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How to disable NVIDIA Optimus on a Dell XPS 15?

I've got a new Dell XPS 15 (L502x) with an NVIDIA GeForce 540M, Intel Core i7Q 2.2 Ghz, and Crucial RealSSD hard drive. As with most laptops with NVIDIA cards these days, it's got the "Optimus" ...
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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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Dell XPS M1330 does not want to restore to factory settings

I have tried restarting and then pressing F8 - there are no options for restore - there is just reboot in safe mode, reboot with debugging etc. I have also tried restarting and then pressing CTRL F11 ...
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No Mouse During Windows 7 Install

I'm having a problem installing Windows 7 on my Dell XPS m1330 notebook. When booting from DVD I get to the screen where you select the language; time and currency; and keyboard input or method only ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to add 2 monitor to Dell XPS 15 Laptop?

Is it possible to add 2 monitor to this Dell XPS 15 Laptop ? Mini DisplayPort (1) 2 total USB 3.0 HDMI 1.4 Do we need to buy extra hardware for this?
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BSOD During Windows 7 Install

I current have a working XP partition a Dell XPS m1330 laptop along with a working Ubuntu partition. After launching the Windows 7 install DVD from within XP I run through the options for a custom ...
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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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Three Monitors with Nvidia GeForce GT 525m and Intel HD Graphics on Del XPS 15Z

I have a brand new Dell XPS 15Z as a replacement for my workstation and I am trying to plug the two monitors that I had with my old machine. I have been looking online and asking some of my coworkers ...
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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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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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Dell XPS l502x wi-fi speed is dead slow

Context I have purchased a new Dell XPS L502x laptop which has Windows 7 Home 64-bit which has this Wi-Fi Option: Intel ® Centrino ® Advanced-N 6230 (2x2 agn + Bluetooth) And I have 4 Mbps Internet ...