If you have Windows 10 . . .

by compound complex 14 Replies latest forum tech-support

  • nicolaou

    I bought a Dell 1525 running Windows Vista in June 2008. I've replaced the keyboard and battery simply because they wore out but it still runs like a charm and never gives me a problem. Quiet too.

  • ShirleyW

    Nic, what's the secret for keeping your old relic running so perfectly, I have an HP a year older thn yours running Vista. Now when I turn it on just to see if it still works which it does, I now have to set the date and time, always has a 2007 date on it, other than that not many complaints I've poured so much money into it, should've gotten it's replacement much sooner than I did with all the repairs money I put into it

  • nicolaou

    Hi Shirley. I've always run my antivirus and anti malware programs routinely before I shut down. I don't open dodgy attachments or visit any site via a link I'm unsure about.


    Edited to add:

    In my nearly 18 years on this site this must vie for the dullest most boring post I ever made!

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thanks, ShirleyW and nicolaou!

    Not boring to me! Very helpful info.

    In my nearly 18 years on this site this must vie for the dullest most boring post I ever made! -- nicolaou

  • Anony Mous
    Anony Mous

    a) It's a Dell, either contact their support and when you will get out of that hellhole hours later, send it back for a full refund.

    b) It's Windows, the WiFi adapter should be from a pretty well known manufacturer for the drivers to work properly. Any off-brand WiFi adapter has shown itself to be full of issues with Windows 10, usually because they ship with Windows 7 or XP drivers and have no updates anywhere to be found.

    Given your problem description, most likely the thing just goes in low-power mode, try fiddling with the power settings for either the adapter, PCI bus, EFI/BIOS or Windows.

Share this