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

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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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Enter / Return key stops working

I have a Dell Latitude E5400 laptop running Windows 7. Everything runs fine on it for days then I suddenly notice the enter/return key is no longer working e.g. I could be writing an email, press ...
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Poor Bluetooth audio quality and delays on Dell Latitude with Windows 7

I have been trying to use an LG Tone (HBS700) Bluetooth headset on Windows 7 with mixed results. The PC is a Dell Latitude E6320, and the Bluetooth adapter is the Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth module ...
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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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Why I Was Supplied With Power Supply Less Than Recommended?

Yesterday I was studying the BIOS of a DELL Latitude E6420 laptop and enabled notifications that check and warn if the power supply is not appropriate for laptop. Immediately I got this message: ...
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how to close applications using webcam dell integrated webcam?

I am using Dell Latitude. I don't know from when the issue started. I am not able to use my integrated webcam. it is telling "Close any other video streaming application to start video.". I confirmed ...
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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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Can I get the multitouch touchpad to respond to a double tap for right click

the Dell Latitude E6410 I just got for work has some of the multi-touch features you see on a Mac book/pro now with only some of the multitouch gestures I find myself naturally using the other half ...
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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 do I wipe a drive (currently a Win 7 primary drive) locked with BitLocker?

I have a company laptop, whose one and only hard drive was encrypted with Bitlocker. I have tendered my resignation with that company and they immediately used the remote security policy to lockout my ...
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Dell Latitude E6510 fingerprint reader

I've downloaded a number of different drivers from the Dell's support page (i have a valid service tag), but I cannot get the Fingerprinter reader to work in my environment. I am able to see the ...
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Disable touchpad on Dell Latitude E4300, but don't disable the trackpoint

For the last 6 years I have been using a ThinkPad R50e which used a trackpoint instead of a touchpad. Now though I am using a laptop given to me by my work and it's a Dell Latitude E4300 which ...
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Wireless Link works, but can't connect laptop to internet

I have recently switched over from BT to O2 for broadband. After setting everything up, my laptop and smart phone can access the internet via Network cables and Wireless, also my Roku music server can ...
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Will upgrading the CPU in my laptop worsen the heat issues?

I have a Dell Latitude D830 laptop with a Core 2 Duo T7300 processor. After a bit of research, it seems that a Core 2 quad would fit in the socket on the motherboard. The laptop currently runs a bit ...
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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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What is the best way to use ReadyBoost on a Latitude E6500 with vista?

I wish to use ReadyBoost to speed up boots and switching between apps, as I am runnin in 32 bits I can only put 4GB of real ram in. I don’t wish to use up one of my USB port. According to the manual, ...
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Minimum brightness level is too low and totally turns off backlight

On my Dell Latitude E6400, the minimum brightness level seems to be set to an incorrect and way too low level; the lowest brightness setting (both via the Fn+Up/Down keys and the control ...
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Crash on startup between agpcpq.sys and acpi.sys — Win XP

My Dell Latitude D505 laptop is not booting. In normal mode, the Windows XP startup screen displays, and then goes blank and hangs indefinitely. In safe mode, it lists drivers up to agpCPQ.sys, and ...
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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 ...
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Dell Latitude D620, D/Port replicator, and Fedora 15

I'm trying to get the Dell D/Port replicator's video switch to work correctly under Fedora 15 with a D620 laptop. I have the NVidia drivers from RPMFusion installed. Right now, nothing video-related ...
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Upek Protector Suite and Dell Latitude E5520

I'm trying to install Protector Suite on a users Dell Laptop and it is telling me I have a finger print reader already installed. I'm going to guess it is something that comes preinstalled but none of ...
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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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Cannot get max resolution on Dell U2711 monitor with Latitude E6520

up until recently I was using the U2711 with a Lenovo T410 via a DP output. This allowed me to use the max resolution of 2560x1440. The U2711 is used as my second extended monitor, my laptop screen is ...
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Using an SSD drive on a SATA ICH9M/ICH9M-E controller [closed]

I have a five-year-old Dell Latitude E6400 laptop, and I was thinking about changing the SATA hard drive (Hitachi HTS723216L9A362) with an SSD. I found two models that could suit my needs, the Samsung ...
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Shift key not working in Windows 7

The Shift keys on my laptop are not working, though it was fine until last night. I'm running Windows 7 Professional 32-bit on a Dell Latitude e6410.
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Dell E6500 sound missing - why?

I have Dell E6500 (figured out on Stackoverlow to be quite popular notebook). I have manually installed Windows XP Professional, with all drivers from Dell CD. However, there are some problems with ...
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Backing up MBR on laptop disks with recovery partiitions?

Most of the Linux distributions I use allow me to override where GRUB is installed, but I now need to install Ubuntu on some Dell Latitude laptops, and on the test install I did on my old Vaio ...
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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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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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Max resolution for external monitor on Dell E6420 (Intel Graphics HD 3000)

I've got an E6420 with a Core i7 sporting the HD3000 chipset. I'm considering getting an external monitor and have found a good deal for 27" Dell UltraSharp monitor. I'm tempted to order it, but to my ...
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Infrared on the Dell D620

I have a Dell Latitude D620 running Windows 7. I use it quite a bit for media (i.e., Boxee, Hulu Desktop, Windows Media Center) so I was wondering if I could use the IR port along with a remote (I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is my bluetooth working right?

I'm not sure if Bluetooth is working right on my dell latitude d630. I bought it used with Windows 7 professional installed. I am sure it has Bluetooth, but when I try to add the device it just says ...
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Every process wants to take as much cpu as they can

I am facing this weird problem with my Windows 7 Dell laptop (Core i5, 8 GB ram). The problem starts when every time I disconnect the power cable and use the laptop in battery for a while (lets say ...
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Dell system update utility (drivers, firmware, etc)

I got a new Dell E6420 yesterday and it had this really nice little utility from Dell that automatically updated firmware, bios and drivers. However, the laptop had a 32bit version of Windows 7 so I ...
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Why might Gparted be failing to format partition on Dell D600 Latitude laptop?

I have installed a dozen dual boot XP / Ubuntu boxes, however this one has me stumped. After the installation failed in the partitioning phase I tried manually partitioning using a Gparted LiveCD. I ...
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can the hdtv be used as a monitor for the Dell Latitude 6410

can a hdtv be used as a monitor for the Dell Latitude 6410
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Where can I find the manual for a Dell Latitude E5400?

I have a new laptop, a Dell Latitude E5400 running Windows 7 Pro’. I’m very happy with it so far except it doesn’t seem to come with a manual. I’ve checked the DVDs that come with it and can’t see ...
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PCMCIA Does Not Work on Dell Latitude under Windows XP

PCMCIA cards do not work on Dell Latitude e5510 under Windows XP. Works fine on Windows 7. Cards are recognized by Device Manager but do not work correctly. For example, CF adapter does not ...
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Dell D630 - Touchpad does not move the mouse cursor

Windows XP - Dell D630 - Synaptics Touch Pad driver installed. The system tray icon that shows the movement of your finger on the touchpad registeres movement. The scroll feature of the touchpad ...
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Mouse won't work in XP on Latitude

I have a Latitude D630 Laptop with a Fresh Windows XP install that won't work with a generic external USB mouse. It recognizes the device has been put in but fails to install it. USB keyboards work ...
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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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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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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 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 ...