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Q: Dell Latitude E7240

My laptop turns on but the screen is black. I was able to start it properly once I removed the battery and use only the AC adapter but now it doesn't even do that anymore. Please help
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Hello So my company purchased a Dell Latitude E laptop with the E-Port docking station the one with just DVI VGA connection nbsp The laptop is fine by itself but it has issues when we undock it and then re-dock it nbsp The problem is that the user just happens to be the President of the company has or so Dell issues Latitude E7240 USB devices and since the docking station only has ports available we bought a separate USB hub for her and the USB hub has its own AC adapter So if she has the laptop in the docking station docked and turns on the laptop everything is fine nbsp However whenever she undocks it and then docks it again none of the USB devices work nbsp The problem is that it doesn t happen every time she undocks and re-docks but enough that it is Dell Latitude E7240 issues extremely annoying nbsp Also when this happens the laptop won t restart or shut down without any Dell Latitude E7240 issues issues it just hangs at quot shutting down Windows quot screen nbsp I have to manually hold down the power button to get it to shut off We have had a Dell tech come out and swap out the motherboard on the laptop and that seemed to fix the issue but a day or two later the issue cropped up again nbsp I just received a new docking station from Dell and swapped it out but again still having the issue The laptop is Win bit OS load has all the latest drivers that I know of so anyone else with the similar experience and or any thoughts on how to fix this Thanks

A:Dell Latitude E7240 issues

We are having issues as well with the Latitude E7240 and e-port express docking stations.  I have NEVER had problems with Dell docks in the past 6 years until we recently received this combination of e7240 laptops and e-port express docking stations.  Our problem is intermittently losing multi-monitor displays when our users re-dock the laptop.  We also have a problem where sometimes if a user docks the laptop in a certain way it will cause the laptop to lock up.  We've also found if you tap the right side of the dock with your finger that it will cause the screens to go black and sometimes the laptop will lock up.  We have more than 10 of these combos deployed and another 10-20 getting ready to be deployed so it's making me nervous.  This has shattered my notion that Dell's laptop/dock combos were nearly bulletproof.
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I recently dropped my E7240 and since then it won't start...
With the battery and power connected, the battery light does 4 orange flashes and then a white a few times, then turns to constant orange flashing... I know that this means that my battery is dead but even without the battery connected, the laptop wont come on.
When I try to switch it on without the battery, the power light turns white but won't do anything else (no CPU fan). When I press it again, the CPU fan whirs for a few seconds and then it turns off.
I've tried swapping the RAM about, reconnecting the SSD and even re-seating the CPU but nothing helps.
Does anyone know if this laptop should boot without a battery (like most others) or if it is dependent on a working battery being present?

A:Latitude E7240 Not Starting

The system will boot without a battery unless something other than the battery is bad.  Remove or disconnect the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall the memory moduls and try powering up on AC only - if it  will, it's the battery that's bad.  If it won't, the repair starts with a replacement mainboard.
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The rubber seal around the screen of my Latitude E7240 is coming off
I can see in other posts that this is covered by the warranty
But I don't know how to take things further
Any idea what to do when Dell do not reply?
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Does anyone know if the Latitude E7240 can support two external displays without a dock? Can you have one plugged in to the mini displayport and one in to HDMI and output just to these displays?
Or is it limited to just the laptop display and one single external display?

A:Latitude E7240 - Dual External Displays Without Dock?

Hi ag-asanchez,
The Latitude E7240 uses an Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU and so can support up to 3 independent displays, not on dock. In order to use both the onboard screen and 2 external displays both the HDMI and MiniDisplayPort will need to be connected to external displays.
With the Intel Driver,, installed and two external displays connected, the following option should enable 3 independent displays.
(from the notification panel)
Intel HD Control Panel >> Output to >> Extended DT (options here for clone or extended)
Intel HD 4400 Graphics Driver
Please see the following Intel guides for more information regarding a multiple display set up for the 4400 GPU.
Intel HD Graphics 4400 - Configuration 3-Displays FAQ
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I have a Latitude 12 E7240 (I assume the touchpad is the same on all versions) and I would prefer to have the older style single finger edge scrolling style rather than two finger scrolling.  I've seen under Windows 7 that the 109 version of the drive shows an extra section at the bottom of the touchpad settings which allows edge scrolling however I've tried that version and the other two available on the Dell site for this laptop but I don't get that section.
Are there any other drivers I can load that would get the edge scrolling option?  I don't mind losing any multitouch features of the touchpad.

A:Single finger edge scrolling on Latitude E7240 with Windows 8.1 Pro?

See if you have this file. This executable allows you to enable single finger edge scrolling, but, as I just found out, it goes away and needs to be reapplied after a windows update. Store it somewhere where you will find it next time! ;)
1) Go into c:\program files\DellTPad\
2) In this dir I have
 a)  DellTouchpad.exe: this is the app called from control panel whose picture you posted.
 b)  DellTPad.exe alternate utility to set touchpad setting. When launching this I have this option (translating into english) "one finger actions/multi-finger actions", and then it allows you to set single finger vertical/horizontal scrolling.
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I recently purchased an E7240 from ebay. Everything works great, and it has the HD touchscreen. I've noticed that sometimes the image on the screen freezes, while the computer is obviously still working in the background. Eventually the screen returns to normal, after 20-30 minutes. This has even happened on the Windows 7 login screen, before I've even logged in, just after booting. I've installed the latest video drivers from Dell with no change.
One time that it happened, the CPU was under high load for a while, so I'm wondering if heat is an issue. I ran the Dell BIOS diagnostics and everything passes, with the CPU reaching a max of 82 deg C.
Any idea what might be causing this?
Windows 7 Pro
8GB Ram
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I am updating our corporate enterprise Windows -bit image with drivers for the new Latitude E model we intend to use I loaded the drivers like I normally do mount the Windows Enterprise -bit custom image using DISM then inject the drivers nbsp dism exe image loaded via DISM automatically offline Issues 3.0 image but Win7 laptop into with Driver will on Latitude not USB install - E7240 quot C build-mount quot Add-Driver driver quot C build drivers E USB quot ForceUnsigned Issues with USB 3.0 Driver on Latitude E7240 laptop - loaded into offline Win7 image via DISM but will not install automatically recurse Everything loads fine in Issues with USB 3.0 Driver on Latitude E7240 laptop - loaded into offline Win7 image via DISM but will not install automatically DISM no errors at all Every single INF reports quot The driver package was successfully installed quot But when I apply the image to a new E laptop all the drivers load except the USB driver I go into Device Manager and see the yellow caution sign on that device I have tried changing the registry in the image to look at a folder called C Drivers as a driver repository and then placed the drivers in there raw but no luck What s frustrating is that you can go into Device Issues with USB 3.0 Driver on Latitude E7240 laptop - loaded into offline Win7 image via DISM but will not install automatically Manager right-click on the USB device with the error then update the driver and it loads fine Why doesn t this driver load automatically like all the other drivers

A:Issues with USB 3.0 Driver on Latitude E7240 laptop - loaded into offline Win7 image via DISM but will not install automatically

I had something similar happen on an image I made, geminitx. I ended up mounting the .wim, via DISM, manually copying the driver(s) into \system32\drivers, and re-committing the image. Once applied to the target PC the driver was magically used. I assume what happened was, upon first boot, it realized there was a problem and scanned \drivers for what it needed, found it, and moved on. Pure conjecture but it worked for me at the time and I moved on.
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I just bought an E I had windows then updated to windows I ran windows update and updated everything I Reader E7240 Fingerprint Dell possibly could then noticed in device manager that there wasn t any driver installed for the fingerprint scanner I went into Dell E7240 Fingerprint Reader the dell website to install the DDP ST and followed their exact instructions and then an error came up saying that says quot a pending file rename operation exists quot I found a registry workaround for it then another error came up saying my system didn t meet the requirements which I found odd because I just updated everything Anyways I ignored it and update anyways After the restart I installed the control vault firmware The DDP software was very choppy and low resolution I checked device manager Although the Dell E7240 Fingerprint Reader drivers Dell E7240 Fingerprint Reader show up device manager has a low resolution has well as it did not earlier Trying to ignore it I tried to enroll my fingerprint It didn t work at all and the software kept freezing crashing It s very odd because my device manager and the DDP software is low resolution Everything else on my laptop works like a champ
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I've recently taken delivery of an E7240 with the FHD touch screen option. I am generally quite impressed with the laptop except for one thing, the touch screen buzzes. The sound is similar to a hard disk working, a bit random .. not a constant noise.  The sound will immediately stop when I put a finger on the screen though which makes me think it's related to the touch screen itself. 
Rebooting etc. makes no difference... shaking the laptop, smacking it (gently) etc. has no affect.....
I realise these laptops are new so perhaps there isn't much experience out there.... any help or suggestions would be appreciated

A:Dell E7240 and buzzing sound

Dear AndyOT,

the problem you described in your post does rather well apply to the E7240 I've bought much more recently. I wrote myself a post last week about it:
Now, I wonder if you could find any solution or if you can give me some advise.
Thanks. Regards, john
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I have a laptop model E7240.
If I quickly type on the keyboard , it repeats the keys that I typed earlier. It is not an operating system issue because it does both with windows with both linux .
I have update the bios with a12, but the problem not solving.
Have any ideas ?

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Hi My work have just given me a Dell Lattitude E which has a mm headset jack which i understand means it is a combined headphone and microphone jack - does this mean it functions the same as Dell E7240 Jack Lattitude Headset the headset jack on a mobile device can I use the same type of headset if so how do i configure it I have tried but dont seem to be able Dell Lattitude E7240 Headset Jack to get sound to elaborate when i plugged my headset in i got a pop up asking me what sort of device i was using headphone speaker out headset and some skull candy options so i selected headset when i check my sound settings i can see the Dell Lattitude E7240 Headset Jack green bar showing input against the mic Jack Mic and when i test the sound i can see the green bar moving against Realtek High Definition audio but can t hear anything through the headset nbsp I Have nothing muted either in Dell Audio or Windows any tips or guidance on what type of headset i can use and how to configure it would be gratefully received

A:Dell Lattitude E7240 Headset Jack

Hello, sorry for the delay.
The combo audio jack uses a phone headset with a TRRS plug. There might be a problem with the Realtek audio driver. To check that, switch to the Windows native audio driver and plug in the headset. With the native driver the mic probably won't work but the headphones definitely should, so if they don't then there is probably a hardware issue. In that case try other headphones or headsets and if still nothing works contact tech support for a repair if still under warranty.
To switch drivers:
1. Open the Device Manager (type devmgmt.msc in the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.[To get back to the Realtek driver,  do it again but reverse the names in steps 1 and 6.]
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I installed win7 64bit on my E7240 and looking for a few drivers that doesn't seem to get installed.

i downloaded the drivers from the website and everything works for the most part but there are two remaining items:
- under device manager I still get a few unknown hardware with no driversBluetooth Perifheral Device.
the bluetooth driver is installed and some bluetooth hardware is running.  I can connect my BT mouse fine.

Another issue is the "Fn" keys and onscreen display.  for example when I use the "Fn" key to adjust the brightness or the media playback keys  and sounds there is no on screen display that shows the brightness levels or sound volunme level
anyone know of the links of the driver for the bluetooth device and OSD dislay?


A:Dell Lattitude E7240 Windows 7 x64 drivers can't seem to find.

Hi Genico, 

Thanks for writing to us. 

Please install the feature enhancement pack for the below link .
Also please right click on the bluetooth option in device manager go to drivers and it should give you description of the device. Provide us the same. 
Have you tried connecting more than one bluetooth devices? If yes, it would have stored the files of all the devices, in which case, you have remove all the items from the added devices and remove all except the one which you want to use. 
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message
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A:Dell latitude e6430 and dell latitude e6420

Joseph mate best leave as is after all it was made to function as it came. Now for the compound and copper shim personally I would not bother with the copper shim I can see no good reason for it the dual pipe again if it was made to work with one pipe then leave alone.

It is better if you renew the compound using a decent cleaner and compound and I can recommend these for that job

Arctic Silver Incorporated - ArctiClean for thorough cleaning and preparation and Arctic Silver Incorporated - Arctic Silver 5 for the compound.

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Hey guys.
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Attached is a screenshot of what I got, and the Windows Installer log.


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I've looked on this forum a few times and any links I click on just redirect me to the Drivers and Downloads page. I get errors saying that my service pack is not supported.....I'm on Windows 7 Service Pack 1. I also got some 32-bit errors, but that's my fault for downloading the 32-bit version.

Does anybody have a link to the full Dell Control Point package (Power Manager, Connection Manager, Security Manager) that will work on 64-bit Windows 7?


A:(Dell Latitude E6400) Dell Control Point on Windows 7 64-bit

Here is a good article on reimaging the Latitude E6400
The Win 7  Control Point System Manager files are a bit tricky to find, but they can be downloaded from the following link.
This should help if you have installed the correct drivers in the correct order.
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A:which is better dell latitude e5440 or dell latiude e6430

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The E5440 is a plainer chassis with a newer generation CPU and chipset.
The E6440 is the concurrent update to the E5440.
There are too many possible configurations to definitively say which is better -- it depends on the CPU, GPU, etc. in the specific model (or that you choose when you order one, but since the E6430 isn't a current model,  you may be looking at used systems).
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A:Dell Latitude CPx

Humm... old.

When you say you brought it back from the dead, how so? Did you have a Dell recovery disk, or did you install an OS from a box into it? Was the keyboard okay before hand, or was it part of the reason for it being DOA originally?

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A:Dell Latitude XT

HERE is the Dell Lattitude XT drivers. They have Win 7 64 bit and 32 bit drivers. Select the OS bit you have.

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can any expert help me regarding this matter.


A:Dell Latitude X1

Any Latitude ending in 595B has been handled by Dell. Contact them for a solution.
Also, search the files on this forum for Dell Password, and Password commentary. There is a lot of useful information.
I have not seen any X1 password fixed... except by Dell.
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Hey whats up
I have a dell latitude cpx laptop, and I broke the two keys letter "Y" and "6" also the metal bracket that connects the key plate to the actual laptop. Anyone know where I can get this. the problem started by the keys not working when pushed down. Any ideas on why that happened as well.

A:Dell latitude cpx

sc-strapped said:

Hey whats up
I have a dell latitude cpx laptop, and I broke the two keys letter "Y" and "6" also the metal bracket that connects the key plate to the actual laptop. Anyone know where I can get this. the problem started by the keys not working when pushed down. Any ideas on why that happened as well.Click to expand...

Thats a normal problem for those keyboards. You could probably have gotten those keys working again by reseating the cable from the motherboard to the keyboard. Now it sounds like you need a new keyboard. You can probably get one from Dell or possibly find a used one from ebay. Replacements can also be found online like this.
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A:Old Dell Latitude XPi - very hot

If your new hard drive is higher RPM than the old drive, then that would explain the heat. Your old drive was probably 4500 RPM, and the new one 5400 or 7200. If that is true, there's not much you can do about it short of buying a new drive.
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every time it trys to run windows xp a fatal systems error c000021a

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A:dell latitude help

post the mini dumps

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Hi,I am new here and need help.
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My problem is that my kid does not remember what password he used.
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A:dell latitude cpi

sorry we cant help u with passwords as we dont know the intent involved.i hope u understand.
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A:Dell Latitude D620

Did you check Power Options in Control Panel to verify that pressing the power button actually shuts the computer off and doesn't put it in Stand By or Hibernation?
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A:Dell Latitude D620

Look for HID (Human Interface Device) And it may be listed under Synaptics Touch Pad or something like that.
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A:Dell Latitude d520

What is wrong with your Dell D520??? Does it lock up?
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Please type in the primary or administrator password and press <Enter> "

someone who can help me,or can give a master password or link to site?

I have tried much, backdoor passwords memory-sure, Latitude_MasterPW.exe, looked at on this forum,tried, but nothing has helped me. Are able me perhaps with something help you something that works.

ps: Dell c640 Latitude

A:Dell C640 Latitude

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A:Dell Latitude won't turn on

Remove the battery and try the AC adapter only... Then try another AC adapter
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A:Dell Latitude D800

Hi Cappi106, you said you reinstalled XP but did you formatt it first? You also say as soon as you try to install.............the software, have you first installed all of your drivers? e.g. audio, video and network drivers? Here is the link to Dell, you will have to go through and find what you need.
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I would be surprised if a unit of that age allowed booting from a USB connected device?
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I thought I would try to reseat it....



- abhi

A:Internal HD Dell Latitude 600

No problem, you can attach that laptop HD 2.5 IDE to your desktop HD 3.5 IDE, but you'll need to purchase or get your hands on 2.5 IDE to IDE connector. What I do is either use the Slave Secondary where the CDROM goes and connect the laptop HD 2.5 IDE there. The connector comes with a power connector to drive the HD to the desktop PC pwr. Here you can clone the HD to another 2.5 IDE HD for laptop (you'll need another 2.5 IDE to 3.5 IDE connector for that task. Backup files an etc.. with one 2.5 IDE HD.

Less than $1.00 at a computer fair more than $5 at a computer retail store or online.
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A:Dell Latitude D505

Welcome to TSG forums.
Try clicking on use the Win key + R. type in command (or cmd) then type in "ipconfig /all" without the ". also not a space between the g&/. Next type in ipconfig /flushdns. see if this helps.
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It is because the audio is not realtek its Sigmatal

Download the audio drivers here.
Download the the chipset drivers here and install first here
Also look for any other updated drivers here.
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A:Dell Latitude D520 HELP!!!!

Is the power adapter attached when this happens? Laptops by default dim after 5 minutes of inactivity when the power adapter is not attached to save power but it should come back on by either pressing the power button once, or tapping the Enter key. Is the battery being recharged when the power adapter is attached? You can try this without the battery in, and just using the Power Adapter to test if the battery is the problem.
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A:dell latitude d620

No. Only a version from Dell will work with his product key. And the one found by Jelly Bean is the wrong one - it is used on all Dell machines of that model and won't reinstall from the Dell disk. You need to use the number on the sticker on the machine. If his recovery partition is still there, restore using that.
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A:Need Help with Dell Latitude D505

Where did you get the laptop from?
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Thanks in advance!

A:Dell Latitude cpx, to tv problems

Same. I have a DELL Latitude CPxH running Windows XP and I wanted to use composite video via the S-Video port. It would display on the TV for about 20 seconds at the Welcome screen then go blank.

My solution was to switch off hardware acceleration in the Display Properties / Advanced Settings button / Troubleshooting tab. Move the slider all the way to the left. Reboot as instructed.

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A:help with my dell latitude d530

Did you try a system restore? If not go to this link
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A:Dell Latitude 600 cannot boot up

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A:Dell Latitude D610

MaxGlide said:


I just installed a new HD in Dell laptop and loaded it with a new Windows XP Pro and downloaded the System Pack 3 and all other XP Pro important downloads.

First the sounds didn't work, but a I downloaded a driver and I got sound. Now, the only challenge is to get the picture on the monitor when I play a DVD. I hear a sound, but there's NO PICTURE!

I beleive there's no Graphics card. Where/how do I download this car? And what kind of Graphics card?


MaxClick to expand...

You may need to download newer drivers for your graphics card that is in your laptop. It sounds like right now your computer is using the default drivers from the Windows XP Disk which may not be good enough for your video to show up from a DVD. Did you try the Dell website for the video drivers?

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Unfortunately, the only systems that Active Stylus works with are listed below.
Compatibility This product is compatible with the following systems:

XPS 12 (Model 9250)
Inspiron 15 7000 Series (Model 7568)*
Venue 8 Pro (Model 5855) (Coming Soon)
Venue 10 Pro (Model 5056) (Coming Soon)

*Wake up feature not available
The Latitude XT3 uses and Electrostatic Pen. Information listed below.
Electrostatic Pen
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A:Dell Latitude E4310

Unfortunately, I have no information if Dell will be creating Windows 10 drivers for this computer.
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A:Jumper on Dell latitude cpi r

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cheers CODAN

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Howdy codan...

You might try here Bootdisk, download the XP boot disks, once downloaded, double click on the downloaded file to create the floppies...
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A:Dell Latitude C640

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Hi and welcome to TSF please see page 75 here and see if you can run the diagnostic.
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This is a nice reliable computer. Unfortunately, there are no Windows 10 drivers available for download. That does not mean it may not run it. It is that Dell did not verify this computer to run Windows 10 and did not create any drivers. 
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Remove the HardDrive again from your laptop (I think we are only talking about your Laptop)
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Welcome to TSG but you need to create your own thread. to do that you should click on the red triangle in this instance and ask a moderator for help.

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A:Dell Latitude C600


What type of system did you build the other laptop drive on. Is the processor type the same? Also have have you checked your BIOS ssettings to determine if NT is defined there as the OS to look for?

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Happy to provide more information if you need.

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Sorry should have said it's a latitude 2120, new to all this...
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