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  1. WestJ

    Windows 8 - Dell N5110 - black screen

    Personally, I have written off Windows 8. The experience I have had so far was pretty dismal. I am going to be rocking Windows 7 for now.
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    Error when booting into windows 8

    This is an interesting problem... Tell us if the VM system works, because I suspect a bad disc...
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    Getting around in Windows 8

    It's a bit late now to let her read that blog post... She's already thrown the laptop out the window, and flipped the table. :/
  4. WestJ

    Block a a program from accessing sites other than what I specified.

    Have a look at NetLimiter. I THINK you can use it to block connections by protocol.
  5. WestJ

    Error when booting into windows 8

    Most probably, your netbook has hardware that Windows 8 doesn't support yet, or there was an error installing the software. Re-install Windows 8 and see if it works. If not, wait for updates :S
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    Getting around in Windows 8

    Getting around Windows 8 has been, for some like my mother, nightmarish. Removing the Start orb was the first mistake. People have grown to depend on that little icon, removing it just confuses people. Hiding the Shutdown/Restart button in the settings menu was also a mistake. Making the...
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    Windows 8 - Dell N5110 - black screen

    Great, I replied there. Good luck! On another front, does anypony know if the Desktop variant of the Intel HD Graphics Family is working?
  8. WestJ

    Dell inspiron N5110 HDD Partition

    This is very interesting. I would recommend completely formatting the HDD. Remove everything. Then, use an advanced partition editor (gParted or Partition Magic) to create the partitions you need. Backup your data first, though....
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    Windows 8 - Dell N5110 - black screen

    Lawl, Good idea. This guy has brains ^^^ Anyhoof, it's been nearly 6 months, and there is no progress on the Intel Graphics front. In fact, I don't think Intel have updated their graphics drivers since January. They may be due for an update soon, keep your eyes peeled. Since I'm no longer...
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    Windows 8 - Dell N5110 - black screen

    I recently gave my Dell Inspiron N5110 15R to my mother, and I am now using a Toshiba Sattelite A500. However, if you wish to RESIZE partitions (Add partition without formatting data) your best bet is to find a bootable disc of advanced partitioning software. I normally use a Ubuntu Live CD...
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    Windows 8 - Dell N5110 - black screen

    The guy who sold you your laptop saying you cannot have more than one partition is either: A: An idiot B: An idiot or C: Trying to sell you another laptop, and is an idiot. You can have more than one partition on a HDD, I currently have 3 (Windows 7/Windows 8/Linux Mint) Just make sure when...
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    Windows 8 - Dell N5110 - black screen

    What are your resolution options?
  13. WestJ

    Windows 8 - Dell N5110 - black screen

    This is very easy. Right when your laptop is booting, spam (press repeatedly like your hand is having a seizure) the F8 button on your keyboard. You must do this very quickly. However, this has been met with little success for me, so another method is to Google search "Booting into Safe Mode...
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