Dell :: Does Provide All Of The Custom And Third Party Software On A SXPS For A Clean Install

Nov 5, 2009

I get a free copy of Windows 7 Enterprise from my school. My question is, if I order a SXPS with Win 7 Home Premium, reformat the hard drive, do a clean install of Win 7 Enterprise, can I reinstally of the the Dell and third party software that came with the system, such as the Blu-Ray software player? Is there any disdavatage to doing a clean install?

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Dell :: Is A Clean Install Necessary For SXPS 16?

Aug 7, 2009

I ordered one a few days ago and opted out of getting an antivirus as well as any microsoft office products.

That being said, do you guys think a clean install of vista is necessary on a new SXPS 16?

If it is, is following this http://support.dell.com/support/topi...t?docid=339949 a good way of doing it?

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Dell :: Big Time Clean Install Problems With SXPS 13

Mar 8, 2009

I decided to try and do the whole clean install thing with my SXPS 13 today and - well, now I'm completely freaked out and regret it completely. I kind of wish I was warned it wouldn't be so simple for a newbie laptop user, because this has been the most computer-related stress I've had in my entire life. Now I feel like I've permanently wrecked my new $1500 laptop because I have no clue what to do about the huge mistake I've made.

First of all, it seems to me like my entire computer has slown down. I downloaded iTunes on the original install within a minute or two; now, it takes 15 minutes. Internet pages come up slower than before it seems to. (I had some issues at first installing the driver for the wireless thing)

I did put the Dell Driver disc in, of course; I was so freaked out I went through everything I could, extracted then installed, because I didn't know what was supposed to go on and what wasn't (it didn't let me download drivers for things I didn't have, of course).

When I first started it up, Windows new rating for my computer was 1.0. I made it do it again, and it went up (5.3), fortunately, but it can't help but make me think what else I might be missing.

Another red flag is that when I go back to the Dell Driver disc, and I try to install something to see if I already did it, it asks if I would like to "create" the file as nothing existed their before. As I was 90% sure I did install it once before, I tried it with one I new I installed. It went through as if I never installed it, so I'm afraid if every time I restart my computer isn't going to work unless I take the time to reinstall every driver.

There has to be something huge I'm missing here. If anyone can think of anything, please let me know. Also, please let me know if anyone knows of a guide to the clean install on this computer (I already looked at Microsoft's Vista Clean Install guide, obviously that doesn't fix all the Dell driver problems) .....

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Dell :: New SXPS 16 Better To Clean Install Vista Or Remove Unwanted Bloatware

Apr 21, 2009

Which route should I take for my new SXPS 16 - Clean install Vista from scratch along with all the drivers and programs I want or just uninstall the stuff that I don't want?

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Sony :: "Fresh Start" Vs. Custom "Clean Install"

May 12, 2010

I'm thinking about purchasing new z with "Fresh Start" option and wondering what's included with it.

On my current TZ, I've used "Clean Install" and everything worked fine for me.

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Dell :: Making An OEM Vista Install Virtually A Clean Install

Jun 23, 2009

I got my laptop but did not do a clean install. I just removed all the bloatware I could think of. Is there a guide to do just that though, get rid of all the stuff that shouldn't be there so that you essentially have a clean install without all the bloat or footprints of it?

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Dell :: Cannot Install Latitude E6400 Webcam After Clean Install

Dec 14, 2008

I can't install my integrated webcam. After downloading the driver and opening the file installation starts and then suddenly it just ends with the message there was an error during installing.

So the thing I've done are: installing the drivers, which failed.

I've also looked in the device managemer app but could find anything of a camera.

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Acer :: Being Prompted To Install Driver For "COPROCESSOR" After Clean Install

Aug 9, 2009

Doing a clean install of Vista and keep getting prompted to locate and install driver for "Coprocessor". Have looked in device manager (yellow mark) but I just don't know what it is. Windows says it can't locate software for it.

Don't know what I am looking for on Acers site under drivers, installed all other stuff OK, Realtek, NVidia etc. Could it be a modem driver. Properties in device manager give no clues, it's listed as "other devices" along with the webcam which I have to sort drivers out for too.

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Dell :: New StudioWindows 7 & Clean Install

Aug 29, 2009

This is the new notebook I am looking at - The Dell Studio S1555-018B - it looks pretty nice, and I am strongly considering purchasing it

I have a few questions regarding a clean install ..........

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Dell :: Clean Install Of Win 7 In Xps16

Nov 9, 2009

Im running vista 64 home premium and want to use my upgrade discs to get to win 7.

If i want to delete the recovery partition when do i do it? Is the best process to back up my files and then do a recovery back to vistas original state when i first got the machine and them delete the recovery partition?

Then put in the win7 upgrade dvd? Can i merge the recovery partition with the main one in vista after to delete it?

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Dell :: Clean Install On New Latitude

May 21, 2009

Upon receiving my new Latitude XT2, per the usual, I'd like to perform a clean install of Windows Vista Business.

However, with Dell's ControlPoint software, I'm unsure of the best way to do this.

Those of you with a new Latitude, how did you go about a clean install? More specifically, how did you handle the Dell Control Point software?

Also, what exactly is "Control Vault" and what is it used for?

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Dell :: E6400 Clean Install?

May 27, 2010

How well will the E6400 work without the dell DCP software installed. I've had the E6400 only two weeks and thinking of wiping the OS and installing Win 7 again with only the necessary drivers, without all the Dell software. The machine was using over 3.1 gigs of RAM yesterday and there was NOTHING running on the taskbar. Looked at the process list and there was no one process that was consuming my RAM, I was getting nickel and dimed by all the processes that are running. DCP seemed to be a big consumer as well as CPU time.

TIA

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Dell :: M1530 Clean Install

Jan 23, 2009

Iím thinking of doing a clean install on my M1530, and im just trying to decide which options to go for, and which not to.

I will be installing Vista Ultimate. I mainly use the computer for internet surfing, watching films, using Microsoft office, and gaming (Fallout 3, Call of Duty 4 etc.).

The main things I am trying to decide are:

Should I install Mediadirect?

As far as I can see the only advantage of this is getting slightly more (can anyone confirm how much?) battery life whilst watching films on the go. I mainly watch films whilst connected to power, but this could be useful in the future.32 or 64 bit?

I have previously been running 32 bit, but would be more than happy to jump on the 64 bit bandwagon, as I have heard that itís slightly snappier, and also my 4 gigs of ram would be put to full use. Would there be any compatibility issues with any of my games etc? Would appreciate some info on this. It could lead on to...Dual-boot?

Could have vista 32 and 64 dual booted? Or another thing that took my fancy was perhaps throwing on opensuse? Iím going to open a new thread regarding the battery life etc that this would give to try and decide if its for me,

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Dell :: Clean Install On Studio Xps 16

Apr 11, 2009

friends how to do a clean install..i installed using the os dvd they have given me but there is still the windows.

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Dell :: Clean Install Vista X64

Mar 25, 2009

I just received my 64 bit cd from dell today and am pretty anxious to get it up and running.

Just checking in to see if there are any important things to note before I start.

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Dell :: Clean Windows 7 Install On XPS 16?

Mar 8, 2010

Dell is sending me a replacement SXPS16 (the 4th one. The previous 3 have been SXPS13's that have all been defective).

I genuinely hated all the bloatware on the 13's, so would you guys advise doing a fresh install on the 16?

The computer comes with the proper disc to do that, right?

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Dell :: Preparing For Clean Install Of RC Win 7

May 1, 2009

I am concerned, however, as to the shear amount of Dell apps that are pre installed on the 1640 boot partition. I want to keep the dock for ex. ..I know from experience the order in what is installed as well as what is on my utlis disc is important. So-

1. Has anyone already done this install? Would LOVE your feedback.
2.If not what is the consensus in this forum for such an install. ie order of drivers,etc.

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Dell :: Windows 7 Clean Install

Nov 1, 2009

I have a Studio 15 (1535) and did a clean install with Windows 7 (32 bit) and now I'm in the process of reinstalling my programs.

I used Windows 7 Easy Transfer so I can keep track on what needs to be installed and boy this program is slick.

I didn't install all the Dell software that came with the computer but selected what I wanted

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Sep 6, 2009

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Dell :: E6500 Clean Install

Sep 28, 2008

I got my e6500 thursday and I have been playing around with it during this weekend. Reinstalled it like 5 times

First impressions of this laptop that it sure is made with good materials.

Now for my questions. Since I reformated my harddrive I lost that dell bla bla installation when you press F8 during boot. Can I make such a partition by my self?

Do anybody have some kinda HOW TO or WHAT TO install first?

What antivirus should I use. I tried PANDA during weekend but it was totally buggy.

The lights on this laptop in the upper left corner, I just get the wifi lamp and bluetooth lamp to light up. What is the lamp to the right of the blue tooth lamp for?

The dell driver for profiles due different networks is a total mess for me. If somebody here knows how I should install it please let me know.

My compture:
E6500 T9600 4gb ram Nvidia 1920x? res. 250gh HD

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Dell :: Can Not Install Win 7 64bit On Sxps 16

Aug 20, 2009

I was thinking to upgrade to 64 bit windows 7.

I insterted the dvd and boot from it but when after clicking install button, it asks me to insert the drivers cd for my "dvd drive"... and if I dont insert it, it doesnt continue.. Any one wanna to help me?

My dvd drive is sony optiarc 7640s. I searched net, but cant found thd drivers.

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Dell :: Clean XP Install Old XPS Gen2 Laptop?

Dec 7, 2007

It has been a while since I have read this forum and I've had this XPS Gen 2 laptop for a couple of years and am happy with it.

I remember a while back there was a very detailed thread that told of how to do a Clean Install of Win XP for the technically impaired.

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I'm not pleased with some of the bloatware the laptop shipped with, so I just wanted to make sure that I can clean install from the "Reinstallation DVD" my computer came with. The product key isn't on the disc but it does seem to be on a sticker on the bottom of the notebook. Am I safe in doing this? I've already backed up all my files...

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Mar 6, 2009

I was wondering, is there absolutely any way to transfer your programs and files to Windows 7 when you do a clean install? (So I can dual-boot).

Or could you at least do the update option when you install windows 7, reinstall vista, and then do a system restore with vista?..

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Dell :: HDD Upgrade In E1705: Clean XP Install

Jan 6, 2009

I'm installing a Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Notebook Hard Drive into my E1705.

Yesterday, I pulled the old drive and put the WD into the bay, booted from Windows MCE CD, Windows installed files, rebooted and went to the GUI install screen. I tried to install 5 times and every time I would get the infamous 33/34 minute hang up.

I've read that this is usually due to the install media being corrupted, or Windows not being able to install a piece of hardware. So I also tried my second, never before used Windows MCE install disk (Dell had sent me two copies). That produced the same results.

My only conclusion is one of two possibilities. One, I just got a bum hard drive. I already have a replacement drive on the way from newegg to cover that base.
Two, I read that some copies of OEM operating system disks will not install with certain changes in hardware. Anyone heard of this? Is our copies of Dell Windows MCE stripped down in some way? Is it possible that our copy of Dell Windows would not recognize a WD hard drive?

Would seem really strange that a simple change in hard drive, especially considering Dell designed the bay to be plug-n-play upgradeable, would prevent a clean install of Windows.

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Dell :: Inspiron 1000 Clean Xp Install

Nov 14, 2009

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The install process formats the drive and loads the system files but then it turns off. Always at the same point.

I can load and run Windows 2000 Pro with no problems.
I have tried a dell reinstall disk for XP Home, and XP Pro and they both have the same symptom

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Dell :: XPS 1530 :: How To Clean Install Windows7 64-bit

Nov 8, 2009

I want to re-partition my HardDisk & install Windows 7 64-bit, on my Dell XPS 1530 (about 10 months old) which came with Vista 32-bit.

Please help me with a step-by-step guide. I havenít experimented with any laptop yet & donít want to screw my laptop .

Section - 1
My Laptop has only 2 visible partitions, but disk manager shows 4 partitions total as follows (in order):-

1.(Unnamed/invisible partition)86Mb - EISA Configuration
2.Recovery (D: ) NTFS file system 9.9 GB, primary partition

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Dell Inspiron 15R SE :: Clean Windows 8 Install

Mar 10, 2013

The notebook comes with an restore disc, but I really would like to have a simple and clean Win8 install, without any unecessary pre-installed stuff and separate partitions for system and personal data.

Can I make a clean installation of Windows 8 on my new Inspiron 15R SE? Does it affect warranty?

Do I need a product key or is it attached to the BIOS and will not be asked when installing from a disc? The drivers on Dell website will keep the SSD mSata and AMD Commutable Graphics working properly or will I need some Dell software to make it happen?

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Dell Inspiron 14z :: Clean Install Windows 7

Aug 28, 2012

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook. I am looking to do a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium. I am attempting to boot the installer from a USB drive and keep getting the error:

"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash Drive, please insert it now.

Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD Drive, you can safely remove it for this step."

This is also my first time working with a computer that has an SSD drive in addition to the main hard drive. Is there anything special that needs to be done when doing a clean install in regards to the SSD? I just want to make sure that I will be able to get the SSD operating the same way as it currently is. 

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Dell :: Unknown Device On 1537 After Clean Install

Dec 28, 2008

I just finished doing a clean install of Vista SP1 on my new Studio 1537. Everything has gone well, however when I checked Device Manager I have one device with an exclamation mark next to it. When I clicked on the unknown device properties it tells me that it is "Intel(R) ICH9M LPC Interface Controller - 2919" I've looked all over Dell's Driver and Download site and I can't find the driver for this device nor do I know what category I should look under. When I contacted Dell's support they wanted me to unistall the device and overwrite my current BIOS version, A07, with an older version, A05. I decided that wasn't the best way so I thought I'd ask here hoping someone could help. After my install I loaded the drivers in the following order per Dell's directions: Notebook System Software, Chipset, Audio, Video, NIC Card, Dell Quickset, Wireless NIC, Touchpad. I didn't download and install the SATA drivers from Dell's website because my drive model isn't one of the ones listed for use with the driver. My drive is listed as a ST9320320AS. I'd appreciate any help someone can offer.

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