptoms are virtually identical to the issue described here: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/...
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Dell Latitude 531 with Windows XP hangs and then emits a continuous loud beep

I have been trying to troubleshoot this laptop for a couple of days now. It has hung about 8 times in the last two days. It will become completely unresponsive except for CAD. CAD will show the ...
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Installing 5505 Wireless Mobile Broadband module in to Dell E6410

I have a dell E6410 from work which I want to put a Dell Wireless 5505 mobile broadband card into from my old XPS M1210. I've moved the hardware over and the E6410 can see it but when I try running ...
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Black screen and no cursor on boot

I was in the middle of the Windows 10 update when my computer crashed. I tried to restart my computer and it went through the normal boot up sequence but shows a black screen with no cursor. I cannot ...
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How do I turn on Bluetooth on a Dell Latitude E6410?

I have recently acquired a Dell Latitude E6410. It's great, but I can't get Bluetooth to work. I have enabled Bluetooth for the wireless switch in the BIOS. However, whenever I try and install the ...
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How to extend Dell Laptop Latitude E6410 screen to 2 external LCD monitors using a dock with 2 DVI ports?

I'm running Windows 7 enterprise. Two of my external LCD monitors are connected to my Latitude E6410 through the 2 DVI ports on the dock. However, I could only get 2 screens to display at the same ...
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Latitude E6410 - Screen flickering on Windows 8

On Windows 8, my Latitude E6410 screen (1440x900 - 60Hz - NVidia NVS3100M) is flickering. If I turn off the laptop for 30 minutes and turn it back on, there's no flickering but it eventually start ...
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Dell E1910: Is the diagonal measurement of the Viewable Area 19“ or 18.5”?

I am planning to buy the Dell E1910 monitor. The data in various reviews are misleading - Dell website says it is 19" but some other review sites say it is 18.5". What is the actual viewable area ...
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Dell E6420 (laptop) 14" LCD monitor Windows 7 driver

I have a Dell E6420 (laptop) in company. The Windows device manager uses "Generic PnP Monitor" for the 14" LCD monitor. It only has 1600x900, 1024x768, 800x600, while I was looking for a 1366x768. ...
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What is this application showing a green download icon when I press ALT-TAB?

I have a Dell Latitude with Windows 7. When I press ALT-TAB to switch applications, I always see an application that has a "green download" icon: When I select it, a little gray rectangle appears ...
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Dell Inspiron 6400 indicates the wrong power adapter is plugged in and will not charge the battery

I am using the original power adapter with the Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop and now when it boots up I get the following error message. The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. You system will ...
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Dell Latitude D830 laptop - disable touchpad

The touch pad is a real pain because it seems to pickup my hand as I'm typing. I never use it the touchpad, I prefer using the the finger pointer on the keyboard between letters G-H-B. Is there a ...
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Dell Latitude E5500 - Cannot change boot order with keyboard, must use touchpad

We just bought a few Latitude E5550 laptops. I wanted to boot from an installation CD, so I had to change the boot order. Instead of being a text-based BIOS configuration that is easy to navigate ...
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Any Solid State Drive (SSD) compatibility issues/concerns with Dell D820/D830?

Are there any compatibility issues or concerns for a SSD with a Dell D820 or D830? We're looking to replace a failing drive in a D830 with an SSD. Any SSD recommendations? Gotchas?
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Vista monitor power save mode also turns off network

On a Dell E6500 set to the "Balanced" power scheme, when Vista puts the monitor to sleep the internal network card also goes to sleep. Setting Vista to not turn off the monitor also keeps the network ...
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Dell Latitude E4300 TouchPad - Odd Behavior

I'm seeing some intermittent behavior on the touchpad. First it wasn't working at all. Then during restart, for a little while it seemed like the buttons attached to the joystick and external mouse ...
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fan doesn't spin

I have a dell latitude 820. The fan was blocked for a while, after removing the crap (hair, etc.) the fan didn't work anymore. I tested the fan, but that part was OK. So I think the fan controller is ...
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Webcam not found, but device manager says 'working properly'

I've got a Dell Latitude 12 7275 with Windows 10. My webcam doesn't work, but I can't find out why. In Windows' Device Manager, a ISP Camera Device shows up. It says 'This device is working properly',...
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dell D520 vs D820 - need recommendation

i can receive from my work one of these: Dell D520 or Dell D820 same procesor, same memory, same HD in D820 the screen 15.4 in D520 15 D820 weigh more please advice me
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Windows Vista freezes on Dell Latitude XT

After 15 minutes of use Windows Vista simply freezes on me like in the good old times. How to prevent it? Why no BSOD? Recently Dell's WiFi driver has been updated.
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Cannot find 'Stereo Mix' on Windows 7

I have a DELL Latitude E6400 model laptop, on which installs a Windows 7 system. But I cannot find 'Stereo Mix' in 'Sound' -> 'Recording Devices', even if I try to 'Show Disabled/Disconnected Devices'....
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Windows 10 crashing several times, specially when waking it up

My work laptop is a Dell Latitude 3540 with Windows 10, I already reinstalled Windows several times and the problem persists. This laptop model has a common problem related to Intel Management Engine ...
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What are the three buttons above touchpad in the Dell Latitude E6520 laptop?

I wonder what are the three buttons added to the touchpad/keyboard of the laptop Dell Latitude E6520 as the below snapshot. I do a google search as here though nothing helpful for me. If you know ...
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Turn off battery life warnings from Dell Feature Enhancement Pack

How to disable this annoying message that probably appears on any Dell laptop after about one year of usage (my personal experience from 3 different laptops)? My Dell Feature Enhancement pack ...
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Laptop doesnt go past POST

My laptop that is a Dell E6410 and I was working on it when it kinda got un responsive. So I force shut down it. Now it won't go past a black screen after POST. I can get into BIOS and tried resetting ...
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How can I permanently disable the Dell Pointstick?

I am using a Dell Latitude E6520, with a pointstick. I've tried disabling the pointstick, and disabling tap-to-click on the pointstick within the Dell touchpad control panel (screenshot below), but ...
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Laptop not booting : queries about boot process

I had a really old Dell Latitude C500 Laptop lying around, and for some reason I decided to dismantle it completely and put it back together (following this manual). When I reassembled and tried to ...
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Windows 10 Audio Headset Detection Issues

I'm not sure if the title fully explains the situation. Basically sound refused to play through my headset once I connected them I've re-installed most of the drivers on my (new) machine about what ...