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Want to install Windows 7 in my Dell Inspiron all in one?

Q: Want to install Windows 7 in my Dell Inspiron all in one?

I want to install Windows 7 in Dell Inspiron all in one, i changed secured to legacy in boot options, but not working.

Preferred Solution: Want to install Windows 7 in my Dell Inspiron all in one?

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A: Want to install Windows 7 in my Dell Inspiron all in one?

It will depend on the system model. If it has a Skylake CPU (6th generation) you'll need to produce a new Windows install media set -- none of the Microsoft media will work.
If the system has a seventh-generation Kaby Lake CPU, there's no support for anything older than Windows 10.
For sixth-generation Skylake:
For seventh-generation Kaby Lake:

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HI All,
I am trying to install windows 7 on a new SSD drive.
I cannot do it. I thought I could just run the installation DVD and that it would do it automatically but it does not work for me.
Can someone please instruct me please ?
Do I need to use media direct ?

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Hello everyone.

I saw My friend's laptop, A Lenovo and he had two different Os on It, Windows 7 & 10.

My question is if i can do the same on my dell laptop?

A:Can I Install Two Windows Os On My Dell Inspiron laptop

Hi Hiphopfirst,
Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum.
Yes, you will be able to install two different Windows operating system on different partitions on the hard drive of your Dell computer. This is called Dual-boot. However, it is not recommended by Dell and the support would be limited if any issues arise. 
Please check the Microsoft link below for more info:

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Hi my Dell Inspiron desktop won't start up

I keep getting a message saying that Install windows and all my computer does is reset repeatedly

I can click on f2 and f12 only

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I went to the dell site and checked if I could load windows 7 on the Inspiron 1505 and could not find that I could. Can I load windows 7 on the Inspiron 1505?

A:Dell Inspiron 1505 and Windows 7 install

Quote: Originally Posted by buford

I went to the dell site and checked if I could load windows 7 on the Inspiron 1505 and could not find that I could. Can I load windows 7 on the Inspiron 1505?

Go to the microsoft site, not Dell, find the upgrade advisor and see if you are compatible.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

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I have 2.5 years old Dell Inspiron 15r n5010 with Intel Core i3 processor (M370 @2.4 GHz) and 3gb RAM. Right now I have Windows 7 (64 bit) installed on my machine.
I have two questions:
1. Can I install Windows 8.1 (64bit) on my machine?
2. There is no driver available for Windows 8 for this series of laptop on Dell's site. In that case, can I use Video, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth drivers of Windows 7 (64 bit) for Windows 8.1 (64 bit)?

P.S.: Dell provide drivers for Windows 8 for Inspiron 15r n5110 series of laptop. Can I use n5110 series of drivers on my n5010 series of laptop?


A:Can I install Windows 8.1 on Dell Inspiron 15r n5010

Try you running the
How to use Standlone Windows 8 Upgrade Adviser

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A friend of mine is wanting Windows 2000 installed on her laptop which is currently running Windows 98. I figured I would just boot from the windows 2000 CD, format, and install the OS but theres a problem. I can't access the BIOS to change the boot order. Is there some trick to doing this on a laptop? Its a Dell Inspiron 7000.

any help would be much appreciated!

A:Windows 2k Clean Install on a Dell Inspiron Laptop

Hi Slapper,
Try F2!! or F1!!


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Hey guys,

I am attempting to repair my Uncle's PC which is a Dell Inspiron 2320 All In One. It has Windows 7 Home 64 bit installed. The OEM hard drive in the machine is shot and beyond repair, so I had to go out and buy him a new hard drive. I'm attempting to do a clean install on the blank hard drive of Windows 7 Home 64 bit. However, once I get past the "Install Now" option it is telling me to Load Driver. I've tried using all of the discs that came with the machine. Such as the one for Facial Recognition Software as well as the Drivers & Utilities disc. Neither of them are working, I cannot continue with the installation until I give this thing what it wants. Does anybody know what exactly I need? I tried contacting Dell asking them which driver I need, but they were unwilling to cooperate unless I paid them $130 because the machine is out of warranty.

Any assistance would be great, my Uncle is getting impatient and I'm out of ideas how to get around this.


A:[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 2320 All in One Windows 7 Install

You should not need anything to Install Windows on the new HDD. are you using a OEM Windows 7 install DVD? Is the Hard drive being detected in BIOS?

Refer to the manual of the machine to enter BIOS look to see if the new HDD is detected in BIOS. If not look to see if there is an option to automatically detect the hard drive. Also check to see if it's on IDE mode if not try switching it to IDE mode.

Let us know.

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I did a clean format of my dell inspiron14 3452 . I am trying to install it back now using USB botable flash drive.  It keeps telling me windows can't be install on this partition.  Can any one help me out.

A:Windows cant be install on emmc dell Inspiron 14 3000

What version of Windows are you trying to install?

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Hello, I am new on here.
I just purchased a 120GB hard drive and a DVD/DVR rom for my Dell Inspiron 6000 so my laptop would be maxed out in every way so a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate would run smoothly. My Inspiron 6000 also has 2GB of ram and a 1.6Ghz processor. As I browse through Google with this question I get a lot of yes and no answers. Some said, no Windows 7 won't work on an Inspiron 6000 because of so and so. Then I see other people saying download a driver for a Inspiron 6400 Windows Vista and install it and this will solve the audio issue people have. This driver will allow my sound to work when I install Windows 7? What I am confused of is what do I need to do before I install Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit? If I install that driver, won't it just go away when I do a fresh install of W7U? Won't that erase everything including the drivers? I am still waiting for the DVD rom to com in the mail so I am trying to get everything ready before I make any huge changes and delete Windows XP SP3 I am currently using right now which is on the 40GB hard drive the Dell Inspiron 6000 came with. So I will be installing my new hard drive 120gb Seagate ITE with new ITE adapter in the laptopo along with the DVD/DVR rom so there will be nothing on the hard drive at all. I will have to format it. Where do I get all these drivers for Windows 7 when Dell.com only offers drivers for Windows Xp? I seen a lot people saying they had drivers for vista and they got them off Dell.com. Any ... Read more

A:What do I need to do to install Windows 7 Ultimate in my Dell Inspiron 6000?

Hi and welcome to TSF have you run the upgrade advisor Download: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
have you looked on the dell support site for your model for info on wether win7 will work

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I have a dell inspiron 1505, when trying to reinstall windows it freezes at setup is starting windows screen- the number lock remains lit.

what could this be? I ran diagnostics and everything is fine

A:Dell inspiron 1505 fails to install windows

Could be a damaged disk.

Have you tested your hard drive and RAM?

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     I cannot boot Windows 10 on my Inspiron 7568 from a Dell/Windows 10 USB drive. I can boot other boot UBSs like Ubuntu, OCZ toolbox and Windows 10 from Microsoft. The only difference I can tell is that it is USB 3. I went through bios and dilly dallied with various setting to no joy.
Any suggestion?

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I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 531 at a garage sale. It came with a version of Vista that was cluttered up, full of viruses and in general full of problems. I don't like Vista anyway (I generally run Kubuntu or Mint for most of my computing), and I have a generic MS Windows XP sp2 install pack laying around. After installing XP, I loaded my linux OS's as usual, with no problems. The problem is with the XP install. It appears that Dell, in it's wisdom, made the Inspiron 531 specifically for Vista and the standard drivers available on Dell's site don't function well with XP (can't connect with the Web, graphics "roll-over" with the bottom showing at the top of the screen, and generally don't work well with the onboard graphics card 'Nvidia GeForce 6150'). Does anyone know a scource for drivers that will 'work-around' this issue? I know that the order the drivers are installed is important, so I wiped the drive and made a fresh install of Windows with no changes. The system setup is: Dell Inspiron 531 with AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ running at 2.0 Ghz with 4Gbs memory. I am set up for triple boot on two HDDs running Kubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint Maya on one 260gb Hd and Windows XP Home edition Sp2 on a 40Gb Hd. I've searched this site and seen mention of a couple of users with XP running on this model, but no mention of the preferred drivers. Dell has been no help, as this is a discontinued model. Thanks ... Read more

A:Drivers Needed for Dell Inspiron 531 running Windows XP new install

Hello and There seems to be drivers available for an Inspiron 531 desktop for XP HERE Just choose the operating system by hitting the down arrow.

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This computer came with Windows 10 installed and I have separately purchased Windows 7 directly from Dell. The Windows 7 software from Dell will not install on the Dell Inspiron 7559 complaining that at a DVD driver is missing.
I have followed a Microsoft suggestion to make a bootable USB from the DVD and install from that instead. Same problem. I still get blocked by the demand for a DVD driver.
After some investigation, I found a youtube video that suggests the problem is related to USB3. I don't know of any USB2 ports on the 7559 as they are all USB 3.0 from the specs.  
How can I get this software to install?  Several calls to Dell Support has not been able to help.

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Is there a way to do this? I think not from a different thread I saw, but wanted the experts to chime in.

A:Windows 8.1 With Bing Clean Install on Dell Inspiron i3531

Windows 8.1 With Bing is only available for computer manufacturers to be used as pre-installed OS on low end budget laptops and notebooks. It is not available to consumers as a stand alone installer.

To reinstall Windows 8.1 With Bing you need to use the recovery media to restore the computer to factory settings. Consult the manual of your computer to see how the recovery is done.

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Just purchased a Dell 7359 laptop but the HD that it came with is incredibly slow.  Laptop felt like something 20 years old.  I decided to purchase an SSD for it and picked up a 480GB Eco3 Mushkin.  I want to do a clean install so I downloaded the Win10 Dell recovery media and am following the steps from here:   I created a bootable USB drive and was able to follow the steps until I selected "Recover from a drive" as per the instructions.  Regardless of whether I chose "Just remove my files" or "Fully clean the drive" the following screen shows "There was a problem recovering your PC" with "Cancel" being the only option.  
I'm at a loss here... I tried redownloading the image 3 times and got the same result.  I tried it with the SSD unallocated and also with a NTFS formatted c: partition.  Is the image Y53FWA00_W10x64ROW_core(DL).iso for this laptop incorrect?  Is there a checksum I can use to check against the file I have.  How can I figure out what the "error" is that is preventing the install from continuing?

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I have just purchased Windows 7 Pro 32bit for my Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop and booted from the Windows 7 DVD. After a considerable time, the initial language selection screen opens but there's no mouse pointer to allow me to continue from this point. I tried re-booting from the DVD several times in case a driver had failed to load into ram, however the installation stops at that point as I cannot select anything. I tried every key on the keyboard and also tried plugging in a USB mouse to one of the USB ports and re-booting. Still not way to proceed without a mouse pointer.

I upgraded the ram to 4Gb and tested this on the previous OS (XP) and it was working fine. I have installed a new hard drive and was intending to let windows format and partition it for me, however I cannot proceed with the installation. I can only think that my Windows 7 DVD doesn't contain a mouse driver for this model, however I did check on various sites that Win 7 would install on my model and many people seem to have managed to do this. The disc and key cost ?50 so I don't want to have to buy another one. So I installed from this disc onto my desktop PC and it installed with no problems, so the DVD must be OK (for my desktop at least).

I have installed many operating systems but this is a new one on me, I don't know how else I can get this OS onto my laptop, can anybody advise me please?

Thanks in advance.

A:How to install Windows 7 pro (32bit) on Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I was able to tab to the button named Next on that language selection screen. I was also able to change other items via the arrow keys once tab put the list in focus.

Do you see the focus change when tab is pressed? If not, then maybe the keyboard is not being recognized either.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7559 laptop that came pre-loaded with Windows 10.  The Anniversary update  for WIn 10 refuses to install with error code 0x80070003 and I have tried multiple things from online research all to no avail.  Tired of the thing constantly downloading the update for it to fail... Sick of Win 10 frankly as well as it truly is horrid.  My question:  is there anything preventing me from reformatting my C Drive and installing Win 7 Ultimate x64 on this laptop model?  I assume I could pick up the needed Win 7 drivers from the Dell site.  Please advise.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7559 - Install Windows 7

It can be done, but because Microsoft removed the ability to boot Windows 7 USB media on Skylake platform system (which your system is), it is going to require the preparation of a new set of boot media -- you cannot simply make a Windows 7 or 7-SP1 boot medium and do the install.  It isn't a trivial exercise.  And because Windows 7 lacks support for the advanced power management of the Skylake platform, the system will run hotter and with reduced battery runtimes.
You might be better off doing a clean install of Windows 10 including the anniversary update (the ISOs are available from Microsoft) than in downgrading to Windows 7.  Also, unless you have 10 Pro, you don't have downgrade rights so you'll need to have an unused license key for Windows 7 (they're no longer legally available for sale).
For the process, see

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Hey guys. I have Dell inspiron N4050, I was attempting to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and after installation, it restarted I get an error blue screen that reads: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor for an updated BIOS. Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x000000A5 (0x0000001D,0x00000000,0x00000000)

A:ACPI compliant error while trying to install Windows 7 on DELL inspiron N4050

 If it doesn't show anything it has hardware related issues.

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Hello how are you? I want to install windows 7 on a Dell laptop inspiron 14 series 3000, the error that I get to install add w7 is not detecting your hard disk, which is not easy but need the help of someone who may have installed w7 on a laptop with EMMC drive, Thanks for the help

A:install windows 7 dell inspiron with eMMC in 32gb drive on board

Did your laptop came with win 10? Do you also have a HDD aside the EMMC drive?
Some new laptops aren't able to have Win 7 installed.

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I have bought Dell Inspiron 15 i5559-4682SLV April 2016. I started to see a message that my power supply is not compatible and can not be determined then my battery is dead then the laptop sound turned weird. I made a fresh install of Windows 10 to fix the sound drive. After a clean install, The computer has been very slow. For 3 months we stopped using it.  Even I can install a new BIOS update as the power supply is not compatible per the laptop message. Can you please advise?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 i5559-4682SLV Windows 10 Very Slow After fresh install

Thank you for your message.This could be an issue with the AC adapter or the daughter card/motherboard.Run a hardware diagnostic by following this link http://bit.ly/2fJuGXBCheck the status of AC adapter & battery in BIOS, restart the computer & tap F2 to get into BIOS.Try connecting an alternate adapter if available to this computer or try using the adapter on a different computer & check the functionality.To assist you better, please click on my Dell username & share the service tag along with the registered name & email address.

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I need you suggestion how to install driver in the correct order for Dell Inspiron 3421 for Windows 7 64 bit. I downloaded all drivers for this OS as follows;
1. O14A13
2. Chipset_Driver_DN16M_WN_1.0.6.245_A03
3. Chipset_Driver_T98JJ_WN_9.3.0.1021_A01
4. Audio_Driver_W697W_WN_6.0.1.6782_A02
5. Network_Driver_H2T45_WN_WIN7-7.061.061_A01
6. Network_Driver_NDCK6_WN_10.0.0.227_A01
7. SD-Card_Driver_CWY8H_WN_6.2.8400.39034_A02
8. AHCI_INTEL_WIN7_X00_A00_Setup-100F1_ZPE
9. iMEI_Intel_W7_X00_A00_Setup-V26WM_ZPE
10. Input_Driver_JXTK2_WN_17.0.14_A07
11. Serial-ATA_Driver_5JY9Y_WN_12.8.0.1016_A02
12. Video_Driver_W8CTK_WN_9.17.10.2867_A02
13. Network_Driver_6J4VN_WN_WIFI6.20.55.51_A02
14. Application_YGHP9_WN_11.1.007_A02
15. TBM_Intel_WIN_X01_A00_Setup-43M1V_ZPE
Please advise
1. if there are more drivers to be download for this model
2. the correct order to install the above drivers
Thank you in advance for your suggestion

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Hey guys,
I just bought a Dell Inspiron 3537 with 500 gb hard drive capacity, 4 GB RAM, no graphics card and came with UBUNTU as its OS. So I made a clean install of Windows 8.1 pro myself. All the drivers that have been provided by the site installed perfectly, except for the 1705 wireless and bluetooth driver :/ Please help !!It says that the driver isnt for my platform .. wth :@I even tried checking my drivers via Intel and it says that it doesnt recognize my wireless card.

A:Dell Inspiron 3537 , can't install 1705 wireless and bluetooth drivers on Windows 8.1 pro

Dell Wireless 1705 is not an Atheros Card therefore the Intel download centre will say its an unrecognised device. Follow the instructions here and provide the hardware IDs for your wireless card as sometimes the Dell Service Tag gives the wrong drivers:
Does it match:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036 PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_020C1028&REV_01 PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_020C1028 PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&CC_028000 PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&CC_0280
If so try this driver
8.1×86, 8.1×64: http://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER01839309M/2/Network_Qualcomm_W8.14_X03_A01_WiFi_BT_Setup-858XX_ZPE.exe

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Just bought an Inspiron 5759 from Dell Canada.
 Touchpad is very squirrelly - move around and it randomly perceives a click hence starts moving or invoking stuff.  Try to click left or right button (bottom left or right of touchpad) and the cursor moves so I can click on wrong thing easily.  Looked for Touchpad settings under Control Panel Mouse.  Nothing there specific to touchpad - just generic mouse settings.  Looked in Device Manager - Mouse and Pointing Devices - see HIID compliant mouse and PS2 compatible mouse.   Driver for either is from Microsoft dated 2006.  
Ok - load newest driver from dell.com.  Claims it installs ok - wrong.  The Dev Mgr shows same Microsoft drivers.  Manually force driver to Synaptics - Dell TouchPad.  Looks like it succeeds.  Now, Dev Mgr shows two mouse devices: Dell Touchpad and PS2 Compatible mouse.  Try control panel - Mouse.  Now I see a Dell Touchpad tab but the only field - Change Dell Touchpad settings - does nothing.
Spent 6 hours trying to get help from Dell Support - worst experience with any support organisation (other than HP who managed to toast a notebook via remote control while trying to install a printer driver - never did work.)  Absolutely no improvement in situation.  Four times put on hold and line drops.  Considering strongly returning the notebook.
Went to BestBuy and looked at 8 Inspiron  and XPS computers on demo.  Not a sin... Read more

A:Inspiron and XPS laptops running Windows 10 cannot install Dell/Synaptics Touchpad driver

With Win 10, touchpad drivers are found in the Win 10 Settings, selected in the Start Menu. In addition, many newer laptops are using a Precision touchpad, a Microsoft inspired pad. The driver is incorporated in Windows itself, and a regular driver will not work. This is why you don't see anything in the "old" Windows Control Panel app or in the Device Manager.

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Simple way to solution, hopefully works on other laptops or desktops....
Go to Device Manager , Universal Serial Bus Controllers , then for each Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller, simply right click and uninstall device... You will see all other devices listed under that main tab disappear. Then using touchpad, since USB mouse will not be working, simply do a restart, not shutdown. When comes up, Windows will detect all ports and install all drivers needed, even though they may have been showing under properties as having no issues and working normally, prior to your uninstall...
I have had ports fail again, usually after a Windows update or after a shutdown, rather than restart or coming out of sleep or hibernation, but just revisit the truck above and you should have them back again....
Dell diagnostics failed to see anything amiss at all, quite disappointing.. Then found this simple solution. Hope works for all encountering similar problem..ciao

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Hi I was installing Windows 10 home on Dell Inspiron 15r 7000 7537 it got to around 80%, I looked down at my phone, looked up and then it was just a black screen...
I left it for around 3 hours and it hasn't progressed at all, its not responsive, there's no mouse cursur on screen and it doesn't respond to anything...
Any tips? I've downloaded windows 10 onto a USB incase it can help.
At the moment it seems pretty bricked...

A:Dell Inspiron 15r 7000 7537 Windows 10 install failed? (got to around 80% and now stuck on black screen)

After about another hour I was advised by someone to force power off as Dell laptops apparently sometimes hang during installation forever and Win 10 can retrieve installations.It booted past the Dell logo and said "Retrieving installation" and back to black screen...
I tried again and it just gave up and retrieved the Windows 8.1 installation that it backed up.
May try again later.

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Copied title here for ease of reading. ~ OBI have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home Premium and am having all kinds of problems. I can not install SP1 slow computer IE7 stops Help, Here is HJT log as well as dds log which I was instructed to use.End of title.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:18:08 PM, on 12/5/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEUser.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\msc\mcuimgr.exeC:\Users\Steve\Downloads\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.comcast.net/toolbar2.0/search/R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.netR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.comcast.net... Read more

A:I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home Premium and am having all kinds of problems. I can not install SP1 slow...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable a... Read more

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I have an old Dell Inspiron 546 I let my kids use to play simple games like LEGO Star Wars. I want to install an SSD I'm no longer using in it but I'll be damned if I can figure out how to get it working. The BIOS doesn't have an AHCI option--only ATA and RAID--but in my research it looks like RAID should work. I've also downloaded the AMD Xpert(RAID) driver from Dell's website.When I launch the Windows install USB it can't find the drive to install to, so I load the driver provided on Dell's website. Windows install sees the driver, looks like it loads, but when I do a rescan for the drive it still can't be found.I thought maybe I needed to configure something in the RAID BIOS but all it looks like I can do is erase the drive. If I try to assign it to a RAID it says at least two drives are needed.So has anyone successfully installed an SSD on an Inspiron 546, and if so how? Any help would be appreciated.

A:Install SSD in Dell Inspiron 546

First upgrade your system to Windows 10 using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool on your current hard drive:
After Create a Windows 10 Bootable USB (Legacy BIOS MBR):
Then use this to Clean Reinstall onto the new SSD.

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Veo que muchos tienen el mismo problema, desde que instale windows 10 mi inspiron 15z 5523 murió,
dos opciones o se escuchan los 3 pitidos tan temidos, o directamente la pantalla se queda negra. 
Cuando la lleve al service me dijieron que era problema de la mother, pero que no la podían importar a Argentina así que consulté otro service... ahi me dijieron que debía tener alguna corto, así le llevaron la mother a soldar y me la devolvieron sin hacerle nada porque no le encontraron ningún problema.
Investigando encontré que podía hacer desarmarla y quitando la corriente de los capacitores podía hacer que reviva, 
Hice los siguientes pasos
1 quité la batería CMOS (para eso hay que sacar el teclado y la tapa de arriba de la notebook)
2 Apagué la batería con el interruptor que trae en el mother
3 Apreté el boton de power para drenar los capacitores de la mother
4 Dejé la compu en ese estado durante un rato (10 a 15 minutos)
5 Puse nuevamente la batería CMOS y activé la batería del portatil
6  cerré y volví a poner todo en su lugar
7 apreté power y arrancó perfecto como si nada. (en el proceso de arranque recuperó una versión anterior de windows)
Usé la maquina sin que se apague por unos días y funcionó impecable, sin tirar ningún tipo de error ni nada, 
El... Read more

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I'm tying to install Windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 3800 laptop. When I boot from the XP disk, I get "press any key to boot from cd" , then "inspecting your computers hardware configuration". The screen then just goes blank and nothing happens.
Current OS is Windows 98
Any Help?

A:Trying to install XP on Dell Inspiron 3800

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Hey guys, I recently ordered a dell inspiron 1420.
I wish to install vista ultimate 64bit on it, however, I want to know if its even possible?

Since, I do not see a 64bit section for Dell's driver download website.

Here's the specs.

Intel Core 2 Duo T5750(2.0GHz, 667Mhz, 2M L2 Cache)
High Resolution, glossy widescreen 14.1 inch display (1440x900)
4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
NVIDIA ? GeForce TM Go 8400M GS with 128MB
120G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, English
Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem, for Inspiron
8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive for Inspiron
Integrated High Definition Audio 2.0
Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless-N Mini Card
Integrated 2.0 mega pixel web cam
56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery, for Inspiron 142
Intergrated Bluetooth.
AVerTV Expresscard TV TUNER TVT11 + Remote Control

A:Possible to Install x64 Vista on a Dell Inspiron?

i have same problem. i have same configuration from lenovo. and not able to find any 64bit drivers.

pls help

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I have been given a dell inspiron 531 with 64 bit AMD processor, running 32 bit vista home basic, that has responded well to RAM upgrade to 4GB.

I want to install 64 bit win 8 pro media centre which I have on an original MS CD. either over current vista or on separate partition as dual boot.

For some reason the dell wont read the MS win 8 64 disk (or any other original MS OS disks I have (vista-32/7-64/8-32)) but reads pretty much everything else (DVD's excepted as currently has no DVD reading software.)..either through explorer or during boot..it is not only original ms discs that are a problem as dell won't read win8-64 enterprise trial iso I burned myself either.

I have tried turning off security software (MS security essentials/MS firewall)..no change.

CD's all read fine via explorer on my lightly hopped up HP tx1340ea running win 8-64 pro media centre.

Can anyone help/advise?

kind regards


A:win 8 64 won't install on 32 vista dell inspiron 531

Sounds like the DVD drive needs to be replaced.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3668
Specs are:
i3 7100
1 tb
8 gb ram
Can i install Gtx 1050ti in this computer.

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I installed a graphics card (GTX 960) and the card gets to 80C and starts to throttle its clock speeds.
Currently, the case has got the stock exhaust fan + the PSU fan (which I had upgraded).
I would like to install an intake fan, to lower the temperature of my GPU and hard disk.
As such, I would like to ask the community here, is that possible?
If so, how do I go about doing it?

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Morning all,
I'm trying to fix a friend's Dell Inspiron 11 3167 (I think that is the #) as it was filled to the brink with files and programs only leaving 500mb of the 30GB free. I cleared enough to try backing up the files which worked. I then tried to restore the laptop to factory specs which got to 81%, sat there for 10 minutes and then a message saying the operation could not be completed with the only option being to cancel.
I hit cancel and the machine restarts to the diagnosis program. Everything checks out only now it will not boot and keeps cycling through the Dell screen at the beginning.
My guess - OS is now corrupt since the program stopped at 81% telling me it couldn't complete. So now I'm stuck with a laptop that won't boot.
Is it possible to get Windows 10 back on this?
Thanks in advance!

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hello please help me. i want to install a gtx 970 graphic card on my dell inspiron 3020 i5 minitower.  please tell me will the gpu physically fit into the pc or i will have to change my case to a midtower? pleassse help also tell me that the power supply for this card is one 8 pin and one 6 pin power connector.what will i hae to do to provide it with this power  please helppp

A:Can i install a gtx 970 gpu in my Dell inspiron 3020 minitower i5

Check your model name--there is no Inspiron mini tower 3020--but there is an Optiplex microtower, minitower or a small form factor 3020. See the specs for the power supply--

It is not cost effective to upgrade the video these business computers. The psu is small and doesn't have the extra connectors for the card you mention. 

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I have dvd rom from broke Dell inspiron 1318 that I want to pull out and install into another 1318 that I have can some please give me instructions for this?

A:Solved: Install DVD ROM for Dell Inspiron 1318

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As the title says how exactly do you achieve this?

I have an ISO Ran RUFUS 2.6
GPT Partition Scheme for UEFI
Fat 32
8192 Default
X Quick Format
X Create a bootable disk using
X Create Extended label and Icon Files

so the next part is the Kicker Dell did a number on their Bios and rather than using standard logic as we have done so many years just setting the boot order to "Boot USB" first, you "Only" have the option to create a "Boot Program"!!! so you select your USB Drive then which ever file you want it to boot I'm Assuming? So I tried selecting Setup, bootmgr.efi, and autorun with no results!

I get the secured boot error crap, turn that off and I get Legacy BIOS (that defeats the entire point) What the hell happened to Win95 Boot Discs and FDISK?

I am so frustrated with this garbage, I found out the hard way with Windows 10 and trying to nuke the SSD and put a clean install of 8.1 on it.

Any directions especially concerning Dell's wonderful BIOS would be appreciated!


A:How to install UEFI on Dell Inspiron 15 7559

Try setting BIOS back to default then press F12 when you boot. Select USB device from the UEFI section of the boot menu.

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A friend of mine was given a Dell Inspiron 1525 and the hard drive had died. I replaced it with a new one. It had Vista on it. I had a copy of Windows XP Pro, and installed it, along with SP-2 and 3. I did get the drivers for ethernet and wireless installed, and it actually updated to IE8. The problem is that the only cites that  IE will connect to is MSN and Bing. Anything else, I get an error that says IE cannot display the webpage. When diagnose connection is run, I get the message:
Windows cannot connect to the internet using HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP. this is probably caused by the firewall settings on this computer. Check the firewall settings for the HTTP port(80), HTTPS port(443), and FTP port(21).
This is a clean install, and no other programs, ie antivirus or spyware, have been installed. IE Even Microsoft Update gets the same message. IE works with MSN and Bing, so it is not the internet connection.
Can someone please help me get this solved? My friend did not have enough money to buy a better OS,and I had XP just laying around.

A:Dell Inspiron Clean Install XP Pro, IE 8 problems

I would not be giving your friend XP especially if all they plan on doing is browse the internet and check email along with some online purchases. Depending on how much RAM is on the computer I would look at installing a linux distro. 
If you select Safe Mode with Networking can you connect to other sites? 
If that doesn't solve the problem reset the XP firewall. Open a command prompt and type netsh firewall reset.
Use OpenDNS servers. Flush the DNS cache after changing the servers. 
Sometimes the Dell drivers are wonky. Right click the Wifi adapter in Device Manager. Select Properties and under the Details tab select Hardware Ids in the dropdown box. Copy and post the first line.

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I want to install an graphic card on my Dell inspiron 2020 both external or internal will do plz tell me where can I. Install a graphic card any online shop

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Hi i am trying to install vista on a dell inspiron 9400, whenever i install i it gets to a certain stage then i get a bsod, i have tested the hard drive it is fine, and i can install win 7 no probs, i have used killdisk to fully wipe the drive but no luck, also when the pc starts up the screen looks corrupt/ graphics artefacts or something this only happens on the boot screen and in the bios soon as i boot from a disk it disappears, i also updated the bios any idea what this is?

A:Solved: Cant install vista on dell inspiron 9400

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I installed a new hard drive into my Dell Inspiron 600m laptop. I put in the Windows XP setup and it tells me that it cannot find a hard drive. What happened?

A:Dell Inspiron 600m install new hard drive - Please help!

What is the size of the new hard drive? also, try to remove and reinstall the hard drive again it maybe not properly seated to the slot.

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Hi i am trying to install vista on a dell inspiron 9400, whenever i install i it gets to a certain stage then i get a bsod, i have tested the hard drive it is fine, and i can install win 7 no probs, i have used killdisk to fully wipe the drive but no luck, also when the pc starts up the screen looks corrupt/ graphics artefacts or something this only happens on the boot screen and in the bios soon as i boot from a disk it disappears, i also updated the bios any idea what this is?

A:Cant install vista on dell laptop inspiron 9400

If you can install Windows 7 but not Vista it seems to point to your install disk.

If you can install Windows 7 why bother with Vista.

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When I run installer for AMD video driver (8730) , my screen goes black for some time (idk if it's normal), then it requires restart. After I restart a black screen appears and it takes a lot of time for windows to load the page where a user types his password to log in. After i type my password and desktop screen appears i have these problems :
1) a strange box of pixels appears on the screen and doesn't move ( something like the picture shows)
2) right click on desktop opens a menu that contains half of lines it has to
3) cannot open Catalyst Control Center
4) when clicking on Configure Switchable graphics it opens Intel HD graphics settings
here are some picture of what i'v got now:
I uninstalled AMD Catalyst Install Manager from Control Panel, then AMD Radeon HD 8730M from Device Manager, and tried to reinstall, but everything is like it was before.
What can I do about this ?
I do also have Dell Audio driver problems, and I posted about it too:

A:Dell Inspiron 3521 - Cannot install AMD switchable drivers

Has the AMD driver worked in the past, or is this the first time you're trying to install it?
If it has not been known to work in the past, open your device manager in the control panel.  Are there two display adapters showing?

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I found an old Dell Inspiron 530a in my house, it was stored because it didn’t work anymore, so I got in the job of restoring it. I found out the problem was the PSU, so I replaced it and it worked fine for about a week but 2 days ago, the computer froze for almost 2 hours, so I turned off the CPU. After that, the computer does not want to boot, I press the power button on the front of the PC, and it remains in an orange light, and in the inside, there is also another orange light in the Motherboard. The fans start very loudly and don’t stop until I unplug the CPU or I turn it off from the power button. I have tried these “solutions” for what I think is the problem:
Removing the Motherboard battery
Removing the RAM
Disconnecting the 24-pin from the motherboard
Disconnecting everything from the PSU
Switching the jumpers near the batteries
I don’t know what the problem might be, but I am almost sure that the PSU is not, since I bought it with a higher capacity than the original PSU and I have done the tests with a jumper in the 24-pin connector
The new PSU is a  “Coolmax V-500 Series 500W 120mm ATX Power Supply” and everything else are original Inspiron 530a parts.
Thanks for any assistance you can give me

A:Dell Inspiron 530a Orange Light on Motherboard and no boot on Dell inspiron 530

Hi armandobl,Thanks for posting.It appears your motherboard may have failed. 

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We just recently purchased a new computer but am struggling to get our printer installed.  My printer works on my desktop ( I work from home so yes I have a desktop).  The printer also works with our other laptop via USB. Something happened sometime back that disrupted our Wi-Fi connection so I just never got it back up and running.   Anyway, we have this brand new laptop. I have been on the Support website and downloaded the drivers. save the files to the computer , unzipped them and executed the setup. The printer shows on my computer but it still says the drivers are missing.  It doesn't work hooking it up to the USB port etc.... 

I am ready to send my new computer back...so frustrated.   Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Windows 10 - Need help with installing Dell 2130cn laser printer

Please list exact Dell model. Ex: Dell Inspiron 5000 5567, windows 10. If you don't know, type msinfo32 onto the [Cortana] search box, and then look for System Model.
In the meantime, type Device Manager on to search box, and then check and see if there's any Printer listed. If yes, expand printer, right click on it, and then update it. Please click on links for additional information.
How to Troubleshoot Dell Laser Printers | Dell US
Fix printer problems in Windows 10 - Windows Help

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