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  • Forum Thread: MS Windows 7 Boot failure after Restoring a DELL BackUp DVD set.

    Hallo everybody. I recently bought the DEL Precision M4700. I have created 3 sets of backup disks using the DELL BackUp utility on various faces of installing SW on it. I checked the first two sets by restoring the system successfully. They took me 3 and 2 DVD disks each. After continuing the SW...
  • Forum Reply: RE: WinHlp32.exe

    Cannot install WinHlp32.exe to make my old reliable program work since 10 month old Inspiron N411Z factory installed Windows 7 doesn't pass Microsoft validation process serving up error "This version of the Windows Genuine Advantage validation tool is no loner supported. Please download the...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron one 2330

    i ordered an Inspiron One 2330 with English operating system (windows 8). It arrived here in Grenada, caribbean (English speaking) with a Spanish operating system. I was told by technical support that it could not be converted & they would have to ship me another computer. Which they did eventually...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 7720, Win 7 installation on second Hard Drive

    Hi, I bought Dell Inspiron 7720 17R and installed another hard drive into it. So now I have 1x 32GB SSD and 2x 1TB HDD. Laptop came with pre-installed Win 8, which is using SSD + HDD disk, I want to install Win 7 on that new hard drive, but I was not able to create bootable Win 7 on my Kingston 3.0 flash...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Driver Request - Post your request here

    Inspiron 15R 5537 Win 7 Pro x64 I have found and installed the Dell Wireless 1705 WLAN adapter driver So far, unable to locate the following drivers Ethernet Controller PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_05E91028&REV_07 PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_05E91028 PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_020000...
  • Forum Reply: RE: My "C" Drive and "D" Drive switched places. How can I switch back?

    Anybody? There has to be some Microsoft windows 7 expert out there or Alienware or Dell tech that can answer this?
  • Forum Reply: RE: My "C" Drive and "D" Drive switched places. How can I switch back?

    Thank you for that info. Would this work? Since I have multiple hard drives could I take the RAID drive and reset to non-raid and then install windows onto one of the two disks that were RAID? Then if successful I should be able to copy over the data from my Disk that won't boot but still has...
  • Forum Thread: Can't install Windows Update or Service Pack 1

    A few weeks ago my system told me my hard drive was about to fail, so I made a recovery disk and backed up the drive. Evidently what ever was corrupt on the drive was copied to the recovery disk in that it gave me an error message when I used it to boot up and I wasn't able to install Windows 7 on...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 15 (L502x) - Reinstall Windows Problems - HELP PLEASE

    Hello, I recently had my dell laptop fixed at a local electronic store. They replaced my hard-drive and reinstall windows 7. When I got the laptop back, noticed some things are missing ... like how my keyboard does not light up anymore, and I really loved that function of my laptop :( So I did some...
  • Forum Thread: laptop 5110 reinstall original os

    how to i format C disk and recover the original OS .my laptop is use original OS.please explain step by step .
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 OS CD

    The internal hard drive of my 2 year old Dell desktop with windows 7 died. I replaced it and tried to boot from my system recovery USB flash drive. I changed the boot sequence in BIOS but it won't boot. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to get the replacement OS software from Dell? I do have the windows...
  • Forum Thread: Reinstall Win 7 after HDD failure need activation key

    My HDD started failing and I managed to get my data off it. I've installed an SSD and reinstalled windows from a fresh copy as I cannot create recovery media from the old HDD as the recovery partition is damaged. The Win 7 installed worked mostly using the OEM key but I keep getting windows...
  • Forum Thread: Brand new xps 8500 just out of the and does not boot :(

    Service tag <ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed as per privacy policy> . Desktop boots but hangs on win 7 startup screen. I can load into safe mode with Internet connections. I tried launch startup repair, but does not work. I tried reset to factory setting but does not work, I tried dell diagnostics...
  • Forum Thread: TSST DVD Win 7 Driver Needed

    I have a refurbished D630 running Win 7 Home Premium, 64 Bit. It has a TSST TSL462D CDRW / DVD unit installed. Generally speaking, the machine works great. The Problem: I have a bunch of blank 16X DVD discs that the laptop can read fine (when formatted on my desktop computer). But the laptop can't...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Blue Screen Error In Microsoft Windows XP On Startup

    Hii, You dont have to worry about the Error : IDE Device failed, this error will come while running diagnostics coz there is no media in teh drive and if you insert a Operating System CD in teh drive then it wont give you that error...That means the Hardware is working fine... No Stop0x07E error...
  • Forum Thread: Dell, Windows 7 upgrade?

    Anyone know what it means on the Dell on-line upgrade screen when it says "This system is not in our database yet. It can take up to 10 days from date of purchase for your service tag to be processed, so please try again at a later time. If more than 10 days have elapsed since date of purchase,...
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 Upgrade

    Has anyone heard if you purchased a Dell desktop on 03/09/2009 that came with Vista Home Premuim if you can get a free upgrade to Windows 7 from Dell? I know that they are saying if you buy after 06/26/09 that you can get the Windows 7 upgrade free. Thanks
  • Forum Thread: New Inspiron 17R, Blue Screen Error on windows 7 when playing videos on the internet.

  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 Upgrade Disk

    I have tried 3 times to upgrade my Inspiron 1545 Laptop to Windows 7 Home Premium from Windows Vista. I tried to use the upgrade assistant disk that came with the Windows 7 Upgrade Disk but it wanted to delete my Internet connection which you need to upgrade in the first place! It also wanted to uninstall...
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 64 Bit Supplied with Dell Studio 15 Laptop

    Hi, Just registering my displeasure at Dell's (Australia) response to a Studio 15 laptop I ordered at Christmas. What I did not notice when I ordered it was that Windows 7 was the 64 bit version which may be acceptable for business applications, but not for general home use, as not enough applications...
  • Forum Thread: Dell windows 7 upgrade insists on uninstalling Photoshop Elements 7

    Anyone know why Dell insists on uninstalling Adobe Photoshop Elements 7? When it first got to the part that wanted to uninstall it I told it No. It than threw a fit and cancels the upgrade. And attempts to go foward just immediately stops at that point not even asking to deinstall it again. I had to...
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 laptop with MS Excel 24MB Template crashes

    I have been working around issues with Excel crashing in Windows 7 and other user's with XP Pro do not have this problem. I am using a Dell Latitude E6500 with Intel Core(TM)2 Cuo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz and 4GB Ram. My user with XP has a much older processor (4 years old) and only 1.5GB Ram and is not...
  • Forum Thread: installed windows 7 proffesional over vista home premium and...

    Hi I installed windows 7 proffesional over vista home premium (yes I knew before hand this would be dodgy) as I had already purchased it on a student offer. Well it seems to be working fine but there are a few issues. Whilst researching how to clean install it, I found that I must format the 'd'...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Is studio 1535 is eligible for upgrade to windows 7?

    Hi , Since I have purchased the laptop on 09/16, Also I am having the bill of same date and the manager of Care Office Equipment, S G Highway, Ahmedabad. Mr. Rupesh assured me that it is eligible for the windows 7 upgrade. I got delivery on 09/16 than why it is not qualify for the upgrade. If the...
  • Forum Thread: Using Dell Media Direct with Windows 7

    Ok, I've spent the past 2 hours looking for some information on this. I have been using Windows 7 for the past 6 months or so with my Dell Inspiron 1525. With this, I formatted the HD completely, removing any partitions with it to have a completely clean install. Now, I don't know too much...