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Dell Vista on another motherboard?

Q: Dell Vista on another motherboard?

Hi all,
Someone mentioned that a Dell Vista reinstalltion might not work on a new motherboard, the DVD itself says that its for installation on Dell PCs only but do you think the DVD will actually block the installation if it detects another motherboard? Or do you think that it would just not activate maybe?
If so, im aware that i would have to buy a full version of Windows 7 and the price seems to vary from one seller to another, can anyone recommend the cheapest place to buy it?

Actually to make the matter more complicated here is the scenario , I currently have Vista installed on the Dell machine but i intend to move the hard drive to the new motherboard with Vista on it. Now many people say that Vista should automatically work with the new motherboard if i repair so in which case i wouldnt be doing a completly new install. Any ideas?

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A:Dell Motherboard- P/N 0WN7Y6 Dual Xeon Motherboard Front Panel Pin Layout

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A:Would Dell Factory restore work after Dell replaced the motherboard?

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I've moved to the correct area of the forum, where it will be better read by other members.
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The dim 2400 was a very low end computer and case. Ditch the case and Mobo, you may be able to use the other components but not worth the effort IMHO
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A:Dell 0HJ054 motherboard

don't post your email the only thing you will get is spam

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LVDS cable:
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Join the queue.
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Please someone respond. Dell experts if you are seeing this please respond I am in great need of help.

A:Dell Inspiron 1564 motherboard

I cannot verify if the motherboard is new or refurbished. Below are the part numbers for the motherboards in your computer. Depending on your configuration. You will also need to call Dell Spare Parts Sales in India. The first number in the list below are the Dell Part Number. The sales number in India that I located is Sales: Call 1800-425-4026 / 080-2510-8026. You can click the link below for Dell phone numbers. 
Dell India 
F4G6H  PWA,PLN,OEM,NBK,UMA,1564  Motherboards  PWA Planar  Motherboard Assy,UMA,1564   
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Quote: Originally Posted by abs4nz

Hey, im after info on the dell motherboard model 0u990c to find out what cpu i can upgrade to. I read any core 2 duo would work but not exceeding 800mhz fsb. also ive read that i cant exceed 4 gb ram? current cpu is pentium t4200. theres a t4500 @ 2.3ghz but im after a little more if possible. also its a socket p. chipset is intel gm965. bios is dell a16. theres 667mhz ram installed, but the ive read the fsb is 800mhz? any help is greatly appreciated.

Hi abs4nz,

Welcome to Seven forums.

Please let us know the model number of the system you have so we can check and provide you with the relevant information.

Kindly update your system specs here by following this.

Please provide us this information so that we can be in a better position to understand and resolve this issue.
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I'm new here. I'll just jump in with a vexing problem.

I have a Dell Latitude that won't run on the fully charged batteries. I have several batteries that all indicate that they are fully charged, but the laptop won't recognize the power. It runs fine with the power supply, but what good is an immobile mobile appliance? I'm sick of being tethered by the power cord.

I've been told it's a motherboard problem, but I want to know if anyone else has experience with this issue. I've been all over the 'net and through the Dell site (what a monster), and can't find anything helpful. Do you have some ideas for me?

A:Dell Latitude Battery?Motherboard Problems

This could be a problem with Voltage Regulator - not really a part of the motherboard but indeed in the laptop. This is not something you can generally fix yourself.
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Hi there, i have a failed dell 1558 motherboard and i want to replace with a motherboard witch has the same geometry but slightly different serial number . There would be any compatibility issues?

The failed one has serial number : <ADMIN NOTE: serial number removed per privacy policy>
The other mobo has serial number: <ADMIN NOTE: serial number removed per privacy policy>

Thank you in advance!
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Anyone's help would be appreciated.

A few years back, I bought a Dell Latitude with Windows 7 Pro SP1 64bit preinstalled with no COA disk.

I recently picked up a few viruses that I've determined require me to completely reformat the disk and start anew. However, I don't have the original OS disk but do intend to purchase one.

My question is: Can I install a new Windows 7 pro OS COA on a Dell motherboard without violating any of Dell's rules and requirements, and will it install and work properly? I fear that Dell is too proprietary with its components that could bar me from installing the OS properly.

Any unsolicited suggestions and comments will be appreciated.


A:Installing Windows 7 pro 64bit OEM COA on Dell motherboard

An OEM copy is tied to the motherboard that it was installed on so unless you bought a special license for multiple computers it will not activate on the new motherboard even if it is also a dell. That is the downside to using an OEM license. You will need a retail copy to transfer it to a new motherboard.
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i recently started having problems with my dell first it was the battery which after about years makes sense so that was switched then it was the charge port which i switched and didn t remedy the problem so i then switched the motherboard which got my laptop to turn on but resulted in the light that shows if the laptop is on to flash white and the then the red orange three times after letting it charge overnight it seemed to charge but the screen doesn t seem to turn screen problems 1545, motherboard and Dell on with no back lighting after going back through the laptop everything is plugged in correctly im hoping to remedy this problem because i Dell 1545, screen and motherboard problems would much rather fix the laptop then spend about on a new laptop and this laptop already has important files on it i would Dell 1545, screen and motherboard problems appreciate any help that might remedy the problem i am having nbsp as i said i replaced key components with certified parts but am still having issues it now charges but does not turn on Dell 1545, screen and motherboard problems i am personally running out of ideas
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does anyone know what is the fastest CPU i can put in this laptop
I'm assuming its a pIII
Intel sl643 1 GHz in it now
and just wondering why when i go to system info it says 1.7GHz ???
i have it apart, i might as well see if i can upgrade the CPU

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the mobo may be overclocked. Without an exact motherboard model #, it is hard to tell what can go in your system.
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Here s my problem Yeah so I replaced my fan b c it was really loud and it was off it s rotar I opened my Dell Inspiron B and replaced it it was working fine except for a blue screen that came up BSOD but then I restarted it and it was fine It was running fine until my computer froze and then I pressed Ctrl Alt Del and then when that didn t work I pressed Fn standby thinking it d fix the problem but then Dell B130 Dead Motherboard Inspiron I ended up pressing the power button and shut down the computer Now that I try Dell Inspiron B130 Dead Motherboard to turn it on it doesnt turn on at all The power light and the three lights at the top of the keyboard flash green and nothing happens I checked everything all of the connections and everything like times I m hoping I didn t screw up my computer I really need help with this I think it s a power problem And hoping it s not a motherboard problem b c it s not turning on at all I recently found out that the motherboard is fried I just wanted to know if there s anyway for me to fix a dead fried motherboard looking at my laptop motherboard nothing seemed to have blown been fried It may have been static electricity I m not sure Thanks I d appreciate any help I can get nbsp

A:Dell Inspiron B130 Dead Motherboard

Gorcon said:

: Yeah, so I replaced my fan, b/c it was really loud and it was off it's rotar The power light and the three lights at the top of the keyboard flash green and nothing happens. .Click to expand...

Usual cause is a badly seated component caused when you stripped it down to replace the fan, restrip the laptop and make sure any boards are pushed in correctly and any wiring looms are seated securely.

Gorcon said:

: I recently found out that the motherboard is fried. .Click to expand...

Was that before you posted this or after it which makes the thread incidental/

Gorcon said:

: I just wanted to know if there's anyway for me to fix a dead/fried motherboard, .Click to expand...

Not unless your an expert with a soldering iron and a test meter and a degree in laptop mainboard repair.

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I get the following warning just after the BIOS loads, on my Dell
Inspiron 8200:

WARNING: 70 Watt (20v,3.5A) AC adapter detected. System will not be
capable of running in full performance mode without a 90 watt (20V,
4.5A) AC adapter. Press F1 to continue in battery optimized mode, or
F2 to shut down.

However, I do _not_ have a 70 Watt adapter. I have two 90 Watt
adapters. Both are reasonably new (less than 3 months old i am sure it is working properly). There is
no pin damage on either the laptop or the adapters. I also get the same warning when I used a duck station.

I have flash to the previous Bios, turn down the intel speedstep in CMOS, and set the power management in Windows to Max as well but no helpful

would anyone have a idea to fix it

thank in advance


A:Dell Latitude adapter or motherboard issues

Dell ac adapter problems

Helllo there,

got the same message from my latitude d600,
before booting is says; "ac adapter could not be determinded" ,
press F1 to continue, it also turns out the batterie does not
charge at all , so I bought a new one, no results.
I tried an other adapter from a friend , same message, tried
my adapter on his D600, no problems.
We are in big trouble here, and need some help !!

Thnx , AdB