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Inspiron 5748 (Mid 2013) and Windows 10 upgrade from 8.1

Q: Inspiron 5748 (Mid 2013) and Windows 10 upgrade from 8.1

Hey guys, I'm asking this a little early but some feedback will be great once Windows 10 has been launched.
My specs are as follows;
-Inspiron 5748-8GB Single Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx1)-1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive-Tray load DVD RW Drive (RW to DVD/CD)-NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 840M 2GB DDR3L-Dell 1704 @ 2.4GHz + Bluetooth 4.0-Windows 8.1 (64Bit) -4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4510U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)-17.3 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD+ resolution (1600 x 900)
I would like to know if anyone with the same specs has any issues with their upgrade during and after upgrading to Windows 10, especially with regards to the GeForce graphics card and any high RAM software like Photoshop etc.???
Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Inspiron 5748 (Mid 2013) and Windows 10 upgrade from 8.1

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A: Inspiron 5748 (Mid 2013) and Windows 10 upgrade from 8.1

Has anyone upgraded yet???

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There are no drivers under download section for inspiron 5748, typed my service code in and pressed show all drivers but there is only one application and no drivers for any OS. Tried diffirent browsers too. How to say that this is the WORST laptop I've ever owned, never ever had this many problems with any laptop in my life, my god I am angry.

A:Drivers for Inspiron 5748

At the moment, there's something definite wrong with the Dell Product Support page. I'd suggest you try again later. In the meantime, please list some of problems you're experiencing with the system, maybe we can help.

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Switching in the usual mode requires pressing of the button start. But periodically single pressing doesn't work. It is necessary to press several times the button start, only then windows 10 is started. But in this case scrolling of the touchpad doesn't work. How to deal with this problem?

A:Dell Inspiron 17 5748-8830

You can use "System Restore" to restore your laptop to an earlier point in time.
To open the "Run Command Box", press the Window key(+) R key together then type rstrui.exe and hit enter

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Dear Sirs,
Can smb halp me to give the information, What tipe of mini PCI wifi card i can to install instiad of 1704 with AC. I want to chenge the very old card 1704 to new card with  wifi - AC but you can not install any card. Tell me please what card with AC can be installed in Inspiron 5748 laptop? ( Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 -? yes or no 

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After upgrading my Inspiron 5748 laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I have 3 entries in the Device Manager listed as "Unknown Device". I've tried deleting them, letting the system "discover" them, & installing the driver(s) but to no avail.
I've attached a synopsis of my system & the error messages. any help would be greatly appreciated.
1.   Number of Devices - 3
2.   Windows Version
Windows 10, v1703, Build 15063.296
3.   Device Manager
A.   Unknown Device Properties
                 i.     General
Device Type: Other devices
Manufacturer:     Unknown
Location:        on PCI Express Root Complex
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
There are no compatible drivers for this device.
To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.
               ii.     Details
Property   Device instance path
Value       ACPI/INT33C2/1
              iii.     Events
a)    Timestamp     Multiple due to several attempts to find/install driver
Description    Device install requested
I... Read more

A:Win10 - Device Unknown (Inspiron 5748)

* Go to the File Library for your system model* Change the operating system to Windows 10 if it is not already chosen* Open Chipset* Install each one, one at a time, restarting the laptop after each one* Check the Device Manager to see if there are anymore unknown devices

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Hi
Since I updated my bios to A09 my laptop won't hibernate successfully - it appears to be powered down but won't power on: I have to hold the power button for 5 seconds, after which it will power back up.
This suggests to me that (ACPI?) power-off isn't succeeding correctly and the laptop is in some odd state.
I can't revert to the previous BIOS (because the installer refuses to allow it) so I can't be certain that it's a problem with the BIOS or if that's a coincidence - I've updated the BIOS 3 times since, each time hoping that the problem would resolve itself but it hasn't :(
I went into the BIOS and reset all settings to default, in case it was a problem with a corrupted NVRAM, but no joy.
I've tried updating all the drivers I can (as per the dell support site) but it makes no difference.
Any suggestions would be appreciated, I'm at a complete loss.

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After upgrading my Inspiron 5748 laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I have 3 entries in the Device Manager listed as "Unknown Device". I've tried deleting them, letting the system "discover" them, & installing the driver(s) but to no avail.
I've attached a synopsis of my system & the error messages. any help would be greatly appreciated.
1.   Number of Devices - 3
2.   Windows Version
Windows 10, v1703, Build 15063.296
3.   Device Manager
A.   Unknown Device Properties
                 i.     General
Device Type: Other devices
Manufacturer:     Unknown
Location:        on PCI Express Root Complex
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
There are no compatible drivers for this device.
To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.
               ii.     Details
Property   Device instance path
Value       ACPI/INT33C2/1
              iii.     Events
a)    Timestamp     Multiple due to several attempts to find/install driver
Description    Device install requested
I... Read more

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Hi,
I have an Inspiron 17 5748 that I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 some time ago.  I have never used a headset with it, before or after the upgrade.  My issue is that the system does not seem to recognize the external microphone of the headset at all.
Some background... the integrated microphone and speakers work fine.  If I plug headphones into the audio jack (it is a single combination jack), they automatically cut out the speakers and also work fine.  If I plug in a headset, the headphone portion works fine but the microphone is ignored.  The integrated microphone continues to pick up sound.  I made sure that neither the headset hardware nor the speaker selection was muted.
In an effort to localize the problem, I tried the headset (a Logitech h151 with a 3.5 mm plug and four contacts) in my iPad, and the microphone works fine there.  I checked the laptop documentation, and it says you can plug in just a headset, just a microphone, or a combination, so I tried an older headset I had that contained two plugs, one for the headphones and one for the microphones.  The headphones work fine, but the microphone is ignored.  (Of course, it was necessary to try the plugs one at a time.)  I also tried a Logitech h540 USB headset, with the same results.  The Logitech tech support person told me that they do not recommend the H540 for use with Windows 10, but then relented when I pointed out it was listed as compatible o... Read more

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Hello

I have a Dell Inspiron 5748 Notebook and I'm having trouble updating to the anniversary update. I have tried everything, its not being offered in windows update, I've tried using the tool Microsoft offers but it always gets stuck at the reboot part. I've heard about other people upgrading successfully to it with the same computer as me. I really need help but I don't know what to do.

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Before buying the card, I want to know if 5748 is compatible with AC7260?
Thanks!

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Running Windows 10
When I press the power on button it takes off like a banshee. Hold down the power button to stop it and then I have to unplug the charger, remove and replace the battery to stop it. After that it is fine for a few days.
As a side note it hangs up every so often.
Thanks, Fred

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5721 running Win7 home premium 64bit SP1 - 3rd Gen i7-3537U proc

I'm trying to save a System Image and transfer it to a

Dell Inspiron 5748 that is running Win 8.1 - 4th Gen i7-4510U proc.

The 5748 had Win7 HP64bit SP1 loaded on it, but I lost it due to an unsuccessful
attempt to load a Sys Image into it.
[I didn't know my last success doing this was because I had identical computers]

And the 5748 only came with Win 8.1 Disk, which I loaded to see if i could live with it, but I can't.
[Too many legacy programs that won't run in 8.1]

Dell did send me the Sys7 Disk and license code for the 5748, if that would help at any stage.

I've read a lot on the forums about Sysprep, OOBE and Generalizing and Audit Mode and I'm not clear which tutorial i should use to get this to work? I believe I need to reconfig the BIOS in some ways too?
I also have downloaded all suggested drivers from Dell and have them on a USB drive.

Thanks in advance for any help. From my browsing this looks like a pretty amazing forum.

A:Install sys image Win7 home prem 64bit in Dell Inspiron 5748

I'm not sure I follow you, but:

You aren't likely to get away with moving a Windows installation from Inspiron 5721 to some other machine, Inspiron 5748 or not. That would violate the license terms, let alone whatever other issues you might run into--different drivers, different chipsets, different Intel generations, etc.

Is that what you have in mind?

Or do you in fact have another Windows 7 license that you want to put on the 5748?

Or?

You say "Dell did send me the Sys7 Disk and license code". For which machine?

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Battery not charging in my Inspiron 5748 - Intel [email protected] / 8GB RAM / 1TB disk / two years old. I've replaced charger and battery but problem persists. I've seen posts about other laptops and wonder if this could be a problem with the connector/socket (between adapter and laptop), and if I could replace that? Also, the problem seems to have started when we upgraded from Win8.1 to Win10; could that be an issue?

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I have the Inspiron 5748 and the D3100 docking station.
Windows 10 creator update installed, all latest updates drivers etc.
DisplayLink Manager v8.0.762.0

I have an external HDMI monitor, the problem is simple.
When the monitor is plugged in the docking station anything using that HDMI screen DOES NOT use the NVIDIA GPU, it uses the on-board Intel chip.
When connecting the monitor directly to the laptop all applications on the external monitor use the NVIDIA GPU (I have this as default in the NVIDIA control panel)

Please advise on how I can get the D3100 to work with the NVIDIA GPU.

Many thanks.

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Help upgrade to W/10 from W/8.1 all i have now is hp on screen can not see or do anything else. Not smart really need. Help please ThankDon

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Installed windows 10 upgrade from the "offer" and within minutes of first boot my outlook 2013 (outlook.exe) mysteriously disappeared. Thought it was a virus. Scanned with everything but shows clean.

The history of this computer was that it had Office 2010 and then Office 2013 installed without removing 2010.

Tried to repair office 2013 using ISO, the outlook selection was grayed out unavailable.
Removed Outlook 2013 and reinstalled. Again within minutes after use the outlook.exe disappeared again.

sfc /scannow showed system errors. tried to fix using
C:\WINDOWS\system32>dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:c:\users\blablabla...
didn't work.

Downloaded the windows 10 ISO and reinstalled, that fixed the sfc issues.
But same deal with Outlook 2013. Disappears just a few minutes after successful installation.

Turns out Windows 10 detected the Office 2010 outlook binary and registry entries somewhere and made a choice to just wipe all my outlook.exe *AND* prevent 2013 from installing.

Control Panel uninstall didn't help. I ended up using FixIt and one by one I removed all remaining 2010 components, reinstalled Office 2013 from scratch, and this time outlook sticks and doesn't get removed.

Wasted a few days and not impressed.

A:SOLVED: Windows 10 upgrade Outlook 2013 mysteriously disappearing

Wow. That's a lot of work just to get Outlook.

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Hi,I have been looking for a solution to upgrade my Inspiron 1525 laptop, preinstalled with Vista Home Premium 32 bits when I bought it.The target is to prepare path to upgrade to Windows 10.I need Windows 7 or 8 to start with.I could not find a way on Dell website.
Many thanks in advance !Isabelle

A:Upgrade for my Inspiron 1525 Laptop from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bits to Windows 7 or 8 and then to Windows 10

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to inform you that the Inspiron 1525 is not tested for windows 10 and we would not suggest that you upgrade the version of windows 
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hi all,
I am considering an Inspiron a bit faster and newer than my 3520 i5-3210M, though it continues to serve me well. I'd like an i5 or i3, 15.x" screen, preferably with usb 3.0. Looking for models later than my 3520 up till about early 2015 as i am on a budget. Can anyone suggest model numbers to search?
Of lesser importance, were any of these made in colors other than black?
Many thanks!

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I'm running Windows Vista Business sp2 on an Old Inspiron 530 desktop. I'd like to upgrade the op sys to Windows 7 if possible. I love this computer. It is so smooth and resilient. It has an Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2220 @ 2.40Ghz 2.40 GHz, 4 GB Ram, 32 bit. I was told that I could if I updated the BIOS. Most web browsers won't support updates to vista anymore. any suggestions welcome. Thank you in advance.

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I have an Inspiron 620 (mid 2011) - on your support site it indicates:
Dell has not confirmed that this product can upgrade to Windows 10. Some drivers, firmware, applications, and connected devices may not work as you would expect.
For systems that fall into this category, does this mean that Dell will never confirm that this system can upgrade to Windows 10, or just that you haven't had a chance to test this particular model, but you eventually will?

A:Inspiron 620 Windows 10 upgrade

I have the Inspiron 620 and tried the windows 10 update. All seemed ok although the video playback was strange, I assumed codecs would need updating. The next start up came with no sound, I tried updating drivers with no luck, I then tried the front headphone jack and surprise, the sound was fine. After a little more playing around the sound came back on (not sure why) .The next day no sound again and very grainy video, after a couple of unproductive hours I restored the machine back to windows seven. This did not come without problems though, the factory installed OS image has been removed and all system scheduled tasks have been corrupted. It has taken a few days to get the machine running ok but restoring the system tasks is complex and the best way to fix this and I assume the recovery image will be a full restore using the system back up discs I made when the machine was new. I have tried asking Dell the question but they do not seem interested in the many many Inspiron users across the world.

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Hi,
I have a Inspiron 17R-2nd GenInspiron 17R English FastTrack, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit.
Just few weeks ago got a windows10 upgrade and after the upgrade the machine is very slow.
Even while starting or after the machine starts nothing works. It takes literally hours for even opening control panel.
Please help.

A:Inspiron 17R-2nd Gen slow after windows 10 upgrade

Hello. You have posted your question on the Laptop Audio discussion board. This is out of my area, which is laptop audio, but I would either perform a clean installation of Windows 10 (google it) or revert to the prior operating system that worked in the expected manner.

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Hi, I spent countless hours and download allowance trying to upgrade my Inspiron 580 desktop from Windows 7  to Windows 10 - this after the initial checks told me that is was compatible (last year).
After going over my data allowance three times, I had to stop the automated Windows updates (Win 10) and contacted Microsoft Support - they tried various time to assist via remote control, without success - and only yesterday the ninth differend MS Customer Support agent checked if the Inspiron 580 is in fact (still?) compatible for a Windows 10 upgrade.
Imagine my surprise and frustration, when she sent me a link that my desktop PC was not compatible - hence my note here now: Anybody can give me hints and tips how to successful upgrade to Win 10, which drivers to look out for (which I might need to change) and what else I need to be careful of.
Thanks for any help and advice!

A:Can anybody help me how to upgrade Inspiron 580 desktop to Windows 10?

Press [Windows] and [ r ] and type in msinfo32 and press [Enter]. Ensure your Legacy BIOS revision is A07. If not update it to A07:
http://downloads.dell.com/bios/I580-A07.EXE 
Once your Legacy is up to date. Clean Install Windows 10 RS1:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/ 

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Dear All,
I Had just bought a new Windows 10 pro CD from a retail shop.
But my Dell Inspiron 13 5368 2-in-1 is not letting me to chose windows 10 pro in the start of  installation process .
It continues itself choosing the windows 10 home for the new installations every time I tried.
I tried doing clean installation by removing the default partition but no solution come up.
Please help and advise to install windows 10 pro in my Dell Inspiron 13 5368 2-in-1.

looking too hear your feedbacks.
Thanks
Adnb

A:Not Able to Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro on Inspiron 13 5368 2-in-1

If you have a retail license, you may be able to go to the Activation page and change the License Key there.
The way you normally upgrade to pro is to get an upgrade from Microsoft and it installs over the current Home version.  But since you have the license you could try changing it.
This may effect any recovery options you have  available since the Dell recovery is for the home version.

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This upgrade totally screws your audio output, it doesn't   recognise the conexant device. As usual Dell disclaim any responsibility for this although crowing that windows 10 upgrade will be trouble free. What's the point of an upgrade if it downgrades your computer's functions?

A:DON'T DO IT! WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE INSPIRON 7520

Hello. Thanks for posting. It seems to me that Win10 is the most audio-unfriendly Windows yet.

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Ran the compatibility test for my laptop and it says Dell has not done anything to make it compatible. When will this happen? Hopefully before the free download period ends.

A:Windows 10 Upgrade for Inspiron N7010

DebGus,
Unfortunately, Dell will not be making the Inspiron N7010 Windows 10 compatible. At the link below are the Dell Computers that Dell has made Windows 10 compatible.
Dell Computers Compatible with Windows 10

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Good day admin.
 I recently upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 on my dell inspiron 5423 ultrabook. I discovered now that i cannot find the bluetooth device on the system again. Kindly assist please. thanks.

A:Bluetooth device on dell inspiron 5423 after windows upgrade from windows 8 to 10

Click on the icon to the right of the time and date. You will find it under All Settings, Devices, second icon to the right.

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Hi,
I had this problem for quite some time, USB HDDs were not recognised properly but usually after poking and disconnecting, it was OK.
Recently, no HDD is recognised (in Windows Explorer it says "Local Disc" but when you dounble click on it, I get "Disc is corrupted or unreadable".
I read somewhere that this is a problem with USB drivers, but I don't know how to check this or update the drivers.
thanks in advance for advice. 

A:HDDs not recognised by USBs on my laptop Inspiron 7437 (2013)

Hi FLXP,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please update the BIOS and chipset drivers.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id
To private message: please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

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hi, there, one of my laptops that i use for business is a Dell Inspiron E1505 (in properties, it is listed as an "Inspiron I6400" model). the following are its specs:

1.86 GHz (1.87 GHz)
1.00 GB RAM
32-bit OS
Windows Vista Home Basic + SP2
graphics card: ?????????? (i have no idea where to find this info)

i'd like to upgrade this unit to Windows 7 for a reasonable price and then upgrade for free to Windows 10. so, my question is, is this unit ultimately compatible with a Windows 10 upgrade?

i would sincerely appreciate any input from someone who has this laptop model and who has tried to upgrade ultimately to Windows 10. if i can successfully do that, then i can use this unit for mobile sales via the PayPal Here credit card swiper (as an app currently exists for that). that way, i can still use a unit that is fully functional in the hardware and not create more e-waste.  <:-\ 

A:Inspiron E1505 <------can i successfully upgrade this to Windows 10?

Even the least expensive Windows 7 upgrade will set you back upward of $100 -- more than the entire system is currently worth (they seem to be selling between $50-100 on EBay as used, working systems).
Stay with it as is for as long as it stays alive -- it's not worth upgrading the OS, and even Vista has some support life left in it.

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I currently have an inspiron 15-3520 laptop that I bought in 2012, that came with Windows 8 pre-loaded. I have updated to Windows 8.1 and are wondering if I can get the free upgrade to Windows 10 when it comes out. Any response would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows 10 Upgrade - Dell Inspiron 15-3520

Had the same problem after Win10 upgrade, my 3520 had a black screen and 3 beeps.  NONE of the traditional resets/setup/fixes worked! The only way I got mine and a neighbors 3520 going again was to remove the CMOS battery, which resets it enough to let you in the BIOS via the "F2" key at the now visible -Dell start-up screen- and then you can set the BIOS to reload the default values and restart.  Now you should be able to get in to your previous windows OS or Win10 (depending on how far the Win10 Upgrade got before it died) -in my case back to Win7 and Win8.1 for my neighbors.  The hard part is getting to the CMOS battery... take the laptop apart (all the way) AC/battery removed, remove keyboard (4 small push in  tabs along top of keyboard) then remove 3 cables (all marked with blue color/tabs) 1.) flip brown cable connector clasp to the right to remove keyboard cable, 2.) lift brown connector to remove power cable (upper left) and 3.)  lift brown connector to remove track pad cable.  Next remove 2 screws from the hole now open from where the keyboard was removed (the only 2 screws down brown plastic holes, middle left and upper middle) Now flip over laptop and remove all screws from bottom and then flip back upright and separate top of case from bottom, you have to gently pry apart at several points (guitar pick is a great tool or small screw driver) around case until top pops off, set aside.  The CMOS battery is a round flat cr2... Read more

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Last week I purchased a new desktop from Dell.com. The desktop comes with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit pre-installed and also came with a free copy of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. Windows 10 came with the desktop in the form of a DVD that I have picutred here: http://i.imgur.com/Z3N84IS.jpg

Does anyone have experience using the Windows 10 Pro 64-bit upgrade disc that comes with this desktop?

Here is the product page for the desktop: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/i...-1225267-824c6ebe280311e69835e23186a66fe00INT

I popped the included disc in, rebooted the computer, and then hit F12 to boot from the disc. The disc ran and I attempted to select the option to install Windows 10 and keep my files that are on the drive. It attempted to install but then stopped because there was a "partition missing". So instead, I then tried another option which was to wipe the entire drive clean and install Windows 10. That didn't work either because drive is locked.

Here is a link to an Imgur album I created: http://imgur.com/a/JprJf - This album includes photos I took of the Windows 10 install process so you can see what I am dealing with.

I considered upgrading to Windows 10 via the icon in the system tray. But I haven't done so thus far. I wasn't sure it was the best method. Will the Windows 10 upgrade I get from that be Windows 10 Pro? I'd feel more comfortable installing from the disc since they did give it to me afterall. And having a WORKING copy of Windows 10 on ... Read more

A:Failed to Upgrade my Dell Inspiron to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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Hi,
I bought my inspiron 3542 (i5 4210u, 4gb Ram, 1TB HDD) 2 years ago. It came with windows 8.1 pre-installed and I've upgraded to windows 10 during the free upgrade period.
However, I would like to replace my existing HDD with an SSD (Amazon: https://goo.gl/tckHx2)
Questions:

Will my laptop model support the aforementioned Samsung SSD ?
How do I reinstall windows 10 from my existing HDD to the new SSD? note: it's upgraded from windows 8.1 so I don't know how to reinstall an upgraded windows 10.
Would I face any issues for resetting/restoring windows after installing windows 10 on the new SSD?
Are there any drivers(Firmware, GPU, CPU,etc.) that need to be installed for win10 on the new SSD on my inspiron 3542 laptop?

 
Thanks in Advance!

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I took the free upgrade to win 10 from 8.1. I have a new XPS with Win10 and wanted alignment. This laptop has 8gb mem with 2.2 cpu. Usually I don't usually upgrade but I felt this laptop was compatible. Since my upgrade I have experienced slower function. I'm not that happy about win 10 in general as my XPS had other issues from day one and I had to do a complete OS reinstall. I think I need another reinstall of the XPS because I lost all my One drive connections in file folder and it won't remember log in and pw that I set to remember - little things like that. Others Inspiron 15 issues. The touch pad is awful but I just use a wireless mouse on the right side of the panel. I keep on having wireless network card issues and will drop off forcing me to run trouble shooter or reboot.any comments welcome. I was thinking of rolling back to 8.1.

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Hi,
I just finished upgrading to Windows 7 64-bit from Vista 32-bit (which came with my machine) on my Inspiron 1420, by using the custom installation from a Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade disc.  I was kind of intimidated about necessity of 64-bit driver since there is no 64-bit support option on Dell's website.  So having gone through it successfully now, I thought I would share how I did it for those who may be thinking about the upgrade.
Chipset, Audio and 3945abg Wireless:
Although Dell does not list support for 64-bit drivers for the Inspiron 1420 on its driver homepage, there are three drivers on that page that do support both Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit.  These drivers are for the Intel Chipset, Sigmatel Audio and the Intel 3945abg wireless card.  Note that the Inspiron 1420 booted fine for the first time after the Win7 OS was installed, and the wireless card and audio were functioning with the Win7 native drivers.  So the Dell drivers are not absolutely necessary.  However, I decided to install the Dell chipset and wireless drivers from the 1420 driver page in case they would be more efficient.
Touchpad and Quickset:
Now, Dell's 1420 driver page does not have 64-bit drivers that may be used for the touchpad, quickset functions (external audio buttons) or video card.  After booting Win7, I found that my touchpad lacked the scroll features and only the mute button for quickset worked.  However, no quickset graphic... Read more

A:Windows 7 upgrade tips for Inspiron 1420

I'm going to be doing this in a couple days.  Which version of the Dell Notebook System Software (NSS) did you use?  The version for the 1420 seems to be for vista 32-bit with no 64bit option.

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In the newly deployed GetWindows10 app, there's an option to "Check your PC" - when I choose this option on my Inspiron 14z, I get:
Windows 10 will work on this PC
This PC can be upgraded but there may be some issues.
Devices
These devices aren't fully compatible with Windows 10
AMD Radeon HD 7570M (with a bluetooth icon beside it??)
You'll experience problems with your display
These devices might not work correctly after the upgrade
Bluetooth Server (with the same bluetooth icon)
Intel Corporation
I'm not inclined to upgrade if it's going to result in problems either with my bluetooth OR my display. Any change that Dell will release updated drivers to address these issues? Other options?

A:Inspiron 14z upgrade to Windows 10 - device issues

JohnWheelr                                                                                     
Unfortunately, we have not received any list of systems that Dell will be making drivers for the hardware installed.

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Hi....I recently got a "new" open box Inspiron 14R 5437.  After getting it all up to date, I decided to go with the 10 upgrade.  The upgrade procedure went well,.....but I have multiple issues with the task bar area....no start menu, no Cortana or search,.....nothing works as expected in the clock/date area,.....some of the other taskbar icons will respond to right click,...but left click to open does nothing.....
I decided to roll back to 8.0,......then went to 8.1,........tried 10 again,..still issues as before.
Any suggestions what to do to fix this?
thanks,..
Steve

A:Windows 10 upgrade problems/Inspiron 14R 5437

Hello!  First off did you update any of the drivers?  Windows 10 drivers for your computer can be found here.  

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Have tried 9 times to upgrade and all have ended in failure. I have tried all the suggested fixes on the internet and nothing works. When I called Dell customer support I was advised to call "Microsoft" for support. They gave me a number. When I called it was a 3 rd party company that wanted to sell me a dix for $399. SHAME ON YOU DELL!!!! Your customer support is terrible.
Anyone who has a suggestion on getting Windows 10 up and running would be greatly appreciated. 

A:Windows 10 Upgrade fails on Inspiron 7348

How to Repair Corrupted Windows System Files with the SFC and DISM Commands
1. Run sfc /scannow
Will have 3 outcome as below :
1. Windows integrity cannot find any violation : means OS is stable
2. Found error but able to fix : stable but no major file and registry impacted, but may have issue soon
3. Found error but not able to fix : indicate os having issue.
2. Run DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth to restore Image health, as the command will capture update from microsoft server.
If cannot try to restore, repair boot mbr and last option only do clean installation.
Regards
Sarfaraz Ahmad

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Hi Thanks for reply. My friends Inspiron 1545 came pre-loaded with Vista Home Premium 32 bit. He bought the activation key from Sofoway in Banbury. They sent a link to Microsoft to download Windows 7 Pro 64 bit., which I did for him, as he’s not computer literate. I clean installed Windows7 Pro and then did the free upgrade to Windows10 Pro 64 bit. His computer was running fine. He came to pick it up from my place. I showed him it running Windows 10 and he was happy. Then about ten days later he called me and told me that he’s installed his mcAfee unlimited Internet Security, which he’d purchased from PcWorld. He got the activation key card, went home and went on McAfee, downloaded the software and so he tells me, after it activated, he got a message from McAfee telling him all his drivers were either out of date or weren’t installed. He called them and they passed him to some company on the phone that he doesn’t remember the name of and they offered to update and install any missing drivers for 80 pounds sterling and they requested him to activate Remote Assistant, which he did so they could take over his laptop and configure the drivers and missing drivers. He gave them his, either Debit card, or Credit card details and they took the 80 pounds from his bank account. He tells me that his laptop is running fine now, but it was running fine when I did the Windows 7 installation and the Windows 10 free upgrade, so I don’t understand why his l... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit upgrade

Any chance the 32 bit vs 64 bit was involved when McAfee was installed?  Maybe McAfee was for Windows 7 and not 10.
I have a 1545 which seems to run Win 10 fine, although I had previously replaced the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card.
Have your friend check the Event Viewer and go through the logs.  Something may be there which would help lead to solving some problem.  Keeping track of what time something happens would help in finding entries in Event Viewer.

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Greetings.  I am an experienced PC user and have built and upgraded many PC's.  I am going through and upgrading all of my remaining various legacy systems that I can to Windows 10 with limited issues.
I KNOW the Inspiron 1520 is not tested by Dell for Windows 10 compatibility.  Certainly from a hardware power standpoint (T2330 Dual Core Pentium 1.6, 4GB of memory, discrete NVIDIA GeForce 8400M) it passes the Windows 10 minimum.  I have done extensive online searches and a few have reported success while others have had issues. 
I am currently running Windows 7 SP1 32bit which I installed clean when first received.
Anyway, here is my question.  I may decide that it is not worth the hassle to try to get this upgraded to Windows 10 in my usual planned fashion.  However, other people use this on occasion and I suspect that eventually the magic little upgrade icon will show up.
I would think that if a laptop has the specs. to pass the Windows 10 OS test for upgradability and will get the Windows 10 upgrade icon there should be a plan as to how to handle.
Or perhaps there are more people than I found that upgraded successfully. My usual method will not work....upgrade most recent drivers pre-windows 10 upgrade, then after upgrade update all to most recent windows 10 drivers.  The most recent drivers on the Dell site are Vista.
Any thoughts appreciated.
Thanks.

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My trackpad occasionally will just stop working. The buttons become unresponsive as well as the trackpad itself. Only way to temporarily fix it is to reboot. I and many others had this issue on Windows 8.1 but it seemed fixed after updating to the A03 bios. Now, on Windows 10 using the A05 bios, the issue is back. Is anyone else having this problem?

A:Inspiron 7548 Trackpad Issues After Windows 10 Upgrade

I also had some issues, the it was unstable and then after some windows updates it failed to boot. I decided to roll back and will be waiting on the upgrade. Looks like other Inspiron 7548 users are having issues

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Have new 3847 Inspiron 6847 w/Windows 10 and trying to install GeForce 9400GT graphics card. Cannot get system to recognize the card. Security Boot is off. Is there something that needs to be done with UEFI as well?

A:INSPIRON 3847 W/WINDOWS 10 graphics card upgrade

LEGACY CSM and Option Roms must be ON with secure boot off and then the LEGACY driver must be used.   The latest and Greatest NVIDIA Driver DOES NOT WORK WITH Geforce 7/8/9 series and older cards because NVIDIA Dropped support for them in April 2016.

Version:
340.52  WHQL
Release Date:
2014.7.29
Operating System:
Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit
CUDA Toolkit:
6.5

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/77224/en-us
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3473/~/eol-windows-driver-support-for-legacy-products
 

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My computer is a dell inspiron 14z.

So my wifi was working ok before I upgraded to Windows 8 but afterwards seemed to not even realize it had wifi capabilities. I looked at the Wireless network adapter thing in the device manager and it had a little error icon next to it.

Here's some pictures of the error and device manager that might help maybe.

I've tried updating the driver but it just says that its all good and up to date.

Dell wanted me to pay 120$ for a single customer service session.

I'd be so happy if you guys could fix this.

you guys are awesome thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron WiFi broke after windows 8 upgrade

120$? to fix a driver issue? That is extortion in my eyes lol.

Anyway I had a quick look on the dell support site and found there are 3 different models for Dell Inspiron 14z Could you tell me which one it is? Also try navigating to the driver downloads page and downloading the wireless network drivers for your model and installing them. Pic Attached

http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/uk/en/ukbsdt1/Product/inspiron-14z-5423

http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/uk/en/ukbsdt1/Product/inspiron-n411z

http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/uk/en/ukbsdt1/Product/inspiron-14z

Had a look at the drivers on each of the models and they only seem to support 64bit Versions of Windows 7 & 8, Do you know if you have 32bit or 64bit edition of windows 8? If you have 32bit then the drivers for the hardware probably wont work.

If you don't you can check it by following this easy guide (I would walk you through it but I havent used windows 8 yet) http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/windows-8-64-bit-32-bit.htm
 

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I know this is a little outdated, but need all the drivers needed and order to install with a fresh cd install of windows 7 sp1

I found the info here years ago and can no longer find it with listed drivers for the upgrade.

I installed windows 7 sp1 and the laptop does not work well, very slow. Did one at a time device driver and tried to update drivers, not any better.

I will do another clean install if I can get the needed info.

Thanks for your help

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I purchased this laptop in 2006. It was running on WIndows 7 Ultimate, and, before gifting it to a friend I thought I'd try applying the WIndows 10 upgrade.
I was a little surprised, but the upgrade worked with no issues. The video driver is the generic WIndows driver, and display function is fine. All functions are working; wireless, touchpad, sound, Office 2013 apps, browsers (chrome, firefox), antivirus, etc. There are no resource-intensive apps loaded; not used for gaming; but for Internet access, basic office apps, etc. it's working well. 
Totally subjective, but seems a little faster than on Windows 7.

A:Inspiron 9400/E1705 successful upgrade to Windows 10

The legacy AGP driver for the Radeon 9XXX card from vista works fine if you have that option.
 

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When I tried upgrading from windows 7 to 10 on my Inspiron N5050 the screen had the windows 10 logo and spinning dots below it before going black. I had to hard restart my laptop. I contacted dell support  who said windows 10 was not compatable with my computer. They said I needed to restore my OS back to windows 7. When I start my computer I  can enter the bootup menu briefly before it automatically goes the windows 10 logo with the spinning dots. It stays like this for about a minute before going to the black screen. Any help with restoring to windows 7 from this point?

A:Inspiron N5050 Windows 7 to 10 upgrade fail, need to restore

I have the exact same problem and I can't figure out how get back Windows 7.

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This morning I discovered a Windows 10 logo in my notification toolbar, clicking on it shows that I'm now eligible to download Windows 10 for free.
I have a Dell Inspiron n4110, Core i3 processor, 4 GB of RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I mostly use my laptop to record podcasts, and I specifically need access to recording from the stereo mixer on the sound card. 
Is my laptop ready for Windows 10? Is Windows 10 ready to upgrade my laptop with zero issues?

A:Free Windows 10 Upgrade for Inspiron N4110 - Is It ready?

Hi kamnet,
Currently there are NO compatible Windows 10 drivers available for this model however you will need to check if you can install the Windows 8 0r 7 drivers in compatibility mode in Windows 10.

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I haven't been happy with AVG 2012, it took forever to scan my computer while slowing it right down and sometimes it would freeze. Do you know if the 2013 version is a better version than 2012? Also I am interested in knowing what other options are out there for free internet security software? There are so many to choose from but knowing which is best or better would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
 

A:Whether or not to upgrade to AVG 2013

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