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Old 23rd October 2021, 08:34 AM
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It a business-grade Dell, small and fairly ruggedized too with waterproof keyboard, drop sensors, tough case etc. a Latitude E6320 if anyone is interested. So a decent for it's day 1366*768 resolution 13" screen but not physically huge, 8GB ram, 500GB disk and an i7 processor that runs at 2.8GHz boosting up to about 3.3GHz.
Originally W7 Pro which I've upgraded to Windows 10 Professional
And yesterday, just for amusement I put a spare disk in and installed Windows 11 Pro, it even auto-activated!

I had to bypass the installation check on TPM and Secure Boot (quick registry hack from command prompt during install) as it's only TPM1.2 and has no secure boot, but W11 doesn't seem to care once it's installed.
Windows update works fine and once I'd found the relevant (W7 x64) drivers from Dell it's 100% functional. Windows Update did find most of them in the "Optional Updates" section but didn't install any.

It runs fine, at least as well as W10, but I'll keep it on W10 for it's main job.
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 3rd November 2021, 10:06 PM
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The Latitude has been reverted to W10 Pro but I now have something newer and potentially better. But can it run Hyper-V?
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It first arrived in Windows 8. I think it was only in the Pro releases though.
I just discovered (here: https://www.itechtics.com/enable-hyp...ndows-10-home/ ) that it's possible to install Hyper-V on Windows 10 Home.

So just for amusement I thought I'd try it on Windows 11 as the newer system is a Dell XPS13 compact laptop that I've upgraded to Windows 11 Home. Seems to have worked though no VMs are installed yet.

As it's small but reasonably good and only 5 years old it's potentially a handy unit for VCDS. If I can put Bentley and Elsawin on it too using Hyper-V that's a big bonus.
It will be much better than the 10yo Dell that this thread is about.
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
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Old 5th November 2021, 05:26 PM
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If I can put Bentley and Elsawin on it too using Hyper-V that's a big bonus.
Of course I don't need Hyper-V for Elsawin, it runs natively on W11 just as W10. DOH!

I copied over the Elsawin VM I already have and tested it before I remembered that! Then I installed it properly.
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
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Old 5th November 2021, 09:29 PM
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I don't know why I never knew this before, but I just found out that Bentley have an online version for registered (paid) users (like me) here: http://ebahn.bentleypublishers.com/?ticket=null
Though it sadly appears that the Audi (and VW) data is only in a Beta (restricted access apart from DTCs) release, so I've asked if I can be given access.
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 11th November 2021, 05:06 PM
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I've just had a response from Bentley and I now have, as a courtesy, online access to their web version. It says "temporary" but there's no indication of an imminent end.
(Edit: found an end date 3 years ahead, fair enough for a "courtesy" )

I don't know if anyone else here uses their manuals that were supplied on CD, but if you do it's worth asking if there's an online version you can access.
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 19th January 2022, 11:28 AM
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The Latitude has been reverted to W10 Pro
But is now back on Windows 11 Pro AND with all my programs running fine.
For the record I've unearthed a way to upgrade in situ from Windows 10 keeping installed programs and data but bypassing the checks on TPM, Secure Boot and CPU generations.
The Latitude does actually have TPM (shipped with 1.2 but updated to TPM2.0 by me) but oddly no secure boot and the CPU is too old as well.

Details are outlined here: https://allthings.how/how-to-install...ot-or-tpm-2-0/
I used a modified version of "Method 2", copying the file install.esd from a Windows 11 ISO image into a Windows 10 installation on USB. Both downloaded from Microsoft this week.
On the Latitude, within Windows 10 Pro I just ran setup from the USB taking the option to NOT download updates during the process.
It looked like a Windows 10 update (as expected) but after a reboot Windows 11 Pro appeared and all seemed to work OK. It activated automatically and started downloading and installing updates.
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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