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Forum: General Discussion 12 Nov 2017
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Posted By newenglandmom2
Things are going well, so I will mark this...

Things are going well, so I will mark this solved. Hard to believe how far I have come and how much I have learned in a few weeks. The mere idea of replacing the hard drive was overwhelming to me,...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Well, problem with drop-down menus kept...

Well, problem with drop-down menus kept recurring, no matter what browser I used. So I downloaded another graphics driver from Dell that was identified for my system (R285472) and the problem is...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Nov 2017
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Posted By newenglandmom2
After some research, I started Firefox in Safe...

After some research, I started Firefox in Safe Mode, disabled hardware acceleration, and problem solved. Hope it stays that way!
Forum: General Discussion 10 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
No blockers---that I know of. I will ask at the...

No blockers---that I know of. I will ask at the Mozilla forum, thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 10 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
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Posted By newenglandmom2
I use Firefox, too.

I use Firefox, too.
Forum: General Discussion 10 Nov 2017
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Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Hello again....things going well here, just a few...

Hello again....things going well here, just a few glitches now and then. Like now I can't get drop-down menus to work on any web site. So I downloaded Java, still doesn't work. But I can research...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
OK, now I installed the Intel Management Engine...

OK, now I installed the Intel Management Engine Driver, and my Fitbit works, thanks! I didn't install every driver listed on the Drivers and Utilities disk, because things seem to be working well,...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Okay, did that. this is what the saved file...

Okay, did that. this is what the saved file looks like. I know there is no driver for the PCI...not sure where to find it.

The wireless printer is working fine, so not sure what those two files...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Just to keep you posted---busy today reloading...

Just to keep you posted---busy today reloading printer and saved data. Only problem so far is the bluetooth driver. I downloaded the one recommended by Dell, tried to install it, but keeps saying...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Yes, installing the video drivers from the CD did...

Yes, installing the video drivers from the CD did the trick...everything looks normal now. I reloaded my Firefox bookmarks, restored my home page, and now have only to set up Outlook tomorrow. I am...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Voila, I am connected to Wireless! Very sorry...

Voila, I am connected to Wireless! Very sorry for the confusion...I had trouble browsing to the Dell CD for what I thought I needed. But once the disk was in, I installed the WLAN driver, and it...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
SIWI2...I see that the drivers I need (r252544,...

SIWI2...I see that the drivers I need (r252544, r257292 and r279558) are on the dell drivers cd. I appreciate all the instructions you provided, but just installing that cd seems easier, given my...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
i am tempted just to install the original Dell...

i am tempted just to install the original Dell Drivers disk that came with computer. Called Dell, he had me unzip the Dell WLAN file right to computer, but it went into C:\Dell\Drivers, and nothing...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
So I downloaded the Dell WLAN driver from Dell,...

So I downloaded the Dell WLAN driver from Dell, unzipped it to my flashdrive...but in Device Manager, under Network Adapters, I don't see how to get this driver there from the flash drive. And under...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Still cannot connect to internet. No wireless...

Still cannot connect to internet. No wireless connections are showing up in the Network Connections under Control Panel. I copied the drivers provided by SIWI2 to a flash drive and tried updating...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Ok--the only drivers with a yellow mark were...

Ok--the only drivers with a yellow mark were Network Controller and PCI Simple Communications Controller. Browsing did not find anything for that on the Dell CD. So I'm trying to figure out how to...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Kinda lost. Don't know enough to know what kind...

Kinda lost. Don't know enough to know what kind of drivers I'm looking for. So it's probably OK to install the drivers disk that came with computer?
Forum: General Discussion 01 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Also have a Dell Drivers and Utilities...

Also have a Dell Drivers and Utilities disk...maybe I should install that, to make screen look more normal?
Forum: General Discussion 01 Nov 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
OK, I installed Windows from my Dell Recovery...

OK, I installed Windows from my Dell Recovery dis, and it was straightforward, through Step 16 in the tutorial provided by SIWI2. But I never saw step 17, about setting up a network. Screen just...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Oct 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Just to let you know... the new SSD was installed...

Just to let you know... the new SSD was installed by the computer shop. Will tackle the OS installation tomorrow.
Best,
Diana
Forum: General Discussion 27 Oct 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
The SSD is due to arrive today...I will keep you...

The SSD is due to arrive today...I will keep you posted.

Thanks, as always!
Diana
Forum: General Discussion 25 Oct 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Could I just use the Dell recovery disk myself to...

Could I just use the Dell recovery disk myself to install the new OS? Would that also involve formatting the disk and creating partitions?
Forum: General Discussion 25 Oct 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Yes, I have learned a lot since this started, and...

Yes, I have learned a lot since this started, and I'm really grateful. But I watched that video of HD installation..and I think I'd better go to the computer shop, once new HD drive gets here (still...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Oct 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
HI--my new SSD drive should arrive today or...

HI--my new SSD drive should arrive today or tomorrow. A local computer repair shop quoted $40 to install it. They also want to load an operating system (for additional fee), so before I decide,...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Oct 2017
Replies: 124
Views: 13,366
Posted By newenglandmom2
Thanks for trying, but that doesn't help me. ...

Thanks for trying, but that doesn't help me. There is no F12 Boot Menu (enabled or disabled) in my Setup. the Boot Tab in Setup has only the order in which the computer boots (hard drive, usb, CD,...
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