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Difference in WiFi performance across windows 10 dell machines, work and personal

I'd like to know where to start to understand why my work issued Dell Latitude 5280 Windows 10 machine seems to be much "happier" connecting to my home WiFi connection when compared to my ...
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CentOS/RedHat 7 driver for AMD-Radeon graphic cards?

Is there a driver for CentOS/RedHat 7, for machines that use Jet PRO [Radeon R5 M230 / R7 M260DX / Radeon 520 Mobile] graphic cards? I have a Dell Vostro laptop, that after being installed with any ...
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Change to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorV\ does not survive reboot

Bottom line on top It seems that any changes to 0's Data column value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorV\StartOverride or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\...
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Can't boot Arch on a Dell Vostro

I have bought a Dell Vostro 5590 equipped with Win 10, and I'd like to install Archlinux too, in dual boot with Win 10. Unfortunately I cannot even start a live Arch: after entering the One-Time Boot ...
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Can't secure boot Dell Vostro laptop running Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Dell Vostro 5481 that runs only Ubuntu 18. I'm not able to boot the operating system, the laptop gets stuck on a screen that says [FAILED] Failed to start VirtualBox Linux kernel module. I ...
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will my computer support a 16TB HDD?

I currently have 2x 3TB HDD's plugged into a Dell Vostro 420 (2.72TB according to Windows) and was thinking about upgrading them to 2x 16TB HDDs. My question is... will that computer support them? I'...
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What drivers should I install after formatting a PC?

I have Dell Vostro 3559 laptop and I am going to format it tomorrow. What drivers should I install after formatting my laptop? In the official site, I can find more then 40 drivers. Do I need to ...
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New battery not charging

after replacing old battery od my notebook, bios complained that there is a problem with battery and linux shows charging, but after hours, there is still 3%. Also, the overal system is somewhat ...
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Why is “SMART Reporting” disabled by default?

I recently bought a Dell PC, and noticed that there is BIOS option called "SMART Reporting", that is disabled by default. Dell provides following description: SMART Reporting - This field controls ...
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Can I connect laptop to external screen with lid closed

I have a Dell laptop but the screen is 14" which is sometimes small when I work with multiple CAD files etc. I am thinking of buying a 27" 4K TV to connect to as an external screen via the HDMI port ...
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My previously used Dell laptop doesn’t show the Dell logo on boot but shows the logo of the organization that previously owned it

I received a Dell Vostro 3468 as a prize from a government organization. When I boot it up, it does not show the default Dell logo, but instead it shows that government organization’s logo. How can ...
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How to change boot order if I can't access legacy BIOS?

I want to format an old notebook (Dell Vostro with windows 10) with a lightweight linux and it's just been a series of failures: I tried making a bootable CD, but the CD drive apparently is not ...
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Laptop internal hard disk not found error

My Dell Vostro 2520 64-bit laptop. Shows the following error on power on. Internal hard disk drive not found To resolve this issue, try reseat the drive No bootable devices -- strike F1 to retry boot,...
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Window 10 installation on dell vostro 3670

I installed Window 10 with a bootable USD drive on a dell vostro 3670, it appeared to install successfully but when I removed the USB drive and restarted the system it would not boot from the HDD. ...
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Is there any specific requirements for RAM to upgrade laptop?

Currently, I have 4GB DDR4 RAM in my Dell Laptop. Previously I had Lenovo laptop with 4GB DDR4 RAM. Now I want to use that Lenovo's RAM in Dell Laptop. Is there any specific RAM requirements for ...
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Dell Quickset missing menu on system tray

I've bought a Dell Vostro 15 3568 notebook. I am using it with Windows 7 64bit. Now the problem. I've installed the latest available Quickset Application (25 Apr 2017) from the Dell support site. The ...
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Laptop sleeps while using android studio or visual studio

I have dell Vostro 14 3468 Below are the Details attached Whenever the CPU utilization increase the laptop sleeps. I have tried to change the sleep settings through Registry Options by going into ...
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What kind of memory DIMM for Dell Vostro 3670

I want to add some memory to my Dell Vostro 3670 running an Intel i5-8400. At neither Crucial nor Kingston do I find the Vostro 3670 listed. What kind of memory should I get?
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Strange lines on screen and systems hangs

I have a pretty old laptop from 2010 (Dell Vostro 1015). I was using Windows 7 on it till last year. It developed some hardware issue last year and I got it repaired but could not use it for few ...
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Dell Vostro touchpad gestures not working on Windows 10 — but do work on any Linux distro

This has been bothering me more than I'd like to admit. I have a Dell Vostro 3460 (exactly this one to be more specific) running Windows 10 Professional 64-bits, with the latest updates and proper ...
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How to reset the BIOS without opening the notebook?

I have a vostro 5470, I installed the hackintosh, but when I turned it off it does not turn on anymore (the leds do not turn on), I did some research and found that the way mac os shut down the ...
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Top of screen appears at bottom and Screen is wide

DELL VOSTRO 1520 Laptop @ Windows 10 Ont the laptop the top of the desktop also appears at the bottom and the desktop is also wider than the actual display: I have tried to install new graphics ...
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Can I transfer the RAM from a Vostro V131 to a Vostro 3460?

I have a Dell Vostro V131 that I don't use anymore because it's... kinda broken. I'm now using a 3460. This 3460 does not have enough RAM for what I use the computer for (read: SE stuff and YT). I'd ...
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Computer won't post, Dell Vostro 200

After trying to insert an expansion card and changing the thermal paste my PC won't post, the fans spin incessantly and the power button turns blue, no beeps, the monitor is on.
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Touchpad not working on CentOS 7.2

I have installed CentOS 7.2 in my Dell Vostro 15 laptop (Dual booted alongside Windows 8). For some reason, I can't use my Touchpad at all. None of the features of Touchpad (Pointer movement, left/...
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Find MAC address of stolen Dell Laptop

My Dell Laptop has been stolen. I have the address service tag number and serial number. My laptop is more then 6 year and a few months old. I have contacted Dell Support but they said that they were ...
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Dell Vostro 3350 switchable graphics force to use only one graphic card

I have a Dell Vostro 3350 Laptop with switchable graphics capability. It has two graphic cards: Intel HD Graphics 3000 AMD Radeon HD 7470M I downloaded the driver of two cards from Dell's official ...
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Screen flashing black

my screen is suffering some black flashes, as fast as the blink of an eye. It's not periodical, like twice in a half and hour period but it happens constantly. What system logs can help me determine ...
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Compatibility of purchased DVD burners with Dell PC

my name is Kimon and I have recently asked from my father, Vasileios, to buy through the site with the URLs shown below two of the DVD burners they sell, the Optiarc AD-5280S-CB-PLUS and the Plextor ...
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dell vostro 1510 beep code - 1 long 2 shorts - Can´t find the reason related to that

Can´t find the following beep code anywhere. I have changed the memory stick and nothing happened. This is the beep code I´m always getting: 1 long 2 shorts. Would that be a memory or a video ...
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How to resolve the issue as when ever i opened my laptop it shows your battery critically Low?

I have the Dell Vostro 3546 model, it can be used from 2 years nearly but from last one week onwords i faced the major problem as when i charged my battery full and then shutdown my laptop, after one ...
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Nvidia GeForce 9300GT or 9400GS chipset on graphic card

Dell Vostro 1520 laptop comes with motherboard P/N 00D46F (U653J) equipped with discrete Nvidia GeForce 9300GT or 9400GS Graphic card. Is it possible replace faulty motherboard that have GeForce ...
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Update Windows 10 to the latest build on Dell Vostro 3550

On my Dell Vostro 3550, I have updated from Windows 7 to Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and then finally to Windows 10 when it was launched. I have noticed recently that my machine is not running the latest ...
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Win7 Dell Vostro Laptop that hangs / slows down after Login

I have a Dell Vostro 2420 Laptop that has abruptly developed this weird problem: It will boot up, allow me to login and then hang / freeze. Details: It successfully draws the desktop and starts ...
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New laptop battery inconsistent

I have a fairly old Dell Vostro 1510 laptop and the battery finally gave up recently. I bought another one on Amazon three weeks ago and, initially, it seemed to be OK: it was charging to 100% and ...
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Dell vostro-3550 does not boot from ODD (second HDD)

I have a Dell Vostro 3550, with one HDD SATA in it. I used a caddy to adapt the HDD to use it the place of my CD/DVD-ROM drive. Q: How can I boot from this new SATA port (ODD/second drive/etc)?
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Window 10 wifi issue media disconnected

I have a Dell Laptop Vostro 3555 with a Dell wireless 1701 802.11b/g/n network adapter made by Broadcom. The Device status: this device is working properly. This was a window 7 moved to a window 10. ...
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Mixed RAM apparently leads to garbled output on a Dell Vostro 3800 running Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Vostro 3800 running Ubuntu 14.04. It’s memory capacity is 16GB. Recently it was running with two 4GB RAM sticks and working fine. When I added an 8GB RAM stick by removing one of the two ...
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My Laptop's Power LED and Fan keeps on running even after Shut down (after Liquid spill)

I am using a Dell Vostro 2520 with Windows 8.1 Home. For the past few days (after a little liquid spill), even after shutting down the laptop, power led and fan keeps running till I press and hold ...
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Why does clicking my mouse select mutliple lines of text?

I am experiencing a weird issue on my dell laptop. When I click a webpage is will automatically select a few lines of text after my cursor. This happens whether I am using the buttons below the ...
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psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 2 bytes

Recently I have had issue with my DELL Vostro 3750 laptop, the touchpad has eratic behavior. Looking at the dmesg output I can see: [175874.428170] psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/...
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2-2-2 bios beep code on Dell MIG41R M/B

I have recently acquired a Dell Vostro with a MIG41R motherboard. The PC gave me a 2-2-2 bios beep code, so I opened it up and realized it didn't have and RAM and the HDD was disconnected. I bought a ...
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Dell Vostro 3560: 3NB8W3 battery not recognized, problems with charging

I've been using standard battery for a while, but finally I bought extended battery (3NB8W3, 11.1v 8700mAh 97Wh). Sadly, my Vostro 3560 does not recognize battery properly. I always have "Plugged in ...
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Wi-Fi connection not visible

I am using Dell Vostro Nseries laptop. the system doesn't connect to the wireless connection instead there is a X sign. But works fine with the cable. How can I use the internet with my WiFi ...
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How do I install Win 7 OS through bootable device?

I Cannot install Win 7 OS in another PC which is Dell Vostro-1014 through USB bootable device. The windows installation shows a complete cent-per-cent, but then when it restarts I had to reinstall it ...
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How do I install a clean WIN 7 ULT on my DELL VOSTRO 1014?

I've an old Dell Vostro 1014 (mid 2009). As I tried installing OS WIN 7 64 bit ULTIMATE through CD/DVD RW, I pressed and checked all the function keys one at a time but all in vain. The system would ...
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Cannot execute a DELL BIOS update for a VOSTRO 260 machine

I am trying to update my DELL VOSTRO 260 BIOS. I am struggling to get anywhere. If I download the exe and try to run it using a FreeDOS USB drive: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DellBIOS#...
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How do I extract the ROM file from this DOS exe BIOS updater?

I am trying to update my DELL VOSTRO 260 BIOS. I am struggling to get anywhere, see for more info: Cannot execute a DELL BIOS update for a VOSTRO 260 machine I decided to simply extract the flashrom ...
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Strange magnets in Dell Vostro 3460

More of a curiosity than a technical question. I have a Dell Vostro 3460 laptop, and I just noticed it has two magnets embedded on both lower right and left corners near the USB ports and headphone ...
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Which instruction set do I have? [duplicate]

I've recently had some issues with my Dell Vostro laptop and Dell sent me out some OS discs to reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I expected to get 64-bit discs in the mail, but instead received 32-bit....