Dell XPS 15 L521X :: Can't Get Windows Installation When Smart Response Is Activated In The BIOS

Oct 27, 2012

I'm in the process of upgrading my L521X/XPS 15 to Windows 8. The A09 BIOS introduced UEFI booting, which I of course intend to use. However, I can't get Windows installed when Smart Response is activated in the BIOS. The installer simply doesn't show any disks - even when loading the correct drivers. Changing to AHCI allows me to install - but of course without the benefit of Smart Response. Now, the question is: is it possible to use pure UEFI and Intel Smart Response Technology on the L521X?

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Dell 14R SE 7420 :: How To Enable Intel Smart Response Technology

Apr 7, 2013

I have 1TB HDD and 60GB SSD installed,and the ISRT driver/software updated to the newest too.

How to enable Intel Smart Response Technology.To use the SSD caching.

There is no RAID or "Intel Smart Response Technology" choice in BIOS->SATA.

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Apr 5, 2013

I have a laptop Inspiron 14R 7420 with HDD and SSD.

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How can I use ISRT?

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Apr 30, 2013

Just bought an Inspiron 17R SE 7720 with a 32gb SSD. Started it up today and completed the 'setting up windows' bit. Opened up 'Intel Rapid Storage Technology' and it can see both of my 750gb HDD, and the 32gb SSD but there is no 'accelerate' tab available.

Incidentally, when I click on My Computer, I can also see both 750gb HDD and  32 GB SSD- i though the latter  was not supposed to be visible here.  Under 'Computer management' the SSD has an 8gb 'Hibernation' partition and a second usable partition.

Having read numerous posts about this already, I have checked in the Bios that Intel Smart storage is already selected.

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I have a lenovo u410 with a 500gb hdd and a 24 gb cache. Now, I am experienced with hardware and software and have built/reinstalled a lot of computers before. This time it is a bit different. I did not get my windows 8 key with the computer only the OneKey recovery. I did do a backup with this program when the computer was new and I assume it is on the hdd.

So what I want to do is to replace the hdd with a new 2,5 in ssd and keep my windows 8 licence + all the lenovo goodness ( onekey feature, keyboard shortcuts etc..). What would be the best way of doing this? Can i transfer the backup I did to the new drive?

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I have an out of warranty 15" XPS that will just shut down at random intervals, doesn't seem to be heat related as it will sometimes do it immediately after turning on, doesn't seem to make any difference if its plugged into the mains or on battery either.

Run dell diagnostics at start-up and no problems were found.

Machine will usually turn back on fine, sometimes the battery needs to be disconnected first though...

Other notes:

Currently running Windows 7 64 x and tried with fresh Windows 8 install too (feels more like hardware really)

Currently running the A16 Bios

Fan works correctly...

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Basically I am trying to install a new Samsung SSD into a W530, however, I can not get the Bios or Windows instalation to see it (when you select what drive you want to install windows on).
I can externally attach the SSD to my other laptop and see the drive. I can create partitions, format them, etc. But none of that worked my original issue.
I have also updated to the latest BIOS version, tried turning off UEFI, no luck.
What I am missing here to get this SSD to show up?

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Jul 23, 2014

I bought a new HP pavilion g6 laptop with windows 8 os preinstalled.

After 6 months I upgraded it to 8.1 using a DVD from my friend , Now it is shown "windows is not activated"

How can I activate the windows moreover I want to create recovery disks for windows 8.1

Details of my laptop are as under

HP pavilion g6 notebook pc
product no---          C9L65PA#ACJ
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Whatever I try, I am not able to activate the WLAN card. When I diagnose the network connection it says somethink like "the device is not activated or not installed". However, the device is listed properly as "Intel WiFi Link 100 BGN" in the device manager. All windows updates are installed, and the Lenovo update manager only shows one optional update (Intel Chipset driver for Windows 7) which gives an error when trying to install it.

One strange thing is that, when I use the "ping" command in the command shell, only 1-2 out of the 4 tries give a result, the other ones show a timeout error.
What is more, the device works properly with an Linux Live disk, so the hardware seems to be ok. It is just not working with windows 7.

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Apr 8, 2013

I've got a XPS 15 L521x that was running Windows 7 for weeks with out incident. I decided I'd like to try Windows 8. I installed (after changing Sata to AHCI) without incident. After the install completes I reboot and it crashes. The OS goes to "attempting repairs". I can run a "refresh" of the OS and it will fix the issue and then crash again after a reboot.

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Feb 28, 2013

Recently I have purchased a DELL XPS 15 (L521X) but I am not able to install windows 8 pro on it as the installer could not find the hard disk and keep continuously ask for the driver.

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Apr 9, 2013

I just received my XPS 15 and plan on dual-booting Win 7 and Ubuntu. I'm trying to install both, but I have no disk drive boot option in UEFI mode, only in legacy mode.

How can I boot from a disk using UEFI mode?

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May 2, 2014

Im using an HP DV6 - 7028TX, Product number: B3K22PA#ABG and im having an issue with the latest BIOS installation.
Currently I the bios version is F.2B and the most current one available is F.2D REV A.
So my issue is when I run the update feature through HP support assistant it runs fine and insydeflash says its succsessfully copied and requires a a restart.  Upon restart the "press delete to enter setup" shows and then a blank screen and it remains on that blank screen indefinitly. Then by pressing the power button i restart the laptop and it boots up just fine.
I have tried downloading only the bios package from the hp support website and run it as administrator, but as on restart I just get the blank screen again and no response.

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I finally received my 14z yesterday afternoon and was excited to to install Windows 7 via USB.

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Mar 17, 2010

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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May 13, 2009

I have just ordered my M4400 with an 128gb ssd disk. I already have official windows XP 64 bit so i didn't order an operating system. My question is as follows:

1. with the SSD disk will i be able to install windows on my own? Am i going to need an extra driver like with the SATA drives?

2. if yes how will i be able to load it during the install? will i need nlite or similar software to create a windows installation cd?

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4. Finally can i partition the SSD disk through the windows setup like with normal HDs?

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I own a Dell Studio SXPS16 and would like to install Windows 7.

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Feb 2, 2009

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May 20, 2009

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What I was hoping is whether someone out there who's already installed Windows 7 RC and could help me with a guide for what other drivers should be installed, e.g. Chip set, ACHI etc. and whether they need to be installed in any particular order when it comes to installing for 'real'?

I noticed as well that the Acer empowering software was not compatable with Windows 7 (even in compatability mode), but am not sure whether this is any big deal?

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Jan 31, 2013

I'm trying to upgrade the operating system on my laptop. Preinstalled Windows 7 x64 Home Basic, and I update to Windows 8 x64 Professional. At the end of the installation process hangs and all I see on the screen - this is the logo in the center of the screen, a few words at the bottom and five frozen in one position points that previously ran in a circle.

I repeated the installation several times, but all of these attempts have ended the same way.

Have any of you have a similar situation and how you solved it?

I have a laptop - Dell Inspiron N5110.

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May 3, 2012

I have an HP Pavilion dv6500z (32-bit laptop) running Windows Vista Home Premium. I have a combined problem, and do not know if they are related, or separate.
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This starting occurring on every "boot" (cold or warm) after having run my laptop in the Safe mode, to analyze a different issue.
2) My fingeprint scanner is not working...I no longer get any pop-up if I accidentally drag a finger across the scanner's eye.
Normally when I boot my computer, I get two icons to choose from: one with my name/icon. My account is a SysAdmin account, not a normal account.  I know what its icon is. I don't remember what the other was...I don't think it was a Guest account since the icons  (pictures) to choose from when creating a Guest account don't look familiar to what was on the screen as the 2nd icon. I don't remember what is was, but think that it was logging-in using the fingerprint scanner.

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