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Upgrading an Inspiron 5348 to Windows 10

Q: Upgrading an Inspiron 5348 to Windows 10

Hello, Just over a year ago we bought an Inspiron 5348 with Windows 8.1 down here in New Zealand. It was OK for a few months and one day got totally messed up because I decided to follow instructions and update Windows - BIG MISTAKE. The computer was completely messed up. I got some help from Dell (Asia Pacific I guess) at the time, but in the end muddled through with reinstalling Windows 8.1 using Dell recovery program. The advice from Dell was to reinstall windows and update only once and never again (which seemed strange to me). Anyway it has been fine since then (without ANY updating).
My question is about updating to Windows 10 - is this going to be a problem with the Inspiron 5348 that has not been updated in months? I don't have the notice urging me to update to Windows 10 that I have heard about, maybe because I haven't done any updates since the big problem I had months ago.
So should I forget about trying to update to Windows 10? Or would it actually be an improvement or Windows 8.1 which appears to be rather unstable?
Cheers, Paul

Preferred Solution: Upgrading an Inspiron 5348 to Windows 10

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Upgrading an Inspiron 5348 to Windows 10

I browsed Windows 10 introductory videos and it does look pretty good/ easy to use. I wonder what problems there might be using Windows 10 compared with Windows 8.1
Cheers, Paul
I don't see any problem. I'm overjoyed with my upgrade to Win 10. You will need to be as lucky as me, though, to get a near perfect experience, judging from posts others have done. If it isn't perfect from the start, could be you are in deep trouble. Therefore, make those images. Win 10 will have its own built-in revert capability, which usually works - but sometimes that too fails, I read. Make your own! Follow the recommendations in that Dell article I posted to update drivers both before & after the upgrade...
Windows 10 Upgrade Walkthrough
I went to read posts about it while the upgrade was sitting in Windows Update (or wherever that put it). I had told it to wait - remind me later - fully intending to try, having made two images & a clone of Win 8.1. When I got back, I was a tad queasy over the complaints I'd read. I'm not sure now whether I accidentally clicked something to make it start or it started on its own - but after about 4 automatic reboots over maybe two hours - all was fine. I'm overjoyed!
I've lost no capability or file that I had in Win 8.1, that I can see. Some settings screens are difficult to find, but that was always so. Things are as quick as ever. Possibly McAfee stopped updating its definitions due to the upgrade. I've uninstalled it & put my trust in Windows Defender & Windows Firewall, which both are impressive, especially the firewall. Some very irksome events dropped out of Event Viewer, but new ones are there which some day I shall investigate. But less/nothing is there having me worrying over hardware as in Win 8.1, though that worry was likely false. Event Viewer errors often are bogus. I've got no problem in Win 10 that I didn't have in Win 8.1, which already wasn't much. Both "SFC /Scannow" & DISM continue to report no errors.
In Win 10, one can no longer permanently prevent critical updates to enter through Windows Update. So, I hope your difficulty with that is over. You can prevent driver updates, but it's best when there is no need to. I haven't personally found one.
I'm overjoyed with Win 10, build 10240. I hope that's what you'll be getting, because, last I read, the new one - Threshold 2 or Version 1511- has been withdrawn. It's problematic. I'll go for it only when offered through Windows Update, when I trust the bugs are fixed. I'll have a fresh set of images & a clone at the ready, though.

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Hi everybody, I successfully upgraded my Inspiron 5348 to Windows 10 recently but after a few days it suddenly got screwed up, I assume after an update or something.
The taskbar no longer has any icons, the clock is missing, the Windows icon doesn't work at all.
I am lucky I can get to the internet to write this.
Anybody have any suggestions?
Should I go back to Windows 8.1? 
Cheers, Paul

A:Windows 10 failure on Inspiron 5348

Your computer is listed on the approved list for the upgrade. Go to Dell Support, Drivers and Downloads to get the drivers you need for Win 10.You can use the link for Support at the top of this page. Dell did a good job with the driver updates for win 10 on the Drivers and Download page. Allow Dell to scan your computer to see what you need.

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oh my go my computer is messed up now - for no reason at all I have lost icons from the taskbar, there is no longer a clock. I cannot access anything from the Windows icon in the lower right. It barely works at all. Have to shut down with power button can't access shut down any more. Please somebody help! Wish I had never upgraded to Windows 10! Only worked for a few days!
p.s. I managed to see the control panel and saw an option to go back to Windows 7 - but I never had Windows 7!

A:Inspiron 5348, Upgraded to Windows 10, all messed up?

Thank you for writing to us!
Windows 7 is probably what the system came with.
You could restart the system and check if you are able to book into windows via " safe mode with networking" .
The upgrade would have had issue and all the update would not have been installed on the system.
Kindly share the service tag to the system via private message .

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I am looking for a Windows 10 driver for a Inspiron 5348 that will allow the touch screen to work.

A:Windows 10 drivers for touch screen Inspiron 5348

Click the link below to download Windows 10 drivers for your computer. You may want to the OSD Application.
Dell Inspiron 5348 Drivers Downloads and Manuals

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I am looking for a Windows 10 driver for a Inspiron 5348 that will allow the touch screen to work.

A:Windows 10 drivers for touch screen Inspiron 5348

Click the link below to download Windows 10 drivers for your computer. You may want to the OSD Application.
Dell Inspiron 5348 Drivers Downloads and Manuals

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Recently my all-in-one computer has stopped working and will not turn on. The power supply test button LED lights up and all of the fans turn on, so I know power is getting to the motherboard. Because it is an all-in-one I feel like my hands are tied when trying to diagnose the issue. I am familiar with using ATX but not this form factor, I would have tried to short the power headers to see if it was possibly just the power switch. I've switched power cords, unplugged non essential components, and switched the RAM to a different slot. I suspect it's the power switch, PSU, or motherboard. I'm clueless as to where to go from here and any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

A:Inspiron 23 5348 Power

This is essentially a notebook computer built into the screen -- basic desktop troubleshooting doesn't apply.
Unplug the system and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall both memory modules and try powering up again.  If you know the power supply is OK, and get no response, the only thing to do next is replace the main system board -- just about everything inside the system is

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The All in one when pressing the power button will not turn on, but the monitor does. it will then shift to HDMI input. External monitor does not work but it will accept an HDMI input from another computer. NO White Lite blinking or amber. Tried to reseat the RAM and a different Hard drive.

Any Other Ideas?

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Hi, the unit "works" fine but yesterday at some point the display began truncating the information. The truncation begins with power-on. (you can tell by the dell-logo and all you can see at the bottom is the option for F12 -- boot etc. (shouldn't there be an F2 listed also?  Part of the screen (about 25-33%) is a lighter shade of purple (vs. the dell logo screens charcoal).  Not sure if a user was messing with _something_. 
It strikes me as an aspect ratio change or a an outright defect.  Ran the diagnostics under F12 and nothing turned up.  The 5348 has no buttons on the unit allowing access to on-screen monitor settings (eg aspect ratio)
Anyone ever encounter this? Anybody know how to get at the display settings for the machine?  thanks, B

A:Inspiron 5348 (all-in-one) display truncation

* Reboot, press F2* Does the BIOS appear? Is it centered?* Exit the BIOS, press F12* Is the Boot Menu centered?* Exit the BIOS all the way into Windows* Is the Windows desktop centered?* Open the Device Manager* What is listed under Display Adapters?* What is listed under Monitors?

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I replaced power supply and motherboard. The on switch has one amber light blink then two amber light blinks.  Now both fans turn on for a few seconds and then off. Nothing on the screen.  What else could be bad?

A:dell Inspiron 23 model 5348

Try these fixes-- www.dell.com/.../how-to-use-and-troubleshoot-the-inspiron-5348

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5348 that won't turn on and I can't get in to the BIOS.  When I turn the computer on the LCD lights up and occassionaly flickers, but the Dell logo doesn't come up and I get in to the BIOS no matter what I do, or at least I can't see that I'm in the BIOS.  The power button lights up white.
Any assistance is appreciated.  Also if there is a way to connect to another monitor to see if the lcd is bad.


A:Dell Inspiron 5348 Not Starting Up

 Also if there is a way to connect to another monitor to see if the lcd is bad.

Borrow another monitor?

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I've got an Inspiron 23 (aka 5348) that does not provide any video from the built-in webcam (trying both Skype Preview and the Camera app).  I see no errors in Device Manager (says the device is working properly) and know of no additional diagnostics or tests.  Is there some way to better troubleshoot this device?

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Hi folks,
Bought my 6yo son a Dell Inspiron 23 5348 about 1.5 years ago. 2 things...

The screen has a single pixel wide, solid dead line from the top to the bottom of the screen that's slightly annoying. It's definitely hardware since its there in the BIOS as well as in Windows. Is this usually the display screen itself or the interface card? Have 600 days left on warranty still and would like to order the correct part and get it replaced. Just not sure if its the screen or interface card I should request.
Came with a 1G hard drive that's sloooooow! I've got a new Samsung 850 EVO 512GB SSD here I'd like to pop in however when I boot I'm asked to select F1, F2 or F5. Pushing F2 for setup does in fact show that the bios sees the SSD but I cant set any boot order. Any tips on what I need to do to get the SSD drive to be seen?

Thank for any suggestions.

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Hi, I have a Inspiron 24 5348 that I purchased in Australia. It has been working fine in England (we share similar power 220-240V), but I am about to move to Japan (they use 100V).
The manual that I found on the dell website (linked below) lists the Input voltage as 100 VAC–240 VAC and the Input frequency as 50 Hz–60 Hz.
Does this simply mean that models sold in different countries will accept different voltage? Or does this mean that, like a laptop, this all-in-one desktop can be used on both voltages and thus will be fine in Japan? 
Is there any way to test this without harming my computer?
Online manual (not sure if US model only or universal):downloads.dell.com/.../inspiron-23-5348-aio_reference guide_en-us.pdf

A:Dell Inspiron 24 5348 voltage

The power supply inside  is a laptop style brick  which will work witn 100 - 240v on the label  its auto switching

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I have a Inspiron 23 Model 5348 and it just was off one day.  I replace the power supply board with a new one and still absolutely nothing comes on.   The little reset switch with the amber light on it does nothing unless either unless I unplug the little white connector up by the large fan/large copper things.  When I unplug that and push in the reset button the small fan comes on and the amber light comes on but once I plug that back in it all turns off.  Any help...please!!

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I have a Dell Inspiron 23 5348 running Windows 10. How do I use the HDMI input? I expected to just attach a device and have the display switch to the HDMI in, but it doesn't. 

Is there some software or switch that must be used in order to access the HDMI in port?

A:Dell Inspiron 23 5348 HDMI Input

Hello ROBNHL01,
Once you have the device connected, use the Input source button on the right to change to HDMI in.
Please send me direct message by clicking on my username with the service tag and contact details, should you require further assistance. If the machine is out of warranty please contact Out of warranty support at http://dell.to/1TD76I0 

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When  playing *** on Facebook, my girlfriends week old Inspiron 23" 5348 freezes up(cursor doesn't show, no response from keyboard.) She ends up having to manually shutting it down.
When restarting the Dell Backup and Recovery screen comes on, asking if she wants to restore to factory settings or do a quick restore.
This has happened 3 times in three days, each time quick restore was chosen. There are no problems until she plays *** again.
Has anyone else ran into this problem or have an idea on how to fix it?

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I've this problem with my All-in-one PC. Dell Inspiron 5348. The problem sometimes appears and sometimes not. It appears while turning on my pc even before windows loads it appears, also it appears even while starting my pc from sleep mode it appears as well.
I thought the dimming button is stuck or something but it's not. Sometimes when the problem doesn't appear I can use the brightness buttons with no problem at all. 
By the way the problem occurs only with the dimming button but all other buttons work fine.

A:Problems Dimming Display Brightness Level on Dell Inspiron 5348

In my experience this is usually caused by Drivers, but in this case I cant be certain. If it was me i would run a couple of diagnostic tests as mentioned in this post.
1. Try reinstalling the drivers. You can download them from the Dell drivers and support section of this site.
2. Update the drivers
3. Run diagnostics
4. Check if you have any third party screen enhancing software that might cause malfunctions and uninstall it

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I have a dell inspiron 23 5348 with defective onboard videochip.. I was looking for a replacement board and I was able to find one but it says it is also compatible with dell OptiPlex 9030?

how true is this? 
can anybody from dell confirm it?  because if I buy the board for OptiPlex 9030 it is a lot cheaper...  I have the i5 model

A:Dell Inspiron 23 5348 All In One PC Motherboard is it the same with Dell Optiplex 9030

see this add

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I have an Inspiron One 2305 All in One with touch display and was planning to upgrade to Windows 8.  However, I just noticed on the Dell Support site that they do not support the upgrade, and thus, don't recommend owners of this computer doing the upgrade.
Anyone done and it, and if so, any issues???  Is it worth it?  I'm trying to take more advantage of my Touch capability I have today.

A:Upgrading Inspiron 2305 to Windows 8???

Not supporting a model does not mean it won't work. It just means Dell will not provide win 8 drivers, software etc. Download and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant on the win 8 download page to see if your hardware will work with win 8 and then decide. IMO you should stay with win 7. Windows 8 will not help with Touch without win 8 drivers for it. It might not even work at all.

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I have a dell  inspiron e1505 running windows 7 32bit. Can this be upgraded to windows 10 without any problem like with drivers for it. I have 2gb of memory and my video card is ati radeon x1300. I just don't want to run into any problems. I have fun getting windows 7 to update itself after i installed it. Thanks for the help i can get.

A:upgrading inspiron e1505 to windows 10

AMD/ATI never released a Windows 8 driver for the X1300, so it's unlikely you'll find it works with Windows 10.  You're better off leaving the system on Windows 7 for the duration of its usable life -- WIndows 7 has a few more years of support left.

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After upgrading to Windows 10, my Inspiron One 2320 screen now flickers red, green blue, white and black.  I connected an external monitor that works fine.  I ran all diagnostic test that were all successful.  I contacted Dell support several times and was no help other telling me that "Dell does not support the upgrading of its computers to Windows 10."  I ran a driver update program to possibly update the graphic driver to Windows 10, this did not work.  I would consider even replacing the graphic card to one that might work with Windows 10 if I could only get model numbers of graphic cards that are compatible. 
My Inspiron One 2320 has loaded properly before and sometimes just starts working after a few minutes or hour of using it with the external monitor.  There seems to be either a glitch, a loose connection.  The Inspiron One 2320 Screen shows the Dell and Windows logo, bios, etc.  Any other test that I can perform or graphic card models I can try?

A:Dell Inspiron One 2320 Flickering After Upgrading To Windows 10

Same problem... Recovered to Win7.

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After about 3 failed attempts to upgrade to windows 10 from 8.1 i inadvertently clicked on that annoying prompt to try again, and it completed the upgrade this time.
Everything is fine with it, except the Wifi and ethernet keeps dropping. If i do the troubleshoot repair or disable/enable my ethernet adapter then it works again for a few minutes before dropping again.
I have installed every upgrade recommended by the Dell website but it still persists. I have the Inspiron 7537
Can anyone recommended any steps to fix it?

A:Ethernet/Wifi keeps dropping since upgrading to windows 10 on Inspiron 7537


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Dear Dell Forum,Recently, I have upgraded from my windows 8.1 to windows 10. After I upgraded, I found blurred displays issue. I have done the following things to resolve my issue.
1. Updated all the latest drivers.2. Changed screen resolution to and fro3. Updated AMD Radeon HD 7700M series and Intel® HD Graphics 4000
For web browsers and File Explorers, I can see very clear display without any issue. But for installed software’s (for example Skype and some other installed applications), I have the blurred display problems. If I open “Device Manager”, I have the same issue. If I try to install any software, the pop-up box also blurry display.I think because of this issue, system start up takes longer time.I am researching this issue since more than a month. Please, can someone help me how to resolve this issue?
thanks in advance..!

A:Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520, blurred display after upgrading to windows 10

Can someone help me to fix this issue?

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After two days of unsuccesful attempting to install Windows 10 (from Windows 7) the newest Windows OS software installed correctly on my Inspiron N411z with Intel i5 (and upgraded to a SSD HD two years ago). BUT, now it does not switch automatically between audio coming from the build-in speakers to a headphone connected with the headphone socket visa versa. The Original Smartaudio software interfered with Windows 10 and does not offer a new windows 10 safe version. After having read various advices I de-installed and de-activated the Original Smartaudio from my laptop. Default audiodrivers is now the microsoft audio driver. I can switch between speaker-sound and headphone sound "manually" by going to sound settings and setting either speakers or headphone as the standard. But this is annoying. Anybody a solution to get the switching done automatically like before?

A:No automatic switching between loudspeakers and headphone after upgrading an Inspiron N411z (Intel i5) to Windows 10

Hi Gerard,

Greetings from Dell Thank you for reaching out to us. The N411z has not been tested to run Windows 10. Some software, drivers and settings may not work as expected. However, have you tried the builtin windows troubleshooter.

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Hello everyone,

Both the laptops Dell Inspiron 15R and Dell Inspiron 7548 came with 6 GB of RAM. I'd like to upgrade it to at least 12 GB by replacing the 2 GB dimms in both laptops with 8 GB dimms.

Was wondering whether it is safe and okay to combine different memory modules from different manufacturers.

I'm also leaving the US next week and so would prefer getting RAM that's more reliable and wouldn't mess up the laptops.

Could you guys please recommend which ones you'd get? I've bought Samsung and Crucial in the past and didn't have any issues.

Here's the existing RAM information from CPU–Z:

Inspiron 15R:

Inspiron 7548:

Based on the above information, could you please recommend the sticks that you would get, preferably from Amazon?

Dell's upgrade page for Inspiron 15R recommends this one:

Dell 8 GB Certified Replacement Memory Module for Select Dell Systems - 1600MHz LV SODIMM : Memory | Dell which is 1600 MHz.

So can I get this one for that laptop: Kingston Technology 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L (PC3-12800) 1.35V Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Intel Laptop Memory KVR16LS11/8 at Amazon.com

This would match the manufacturer of the existing stick (Kingston).

Dell's upgrade page recommended the same stick for Dell Inspiron 7548 as well.

Since I wasn't able to locate Hyundai's 8GB stick, is it okay if I get Kingston or Crucial's stick:

Kingston Technology 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L (PC3-12800) 1.35V Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Intel Laptop Memory KVR16LS11/8 at Amazon.com

Amazon.com: ... Read more

A:Upgrading RAM on Dell Inspiron 15R and Dell Inspiron 7548 laptops

Can't comment on the compatibility, however, make sure laptops support 8GB RAM in a single slot, with 16GB total.

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Hi guys I am wondering If an RX 470 would fit my Inspiron 620. I did some research and I found that the RX 470 is 9.5 " x 5.1 " x 1.6 " Inch. I don't know if this would fit I would really appreciate your help.

A:Upgrading Inspiron 620 GPU

The 620 bios won't like the RX470 and the power supply wont support it.

You should get a GTX1050TI mini instead.  HOWEVER this is ONLY for the MINI Tower.  if you have a 620S neither card fits.

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I'm in the process of upgrading my Dell Inspiron 580s (i5 with *slim case*) for gaming purposes.  I recently installed an MSI GeForce GTX 750 ti low profile graphics card and am now looking to upgrade the power supply.  The PSU in my computer is currently at 250 watts while the minimum for the card is 400 watts.  I've heard that I should probably get a 500 watt PSU but have yet to find one.  The closest I can find is the TFX power supply at 400 watts.
Since I'm new to computer hardware and working with it, I just want to double check to make sure there's nothing I'm missing.  Would a 400 watt power supply be sufficient?  Or is there a 500 watt available that will fit the slim case?  Also, aside from the PSU, is there anything else I'd need to replace for the graphics card to properly work?  I'd like my computer to not melt, ha ha.
Thanks in advance!

A:Upgrading Inspiron 580s

I'm in the process of upgrading my Dell Inspiron 580s (i5 with *slim case*) for gaming purposes.  I recently installed an MSI GeForce GTX 750 ti low profile graphics card and am now looking to upgrade the power supply.  The PSU in my computer is currently at 250 watts while the minimum for the card is 400 watts.  I've heard that I should probably get a 500 watt PSU but have yet to find one.  The closest I can find is the TFX power supply at 400 watts.
Since I'm new to computer hardware and working with it, I just want to double check to make sure there's nothing I'm missing.  Would a 400 watt power supply be sufficient?  Or is there a 500 watt available that will fit the slim case?  Also, aside from the PSU, is there anything else I'd need to replace for the graphics card to properly work?  I'd like my computer to not melt, ha ha.
Thanks in advance!

The 400w TFX unit should also work fine.

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Hi Guys,I just bought a Dell Inspiron 660s Which has-4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1600MHz-1X4GB Intel® Integrated Graphic3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3-3220 ProcessorSo I was thinking to Upgrade the RAM and the GPU of the PCAfter going through many forums recommending GPU Upgrade for inspiron 660 , Most of them suggested -Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7750 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card -http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-amd-ati-hd-7750-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmd7th7wdspnbrhAnd For the Ram Upgrade , I was thinking to go for this - Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) PC RAM (CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10) - http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-vengeance-ddr3-8-gb-1-x-gb-pc-ram-cmz8gx3m1a1600c10/p/itmd8cfmbufg3dnqSo guys , I would like to recheck whether these Parts would be compatible with the computer.Please reply fast :)-Shubham 

A:Inspiron 660s- Upgrading GPU and RAM

The Indian e-tailer you were looking at will have suitable memory. The low profile 7750 card is another matter, and I don't know where you can get one in India.
You might be able to buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Profile-PCI-Express-Graphics-11202-10-20G/dp/B0095MRLJ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363079917&sr=8-1&keywords=sapphire+7750

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Am thinking of upgrading my Inspiron 1545 laptop to Windows 10. I successfully did an N5010 upgrade last week and only lost the bluetooth (to an unsupported driver). 
Anyone know of any compatibility issues with the 1545? I see it hasn't yet been tested, but would like to move to it.

Thanks. Jim

A:Upgrading Inspiron 1545 from Win 7 to Win 10

I can confirm that Windows 10 works fine with no driver issues on the Inspiron 1545; I'm currently using it to write this message. I upgraded from windows 7 without hassle. I've only been using it a day so perhaps some issues may turn up, but for now all seems to be grand!
Hope that helps!

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Hello, i am from Greece and a month ago i bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5567.
I would like to add another SO DIMM DDR4 inside the laptop but as i've seen on videos in youtube, there is no easy way to access the ram slots.
Will the warranty be nulled if i disassemble the laptop myself in order to upgrade my RAM? On-site technical support could help me with that or they only help in case of hardware trouble? I asked about this from the place i bought the laptop but their answer was unclear suggesting me to get help from them installing the RAM (with charge of course).

A:Upgrading RAM on Inspiron 15 5567

Mitsoloth,You can add memory to your computer by following the information in the service manual at the below link. The memory specs are listed below as well.Dell Inspiron 5567 Drivers, Downloads and ManualsThe memory you add to the computer must meet the below specifications.MemorySlots Two SODIMM slots Type Dual-channel DDR4Speed Up to 2133 MHz Configurations supported 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, and 16 GB

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I want to upgrade Ram to 8 gb and hhd to sdd
But don't know which will work with mine.

A:Upgrading inspiron 3148

You can use any 2.5" 7 mm SATA notebook SSD you wish -- however, this system is a SATA 3G, so you won't see the full performance of any SSD (most are now 6G drives). 

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I recently purchased an Inspiron 9300 and it has a 1.6 centrino.  Is there a way that I can upgrade the processor?

A:Upgrading Inspiron 9300

Yes, to a faster Pentium M CPU.  The Core CPUs (Core 2 Duo, Core Duo, Core Solo, Pentium Dual Core, or Celerons based on them) cannot be used.
The fastest is the Pentium M 780 (2.26/533).   These haven't been made in some time but may still be available as old stock or used.

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I have an inspiron 14 3420 laptop. It currently has 2g ram. I would like to upgrade it to 4gb ram. I need to know the specifications of the accepted RAM types.
Speed ? 1600 mhz/ 1333 mhz
Voltage ? 1.5v or 1.3 v
DDr3 ram?
sodimm?cl9 / cl7
Please help.

A:Inspiron 14 3420 upgrading RAM


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My girlfriend recently bought me a Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop and it was the lowest model with the AMD 7th Generation CPU and was wondering if there was any way to upgrade that to the Ryzen 5 and the GPU without voiding the warranty. Is there a way I could purchase them from Dell?

A:Upgrading the Inspiron 5675?

Return the desktop and buy the one with the features you.
A better GPU means bigger power supply is needed.

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So I won this laptop on Ebay for about 250, refurbished and all stock stuff. Downside was that it only has 32BG of Hard Drive space and 2 gigs of ram. I looked up what it needs and everywhere I looked, even Dell's own product page, said I can upgrade the ram to 4GB. Ordered the specific ram it needed, opened it up....... soldered ram....? No slots anywhere to add or replace anything. Even the HDD wasn't a thing, it was a tiny chip soldered into the motherboard. What blew my mind the most was that there is a hard drive caddy slot for a laptop drive with absolutely no way of plugging one in. I learned the hard drive space can only be upgraded via another motherboard, but I am still able to upgrade the ram using what I bought. My question is, how? I see now slots to plug it in, and I have taken this thing apart down to the screen looking for them. Is Dell leading me on? Because I've had three tech support members all tell me I can still upgrade.

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Hello everyone,

I am looking to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 1525 from Windows XP SP1 32bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. However, I don't know if everything is compatible and if I can find the drivers for the laptop somewhere for windows 7. I do have the original Windows XP SP1 32bit driver cd.

Here are the specs:

Operating System
Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3

Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T6400 @ 2.00GHz
Penryn 45nm Technology

4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)

Dell Inc. 0U990C (Microprocessor)

Plug and Play Monitor ([email protected])
Plug and Play Monitor ([email protected])
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (Dell)
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (Dell)

298GB Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 (SATA)
3GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Device (USB)

Optical Drives

Intel High Definition Audio HDMI

A:Upgrading my Dell Inspiron 1525

Do you know if that machine is Win 7 compatible at all, drivers aside?

I wouldn't get frantic about drivers.

Your Windows install disc should have most of them; you might get a few more from Windows Update.

I would go to Dell's website and download your Ethernet (NIC) driver in case Windows doesn't install it. It's the most important driver as you need it to get on the net.

Of course, it wouldn't do any harm to download all possible drivers from Dell, but I wouldn't necessarily install them. See how Windows own drivers do for you.

After you install and get updated, inspect the functionality of your hardware and take a look in Device Manager. If anything is goofy at that time, then look around for other drivers.

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Hey everyone just a couple of questions if any one could do me the favor and help me. I currently have a dell inspiron M5030 and I would like to do a couple of things to it to improve the appearance and better performance. So here we go.

1.) where can I go to upgrade the ram? I currently have three and would love to upgrade to the maximum of 6. What brands should I be looking for that may be better then the Dell versions.

2.) I would like to try and replace the stock keyboard for something that lights up the keys. But please do not refer me to a external light. If it is not possible then could you direct me somewhere that has keyboards that will fit that have different colors, Styles etc...

Thank you again in advance

A:Upgrading ram in dell inspiron m5030, Please help

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com

Run the scan

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Hey all, I've have my Inspiron 660 for well over two years. It has all the original parts, except the PSU which I recently upgraded to the Corsair cx500. I'm still fairly new to upgrading computers and I was wondering which would be the best Graphics Card for my to upgrade to, keeping in mind a lower budget. 
If you need more information to help me find a Graphics Card, let me know. 

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I am attempting to upgrade memory from 4GB to 8GB Windows 10 64 bit. I added Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V Notebook Memory CT102464BF160B to the system, there is only 1 bank, and system will not boot. I thought the new memory might be bad so it ordered a new memory. Same results.  According to the Dell manual I just take out the old memory and add the new.  Any help will be appreciated, thanks in advance.

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I am wondering how many slots there are for RAM in this laptop.
Where are they, and how many gigabytes of ram can each slot handle?  Thanks.

A:Upgrading RAM in Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010)

Here is a link to show how to change the memory outsupport.dell.com/.../memory.htm
Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 (non-ECC)Maximum Memory: 8GBSlots: 2Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800 with a maximum of 4GB per slot.


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I'm thinking of buying a new video card because the old one got fried. I don't know anything about building a PC so I'm asking for your help. My friends told me to get this video card:  https://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-GeForce-DisplayPort-128-bit-ZT-P10510A-10L/dp/B01MCU1ERO/
but I don't know if it will be compatible with my PC. I also think that I need a new PSU but I'm clueless what to buy.
My PC:

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Can any one suggest me at what GB of ram I have to increase in my laptop to boast its performance..
Currently it has 2GB ram 64 bit OS installed windows 10..  
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M facing many problems to work on laptop as m running heavy  software's in it like visual basic  , android studio..

PLEASE get me out of this problem as soon as possible Thankyou

A:Upgrading ram in dell inspiron i3 3520

You can go up to 8GB. 2GB is insufficient for any development software.

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Hey Windows 7 Users. I want to make my Laptop a lot better and faster but I'm not sure on what to upgrade. Take a look at my specs and could you tell me on what I could upgrade? I know that I cannot upgrade my Graphics Card because of Intel's Intergrated Cards but what else could I upgrade? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks and have a good day

A:Upgrading My Dell Inspiron Laptop

They aren't cheap, but you will benefit from a SSD (solid state drive).

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I'll start off by saying I bought my laptop back in Oct of 2015 and I've been using my Inspiron 15 daily, and most part it gets the job done. I'm able to use my Wacom Bamboo easily and Adobe Flash works well enough but takes a minute to open. I've noticed the HDD is starting to show its age already. Bootup takes minutes now, and the Disk is constantly running at 100% when only Chrome is open. I'm no tech expert but seems to be early signs of hard drive failure even though it barely leaves my desk and has about 870GB/1TB free.
So I hopped on Amazon to get a replacement SSD, a SATA 3.0 USB connector, and a 16GB thumbdrive for backup & recovery.

This is my first upgrade, I've been looking up videos but just don't wanna mess anything up when I take the 1TB HDD out and put the SSD in there. Will I be safe making a backup of Windows 10 to the 16GB thumbdrive, then proceeding to replace the HDD for a clean install of Windows?

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I am trying to improve some of the game quality on my computer. I have an inspiron 3650 with i5-6400 CPU and 12GB ram. I want to change out the 240w for something higher like 300w and add a graphics card. Is that at all possible with this computer? Thanks

A:Upgrading inspiron 3650 hardware

Yes, it is possible to upgrade the power supply and add a video card.
PCI x1 Expansion Slot (SLOT4) PCI x16 Expansion Slot (SLOT2) PCI x1 Expansion Slot (SLOT1)
Click the link below to download the online service manuals for information on how to remove.replace parts within your computer.
Inspiron 3650 Drivers, Downloads and Manuals

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Guys, I'm looking to upgrade my stock ssd of 128 gb. I'm planning to upgrade it with a samsung 850 evo 500 gb. I've been told that it's compatible.

My laptop comes with dual drives, 128 gb m.2 ssd and 500 gb 5400 rpm hdd. Can I use the migration software to clone first my 128 gb ssd to the 500 gb hdd, then replace the existing ssd with the evo, then clone it back to the new ssd?

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