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Windows 7: Setting up SSD for Windows

05 Oct 2012   #31

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

OK have run that and rebooted but still got the problem.

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05 Oct 2012   #32

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Go to Dell support site and enter your "service tag" number.

That should lead you to relevant drivers and all other available downloads for that specific machine.

If you have already done that, you could try drivers from the hardware manufacturer, such as Realtek for audio, Intel for video, or whatever you are using.

If none of the above work and Windows Update does not help, I suspect you have a configuration issue rather than a driver issue per se.
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05 Oct 2012   #33

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Have done that and when I run the Nvidia driver software it doesnt detect the nvidia graphic card
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05 Oct 2012   #34

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Beginning to think reinstalling windows will be the easiest option. I read somewhere that the drivers (motherboard, chipset etc etc|) should be installed in a particular order, whicl;st I ran them in the order I had them in a folder.
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05 Oct 2012   #35

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Chipset driver is typically the first one you should install, although I'm sure there are tens of millions of PCs out there running well with no chipset driver or with drivers installed in random order.
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05 Oct 2012   #36

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themaverick View Post
Installed ssd and up and running in 30 mins! However - various problems. Windows detects my video card as generic, and apart from it being NVidia I have no idea which model it is - how can I find out? The NVida website just says it doesnt recognise it as one of theirs.

Similarly with the sound drivers - how can I detecxt the model and get the right drivera?

I did download all the drivers for my Dell Inspiron 580 Desktop beforehand and ran them all, but the above is the problem I have.
If everything is working OK, I wouldn't worry about it. Windows has almost all drivers on the Win CD. They might not be the Nvidia or other brand drivers, but they work OK. I didn't have to install any on mine. Everything was on Windows disk.
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06 Oct 2012   #37

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Finally after a second re-install, then all the windows updates before the drivers, I'm up and running - thanks.
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06 Oct 2012   #38

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I suppose I could now delete the recovery partition and the windows files form the old HD?
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06 Oct 2012   #39

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themaverick View Post
I suppose I could now delete the recovery partition and the windows files form the old HD?
Yep. Most people continue to use old HDDs for storage or backup.
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