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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5340 on: April 12, 2020, 08:09:49 PM »
What device name does it show? Is it the headphones or the computer speakers?

Also, have you tried another pair of headphones in case those don't work?

Computer speakers

The headphones work. If I unplug the speaker wire from the jack the headphones work.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5341 on: April 12, 2020, 08:11:16 PM »
Hmm weird. You can try clicking the Troubleshoot button under output devices. Also if you go back to the other window in your first screenshot, where it shows just one output device, can you right click in the white space and click Show Disabled Devices, and see if it's there?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5342 on: April 12, 2020, 08:34:18 PM »
Hmm weird. You can try clicking the Troubleshoot button under output devices. Also if you go back to the other window in your first screenshot, where it shows just one output device, can you right click in the white space and click Show Disabled Devices, and see if it's there?
I tried the troubleshooter - reinstalled the driver, didn't help.

Showing disabled devices was already checked.

I think I'll just give up on this. It's not too important
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5343 on: April 14, 2020, 02:05:58 PM »
Does anyone know if it is possible to enable fingerprint pre-boot authentication on a Dell XPS 15 7590?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5344 on: April 17, 2020, 12:15:50 AM »
looking at 2 models of dell Vostro 15 - 7590

Whats better a better HDD for me, I want something quick

  512GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive

or:  1TB 2.5inch SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM) + 128GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive

the latter has a weaker battery, too.    Please help. Thanks

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5345 on: April 17, 2020, 08:27:36 AM »
first option much better, faster, 2nd option could be also but with more tinkering...
looking at 2 models of dell Vostro 15 - 7590

Whats better a better HDD for me, I want something quick

  512GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive

or:  1TB 2.5inch SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM) + 128GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive

the latter has a weaker battery, too.    Please help. Thanks

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5346 on: April 18, 2020, 06:23:49 PM »
looking at 2 models of dell Vostro 15 - 7590

Whats better a better HDD for me, I want something quick

  512GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive

or:  1TB 2.5inch SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM) + 128GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive

the latter has a weaker battery, too.    Please help. Thanks
SSD speeds are the same. Which means, if set up properly (Data on HDD), your boot time will be the same, and the computer will feel just as fast, with the 2nd option giving you more storage space than the first.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5347 on: April 20, 2020, 02:17:30 AM »
I forgot my pc admin login password, possible to get it back?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5348 on: April 20, 2020, 03:36:21 AM »
It's possible, but it depends on how savvy one is.

Do you have another user on the same PC that you're able to login to?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5349 on: April 21, 2020, 10:02:45 PM »
It's possible, but it depends on how savvy one is.

Do you have another user on the same PC that you're able to login to?

No, only a local admin and guest account.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5351 on: April 22, 2020, 07:12:21 AM »
https://www.isumsoft.com/windows-10/reset-local-admin-password-with-command-prompt.html
Haven’t tried that in awhile, but remember hearing that it doesn’t work anymore. There is another way using regedit (even easier IMO)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5352 on: April 22, 2020, 01:08:26 PM »
Worked for me

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5353 on: April 23, 2020, 10:15:29 AM »
Worked for me
What version of Windows?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5354 on: April 23, 2020, 10:55:01 AM »
What version of Windows?

Windows 10 home & pro