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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Dell XPS 13 touchpad occasionally goes into “drag lock”. Only fix seems to be restarting?

About once a week this seems to happen. Suddenly tap-to-click becomes tap-to-start-dragging. Click still works. The only way to get back to regular behaviour appears to be a restart. Turning the ...
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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?
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How do I install Hyper-V on the Dell X 13 (2015) with Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have checked all the hardware requirements from the BIOS and everything supports Hyper-V on mhy Dell xps 13 (2015). The problem is there is no option in add features.
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Run time difference between a 4-cell (43 Wh) battery and an 8-cell (58 Wh) battery?

Is there a significant improvement in battery run time going from a 4-cell (43 Wh) battery to an 8-cell (58 Wh) battery? How much longer will it run (percentage-wise)?
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Installing SSD in IDE vs ODD Dell XPS L502x

I have Dell XPS L502x and planning to install 240GB SSD. There could be two options 1--> Replace the internal 750GB HDD with 240GB SSD and install HDD in Optical Disk Drive via Caddy. 2--> Keep the ...
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Enabling Legacy Boot In Dell XPS 8700 - Aptio/AMI BIOS

My Dell Studio 435/9000 blew a motherboard. HDD is good, it boots off an Optiplex 990. Runs Win7 Home Premium, MBR drive. Have new XPS 8700. Boots great out of box with Win 8.1 as a GPT drive. I ...
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How to clear 217Gb of <Unknown> space on my C drive?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (2013 model L521X - Windows 7) with a capacity of 680.3Gb on the C drive. But WinDirSat says that 217.4Gb of that space is and I can't access it! SpaceSniffer says that 215.8Gb ...
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How can I get a Dell XPS 8300 to boot from some medium?

I recently attempted to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on my Dell XPS 8300. Before the installer there was a blank partition, some windows7 partitions, and an ubuntu install. Issues occurred ...
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How can I get a better control over the brightness [duplicate]

I have a Dell xps17 (windows 7) and I find the brightness control very annoying. I often work during night time and the lower settings is fine but if I increase the brightness settings by just one ...
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Monitor receives NO SIGNAL after moving computer/changing resolution; I've tried all suggestions on the internet to no avail

Specs Computer: Dell XPS 420 OS: Windows Vista (Not sure 32-bit or 64-bit) Motherboard: Dell BTX motherboard CPU: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 RAM: 2GB (not sure) Graphics: GeForce 8800 GTX ...
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Dell XPS 15 in that the wi-fi would drop out every 20 mins

I'm having serious issues with my Dell XPS 15 in that the wi-fi would drop out every 20 mins or so at home. It has been widely reported that the XPS 15 (L521x) has had wireless problems. I have ...
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Dell XPS 15 L521X BIOS Password Reset

I need to reset my BIOS password on my Dell XPS 15z as I can't get it to boot. I have tried removing CMOS battery and battery and seeing if that will do it but no luck. Any ideas maybe there a jumper ...
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What is this chip on my motherboard?

I have a question that is really driving me crazy! I have a dell xps M1210 laptop. The other day I opened it to apply thermal paste. There are 2 chips connected to the heatsink, one raised, and one ...
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Hooking up Raid0 drives to Dell XPS

I recently dug up a pare of WD Raptor 74GB hard drives that I had once upon a time in an older custom built computer they were RAID0. I now have a Dell Studio XPS 8000 desktop that I'd like to see ...
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Which power source(16A or 6A) should i use for my laptop charging having adaper input 2.5A & output 6.7A?

I'm using a Dell adapter: Input: 100-240V~2.5A(2,5A) 50-60Hz Output: 19.5V(19,5V)==6.7A(6,7A) I always connect it to 230V 50Hz 16A in my home and 6A in my office. Is it safe for my laptop? Please ...
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Dell XPS 12, Windows 8.1 single language Chinese. How to change to English

I bought a Dell XPS 12 in China and made the mistake of not buying a pro version of Windows 8.1 on it. To change my language to English I have been searching for solutions but haven't managed so far. ...
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XPS L502x with external DellST2210 24“ LCD which won't play sound, while external ASUS VH242H 24” LCD will

MY CONFIGURATION I have an XPS L502x hooked up to 2 external monitors: Dell ST2210 connected via to my only HDMI port no adapters on either end of the cable HDMI cable from back of laptop to HDMI ...
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What is the 102 MB partition in my Dell XPS17 for

What is the 102 MB partition in my Dell XPS17 for. It contains stuff like this: DIAGS/ AUTOEXUS.UP CONFIG.UP COPYUP etc etc It currently shows as D:. Can I delete it? I can't see my other 2nd HD ...
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Periodic wifi connectivity loss

I have a new Dell XPS 14 running Debian (Wheezy via Crunchbang). I've been experiencing periodic internet connectivity loss (roughly a couple minutes of downtime every 15 or so minutes, after which ...
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solve dell xps delay on touchpad and keyboard

I finally found the complete solution for a frustrating/weird problem i was facing. Problem A ) there is a touchpad delay when typing and try to use the touchpad? problem B ) there is a 1 second ...
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Monitor for XPS 15

I have a Dell XPS 15, and I want to buy a monitor so that I can have two monitors to work with. However, I see that there is an HDMI output which I cannot use with Ubuntu ...
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Why does my computer frequently fail to wake up?

My computer frequently fails to wake up. I press the keyboard or mouse but it just sits there. The monitor is off. I have a Dell XPS 8500, have all the latest drivers according to ...
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Dell XPS laptop BIOS complains after installing SSD

I installed a Samsung 830 SSD in my XPS L501X and now every time it boots, after the logo screen it beeps twice, rattles the DVD drive and displays this message (and nothing else) Press <F1> to ...
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Can the NVidia card on the Dell XPS 17 (L702x) overheat and crash applications?

I have a Dell XPS 17 (L702x). I've noticed repeatedly and constantly that when I run GPU intensive apps, they will crash to the desktop after 30-60 minutes. If the app uses the NVidia GPU, and does ...
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Updating video drivers for Dell XPS 17 (L702x)

For my other laptops (Dell or otherwise), I'd regularly check NVidia's site for updates on the video card drivers and download and install them when needed. I'm confused about how I should update my ...
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Is there an active digitizer stylus for Dell xps duo 12?

This hybrid laptop-tablet supports atmel maxTouch technology. However I was unable to find any definitive information on which active digitizer stylus to buy for it. Some sources say active digitizers ...
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Frequent DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION BSOD on Windows 8

I am having frequent Blue Screens of Death on my new Windows 8 Dell XPS 13 UltraBook. The specifics: Hardware (screenshot of device manager with what I think are the most relevant items expanded): ...
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Adding drivers for a device that's not listed in Device Manager

I'm running Windows 7 x64 on a Dell XPS m1730 laptop. I recently re-installed Windows 7 (complete wipe) and since that time, have been unable to get my Creative Labs Integrated Webcam working (or even ...
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mouse and keyboard not functioning properly on start up - both operating systems

I have a Dell XPS M1530. This afternoon I have encountered a problem with my laptop. first I realized that when I try to log in windows and type my password, the cursor focus loses or does not type. ...
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Number of Processors and Computer Speed relation?

Does changing the number of processors under Boot Advanced Options affect computer speed? I have Dell XPS 15z Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) OS with 4GB RAM, intel i5 processor @2.5 Ghz and 1GB ...