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  #16  
Old November 28th 17, 04:27 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Rene Lamontagne
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On 11/28/2017 9:08 AM, philo wrote:
On 11/27/2017 01:06 PM, Mathedman wrote:
¬*¬*Dell computer with no input capability!
My wife just bought a New Dell "all in one" computer.
But the thing is bizarre. It has no DVD drive,
nor place to install one. It has one USB port ---
but the computer does not recognize anything plugged
into the USB slot !
¬*¬* Further more, it has Windows 10 installed which
doesn't have "Control Panel (at least none I could find)
¬*¬* So how do we do anything? We can access internet sites
It doesn't even have Internet Explorer!
¬*¬*So what to do with the thing?




I looked at the specs for the lowest end Dell I could find and it has
four USB ports.

I suspect you are doing something wrong


I suspect Mayayna is right, And she bought a tablet with keyboard.

Rene

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Old November 28th 17, 05:00 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On 11/27/2017 03:21 PM, Mayayana wrote:

[snip]

That's an all-in-one. DVD drive. 4 USB. Network
jack and audio jacks. HDMI jack. Sounds normal.
But why would you buy an all-in-one if you want
a desktop? It's usually more money for less flexibility.


I wouldn't. Less flexibility (for one thing, you probably won't be able
to use a KVM switch). Also, no separate power cord for the monitor (I
like to be able to switch monitors, lights, etc... with one switch).

If you've bought a tablet, or some kind of
Win10S hybrid device, then you don't really have
a computer and it won't run desktop software. As
Rene said, no one can say very much useful without
knowing what it is.


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Old November 28th 17, 05:11 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On 11/28/2017 09:22 AM, Ken Blake wrote:

[snip]

I always recommend against all-in-one computers. Nothing lasts
forever. If one part dies, you lose the whole thing.


I used to have an iMac. It worked OK except for the display controller
(which would work for a minute or 2 after booting, then would fail
completely).

I actually used it for a few years (remote access, VNC would fail but
telnet worked), until the hard drive died.

You probably need drivers for what you plug in.


IIRC, any Windows from ME/2000 includes the driver for storage devices.

[snip]

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  #19  
Old November 28th 17, 05:51 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On 11/27/2017 2:37 PM, Rene Lamontagne wrote:
On 11/27/2017 1:06 PM, Mathedman wrote:
¬*¬*Dell computer with no input capability!
My wife just bought a New Dell "all in one" computer.
But the thing is bizarre. It has no DVD drive,
nor place to install one. It has one USB port ---
but the computer does not recognize anything plugged
into the USB slot !
¬*¬* Further more, it has Windows 10 installed which
doesn't have "Control Panel (at least none I could find)
¬*¬* So how do we do anything? We can access internet sites
It doesn't even have Internet Explorer!
¬*¬*So what to do with the thing?


For control panel click on the search icon and type¬* Control, this
should bring it up, I keep a shortcut on the desktop as I use it Often.

The trend is not to have optical dvd drives anymore, the alternative are
USB drives, You can add an external USB drive if you need it.

I may be wrong but I was sure that Internet Explorer 11 came with
Windows 10, Unless the newer version only comes with Edge.

The USB port should recognize any USB device, ONE USB port is totatly
unacceptable. My desktop has 8.

If it were me I would return it and ask them for a properly working
Computer.
I hope that helps a little, Others may pitch in and try and help you out
also.

BTW If you posted the model number it would make it easier to help.

Regards, Rene


There is no "Control Panel" --at least not visibly --and "Search"
gets nothing
  #20  
Old November 28th 17, 05:57 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On 11/27/2017 3:20 PM, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message , Rene Lamontagne
writes:
On 11/27/2017 1:06 PM, Mathedman wrote:
¬*¬*Dell computer with no input capability!
My wife just bought


Why - old one died, or she just liked the all-in-one idea?

a New Dell "all in one" computer.
But the thing is bizarre. It has no DVD drive,
nor place to install one. It has one USB port ---
but the computer does not recognize anything plugged
into the USB slot !


Did you (she) buy it sight unseen online, or from a shop?

¬*¬* Further more, it has Windows 10 installed which
doesn't have "Control Panel (at least none I could find)
¬*¬* So how do we do anything? We can access internet sites
It doesn't even have Internet Explorer!
¬*¬*So what to do with the thing?


See below ...
[]
I may be wrong but I was sure that Internet Explorer 11 came with
Windows 10, Unless the newer version only comes with Edge.


I think you're right.

The USB port should recognize any USB device, ONE USB port is totatly
unacceptable. My desktop has 8.


Seconded. I haven't even _seen_ a machine with less than three for
years, even laptops. (Are you _sure_ there aren't others in odd places -
top, bottom, sides, edge, keyboard? [How does the keyboard connect -
wireless?])

If it were me I would return it and ask them for a properly working
Computer.


Me too. Only one USB port would alone make it unacceptable to me -
especially if it doesn't work!

I hope that helps a little, Others may pitch in and try and help you
out also.


But I'd hold back on applying such fixes, lest you get too attached to
it - keep the "return it" option high in your mind.

What did she _intend_ to do with the computer when she bought it? (If
_she_ can do what she intended, then _you_ finding fault might lead to
domestic strife - though a single non-working USB port _should_ be a
reason to convince her.)

BTW If you posted the model number it would make it easier to help.

Regards, Rene


Yes I'm sure! I searched it over. I would return it if there was a
suitable substitute. My wifes problem ---she only wants an "all in one".
As far as I can find out, only Dell makes one --- this one. The previous
model worked fine. I've tried to contact DEll. Ha! Try that!
  #21  
Old November 28th 17, 06:00 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On 11/27/2017 5:50 PM, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message , Mayayana
writes:
[]
But why would you buy an all-in-one if you want
a desktop? It's usually more money for less flexibility.

[]
Yes, but some people are willing to pay it for the tidier appearance. My
brother bought one (around Windows 8.1 time), and he's certainly no
dummy - just not "into" computers like most of us are here.


No one reads what I've said. It my wife's deal. She ONLY WANTS
AN "ALL IN ONE". Is there one other than Dell?
  #22  
Old November 28th 17, 06:14 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:00:04 -0600, Mathedman
wrote:


No one reads what I've said. It my wife's deal. She ONLY WANTS
AN "ALL IN ONE". Is there one other than Dell?




Yes, there are many others. I have no interest in them personally, but
out of curiosity I just did a Google search on all in one computer.


I got lots of hits. Here's one:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/all-des...d=abcat0501005
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Old November 28th 17, 07:04 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On 27 Nov 2017, Mathedman wrote in
alt.windows7.general:

Dell computer with no input capability!


Yes it does.

My wife just bought a New Dell "all in one" computer.
But the thing is bizarre. It has no DVD drive,
nor place to install one. It has one USB port ---


That's your input capability. Get a USB DVD drive.

but the computer does not recognize anything plugged
into the USB slot !


If that's true, it's defective. Return it to where you bought it from.

Further more, it has Windows 10 installed which
doesn't have "Control Panel (at least none I could find)


Yes, it does. It has a "Settings" app as well as the traditional
Control Panel. You have to search for Control Panel, though, as it's
not on the menu by default.

So how do we do anything? We can access internet sites


Well, that's something, isn't it?

It doesn't even have Internet Explorer!


Well, yes it does, but it also has Edge, and you can install any other
web browser you like.

So what to do with the thing?


You do most anything any other computer does, just with limited storage
space and expandability. Unless it's broken out of the box, which you
indicate that it is. So, return it and get a different one.
  #24  
Old November 28th 17, 07:19 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On 11/28/2017 12:04 PM, Nil wrote:
On 27 Nov 2017, Mathedman wrote in
alt.windows7.general:

Dell computer with no input capability!


Yes it does.

My wife just bought a New Dell "all in one" computer.
But the thing is bizarre. It has no DVD drive,
nor place to install one. It has one USB port ---


That's your input capability. Get a USB DVD drive.

but the computer does not recognize anything plugged
into the USB slot !


If that's true, it's defective. Return it to where you bought it from.

Further more, it has Windows 10 installed which
doesn't have "Control Panel (at least none I could find)


Yes, it does. It has a "Settings" app as well as the traditional
Control Panel. You have to search for Control Panel, though, as it's
not on the menu by default.

So how do we do anything? We can access internet sites


Well, that's something, isn't it?

It doesn't even have Internet Explorer!


Well, yes it does, but it also has Edge, and you can install any other
web browser you like.

So what to do with the thing?


You do most anything any other computer does, just with limited storage
space and expandability. Unless it's broken out of the box, which you
indicate that it is. So, return it and get a different one.

Well---not true. It has NO cd/dvd slot. It has one
USB slot and it doesn't work. It has Internet Explorer. It is Windows
10 and I can find no "control panel" even with "search"..
I would never have it for me, but (are you married?) my wife
insists on an "All In One" computer. As far as I can determine, this
Dell is the only available "all in one" machine.
I tried to contact Dell --- but---yeah, try that!
  #25  
Old November 28th 17, 07:20 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
mathedman
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On 11/28/2017 12:04 PM, Nil wrote:
On 27 Nov 2017, Mathedman wrote in
alt.windows7.general:

Dell computer with no input capability!


Yes it does.

My wife just bought a New Dell "all in one" computer.
But the thing is bizarre. It has no DVD drive,
nor place to install one. It has one USB port ---


That's your input capability. Get a USB DVD drive.

but the computer does not recognize anything plugged
into the USB slot !


If that's true, it's defective. Return it to where you bought it from.

Further more, it has Windows 10 installed which
doesn't have "Control Panel (at least none I could find)


Yes, it does. It has a "Settings" app as well as the traditional
Control Panel. You have to search for Control Panel, though, as it's
not on the menu by default.

So how do we do anything? We can access internet sites


Well, that's something, isn't it?

It doesn't even have Internet Explorer!


Well, yes it does, but it also has Edge, and you can install any other
web browser you like.

So what to do with the thing?


You do most anything any other computer does, just with limited storage
space and expandability. Unless it's broken out of the box, which you
indicate that it is. So, return it and get a different one.

Well---not true. It has NO cd/dvd slot. It has one
USB slot and it doesn't work. It has Internet Explorer. It is Windows
10 and I can find no "control panel" even with "search"..
I would never have it for me, but (are you married?) my wife
insists on an "All In One" computer. As far as I can determine, this
Dell is the only available "all in one" machine.
I tried to contact Dell --- but---yeah, try that!

  #26  
Old November 28th 17, 07:29 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Char Jackson
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On Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:00:04 -0600, Mathedman
wrote:

No one reads what I've said. It my wife's deal. She ONLY WANTS
AN "ALL IN ONE". Is there one other than Dell?


Several folks have offered to help, but they'd like to know what the
model number is. There should be one somewhere on the unit.

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Old November 28th 17, 07:42 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Rene Lamontagne
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On 11/28/2017 12:20 PM, Mathedman wrote:
On 11/28/2017 12:04 PM, Nil wrote:
On 27 Nov 2017, Mathedman wrote in
alt.windows7.general:

¬*¬* Dell computer with no input capability!


Yes it does.

My wife just bought a New Dell "all in one" computer.
But the thing is bizarre. It has no DVD drive,
nor place to install one. It has one USB port ---


That's your input capability. Get a USB DVD drive.

but the computer does not recognize anything plugged
into the USB slot !


If that's true, it's defective. Return it to where you bought it from.

Further more, it has Windows 10 installed which
doesn't have "Control Panel (at least none I could find)


Yes, it does. It has a "Settings" app as well as the traditional
Control Panel. You have to search for Control Panel, though, as it's
not on the menu by default.

So how do we do anything? We can access internet sites


Well, that's something, isn't it?

It doesn't even have Internet Explorer!


Well, yes it does, but it also has Edge, and you can install any other
web browser you like.

So what to do with the thing?


You do most anything any other computer does, just with limited storage
space and expandability. Unless it's broken out of the box, which you
indicate that it is. So, return it and get a different one.

¬* Well---not true. It has NO cd/dvd slot. It has one
¬*USB slot and it doesn't work. It has Internet Explorer. It is Windows
10 and I can find no "control panel" even with "search"..
¬*¬* I would never have it for me, but (are you married?) my wife
insists on an "All In One" computer. As far as I can determine, this
Dell is the only available "all in one" machine.
¬*¬* I tried to contact Dell --- but---yeah, try that!



There are literally dozens of All in one machines by

ACER
ASUS
HP
LENOVA
DELL
And others.

Google all in one computers.

Rene

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Old November 28th 17, 07:45 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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"Mathedman" wrote

|As far as I can determine, this
| Dell is the only available "all in one" machine.

You keep saying that. I don't know why anyone
would buy Dell, but they do have all-in-ones. The
first one that turned up for me on a search has all
the things you say are missing. I already posted
the link:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-in...?skuId=4205600

You seem to be confusing all-in-one with tablet.
All-in-one is a limited computer packed into a
case behind a monitor. But it *is* a desktop
computer and should have a DVD drive as well
as network and USB jacks.

A tablet is different. But why are you asking here,
anyway? Why not ask the store clerk if your wife
bought it in a store? If your wife bought the Dell
online then at least you've learned a lesson about
the limitations of buying online.


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Old November 28th 17, 09:33 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Mathedman wrote:
On 11/27/2017 2:37 PM, Rene Lamontagne wrote:
On 11/27/2017 1:06 PM, Mathedman wrote:
Dell computer with no input capability!
My wife just bought a New Dell "all in one" computer.
But the thing is bizarre. It has no DVD drive,
nor place to install one. It has one USB port ---
but the computer does not recognize anything plugged
into the USB slot !
Further more, it has Windows 10 installed which
doesn't have "Control Panel (at least none I could find)
So how do we do anything? We can access internet sites
It doesn't even have Internet Explorer!
So what to do with the thing?


For control panel click on the search icon and type Control, this
should bring it up, I keep a shortcut on the desktop as I use it Often.

The trend is not to have optical dvd drives anymore, the alternative
are USB drives, You can add an external USB drive if you need it.

I may be wrong but I was sure that Internet Explorer 11 came with
Windows 10, Unless the newer version only comes with Edge.

The USB port should recognize any USB device, ONE USB port is totatly
unacceptable. My desktop has 8.

If it were me I would return it and ask them for a properly working
Computer.
I hope that helps a little, Others may pitch in and try and help you
out also.

BTW If you posted the model number it would make it easier to help.

Regards, Rene


There is no "Control Panel" --at least not visibly --and "Search" gets
nothing


The command is normally "control.exe". Typing "control" in Cortana
should have found it.

If you had Windows10-S, I don't know what the symptoms would be.
And whether there are actually any EXE files on it... at all.
It's not supposed to run legacy software. But since so far,
I could only find four Surface products with Windows10-S
on them, you should be pretty safe.

I'd have tested Windows10-S by now, if there was a DVD for it :-)

Paul
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Old November 28th 17, 09:43 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Mathedman wrote:
On 11/27/2017 5:50 PM, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message , Mayayana
writes:
[]
But why would you buy an all-in-one if you want
a desktop? It's usually more money for less flexibility.

[]
Yes, but some people are willing to pay it for the tidier appearance.
My brother bought one (around Windows 8.1 time), and he's certainly no
dummy - just not "into" computers like most of us are here.


No one reads what I've said. It my wife's deal. She ONLY WANTS
AN "ALL IN ONE". Is there one other than Dell?


Eurocom used to make them. Example page here.

http://www.eurocom.com/configure(2,161,0)ec

I bought one of them as a gift for someone. And Eurocom
doesn't make stuff, they use an ODM like Clevo for stuff
like that. Eurocom is the OEM, Clevo is the ODM.

The laptop business uses a lot of ODM activity,
so companies distributing laptops, they may not
have made them in their own factory. And the ODM
puts the desired company branding on the item.

When I bought the AIO machine from Eurocom, I was
able to find a promotional picture of the exact same
machine on the Clevo site itself.

Would I buy one again ? Like the one I got ? No!!!
Not the best of engineering on the one I got. PSU from hell.

An AIO today, would use "pure laptop technology" so a
(noiseless) external power brick could run the whole thing.

*******

I'm sure if you use the right search terms, you'll find
more than Dell out there.

Paul
 




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