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Dell XPS M1330 BIOS upgrade adversely affects battery behavior

I upgraded from A11 to A15 using the executable M1330A15 (via DOS) and was successful. Before the upgrade, I left the laptop alone for several months. The battery showed 4 out of 5 pips when ...
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How do I install Windows 7 to boot with UEFI and Intel RST

I need to install Windows 7 x64 over the existing OS (unwanted factory issued Win8, for which I've already made restore media for) on a Dell XPS 15 (L521x). It needs to use UEFI boot and use the 128GB ...
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How do I create factory restore media for a Dell laptop with Windows 8?

This may have been asked before, but not for Windows 8. How do you create the factory restore media for a Dell Laptop (a Dell XPS 15 in my case) before I go and do something stupid with it.
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How do I install Windows 7 (with Intel RST) and Linux to dual boot on a Dell XPS 15?

I have recieved a new $work laptop, a Dell XPS 15 with a 128GB mSATA drive and a a 1TB 5400 HDD. It came with Windows 8 installed, which is not supported by my employer and must be re-installed with ...
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SSD and HDD at same time in Dell XPS L502X

I have Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop with 750GB HDD. I want to know that can I install additional SSD in this laptop to decrease boot time and app load time. I checked internet and found that XPS 17 have ...
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Replace laptop monitor with touchscreen

I have an old Dell XPS M1530. I just replaced the hard drive with an SSD and installed Windows 8. I was wondering if it's possible for me to replace the screen with a touch screen LCD panel and use ...
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mini displayport to VGA not working

Very simple problem: I am trying to hook up a laptop to a projector via a Mini DisplayPort to VGA connector, however it just doesn't work at all. Where this gets odd is: This all works to the ...
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When AC Power is disconnected, atibtmon.exe throws a Runtime error

The installer is not working for my ATI mobility Radeon HD 3670 on Dell XPS Studio 16 using Windows 8 PRO 64 bits. Here are the screenshots of my ATI Radeon configuration: Hardware configuration ...
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Dell XPS m1530 system cannot boot need 130w or greater

I have a Dell XPS M1530 and I lost my old AC adapter but ordered a new one. For the longest time it always had a battery charge so I was able to boot into the OS but now it is completely dead. I have ...
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Does the Dell XPS One 27 Touch Support SLAT for Windows 8 64-bit Hyper-V?

64-bit Windows 8 has Hyper-V (virtualization) built-in. Hyper-V only works if the host machine is equipped with a 64-bit processor that supports a feature called Second Level Address Translation (...
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I coudn't hibernate my Windows 7 system (Dell XPS laptop) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hibernation does not work, I’m always returned to the sign in screen I've enabled hibernation in the power settings and the hibernate button is available in the start menu. ...
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Black Screen on Logon (windows 7 Home Premium)

I have been having some trouble with a dell XPS 15 laptop that I recently purchased. It is under a month old, and a problem has occurred, upon logging on just after start up, the computer will just ...
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Properly disabling Intel SRT

I just purchased a Dell XPS 8500 that comes with a 2TB mechanical HDD + 32GB SSD that is configured to use Intel's SRT. I'm planning to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu, but it seems like SRT drivers are ...
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Upgrading msata Dell xps 14 ultrabook

I'm planning to upgrade the msata of my dell xps 14 to a Mushkin Atlas msata. Currently my machine has the intel caching enabled. When I upgrade the drive and switch the sata mode to AHCI, will the ...
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Trouble getting external monitor to connect to laptop

I have a Dell XPS M1530 whose display card seems to have fried out. Nothing shows up on the screen although I know the laptop boots up just fine. I tried connecting the laptop to an external monitor ...
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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, WiFi N performance is slow and has problems

I just opened a brand new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook and connected to my 802.11n wireless network. Performance is abysmal. Web pages time out, SpeedTest shows 0.15 Mbps (on a 50 Mbps FiOS connection), and ...
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Dell XPS 8500 how to disable the msata ssd from being used as a caching device

Is there a way to disable the msata ssd to be used as a caching device? I want to install a regular SSD drive in sata 3 port and I don't want it to be cached by the msata. Otherwise it will make it ...
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Dell XPS 1330 / 1530 - Won't turn without power lead, but you can remove power lead once turned on?

As the subject states, I can't turn on my dell xps 1330 without the power lead in. There is nothing from pressing the button. It has a newish fully charged battery and have tried a couple of good ...
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Why are my XPS JBL speakers crackling (static sound)?

I own a XPS L502X laptop which has inbuilt JBL 2.1 speakers. I use Ubuntu 12.04. I regularly use this ear training software called GNU Solfege. The issue is that my speakers make a static sound a lot ...
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Ubuntu on an XPS 14 Ultrabook with mSATA cache and 500GB HD - how to partition for dual boot?

I am getting an XPS 14 ( http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-14-l421x/pd ) and I want to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. This thing has a 500GB standard HD and a 32GB mSATA that can be used as cache. Does ...
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Can I delete the OEM partition on the new Dell XPS 15?

My new Dell XPS 15 L521X just arrived. I need to set this up to dual boot Linux. Sadly, the system comes with four primary partitions. I can't do a clean install at the moment, so one of the ...
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How is the extra mSATA SSD disk used/configured in a Dell XPS laptop?

Some machines in the new XPS laptop range from Dell come with a regular, large (500GB+) HDD and an additional 32GB m-SATA SSD. The only detail I can find about this extra drive on the Dell site is ...
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Disable Hyper-Threading on Dell XPS L502x

Does anyone know how, or if it's even possible, to disable Hyper-Threading on an Dell XPS L502x? I've checked the BIOS, which seems like it's hiding a lot of the usual options, but can't see anything....
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What is the Dell “FGA module”

When looking at the list of items included with the Dell XPS 15 I see: FGA Module: Catalog Number / Description = PPAN1303_023/PPAN1305_027/BTO Product Code = FG0011 What does it represent? I ...
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Windows 7 Installation Fails at 7% Extraction on Dell

Alright, before I begin I want to clarify some points so no one wastes their time giving solutions that have already been addressed and haven't worked: I am aware that this is a common error (...
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RAM issue with Dell XPS 1640

I have this laptop from 2009 N07X1604 STUDIO XPS 16 : INTEL CORE 2 DUO T9900(3 MEMORY : 4096MB (2X2048) 1067MHZ DDR3 DU As you see, it comes with 2 modules of 2gb 1067MHZ DDR3. Now I have searched ...
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Studio XPS 16 Fn key does not work

I had Vista on my laptop. After a Windows 7 clean install Fn key does not work. For example Fn+1 should be equal to Numpad1 but it does nothing. I have installed several drivers from Dell website but ...
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Computer shutting down sporadiaclly

Both my brothers have Dell XPS 420's and both are having the same issue. While playing games or doing any kind of heavy load the computer will just shut down. There are no over heat logs in the BIOS ...
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Wrong Visual Studio version launched by Dell Instant Launch

I have a Dell XPS L702X laptop. To the right of the power button is a touch sensitive button called "Dell Instant Launch". I have had this configured to open Visual Studio 2010 for a while but I ...
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Dell Studio XPS 16 Runs Hot

Specs: 1920x1080 i7 1.6 GHz quad core 6GB RAM 1GB ATI Radeon HD 6570M/5700 Series 500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive Love this laptop for many reasons, but it constantly runs hot (CPU is low 70s with basic ...
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Cannot turn wireless on my Dell Studio XPS 1647 - touch lights broken

The touch lights on my Dell Studio XPS 1647 (running Windows 7) are broken. For most features: volume, playing and pausing media, this isn't an issue, I can do it another way. But for the wireless ...
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Dell XPS 15z/ L511Z merging partitions

i have a situation here, i bought a new dell xps 15z and was successful in making drive partitions through the help of this site (http://superuser.com/questions/313082/dell-xps-15-l502x-hard-drive-...
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Is it possible to use two external monitors with Dell XPS 15z?

On the Dell XPS 15z there are both an HDMI-port and a Mini DisplayPort. Is it possible to connect both of these at the same time as a way to get dual external monitors? Related question for the XPS ...
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Dell XPS 420: Turning computer on, video ports showing static

I have a Dell XPS 420 which i recently upgraded with a EVGA GTX 550TI and a 80GB SSD Drive. I converted this machine into a home theater PC. Which I've always had on. The computer wasn't responding, ...
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Logitech H800 bluetooth headset with Dell XPS1330

When I use my H800 bluetooth headset I can get everything working except of Stereo audio. I have tried to re-install the driver, but I fail. Obviously I cannot find the proper driver, I have tried ...
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Dell XPS L502x wireless error after resume on 3.0.0-16-generic kernel

Ubuntu 11.10 64bit, 3.0.0-16 kernel on Dell XPS L502x has strange problem with integrated Intel Wireless card (Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1030 BGN, REV=0xB0) or iwlagn drivers. After suspend and ...
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Why is Windows 7 throttling my laptop CPU?

I have been dealing with this problem for months. The Computer Model: Dell XPS M1330 (specs found here; I have the full 4GB of RAM) Age: 3+ years OS: Windows 7 Professional x64 Problem ...
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Windows 7 directly turn monitor off when just listening to music

Windows 7, Laptop DELL XPS 1330: When just listening to music, I want to turn off my laptop display immediately. It perfectly works after the usual delay (e.g. 10 mins) set in the power management, ...
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Hard Disk Re-Parition if Dell Recovery Disk

I purchased Dell XPS laptop. It comes up with 750GB Hard disk and Windows 7 Home Premium. After turning ON the laptop there was only one Partition OS (C:). I splited this partition into multiple ...
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How do I troubleshoot low wireless signal strength on my Dell Studio XPS?

My Dell Studio xps laptop has just started experiencing extremely low signal strength. I did set up a wireless printer the other day, so maybe I screwed something up in the process. Here's what I ...
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Inadequate Power Supply - Can I upgrade Video Card on Dell XPS 8300 to assist Video Editing? [closed]

I have a Dell XPS 8300 with i7-2600 and 16GB RAM. It has a Radeon 6450. It also has an amazing (as in, incredible) 125 Watt power supply. Somehow, it runs. Recently, I wanted to work with video from ...
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Dell XPS 17 laptop: USB 3.0 Ports don't work until machine rebooted

I have a new Dell XPS 17 laptop. My issue: The two USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) ports on the rear of the machine are not recognising anything when I start up. I've tried attaching a mouse, keyboard, headset, ...
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How do I save the hard drives from a broken Dell XPS 700 motherbord?

I have an old XPS 700, and the motherboard just died (this is a common issue with this model, my 3rd MB). I'm not interested in reviving the computer itself, but would like to access the data on the ...
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Hard Drive bay in Dell XPS L502X DVD-slot

I'd like to replace my XPS' cd/dvd drive bay with a holder for a 2.5" hard drive. I know I've seen things like this, but I can't for the life of me find anything like this these days! Any ideas?
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What is the correct antenna configuration for an Intel Centrino 6300 module on a Dell Studio XPS 16?

I purchased an upgraded wireless card (Intel Centrino 6300) for my Dell Studio XPS 16, and need to know the correct antenna configuration. There were no install instructions for the wireless card, nor ...
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BIOS says 8GB RAM installed but only 6GB is available

my machine is a Dell Studio XPS 9100 with 8GB of RAM installed. When I open the BIOS setup and enter the System Info, it shows that my machine got 8GB of RAM installed but only 6GB is available (yes ...
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Dell XPS M1730 flashing red green blue white black over and over

When I turn on my power button on my Dell laptop, the screen just flashes red green blue white black and then repeats that. This happens as soon as the computer turns on. What can I do to fix this?
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To which CPUs can I upgrade my Dell XPS M1330 laptop? [closed]

I've got a Dell XPS M1330 laptop which is already a couple of years old. I've already upgraded to 8GB of RAM and a SDD. Since I do all my development work (under Ubuntu) on this machine, I'd like to ...
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Looking for info on BIOS options

Where can I find documentation on the options in my BIOS? I haven't been able to find anything. My computer is a Dell XPS 15 L501X laptop, BIOS is Phoenix A07.
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Dell XPS 15 L502X hard drive Partition

I have a situation here. I got my new Dell XPS 15 Laptop. The configuration of hard drive is as below : Volume 1: (OEM Partition): 133MB Volume 2: OS (C:): 685.25 GB Volume 3: Recovery : 13.25 ...