Dell :: POLL: Vista Or XP

Feb 27, 2008

Since vista has come out, I have installed it three times to give it a chance, and all three times I was upset about how slow it seemed, but my new M1710 came with a license for vista ultimate and I just received the install DVD from Dell and was wondering. As of today, a clean install of vista with ALL updates and some tweaking, would it affect my FPS in games enough to notice? Would it help if I upgraded to 4gb? (3.2gb addressable)

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Dell :: Poll: GPU Max Temperature

Nov 2, 2008

There was a poll for idle temps, but I am more interested in your values for max temp for the GPU.

Setting: 8 mins of running Rthdribl on a M1330; HWMonitor read-out for max. GPU temp in Celsius.

Mine would be 104C. After another 2mins the GPU clocked down, resulting in "only" 98C.

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Dell :: How Long Have You Had/will You Keep Your Laptop? (POLL)

Aug 16, 2009

I'm just starting my 5th year with my Inspiron 6000. Bought it in August 2005 for just under $800 out the door.

I was planning on buying a new one but I realized that everything in that price range these days isn't really a huge improvement over what I already have, and since the thing still works, there's really no need to upgrade.

I have had to make a few fixes over the years (upgraded HD, RAM, new keyboard, screen/inverter, battery, top bezel, power jack, power adapter) but at this point it's almost a matter of pride to be able to fix something for $15 or $20 by just buying the part on eBay and maybe spending 30-60 minutes with a screwdriver.

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Dell :: POLL: For Studio Xps 16 Owners

Apr 13, 2009

did you have any problems with the laptop when you first got it?

i figured it would be a good idea to do a survey and see what would be the ratio between defective laptops vs non defective ones.

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Dell :: Poll: When Did Your 8400M GS Fail

Oct 28, 2008

When did your 8400M GS Fail, if at all?

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Dell :: Poll: Are You Keeping Or Returning Your XPS 1645?

Jan 16, 2010

Are you returning your XPS 1645?

1. Yes, I am returning it or already returned it.

2. Yes, unless the throttling problem is fixed.

3. I will keep it and use Throttlestop until DELL fixes the problem.

4. I love it, I will keep it either way.

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Dell :: Poll- What Color Is Your Studio 15/17? + Colors

Sep 26, 2008

What color is your DELL Studio 15/17? What other colors, if any, did you also consider? What color, pattern or trim options would you like to see offered on the Studio notebooks?

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Dell :: M1210 OS's Poll (General Curiosity)

Jul 21, 2007

What type of OS do you have running on your M1210.

-Windows Vista
-Windows XP
-Windows XP MCE
-Apple Mac OS
-Other (Linux, Ubuntu, etc)

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Dell :: Adamo Vs Macbook Air Design Poll

Mar 20, 2009

I was just wondering what the community thinks of design of the new Dell Adamo.

Please vote on the two based on a purely design perspective without basing your opinions on specs.

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Dell :: Warranty Poll On Laptops Preliminary

Mar 16, 2008

I took statistics and numerical analysis a LONG time ago in college, and I'm afraid my poll questions will not be as relevant as they could be, or could cross over from one group to another. Who out there has some expert advise? You can either post here or PM me. I will make a thread for each generation (i9300/xpsg2/m170, i9400/m1710, xps 1730, etc). Maybe having the XPS's on their own? I don't want to thin the numbers out too much. These are the poll questions I postulate:

-it's worked fine! (regardless of if you have an active warranty or not)
-some parts are broken but I don't trust dell warranty, prob. end up on ebay searching for some.
-i've returned bad parts and gotten good ones, and now it works
-the computer died and I got a replacement which was better
-the computer died and I got a replacement which was worse
-the computer died and I have yet to get a replacement confirmation (not necessarily in your hands yet)
-i'm out of warranty and SOL

Voices from others will be heard, of course. Like Galileo said, "In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."

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Dell :: Arctic Silver 5 Temperature Reduction Poll

Apr 26, 2010

For those who replaced stock paste with AS5, without making any other alterations how significant was your temperature decline (average CPU and GPU decline).

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Dell :: Poll: Considering An M1330 Comments / Suggestions? How Has It Been Improved?

Apr 4, 2009

For school, I am considering a Dell XPS M1330. I get a gift card from the school to purchase a machine, and I really want a 13" since I already have a 17" and an Asus netbook. The Dell falls right in the price range I'm looking for ... $1000US.

I can get it configured with the following for $948 shipped:

T6400 2.0GHz
320GB 7200RPM HDD
1280x800 screen
8400m GS 128MB
Wi-Fi N
9-cell battery
Vista Home Premium 32-bit .....

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Sony :: Poll: Problems With The TT's Touchpad?

Jun 14, 2009

There have been quite a few posts regarding the TT's touchpad. It would appear that most of the TT owners on the forums have not had an issue with it (myself included), though there are some people who have had problems -- so I thought a poll would hopefully shed light on how widespread the problem is or isn't.

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Dell :: XPS M1530: How To Upgrade Vista Premium To Vista Business + HD Change

Jan 11, 2009

Firstly I apologize if this has been asked earlier, but I couldn't find an answer to my question. I have a 1530 on order. The OS will be Vista Premium x86. There are 2 things I need to do-

1. Upgrade the HD from a 5400 to a 7200, I have the HD.

2. Install Windows Vista Business - I have an original retail version, and I absolutely need this.

I have the Vista Business Retail DVD. What I want to do is have Windows and the dell partitions configured exactly as they came with the original computer, only with Vista Business, and on the new hard disk. I don't want to alter Media Direct, or delete the restoration partition. Everything should be the same except the Windows Versio

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Dell :: Windows Vista 32 Bit On Studio 15 Vs Vista 64 Bit

Jan 26, 2009

I bought a Dell Studio 15 (1535) from Futureshop with the following specs .....

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Acer :: Delete Vista Partitions, Format Hard Drive, Reinstall Vista ...

Feb 21, 2009


A few days ago i bought an Acer 7730 laptop with Windows Vista pre-installed and no disks. After initial hesitation i have decided to keep vista and not downgrade to XP. After all there will be more service packs and tweaking should speed it up lots anyway.

However, i really want to get rid of the three partitions on the hard drive. There is only one physical hard drive but there are three partitions; a hidden 10GB one (EISA configuration) which from what i have gathered is now obsolete, a C: partition 111.44GB and a D: partition 111.44GB. There is no need to split a drive into several partitions now that we have the NTFS file system (unless you are using multiple operating systems of course - but i am not) so this is really annoying me.

I have made the 2 recovery DVD and the 1 applications/drivers DVD. I have an old WinXP disk that i can use to format the laptop if required.


Using the recovery disks (which i'm assuming contain a copy of my bought OEM Vista that was pre-installed on the laptop), can i delete the partitions, format the hard drive and install Vista onto a single c: partition?

I've done this exact process before with WinXP hundreds of times but i'm not sure whether i can do the same for Vista with just the 3 DVD mentioned...

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Dell :: How Well Does Vista 64-bit Run Or Just Vista In General On XPS 16?

Feb 11, 2009

I just read an article and it's made me even more disappointed in Vista then i already was in it.

I'm receiving my XPS 16 next week and after reading an article pointing out it's graphical bugs, crashing issues it's made me wonder if i should put XP on there (duel boot it)

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Dell :: About 4GB Of RAM On Vista-32

Oct 9, 2008

I want to buy a dell studio 17 and I don't know if I should add 3GB or 4Gb of RAM, I know Vista-32bits can't use 4GB of ram completely (although vista sp1 will "read" that you have those 4gb physically installed, the system can't access the RAM completely...)

But my question is, May I have some benefit to have that amount of ram ? Maybe the games, or heavy programs could access the extra ram, or is pointless ? If it's pointless, why dell's try to sell that amount of ram if the system can't use it ?

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Dell :: How Is Vista SP2 Going For Everyone

Jun 24, 2009

I have yet to install SP2 on my new E4300, though I'm downloading it now.

I was wondering, those with the Latitude E-series, does SP2 play nice with the factory intall? I've installed Office 2007, NIS 2009, and uninstalled Dell Connection Manager.

So I guess my question is, how was the install experience?

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Dell :: Vista Only Seeing 3g Of RAM

Feb 11, 2009

I know this has been covered here, but I can't seem to find it through search. I'm running 32-bit Vista Ultimate and it's only seeing 3 g of RAM out of 4. What is the solution? I think I remember someone saying you have to upgrade to 64-bit Vista, but is there any other way? I coule really use the extra 1g RAM for certain things I do, and would rather not have to reinstall Vista...

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Dell :: Vista UAC Pop Ups

Aug 29, 2007

i have two programs that i use everyday and works fine under vista, the only problem is that every time i open it vista would stop and ask for my permission to let the program run, after i click allow, everything goes normally, but this is driving me insane!!! how can the stupid vista not REMEMBER that i have AUTHORIZED this program as legit like a billion times already and still ask me EVERY TIME i open it?

i don't want to disable UAC completely because i do believe it could be useful, but i want it to stop asking for permission to launch two of my favorite programs (a chat program and a download manager, and yes they are both latest version from maker)

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Dell :: Vista -> Xp

Sep 30, 2007

how can I install windows xp on my inspiron1720 that has vista home premium? When I boot my laptop form winxp cd, it says during instalation that he can't find hard drive connected.

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Dell :: Vista 64 Bit

Oct 3, 2008

I currently have a Toshiba Sat. A200. It's dying quickly, and I need a new laptop for school (I'm a nursing student, and we do a lot of stuff online [ie/ viewing labs etc]).

Anyway, I'm looking at the Dell XPS m1530. It seems to be a very nice laptop. What I want to know, is how I can get Vista Ultimate 64-bit. I plan on getting Vista Ultimate Edition SP1 with the laptop direct from Dell (I live in Canada if that makes a difference). Is the Vista Ultimate option with the XPS 64-bit?

Actually, a good second question is, what is the main difference between 32 and 64 bit?

I just want 64 bit because someone told me it was better?

I want this laptop to last me years (2-3-ish).

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Dell :: Vista Or Xp

Jan 22, 2008

i recently bought XPS<SUP><SMALL>TM</SMALL></SUP> M1530 and its got vista premium with aero as os

i wanted xp as os but there was no choice but to have vista as os

im thinking of installing xp on the laptop and wonder if its a good idea

will there be programmes that installed on the laptop not work with xp or that kind of "inconvience"?

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Dell :: Getting 64-bit Vista From?

Apr 27, 2009

I just ordered a refurb e4300 from dell with vista. I want to run 64-bit vista. Is there a way to get the disk free from dell or somewhere else versus buying it?

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Dell :: Vista SP1 Out

Mar 19, 2008

well its official! i got the update just a little while ago. lets hope it makes a difference.

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Dell :: XP Downgrade Vs. Vista

May 23, 2009

About to purchase a new E6400 and still deciding which operating system.

I noticed that I have a choice to downgrade to windows XP which I am extremely familiar and happy with. Im not familiar that much with Vista and I am concerned with all the complaints I hear.

I definitely expect to upgrade to Windows 7 when available in the winter.

Im just not sure which operating system i should go with now until then.
Did anyone else have this delemna?

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Dell :: Need To Get Rid Of Vista And Back To XP .. How?

Dec 17, 2007

i upgraded from xp to vista over the weekend. i'm now typing this back on xp. boy i tried as hard as i could to make it work, but i just couldnt break down and use it. i had so many problems with it from drivers, to programs, it was horrible. thanks to all that helped with my previous questions regarding my upgrade. i'll just have to continue to use xp until it dies, or is just no longer supported at all.

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Dell :: Vista Reinstallation DVD

Nov 5, 2008

i got a Vista Reinstallation DVD with my Studio 1735.

1. Do i need to format c before i can install a clean vista with this DVD? If that is correct, how can i format c without a floppydrive?

2. Or does using the Reinstallation DVD automatically format the HDD? Will i loose the recovery partition this way? And perhaps some more important hidden partions? Because i would like to keep the recovery partition.

3. i have heard about problems with mediabuttons, when reinstalling Vista. Will they not work anymore or crash my pc, after using the Reinstallation DVD?

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Dell :: I8kfangui On Vista 64

Jan 2, 2009

had anybody successfully installed i8kfangui on 64 bit vista ?

I just reinstalled my system and i can't seem to install since fanio.sys driver refuses to install. I've tried the suggested solution (Ready Driver Plus) but windows didn't even boot with it.

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