Dell Precision M6700 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by Bokeh, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. bklawton

    bklawton Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ignore that, I found this when manually searching Dell's site. I'll see if I'm really "current" or not...
    Dell TPM 2.0 Firmware Update Utility | Driver Details | Dell US
     
  2. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Prophet

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    Found this page. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/windows-11/
    Looks like the requirements are not quite so rigid. TPM 1.2 will work but TPM 2.0 is preferred. Nothing on here about the WDDM version.
     
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    They posted a list of supported Intel CPUs and it only goes back to 8th-gen? (What the heck.)
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...pported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors
    Again – Confident that older CPUs will work... Just not sure what MS is doing here.

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    They have a similar list for Windows 10, version 21H1 that only goes back to 5th gen CPUs... So I don't know what makes them decide where to draw the line for "support", as older systems still work fine. My main home system is this third-gen M6700, but I've run it on some crazy old systems like Athlon 64 X2 from 2005 and even that still works.
     
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  4. nforce4max

    nforce4max Notebook Consultant

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    There is a guy on youtube who managed to jerry rig it with some files from win10 and got it to installed on a dated core2 era laptop. Probably will be loaded with bloat and spyware by the time it comes to retail anyway.
     
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    Don’t even have to do that. You can copy a Win10 file over to bypass the TPM check… But, turns out that there’s a registry setting to bypass the TPM check and apparently it doesn’t complain about the CPU (yet).

    Since systems with TPM aren’t even allowed in some countries, I think that there will continue to be a simple workaround for a while.

    https://windowsreport.com/install-windows-11-without-tpm/
     
  6. jbuildit

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    I replied in the Windows 11 thread ... just trying to keep Windows 11 stuff sort of together and this isn't really specific to the M6700.
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/dell-precision-windows-11-information.836379/#post-11107348
     
  8. Punk_Oll

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    To be honest, I wouldn't worry to much eventually they're going to want W11 on as many computers as possible.

    That being said meh! I've seen W11 boot and run on a OnePlus 6T
     
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    Well my Covet Edition kicked the bucket while gaming with the dreaded short (ac adapter trips) and am wondering if things like the cpu and particularly the mxm survived. Has anyone had this happen before and did they lose anything besides the board?
     
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    Shorts like this can sometimes have other parts die (RAM, CPU, etc.) but it depends on what tripped. Most boards have some sort of short protection so components like the CPU and maybe the RAM will be OK. The GPU could be fried just by how much power it was consuming but other parts have a higher chance of survival (not to say the GPU is dead, that’s just a possibility.) Your greatest problem is finding a new motherboard, they are so hard to come by.
     
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