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  #31  
Old November 28th 17, 10:22 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
mathedman
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On 11/28/2017 12:42 PM, Rene Lamontagne wrote:
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

I think you didn't read my original post.
There is no cd/dvd drive.
There is a single USB port, but it doesn't work!
And, it matters not how many folks make all-in-one
machines. This is the one I have,a Dell, newly bought,
to replace an identical one which died.

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  #32  
Old November 28th 17, 10:28 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Rene Lamontagne
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Default Dell computer with no input

On 11/28/2017 3:22 PM, Mathedman wrote:
On 11/28/2017 12:42 PM, Rene Lamontagne wrote:
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

* I think you didn't read my original post.
There is no cd/dvd drive.
There is a single USB port, but it doesn't work!
* And, it matters not how many folks make all-in-one
machines. This is the one I have,a Dell, newly bought,
to replace an identical one which died.


MODEL NUMBER PLEASE.

Rene

  #33  
Old November 28th 17, 10:51 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Johnny
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On Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:28:38 -0600
Rene Lamontagne wrote:

On 11/28/2017 3:22 PM, Mathedman wrote:
On 11/28/2017 12:42 PM, Rene Lamontagne wrote:
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

* I think you didn't read my original post.
There is no cd/dvd drive.
There is a single USB port, but it doesn't work!
* And, it matters not how many folks make all-in-one
machines. This is the one I have,a Dell, newly bought,
to replace an identical one which died.


MODEL NUMBER PLEASE.

Rene


That should have been in his first post.

  #34  
Old November 28th 17, 11:24 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Ron Hardin
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I'm using external DVD drives anyway, when the
original one wears out in whatever failure mode
that usually is. Increasing error rates, failing
to launch.

It does require the USB port be working though.
--


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  #35  
Old November 29th 17, 01:29 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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In message , Mathedman
writes:
[]
There are literally dozens of All in one machines by
ACER
ASUS
HP
LENOVA
DELL
And others.
Google all in one computers.
Rene

I think you didn't read my original post.
There is no cd/dvd drive.
There is a single USB port, but it doesn't work!
And, it matters not how many folks make all-in-one
machines. This is the one I have,a Dell, newly bought,
to replace an identical one which died.

To quote an earlier post of yours:

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?

So to then go on to say "it matters not how many folks make all-in-one
nachines", after you specifically ASKED that question, is a little rude
to say the least.

Do we think this guy (or gal) is a troll, guys and gals?

1. He won't give model number, despite repeated asking.
2. He hasn't answered my question about how the keyboard is connected.
3. He hasn't answered the question "is it an all-in-one or a tablet".

On the remote off-chance it _is_ a genuine enquiry, I'd suggest
returning it (on the basis of the non-functioning USB socket), and
getting the biggest laptop you can; that will satisfy the (wife's?)
requirement that it's all in one, and have all the toys you could want -
certainly at least three USB and an optical drive. I _think_ the biggest
laptops (not that I'd put them on my lap!) are 18" models, but there
_might_ be bigger; how big is the dud one's screen?
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  #36  
Old November 29th 17, 02:21 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Mayayana
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"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote

| Do we think this guy (or gal) is a troll, guys and gals?
|

I think he's older, doesn't focus well, generally really
does want to understand and solve problems, but tends
to get impatient and blame others when he can't follow
the explanations.

In this case, though, I suspect he really just wants
to complain about his wife. He's already said that she's
giving him no say in the matter, so there's no issue to
solve.


  #37  
Old November 29th 17, 02:30 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Rene Lamontagne
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On 11/28/2017 7:21 PM, Mayayana wrote:
"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote

| Do we think this guy (or gal) is a troll, guys and gals?
|

I think he's older, doesn't focus well, generally really
does want to understand and solve problems, but tends
to get impatient and blame others when he can't follow
the explanations.

In this case, though, I suspect he really just wants
to complain about his wife. He's already said that she's
giving him no say in the matter, so there's no issue to
solve.



Well for my part he can either be more forthcoming with the asked for
details or he can go sliding down the Bannister (watch out for the newel
post).

Rene

  #38  
Old November 29th 17, 03:33 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Nil[_5_]
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On 28 Nov 2017, Mathedman wrote in
alt.windows7.general:

Well---not true. It has NO cd/dvd slot. It has one
USB slot and it doesn't work.


It should. As I said before, you should be able to plug in an
external USB optical drive. But if, as you say, it "doesn't work"
(though you never explain how you know that) then it's broken and
you should return it.

I tried to contact Dell --- but---yeah, try that!


No, *you* try that:

http://www.dell.com/support/contents...ct-Information


  #39  
Old November 29th 17, 03:36 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Nil wrote:
On 28 Nov 2017, Mathedman wrote in
alt.windows7.general:

Well---not true. It has NO cd/dvd slot. It has one
USB slot and it doesn't work.


It should. As I said before, you should be able to plug in an
external USB optical drive. But if, as you say, it "doesn't work"
(though you never explain how you know that) then it's broken and
you should return it.

I tried to contact Dell --- but---yeah, try that!


No, *you* try that:

http://www.dell.com/support/contents...ct-Information


Especially as the OP knows the model number... and we don't.

Paul
  #40  
Old November 29th 17, 03:40 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Nil[_5_]
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On 28 Nov 2017, "J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote
in alt.windows7.general:

Do we think this guy (or gal) is a troll, guys and gals?


That much seems clear. Someone who was really looking for help wouldn't
be this intentionally uninformative and uncooperative. Also, anybody
who was truly as obtuse and confused as this person is trying to appear
wouldn't know how to post through aioe. They'd be using Google groups.
  #41  
Old November 29th 17, 04:05 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Boris[_4_]
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"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in
:

In message , Mathedman
writes:
[]
There are literally dozens of All in one machines by
ACER
ASUS
HP
LENOVA
DELL
And others.
Google all in one computers.
Rene

I think you didn't read my original post.
There is no cd/dvd drive.
There is a single USB port, but it doesn't work!
And, it matters not how many folks make all-in-one
machines. This is the one I have,a Dell, newly bought,
to replace an identical one which died.

To quote an earlier post of yours:

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?

So to then go on to say "it matters not how many folks make all-in-one
nachines", after you specifically ASKED that question, is a little rude
to say the least.

Do we think this guy (or gal) is a troll, guys and gals?

big snip

Yep. Troll. I am surprised that there are (to date) 32 responses, many
asking for model number, which we have not gotten from the OP. Knowing
model number would solve issue immediately.

  #42  
Old November 29th 17, 04:12 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Mark Lloyd[_2_]
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[snip]

There are literally dozens of All in one machines by

ACER
ASUS
HP
LENOVA


Is that like Lenovo?

DELL
And others.

Google all in one computers.

Rene



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AM for 1 day).

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stressing somebody's religion" -- 'Dr' Kent Hovind
  #43  
Old November 29th 17, 04:14 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Mark Lloyd[_2_]
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On 11/28/2017 12:45 PM, Mayayana wrote:

[snip]

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.


Newer computers usually don't come with DVD drives, but you can add one.
If no other way, there's DVD drives that connect with USB.

[snip]

--
27 days until the winter celebration (Monday December 25, 2017 12:00:00
AM for 1 day).

Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.us/

"We ought to be stressing real science in the classroom instead of
stressing somebody's religion" -- 'Dr' Kent Hovind
  #44  
Old November 29th 17, 04:31 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Ron C[_2_]
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On 11/28/2017 10:14 PM, Mark Lloyd wrote:
On 11/28/2017 12:45 PM, Mayayana wrote:

[snip]

** 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.


Newer computers usually don't come with DVD drives, but you can add one.
If no other way, there's DVD drives that connect with USB.

[snip]

A quick check of (current) Dell all-in-one computers
showed some with optical drive as an option.
I didn't see any with only one usb port.
Thus, as many have said, a model number would help.
[YMMV]
--
==
Later...
Ron C
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  #45  
Old November 29th 17, 04:52 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Rene Lamontagne
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On 11/28/2017 9:12 PM, Mark Lloyd wrote:

[snip]

There are literally dozens of All in one machines by

ACER
ASUS
HP
LENOVA


Is that like Lenovo?


Yep, It sounded better the way I spelled it. :-)

By the way did you notice he is not even in the proper news group! He
said in his first post that the all in one had windows 10, And he is in
the windows 7 news group.
Pretty badly confused cowboy methinks.

Rene





 




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