Has anyone had any luck getting dell to upgrade anything because of shipping delay? Or offer discounts?
Specifically, I am thinking about trying to convince them to upgrade my warranty. I ordered a studio 17. the basic warranty is 1 year limited warranty with 1 year return to depot service. This is included in the base price. When I placed my order i upgraded (for $198 CND) to the 2 year limited warranty, with 2 year return to depot service, lojack+ accidental damage service.
I have been given the usual order delayed bullcrap like most of you. But is it possible to use this to get them to upgrade it to the 2 year NBD onsite service, lojack, and accidental? ($80 value over my original 2 year return to depot)
I am going to give it a shot this week when I can manage to find the time to sit on hold for a few hours. I will let you know what comes of it.
So for the upcoming school year I purchased an 17' Inspiron notebook (upgraded some components such as graphics card, procceser etc) online on the first of august. I was very surprised when I recieved an email that said the est. ship date was the 17th of august, est. arrival date the 21st! I probably would have just bought a labtop retail at a store somewhere if I had known it would take three weeks for it to arrive!
My question (to those who have purchased dell notebooks in the past or recentely) is whether or not it really takes that long for the notebook to arrive at your doorstep or in fact its not as long. I figure because its summer, maybe they're backed up a bit?
I have Windows 7 Ultimate, versions 64 and 32... I would like to install the 32 bit on my Dell Desktop, which is 2 years old, but wondering if I can put the 64 bit version on my Studio 17, which is about a year old and currently running Vista Home Premium.
I have been thinking of installing Windows 7 on my Studio 1535 and, at the same time, moving from 32 bit to 64 bit computing. Trouble is that I'll need more ram, so I at least need to buy a two gigabyte stick of ram, and I would probably like to get a dedicated sound card at the same time.
on upgrading and what particular items one might recommend for the aforementioned products and, equally important, any experiences that one might have on switching to Windows 7.
I ordered a SXPS16 and it should be here any day. I am currently on XP and I know the system comes shipped with Vista.
I don't mind Vista at all, but 7 looks amazing and I want to use that as my primary OS right away.
I have the RTM and a key, so is there any special steps I take before reformatting with Win 7? Anyone else done this already and have any advice they can pass along to me? Was it smooth or a lot of problems/conflicts?
I just bought a new Dell Studio XPS 16. I got Windows 7 Professional x64 through my University, and now it's succesfully installed on my laptop.
However, there is something that's bothering me ALOT! Everytime when I get to the "Welcome" screen in Windows the "fade effect" lags. I mean, the very moment where "Welcome" fades away and you can see your Desktop.
It's a bit laggy and you can see tearing. My friends have the same Windows 7 installation, and they do not encounter an issue like this, because they have Nvidia GPUs.
Mine is ATI, Mobility Radeon 4670. Believe me, I have tried every single driver out there, none of them seem to work. I also tried to flash the Bios back to A08 again without luck
I had been running Windows 7 for 2 weeks on my 13 and I kept on getting lockups. It would just freeze up. Only bios functions would work.
I had dell replace the motherboad, heatsinks and processor and it still locked up, the laptop was running really hot too.
I spoke to dell and they asked if I was running windows 7, I said yes, they said the laptop did not support 7 (yeah right) and I was to test under vista. So I reinstalled vista and the freezes totally stopped. Been running for one day solid now without a hitch.
I think there must be some driver conflicts running 7 which makes the laptop over heat.
Did a clean install of Windows 7 64 bit on a Studio 1537 and have a few questions. First off is how do I get the Dell backup software installed? My previous OS was Vista 32 bit so as I'm running a 64 bit os the disks that originally came with my computer probably won't be of any use.
I also require the Dell webcam software program. S Dell has a site where you can download this software but like a number of pages on Dell's site, it doesn't seem to work, does not recognize my service tag..
I also need software for the fingerprint reader. I found the driver for it, Authentec Inc but for some reason I can't find my previous software, Digital Persona Fingerprint Software.
Let me correct that, I did find it on their website but for some reason the program never fully installs itself. It says that it's now preparing to enrolling process but never does
I spent several dozen hours loading Windows 7 multiple times with multiple driver configurations while analyzing performance. I thought I would give back after finding this site a particularly helpful resource.
Hardware Processor (T9800) Memory (8GB DDR3): 8GB seems overkill and I would probably get similiar performance from 4GB GPU (Radeon 4670) Screen (1080P WLED): Good screen for those looking to save a few $$s from the RGBLED Storage (Intel X25-M 160GB Gen2 SSD): This is a non-Dell upgrade. I cannot recommend this upgrade enough (see performance below). If you have the cash, it's a huge boost in the overall computing experience making a good laptop into an amazing laptop. Media (Bluray RW): Video editing and burning blu-ray movies is a great use for this laptop Wireless (Intel 5300, 370 Bluetooth)
Windows 7 Install Pretty straight forward and I prefer a clean install in order to have complete control over the subsequent environment. Let Windows Update take care of your first set of drivers and you'll be 95% ready to go.
Note to any SSD owners, don't format or re-partition your drive if you want to see maximum performance. Also turn off defragmentation scheduling as an SSD doesn't need it. For more information see Anand's excellent SSD articles at anandtech.com. My testing showed no performance increase for any additional supposed SSD tweaks (i.e. turning off indexing, page files, etc.). After extensive testing, I recommend going with Windows defaults and benefiting from what these services give you. To be fair some of these tweaks are designed to maximize lifespan but I think they're unecessary (again see Anand's article). The SSD will also make you battery last longer and reduce your heat.....
Sorry if this is posted in the wrong area but I tried one 2 days ago and had no reply's (which I know is not indicative of this fine forum ). To the ppoint. Adore my new laptop.
Not so fond of Vista. Like that is news. Anyhow I just want to know if any xps 1640 owner has achieved an install of Win 7 and managed to get all the various dell additions to work, ie dell camera facial recog, pinch touch pad, fual monitor etc.
Personally I try to run out of a standard user account (instead of an administrator account). Itís the most secure way to go and just plain good form IMO. But I realize that most people do not because windows defaults you into the administrator account. Well I just noticed that the ACEeventLog (an event log created by the Catalyst Control Center that you can find in the Event Viewer) spews out a stream of events/errors when I run out of a standard user acccount. These events/errors stop as soon as I go into my administrator account.
I have a feeling that these events have been causing instability in my system when in the standard user account. If its true that its Dellís video driver thatís doing this it would be crazy. Dell is an IT company and should know that LOTS of their users will be in standard user accounts (any good admin will do this). Well to make a long story short, Iíd like to pose a question: How many of you run out of a standard user account? If I'm in the minority then it might explain the instability issues Iíve been having that few others are not.