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Windows 7: Windows 7 on OLD computers

05 Oct 2009   #111
msr

Windows 7
 
 

No advice for me? I'll have to go back to using XP I guess...

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05 Oct 2009   #112

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msr View Post
Hello everyone!

I have a Dell D600 and I installed Windows 7 on it. It works fine and fast, except for the internet. I have mobile internet, using a Huawei E870 express card (with PCMCIA adapter). I have tried updating drivers and it does recognise the data card but it will not connect to the internet. In Device Manager, the PCI Modem comes up with an exclamation mark, but update driver will give me no result.
Anyone have any ideas?
In plain English please, I'm no whizz.
Contact the manufacturer of the Huawei card (Or their in country rep) for customer support. This does not appear to be a Windows issue (Did this same card work under Vista? if yes x32 or x64? Home Premium, Business, Ultimate?). Have you considered getting an updated and supported card for your Windows machine. If this is a supported card then the manufacturer will support it on Windows 7. Some old hardware is just not supported on Vista or Windows 7 and WILL need to be replaced to move forward. This was the biggest non-adoption issue for people thinking about Vista. If it doesn't work with Vista it probably won't work with Windows 7.

I don't think people are deliberately blowing you off but again....this does not appear to be a Windows 7 issue specifically.

By the way, it is very difficult to support you if you don't fill out your "System Specs" so that we can see the platform you are attempting to work on (Yes, you said Dell D600 but have you changed anything in it. Most people don't go to dell to look up your specs just to help you as this is your responsibility. Have you talked to Dell by the way?). I personally have Windows 7 working on a Dell C600 with a dell broadcom wireless card, I unfortunately don't use the phone (Mobile internet) providers for my internet access.
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05 Oct 2009   #113

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msr View Post
No advice for me? I'll have to go back to using XP I guess...

Did you check the Dell page

Drivers & Downloads=

Did you try installing drivers in XP compatibility mode ?
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05 Oct 2009   #114
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msr View Post
Hello everyone!

I have a Dell D600 and I installed Windows 7 on it. It works fine and fast, except for the internet. I have mobile internet, using a Huawei E870 express card (with PCMCIA adapter). I have tried updating drivers and it does recognise the data card but it will not connect to the internet. In Device Manager, the PCI Modem comes up with an exclamation mark, but update driver will give me no result.
Anyone have any ideas?
In plain English please, I'm no whizz.
How I would approach this problem is to Google the card so thoroughly that I know for certain what drivers are available, try them all in each compatibility mode. Simultaneously I would check the firmware on my router to make sure it is up to date, or if there is 3rd party firmware which might work.

After I have exhausted options for my card and router, I would then look for cards that are compatible and try them. If you have a USB adapter around you can also try that to see if it connects.

Google holds most all human knowledge - you just need to know how to ask the question. This is how novices become tech savvy.
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05 Oct 2009   #115

Windows XP Pro, Windows 7
 
 

I installed on an older Dimension 8400, P4 3.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, and a NVIDIA 7600GT graphics adapter. It's running pretty well, glad I decided to upgrade the graphics adapter about 3.5 years ago
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22 Oct 2009   #116

xp
 
 

Hello everyone!

I have a Dell latitude D600 and I intend to install Windows 7 on it.
My system has 512 ram, 40gb hdd and ati radeon 9000 with 32mb. All i can do is to add 1gb ram, so it will be 1,5gb ram.
So I would like to know will this system run windows 7.
Please help me with some advise what should I do, bying ram or ......
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22 Oct 2009   #117

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

Buy ram, it's cheap.
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23 Oct 2009   #118

 

12 pages, 117 posts and
WHY DO YOU NOT START YOUR OWN THREAD.
This is rude - I'm sure you would not like someone to take your thread, and turn it into "BUY more memory"

WHY TRY AND BUMP THE OTHER PERSONS.

ALSO POST SO SPECS IN THE SPEC AREA.



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24 Oct 2009   #119

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 
Lets get back on track...

For sh*ts & giggles I decided to try loading Windows 7 Pro on my 10 year old former server... A PIII 800MHz CPU & 512 MB RAM! It's was relegated to a shelf in my garage and became a spider dwelling! LOL!

Its performing better than XP was on same machine! Faster boots, shut downs, web... I AM AMAZED! Good job MS! Hell, thanks to a video card that died 2 years ago and a replacement Nvidia FX-5200; this thing even runs aero! Only issue is OLD SB Live... no supported drivers!

Also, Ive tried running Windows System Rating, but it crashed both times after about 15 minutes... however I suspect that the Windows update download may be causing this... I will update later!

BTW: Here's proof!


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24 Oct 2009   #120

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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