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Default 03-06-2011, 12:00 PM

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Hope I can post the link now

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Awesome! That's the link I should have saved to share with everyone but didn't!
Perfect!

Welcome aboard!
I'm still loving my Duo.


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Default 03-07-2011, 05:11 AM

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Awesome! That's the link I should have saved to share with everyone but didn't!
Perfect!

Welcome aboard!
I'm still loving my Duo.
Thanks Strider. So far it's been good. My only regret was not doing more research on the price. Apparently the Microsoft store had it on sale for $399 when I bought mine from Costco for $499. Luckily they have a 3 month return policy so if it ever drops back down during that time, I can always return it w/o penalty.
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Default the link is no longer active - 03-18-2011, 09:32 AM

can someone post a new link?
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Thumbs up FINALLY did my clean install - 06-07-2011, 11:30 PM

Been planning this since I bought my Duo, as I am a firm believer in the elimination of bloatware. Decided after much thought and review that the wheel did not need re-invented, as Strider's instructions below are perfect for the job. The only difference for me is that I dual-boot to Ubuntu 11.04 occupying 70 Gigs of my hard drive space.

So credit to Strider for making the process fabulously simple

Since I run with my performance settings all geared to the minimum amount of goo-gahs and prettifulness, my Experience Index scores a little higher than he lists here though: I am at 2.9, which is I suspect the max the NM10 chipset will ever manage

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Much better performance after a fresh install!

I was very careful to install the drivers in order and restarted after each install, even if it didn't directly call for it.
I numbered the drivers in a folder I created so now I only have to go down the list if I ever re-install:
(This is my own list, your order and mileage may vary.)

INSTALL ORDER-HARDWARE-DELL NUMBER
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01-Intel Chipset-R283209
02-Intel SATA-R283238
03-Intel Video-R283226
04-Broadcom Crystal HD Video-R286525
05-Realtek Ethernet (AUDIO STATION)-R283212
06-Dell Quickset 32-R283201
07-Conextant Audio-R283235
08-Conextant Audio-(AUDIO STATION)-R283236
09-Atheros Wifi/BT Adapter-R283217
10-Synaptics Touch Pad-R283203
11-Accellerometer-R287101
12-Flash Card Reader (AUDIO STATION)-R283207
13-Duo Station

I also waited until all the installs were done and then docked the duo for the "first" time afterward. I was pleased to see all the hardware recognized and installed in turn without a hitch.

Windows Experience Index (for what it's worth): 2.7


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Default 06-08-2011, 08:34 AM

Thanks for your praise!

I do tend to get enthusiastic about this stuff, which tends to lead to re-installs.
I've just learned to be methodical about it and do most of the work up front so it's easier later.

I'm very glad that you got some use from it!


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Default 08-05-2011, 07:53 PM

Wow, you guys sure know a lot.

I bought a duo so I can take notes in it with a stylus in Onenote for work and for email, excel, power point and web browsing. I have tried using for the past week and the computer is too slow

I want to remove the programs you guys mentioned to speed it up so I can use rather than hand writting everything and converting to onenote manually.

I just don't know how, your intstructions are for advanced people, can anyone reply with dumb blonde instructions so I can use my new computer? Thanks!!!!!!

What I use: Skype, Trillian Messenger, Microsoft Office, Internet, Pictures and Music.

Thanks again guys
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Default 08-08-2011, 03:15 PM

Hi Meghan;
If you have read the many posts on how members have sped up their Duos and still do not feel comfortable tweaking yours, you may want to find a geek buddie to help. While some of the hardware tweaks (installing ssd) may be for more advanced users, there are many suggestions on deleting/replacing programs and/or services that any pc user should be able to perform. Learning how to perform these types of tasks will serve you well for any pc you may use now and in the future. If you reread the posts on tweaking and have a question on how to perform a specific task, I would be happy to help. Here is a simple tutorial on using msconfig- a great place to start!

How to use MSCONFIG in Windows 7: NetSquirrel.com

Good luck and post any specific ? you may have.
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Default 08-24-2011, 04:54 PM

Hello there,

Has anybody play with RT Seven Lite? or with Omnino UI?

Can this be used to reduce the windows 7 foot print and blogware?

I have seen many posting on how the combination of these two software can improve performance at the software level.

Is there anything as versatile as the Dell Inspiron Duo? (Tablet/Netbook)
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Default 09-28-2011, 12:44 PM

I have had my Duo since 2/11 and did not understand the complaints about slowness as mine was far better than any laptop I have had with boot and operation. The last windows update made windows inoperable except in Safe Mode so I had to restore to factory specs. It has been four days and windows updates are still loading. Service Pack 1 will not load at all. This is causing my DUO to run slowly and my guess is that is what is causing others to complain about slowness. Just a thought.
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