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Dell Latitude E6440 laptop

Post by crosscourt » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:33 pm

My wife ended up using my E6440 so I picked up another one. It has a i5 2.5ghz cpu, 4gb of ram(soon to be 8gb as Ive got a stick), intel 4600 gpu but also has the Radeon 8690M with 2gb of memory, sd slot, and a lighted keyboard. Display is only 1366x768 HD but with my old eyes this isnt that big an issue. 250gb hard drive but I also have a 256gb sd card so should be good to go.
These were sold between 2013 and 2015 and can still be found as refurbished in many stores like Walmart. I purchased mine off if Ebay from a vendor ive been doing business with for quite a long time.
Ill report back after its delivered.
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Re: Dell Latitude E6440 laptop

Post by crosscourt » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:14 pm

Should be here today and curious to see if it looks as good as it did online. Havent had many issues with Ebay but there are those times when things dont go as planned.
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Re: Dell Latitude E6440 laptop

Post by crosscourt » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:05 pm

Cam in last night and was in nice condition. It had the extended life battery which was a nice surprise. I went to upgrade thw Win10 install but the 20H2 update froze at 27% and I had to reboot and start from scratch. Not sure what happened but will try again tonite.
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Re: Dell Latitude E6440 laptop

Post by crosscourt » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:51 am

Tried a clean install of Win10 20H2 and still wont load after the install. Screen goes blank and nothing happens. No significant errors in the logs so Im at a loss.
It does work on my E6430 which surprised me, so something is wrong with the e6440.
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Re: Dell Latitude E6440 laptop

Post by bin » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:32 am

20H2 is not a distro I'm familar with - is it Ubuntu based?

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Re: Dell Latitude E6440 laptop

Post by crosscourt » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:16 pm

Its Windows 10 20H2 version. 1909 is the only version that runs on this laptop. Linux runs just fine on this laptop.
I had a Win10 license so I did a clean install of 20H2 and that didnt help at all. The install finishes fine, but once it starts to update it freezes. Put that install on another laptop and was able to get the updates installed and tried it again. This time it freezes just before the GUI with a black screen. Tried reloading the graphics driver but that didnt work, either.
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Re: Dell Latitude E6440 laptop

Post by bin » Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:05 am

crosscourt wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:16 pm
Its Windows 10 20H2 version. 1909 is the only version that runs on this laptop. Linux runs just fine on this laptop.
I had a Win10 license so I did a clean install of 20H2 and that didnt help at all. The install finishes fine, but once it starts to update it freezes. Put that install on another laptop and was able to get the updates installed and tried it again. This time it freezes just before the GUI with a black screen. Tried reloading the graphics driver but that didnt work, either.
Sorry CC that was my poor attempt at humour....
20H2 is as I know you are ware gathering a reputation for being less than cooperative.
I have Win 10 on an older Acer laptop - quite happy with 1909 but not 20H2.

Fortunately it is only used a few times a year so it doesn't bother me. Not sure if there is an answer. :(

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Re: Dell Latitude E6440 laptop

Post by crosscourt » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:38 pm

Sorry I misunderstood your humor, my bad. Its interesting as I tried several times to install it. It now doesnt offer me the 20H2 update and instead gave me an update for 1909. Ive got 20H2 running on 9 systems but the 6440 simply doesnt like it.
Running 1909 for now and honestly if it werent for friends and family, outside of my gaming, I wouldnt use Win10 at all.
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Re: Dell Latitude E6440 laptop

Post by crosscourt » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:54 pm

Its interesting as now both the E6440 and the E6430 are not being offered the 20H2 update. The E6430 though I had successfully installed the media creation tool version of 20H2 and it ran well. Its a bit of an odd experience.
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Re: Dell Latitude E6440 laptop

Post by bin » Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:18 am

I guess it's another way of driving sales of new MS laptops - stop the latest versions of w10 working on older hardware :)

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