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Questions tagged [dell-xps]

A series of high-end Dell computers

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Access BIOS Setup on Dell XPS 15

I am installing Ubuntu Linux on my new Dell XPS 15 9570. I am following this wiki and having a hard time with Prep Work With Windows: 6. Change SATA Operation so that Ubuntu can see the SSD. After I ...
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Windows 10 cannot use 4k resolution on external monitor but ubuntu can

I've got an interesting problem I can't seem to find anywhere. My laptop, a dell xps13 with an intel 5500 graphics card seems only to be able to recognize my external 4k monitor and adjust resolution ...
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Dell XPS 13 poor aux sound quality

I recently bought a Dell XPS 13 9370, and have found the audio quality when listening with earphones/earbuds through the aux port (3.5 mm jack) to be washed out and not very clear. I have disabled all ...
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Is it possible to trash a BIOS chip while updating it?

I've an old Dell XPS Studio 1340 laptop, with BIOS version A11, that abruptly announced that it couldn't recognise its battery, and it stopped charging.. Reading that a BIOS update could help I got ...
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Dell BIOS Has Random Dollar Signs on Boot Up

On my older Dell XPS 630i, I get some strange boot up behavior that is causing me to be unable to install Ubuntu 16 LTS or 18 LTS. Windows 7 runs fine with no graphical hitches at all. I don't know ...
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Connect a Dell XPS Windows laptop to Ethernet via a generic docking station

I have a generic docking station for laptops. It connects to the laptop with a USB 3.0 connection, and supplies several USB connections plus an Ethernet connection. When I connected it to a two-years-...
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Dell XPS 13 9370: screen brightness changes based on window contents

On my new Dell XPS 13 9370, it seems that the display backlight brightness is adjusted based on the brightness of whatever's on the screen. For example, say I have Sublime Text open with a dark theme,...
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connect two monitors to XPS 15 laptop

I have an XPS 15 laptop with thunderbolt and hdmi and usb ports. I want to connect it to two external monitors: 1. DELL P2715Q 2. LG 29UM68-P DELL P2715Q LG 29UM68-P the spec sheet for LG says: ...
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What is “discrete graphics configuration” and how do I avoid it?

I read here that "XPS 9570/Precision 5530 may demonstrate BSOD(blue screen)/freezing/random shutdown/system heat issue during graphichs heavy loading condition. This happens on XPS 9570/Precision 5530 ...
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Changing keyboard layout of a laptop

In many Dell laptops, the Home, End, PgUp and PgDn buttons are combined with the arrow keys, so to press one of them you have to press Fn+Arrow; see bottom-right of the figure: This is very ...
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The selected boot device failed. Press any key to continue

I am attempting to create a bootable USB drive to install Windows LTSB on my computer. To do so I have taken the following steps. 1) Procured an ISO file containing Windows LTSB 2) Tested that this ...
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Trackpad on XPS 13 laptop malfunctioning: appears perpetually clicked?

So I have a problem with my XPS 13 (model 9350, running 64-bit Windows 10) laptop, which may be caused by water damage but may be a coincidence. Several days ago, my touchpad began to malfunction (...
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My CPU won't run higher than 35% in all cores

I have a Dell XPS 15 with a Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300HQ CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2304 MHz, 4 Cores, 4 Logical Processors. I'm struggling with an issue where I'm running UserBenchmark tests and it's returning ...
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Windows Defender, Bluetooth and Sticky Notes, all stopped working overnight. Plus blue screens

I've updated Windows. Every time blue screen appears I run the diagnosis that requires me to run the Windows Defender. And I can't access it through any method. Every time I click on any executable ...
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dell laser mouse working strangely

The left click on the mouse is behaving weird. It stopped working entirely, but now it does work on most the time; It still does not work on specific buttons, such as being able to open a tab in ...

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