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Windows 7: Dell Inspiron 1501 no video drivers for Win7 64bit

05 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dell Inspiron 1501 no video drivers for Win7 64bit

i did some searching before hand and came up with nothing...even the Dell site is helpless.

i am currently working on a family members Dell inspiron 1501 Laptop.
i just formatted and clean installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and everything runs just fine, did all updates and the computer runs great, but i cannot get the video card drivers to work or the ATI Catalyst Control Center to "work" right. It keeps saying that it installed the drivers and everything works but the display does not have the Aero capability...its just annoying. Im not sure if he even cares if it has the Aero option, but i have OCD...so it has to be done right...

Im not sure what info is needed to help, so please ask all the questions you can. i really wanna get this figured out, this is the only thing left and his computer will be fresh!


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05 Jun 2012   #2

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Visit this site and choose drivers for your OS:

Dell Inspiron Drivers | Dell Inspiron 1501 | Free Download | go4download.com
PS: read the green lines before downloading.
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05 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for the link, im downloading it now (kinda slow internet) ill report back whether or not it works
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05 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Have tried rerunning the Windows Experience Index? What GPU does the computer have?
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05 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Have tried rerunning the Windows Experience Index? What GPU does the computer have?

well now i dont know which one fixed it, i downloaded the required driver from the link above and after the install it didnt change anything. Then i did the Windows Experience Index refresh and all seems to look good. Thanks for the help. Now i know for next time!
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05 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Rerunning the WEI is known to solve issues with Aero not working, although getting the driver from Dell probably helped. Glad to hear you got it working.
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05 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sometimes CCC is more trouble than it is worth i would uninstall the package and re-install package of driver only with catalyst manager which is ok on it's own.

Gives us the make and model of ATI card may be able to give link to ATI/AMD direct.
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05 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the person that the computer is for isnt too concerned about that, everything is working perfect right now, so im just going to leave it be.

BUT...i dont know the card thats in it, but if you google Dell Inspiron 1501 it will eventually lead you to some specs that will give you the card make and model...but im not worried about
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05 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Murd3rd, there should be button you can click on near the top of this page that says "Mark as Solved". You can click that to let people know that your issue has been fixed.
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05 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Murd3rd, there should be button you can click on near the top of this page that says "Mark as Solved". You can click that to let people know that your issue has been fixed.

thanks...i keep forgetting about that...
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