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How To - Dell xps 15 USB bootable. 32gb SSD and 1TB hdd

I just got my laptop with the following specification. dell xps 15, 32gb SSD and 1tb hard disk. Currently I am unable to boot from USB and even if I manage to boot from USB it throws an error that ...
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Repairing a Dell XPS 13 (9333) loose display hinge

I have a Dell XPS 13 (9333) model and the display hinge is very loose. I've already tried tightening the hinges but that didn't help the problem. Does anyone have any fix tips for this problem, or ...
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Windows 10 stuck on loading screen

I have dell xps 12 laptop. Last year my laptop updated to windows 10. and for month or two it worked fine. Then i lent my laptop to a friend who probably accidentally closed the lid while it was ...
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Use mid 2011 or 2012 iMac as 2nd display for Dell XPS15 (USB-C Thunderbolt 3)

Seems there is a lot of misinformation out there. Simply want to use my mid 2012 iMac in TDM (Target Display Mode) with my Dell XPS 15 (USB-C-Thunderbolt 3). https://www.theguardian.com/technology/...
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Dell XPS 13 + Dell Monitor = one of them blurry

I have a Dell xps 13 and a 24" Dell monitor connected to it by a Mini Display-Port and HDMI. The problem is that if I turn on the laptop without the monitor connected to it, it looks perfectly clear. ...
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Windows 10 don't detect second monitor at start (dell xps, intel hd 3000)

After every reboot or shutdown I have to re-plug cable in order to force system to detect monitor. In previous system versions it was detecting my dell u2212hm at reboot/start. I reinstalled all ...
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Dell XPS 9550 installing wifi adapter driver

I installed CentOS 7 On Dell XPS 15 9550 but WiFi adapter doesn't work. How can I install the drivers? I read that the solution is upgrade kernel to 4.2. How can I upgrade it without Internet ...
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Laptop not booting from any bootable device (UEFI broken?)

I was trying to install Debian in a dual boot with the already installed Windows 10 on my laptop. Now when I boot up the PC it shows the Dell logo and the options to press F2 for Setup and F12 for ...
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Windows 10 activation on Dell laptops

Having a Windows 10 activation issue which I think is specific to Dell laptops. Did a clean windows 10 install on my Dell XPS 15. Under settings-Activation there is an error which says Activation ...
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Strange “freezing” behaviour in Excel 2013 brand new XPS 13

I have a new XPS 13 with 16 GB mem, i7, windows 10 64bit and since I got it a few weeks ago I have been having the following very annoying problem. At random times the excel GUI disappears, although ...
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Monitor problems under windows 10

I have an old Dell 3007WFP which only has DVI input. Previously, I was driving it via a mini-display port to display port chained to an active display port to dual link DVI converter, off a Dell XPS ...
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Giant system dialog font on Windows 10

A couple of examples which should be self-explanatory - Notepad++ Visual Studio The setup is an XPS13 (3200 x 1800) but the screenshots are from external monitors (2 x Dell U2414H 1920 x 1080)...
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Cannot shrink C: partition: Not enough space

I am trying to create a new partition on my laptop (XPS 12 9Q33, 128GB SSD) by shrinking the C:\ partition. However, despite the fact that it indicates there is enough space, it displays an error ...
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External Monitor does not detect my laptop after removing my broken LCD

I have a Dell XPS 15 (L502X) with a dysfunctional screen so I removed it from my laptop thinking that I'll connect an external display. But now when I turn my laptop on it beeps 8 times (LCD ...
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When logging in, Skype is always the focused App

I am having a problem with a Dell XPS 1820 (Windows 8.1) with concerns to a program not letting me into an account. The issue that persists is that when I log into another account, Skype opens ...
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Linux driver compatability on old Dell xps?

After installing debian, I noticed my fans were all constantly blowing at 50-80% speeds just opening a browser, this was not a problem under Windows so this points to drivers. I searched on Dell's ...
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Dell XPS 15 (2015) driving U3011 monitor at native res

I'm trying to get my laptop to drive my monitor at its native resolution: laptop is the new Skylake Dell XPS 15 9950 which only has an HDMI output for video monitor is a Dell U3011 with native ...
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Windows 10/7 Dell Optiplex

I have a Dell XPS computer that I originally configured with RAID 1. It drove me crazy (the drives kept losing synchronicity and spending hours rebuilding) that I decided to clear it and install ...
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Sometimes my touchpad changes so that “tap” becomes “start drag” rather than “click”. How can I fix this without a reboot?

I have a 2015 Dell XPS (new style), and sometimes it exhibits the above behaviour. Typically once a week or so. I've not noticed any common pattern that triggers it. A reboot always fixes it, but ...
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Laptop freezing no matter OS but hardware seems OK

I'd really appreciate any help anyone can give me. My situation is the following: I got a new Dell XPS 15 9550 two weeks ago. It was running fine until last night when the screen suddenly went black. ...
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I need to press the clickpad of my Dell XPS 13 very strongly for a click

since a few weeks, my touchpad has gotten unusable. First I thought an update messed up the Synaptics driver config. But then I realized that the config works. It's just that I have to press the ...
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Enable XMP on DELL XPS8700

I recently upgraded my DELL's RAM and I would like to enable XMP. Does anyone know how to do so on the Dell XPS8700? MoBo is a Dell z87 (model 0KWVT08)
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Can my Dell XPS15 L502X support 16GB RAM

Before you mark this as duplicate, I request you go through my question in detail as I have some very specific question regarding the RAM upgrade on my Dell XPS15 L502X. And please bear with my lack ...
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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition don't power up

I'm having a big trouble with my laptop. I'm from Spain and I'm currently travelling arround Thailand and I decided to carry my Laptop in this travel. The trouble is that when close the lip of my ...
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Laptop wont wake up after lid closed Dell XPS L502X

Hi I have a Dell XPS L502x, I am having problems when I close the lid, it won't fire up again when I open the lid. The fan starts but nothing else happens, I have to press and hold the on/off button ...
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Mouse and Keyboard freeze randomly

I have a Dell XPS desktop computer running Windows Server 2008 R2. This computer with the current OS has worked flawlessly for me for years. Recently the mouse and Keyboard freeze randomly. However ...
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Dell XPS 13 touchpad randomly stops working

The touchpad on my Dell XPS 13 laptop randomly (but frequently) stops working. When this happens I cannot move the cursor at all with the touchpad. The keyboard still works and I can even still use ...
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Unable to download some files from internet including Java JDK

I am getting "Unknown Network error" after downloading 84% of Windows 10 Upgrade from windows 7. I tried some tips given by superusers but none of them worked. Also I am getting "Unknown Network ...
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Dell XPS 14Z (L412z) 4 beeps

I have a Dell XPS 14z L412z I just recently got 4 beeps, which means RAM fail read/write. I have two RAM slots; I have bought new RAM then switched them out but there are still 4 beeps. I also tried ...
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Install Windows on 250GB mSATA SSD - Dell XPS 15 (9530)

I recently purchased crucial 250GB mSATA SSD to be replaced with 32GB mSATA which came in laptop. Currently I've not replaced the drive in laptop, I saw youtube video showing the method of replacing ...
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Debian 8.2 with Kernel 4.2 on Dell XPS 13 9343

I followed the guide at https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Dell/Dell%20XPS%2013%209343 and managed to make everything work. (I installed an extra package for Wi-Fi afterward.) Then I ...
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Intel Smart Response with mSATA SSD vs OS installed on mSATA SSD

I have Dell XPS 15 L501X laptop which has recently diagnosed with malfunctioning mSATA SSD. Dell support suggested me to replace this drive. I am planning to replace it with 128GB or 256GB SSD and ...
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What version of DisplayPort does the Dell XPS L520X use? Or is there software that can check?

I have this laptop in hand. Is there software that can check? Nvidia GT 540M 2GB Is it 2560×1600 (WQXGA) DisplayPort 1.1a or 4096x2160 (4K) DisplayPort 1.2
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DELL XPS13 Sound Output Popup

My Dell XPS 13 won't play through my headphones, just the speakers. Before, when I inserted the headphones, a popup would appear asking me where I wanted the sound to go through. Stupidly I disabled ...
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Can I use a 130V AC adapter for my european laptop? [duplicate]

I have an old Dell XPS Studio 16 whose AC adapter broke a while ago. I've been using a universal adapter, but apparently Dell has some hardware checks hard coded that won't let the adapter charge the ...
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DELL XPS 2720 Faint Grid Pattern on a screen

Got a brand new DELL XPS 2720 the screen is phenomenal but on a light background (say with notepad on a full screen) I can see a faint grid pattern - light gray horizontal & vertical lines forming ...
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Windows 10 Download Failed

I am downloading windows 10 by using Windows Media Creator. Currently i am using Windows 7 Dell XPS L502X 15R(Early 2011)Laptop. My Download is stuck at 78% and my Panther Log file detail at that ...
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Dell XPS M1530 cd stuck in drive

Yesterday I wanted to play the 1999 Unreal Tournament game that I felt nostalgiac for, but as soon as I inserted the disk, nothing happened. I've looked on all the forums and they all say the same ...
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Dell XPS L720x (Windows 10) only permits two monitors

Here's my setup: Dell XPS L702x (Late 2011) Intel HD Graphics 3000 Graphics processor NVIDIA GeForce 555M Graphics processor One HDMI port, one MiniDP port Windows 10 Enterprise N x64 Under ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10: speaker volume is not as high as it used to be

I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10 on my Dell XPS 13. It comes with the following audio devices and associated drivers: I have version 6.0.1.7544 of the audio driver installed The audio ...
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Windows 10 updating from Windows 7 via Windows update fail after 84%

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) with Windows 7 Home Premium-64 bit. I already reserved my Windows 10 copy and started an update to it that was 2,712.6 MB and failed after 84%, it took for that 17 ...
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Is it safe for keeping my laptop plugged in while updating to Windows 10 via windows update

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) Laptop with 6-cell battery and currently I'am Downloading Windows 10 via Windows Update from windows 7 home Premium-64 bit. But my Internet Speed is just 512 kbps ...
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Dell XPS 15 L502X monitor light not off when using external monitor

I mainly use an external monitor (via HDMI) when using my XPS 15 (L502X), however, I noticed an annoying problem when I tried to update the Intel HD 3000 video card driver. After I started my ...
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Dell XPS 13 with 2 monitors daisychain?

I'm going to buy a Dell XPS 13 (the i5 model without touchscreen and with 256gb ssd) and i'm also going to buy a Dell Ultrasharp monitor U2515H. But in the future i really want to buy a second monitor ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 UEFI USB key on XPS 13 2015

I have an XPS 13 Developer edition on witch I try to install Windows 8.1 I have already done that on others computer always with success. But I am unable to do so with this XPS. I use Rufus to ...
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Recover to windows 7 factory OS from windows 8.1, dell xps

I have dell xps 15, it came with windows 7 in its recovery partition, and I upgraded to windows 8.1. Now I want to recover to windows 7 again from the recovery partition, but It didn't work, it always ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 HiDPi to Full HD external screen

I just got a Dell XPS 13 2015 and I installed Ubuntu 15.04. Everything is working fine with the exception of using an external display. The resolution on my laptop is 3200x1800, my external screen ...
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Installing Linux on a Windows Dell XPS 13

I can buy from a retailer with employee discount. This means that I can get a Dell XPS 13 with Windows for considerably less money than the Dell XPS 13 developer edition from Dell directly. I would ...
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How to “sleep” a Windows 8 laptop without closing the lid

I have a Dell XPS Windows 8 laptop. I'd like to be able to "sleep" it overnight without needing to close the lid (often it is on a laptop stand where closing it is awkward). The "Power" menu has ...
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Dell XPS Running Windows 8.1 Not Entering Sleep Mode --> Shuts Down

Recently, my Dell XPS running windows 8.1 (which had been upgraded from Win7) attempts to go into sleep mode but just shuts down (without properly closing documents or browsers). Any advise?