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Hi
I bought a Dell 15r laptop... i have some doubts ..please help

1.how to transfer data from desktop HDD to my laptop ?

2.It has DOS os only ...have to install windows ...is it possible to partition the hard disk space in laptop with windows xp cd? just like what we do in desktops ? or can I use partition magic ?

3.is it possible to use two os ?like win xp 32 bit in one drive and win 7 32 in another ?
 
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1-are you asking transfer file before installing OS or after ,after os installation you have a lot of options ,usb cable/ethernet connection/ over lan if you have router etc.
2-Yes you can partition hdd like you can do at desktop .Use win7 dvd if you have ,older xp cds had problem with hdds with over 127gb until sp2 ,if youll use xp cd use sp2 or sp3 integreted xp cd just to be safe
3-Yes of course it is possible , install xp first and win7 later .Microsoft OSs has this order older OS first ---> new OS later
 
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1-The easy way to transfer Data is USB Key it is so cheap to buy now you can have a 16Gb for about $20-25 & 32Gb for about $35

2-The laptop had Dos?
Then it would be a pretty old laptop & you may not have enough ram or HDD space to install Windows XP , win98se maybe?

3- Yes dual boot works pretty good as long as you make a partition for each OS
 
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2-The laptop had Dos?
Then it would be a pretty old laptop & you may not have enough ram or HDD space to install Windows XP , win98se maybe?
If, subhendu has gotten a recent model Dell 15r, I don't think he will have trouble running any recent OS on it.

Dell 15r specs:
Processor:Intel® Pentium® Dual CoreTM P6100 (2GHz/3MB cache)
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Memory: 2GB Shared Single Channel DDR3
3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3
Chipset: Mobile Intel® 5 Series Express Chipset (HM57)
Video Card: Integrated Intel®
Display: 15.6 inch XGA display (1366x768)
Audio and Speakers: SRS Premium Sound™ - 2 speakers @ 2W each
Built-in microphone
Hard Drive: Up to 320GB2 hard drive (5400RPM)
Optical Drive: Internal tray-load DVD+/-RW
Optional internal tray-load Blu-ray Disc™ Combo (Read BD, Burn CD/DVD) Drive
Power: 6 cell 48 WHr Li-Ion Battery
9 cell 90 WHr Li-Ion Battery (optional)
Camera: 1.3MP Integrated Webcam
Wireless: Wi-Fi Options:
Standard Dell Wireless 1501 802.11 g/n
Optional Dell Wireless* 1520 802.11a/g/n
Optional Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 802.11 a/g/n
Optional Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 802.11 a/g/n

Bluetooth Options: Optional Dell™ Wireless 365 Bluetooth® Internal (2.1+EDR) mini-card
Ports, Slots & Chassis:
Externally Accessible:
(3) USB 2.0 compliant ports
(1) eSATA/USB2.0
HDMITM Port
VGA Port
AC adapter connector
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Dimensions & Weight
Width: 14.80" (376.0mm)
Height: 1.25" (31.8mm) front / 1.34" (34.0mm) back
Depth: 10.31" (262.0mm)
Starting weight of 5.83 lbs (2.648 kg)3 (15.6" HD display, 6 cell battery, integrated graphics, DVDRW)

A laptop without a OS can be had from some companies(new, used, refurbed, etc.) or purchased second hand, or by other means(gift, given - because thought dead, etc.).
Just 'cause it has DOS on it, doesn't necessarily mean old.
:)
 
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no ...these are the specs for Dell™ Inspiron 15R New Laptop (T540906IN8) Indian model

Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor (2.4Ghz, 4Threads, 3M cache)
2GB (1 X 2 GB) 1 DIMM DDR3 1333Mhz
320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
DVD+/-RW Optical Drive For N-series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 - 512MB (India)
90W AC Adapter

15.6 Widescreen HD WLED Glossy Display with TrueLife™ (1366x768)
Integrated Stereo Sound with SRS Premium Sound
Intel® Core™ i3 Series Processor Label
6-cell Lithium Ion Battery
Dell Wireless 1501 802.11b/g/n Half Mini Card
Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal (2.1+EDR) Mini-Card For N-series
Dell™ Keyboard with Touchpad (English)
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
7-in-1 Flash Memory Reader: SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, xD, MS, MS Pro
Break the Seal Sticker
India Regulatory Label
Style
LCD Back Cover - Obsidian Black

http://www1.ap.dell.com/in/en/home/notebooks/inspiron-15r/pd.aspx?refid=inspiron-15r&cs=indhs1&s=dhs
 
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If he wants to use XP then he may need to use nLite to slipstream AHCI drivers to his XP install. His laptop is new enough that the XP disc might not recognize his HD.
 
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no ...these are the specs for Dell™ Inspiron 15R New Laptop (T540906IN8) Indian model

Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor (2.4Ghz, 4Threads, 3M cache)
2GB (1 X 2 GB) 1 DIMM DDR3 1333Mhz
320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
DVD+/-RW Optical Drive For N-series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 - 512MB (India)
90W AC Adapter

15.6 Widescreen HD WLED Glossy Display with TrueLife™ (1366x768)
Integrated Stereo Sound with SRS Premium Sound
Intel® Core™ i3 Series Processor Label
6-cell Lithium Ion Battery
Dell Wireless 1501 802.11b/g/n Half Mini Card
Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal (2.1+EDR) Mini-Card For N-series
Dell™ Keyboard with Touchpad (English)
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
7-in-1 Flash Memory Reader: SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, xD, MS, MS Pro
Break the Seal Sticker
India Regulatory Label
Style
LCD Back Cover - Obsidian Black

http://www1.ap.dell.com/in/en/home/notebooks/inspiron-15r/pd.aspx?refid=inspiron-15r&cs=indhs1&s=dhs
Nice... specs are even better for your model.:)
 
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one more doubt...my laptop has esata port...is it possible to transfer data from desktop to laptop through this one?
 

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one more doubt...my laptop has esata port...is it possible to transfer data from desktop to laptop through this one?
no. you cannot connect PC's via E-sata.
 
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If he wants to use XP then he may need to use nLite to slipstream AHCI drivers to his XP install. His laptop is new enough that the XP disc might not recognize his HD.
installed win7 ...xp is not possible in this laptop ...I am worried now...why xp is not getting installed in my laptop?
I have 640gb WD aaks in my desktop...have plans to sell it..... what my doubt is in future will win xp be compatible with new desktop hard drives ? please advice ...If it is a 'no' then I will keep this WD 640gb aaks..so please advice asap
 
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Ya you have to enable AHCI support in bios because the XP boot cd can't see your HDD because it lacks the drivers. But knowing dell and what cheapskates they are, you probably won't be able to find any XP drivers for your hardware anyway...
 

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@subhendu

Hi subhendu,

I ordered same laptop with same configuration today itself.
How much it costed you ?

I got it for around INR 33465 ... got Rs. 335 discount on final price 33,800

How is the laptop ? Are you satisfied ?

Thanks
Bobby
 
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^^^ nice so u got discount ...I didn't ask them...
yes the laptop is good will post pics soon...but bluedart guys wont update details properly ... It is not good for playing games @ max settings..tried motogp 08 .with all settings high ,,w/o motion blur and particle effect...have to check crysis..I hope it will run crysis in medium ~low settings ...
 
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^^^ nice so u got discount ...I didn't ask them...
yes the laptop is good will post pics soon...but bluedart guys wont update details properly ... It is not good for playing games @ max settings..tried motogp 08 .with all settings high ,,w/o motion blur and particle effect...have to check crysis..I hope it will run crysis in medium ~low settings ...
Hi Subhendu,

Thanks for your feedback. Looking forward to see the pics

Mine is still in factory, as per status. So waiting ;)

Sorry, again asking ... how much it costed you ? I got some discount,
but just want to see if there is any difference in pricing.

Good Day
Bobby
 
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checked 2 games
motogp 08 fps was 40 to 50 max ...all settings high ,no AA

crysis
medium & low settings ,no motion blur & AA
fps was 26 to 36 max

I have a doubt?-- is there any possibilities /Sound cards to improve audio quality...I wish to record & edit audio files..also I use programs like FL studio
 

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