There is no "dell touchpad" tab in my mouse settings which I could use to enable/disable the touchpad in various ways. I installed the driver below which was given to me on this forum, I'm running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
when I push then power button on, I hear Bips : one long-Two short-Four short...I tried to restart after removing battery & power supply. Pressed power button for about 30-40 sec Put back power supply - but without battery Pressed power button Put battery back in Pressed power button
The result is always the same : bips I tested RAM on an other laptop : OK I tested Hard disk on other laptop : OK When I try to start, the result is always the same : bips
I recently installed Windows 7 on my studio 1555. I found a bug very irritating, I don't know what causes this.
Here is the way I noticed it:
- I setup my screen to shut down after 1 minute of inactivity. - the mouse on the desktop (taskbar hidden) with no window opened, I let my screen shut down. After 5 minutes, I wake up my screen by moving the mouse. - I can't take the control of my computer until 1 or two minutes as if my computer was working in background (the fans run a lot faster during this time)
I got my Dell Windows disk yesterday and I would like to do a clean install. I would like to do 2 partitions....
one for the OS at 150 GB and the remaining space in another partition for things like music, pictures, movies....etc.
I was able to delete all the partitions that originally came with the 1555 so that there is one big Disk O Unallocated Space.
I then clicked new to make a partition for the OS. I set it to be 150 GB when I did this it also created another partition at 100 MB. So now I have:
Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved Total Size 100 MB Free Space 86 MB Type System Disk 0 Partition 2 Total Size 146.4 GB Free Space 146.4 GB Type Primary Disk 0 Unallocated Space Total Size 319.3 GB Free Space 319.3 Gb .....
just had time to install windows 7 w/ my upgrade CD Dell sent for my studio 1555. The installation went great but for some reason 122 GB of my HDD is being used up. I though i did a clean install since i clicked advanced settings rather than upgrade.
when you click on the battery icon and then it lists the battery saver, normal, better preformance list. well mine has disappeared. anyone know how to get that to come back? I hate going into energy saver options just to change stuff around.
I received my 1555 today and am absolutely over the moon. Trying to installing Windows 7 RC on at the moment and apart from some small hiccups - due to user erroor everything is going smoothly. BUT
From the moment I plugged in the a/c power adaptor I noticed that every so often it produces a buzzing noise? It happens every 20sec to 1min or so and last between 1sec to 10sec each time. Does anyone's do that? Not only that, it gets pretty hot as well, when I put my hand on it(on the label side) it feels really hot, in fact so hot that I have to take my hand off unless I 'made' myself stay there. Is this normal?
I've been reading the threads for a while and wanted to get some more opinions on the 1555 vs SSE. I know the SSE is basically the 1537 with the edge to edge monitor.
I placed my order for the SSE last week with an estimated delivery date of 6/15 I could cancel my order and go with the 1555 with an estimated ship date of 6/01. what do you think. I have ~$1000 to play with ......
I am stuck debating between the 15.4 WLED (1440*900) and the 15.4 non-LED (1920*1200). I am just not sure which I would prefer. If the WLED came in a 1920*1200 option I don't think I would be so concerned.
I really like the size, weight, and potential power savings of the WLED screens but I am used to working on larger monitors (22 and 25 inch) running at higher resolutions.
What does everyone think about these two choices? Will I be happy with the WLED at the smaller resolution or is it better to opt for the traditional screen with the higher resolution?
Just so everyone knows the laptop won't be my primary computer but will get a lot of use while working on graduate work away from home, writing website code, and general use. The only gaming activity it might see is some occasional WoW.
I'm not interested in a large resolution (I guess that 1280x800 is enough in a 15" screen) but it seems that the display with this resolution has a smaller view angle (especially vertical) than the 1400x900 display that maybe is not very good if you spend some time reading documents.
this is my first time posting, and i have a question.
i've heard that later on there will be different color lids for the sxps 13 and 16.
i understand that this is both a studio and an xps, so it makes me wonder if i can have cool designs on the top. i don't know how thats gonna fly with the leather, because black is the only color that i can think of that would go with it.
so heres my question: do you think that dell will release custom, or at least different colors for the sxps? possibly midnight blue, the RED one, white, brown, green. anything. and if you do, when do you think they will release the new options?
#1 - What is the "Dell Extended Battery Life" option in the advanced power options? What does it do? The help article just says that extends the battery life.
#2 - With the facial recognition software, is there any way to take multiple "logon" images for the same user? Like sometimes I have the laptop on my lap
and sometimes it is on my desk and sometimes it is on the side so I can use with my external monitor and it seems like it won't log me in automatically unless I am in the exact position as when I enrolled it.
Our Studio 1749 will retain a solid connection when the power adapter is plugged into the power board along the side of my laptop. I am unsure if the pins residing in the power board are pushed toward each other so as to not retain connection when the adpater in plugged into the laptop.
I got it in November, sometimes when i go to ANY of my browsers to view pages with flash. The whole browser freezes and crashes, so i start it up again and go to the page, and crash again.. so i try to use another browser (i literally have chrome, Firefox, safari and IE) all of them do the same exact thing.. and once it crashes there's no way to get it back up unless you restart. It gets very annoying having to restart my laptop about 5 times a day. I've done everything, uninstalling flash player, reinstalling it, reinstalling browsers.. I've even reinstalled my OS because nothing else would work. I don't understand why this laptop has so many issues. Randomly freezes, crashes etc. Its basically brand new and i shouldn't have these issues. My old Compaq presario cq60-215dx NEVER ever did any of these thing this Studio laptop does. This laptop is about 400 dollars more than my Compaq.. Also, i dual booted Vista and Windows 7 and Vista is a hell of a lot faster, it boots up faster and never crashes.. It just seems as if Dell did something to this OS to make it a piece.. help?