Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Installation problems : Windows 7 64-bit on Dell Optiplex 760

15 Oct 2012   #1
vanHunks

Premium 64-bit
 
 
Installation problems : Windows 7 64-bit on Dell Optiplex 760

I bought recently a re-furbished Dell Optiplex 760. I installed an SSD for the boot drive and tried to install Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (the OEM CD). The install ran smoothly up to a certain point and then did nothing. I repeated the installation with the 32-bit version and this completed successfully. The point at which the 64-bit install failed appears to be when the installation process tests the video performance, suggesting a problem with the 64-bit versions's graphics-card driver. The successful install revealed the graphics card (on-board chip, in fact) to be the Intel Q45/Q43 Express chipset. Has anyone had a similar experience and dealt successfully with the problem ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Oct 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

See here: How to Access Device Manager During the Installation of Windows 7

The part to follow is down a ways under Now for Safe Mode:.

Disable your video card/chip for now then download and install the latest driver once it completes if Windows Update does not resolve theproblem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2012   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I see that Win7 X64 is officially supported on the OptiPlex 760:

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

I'm not sure what you problem is. When you say "OEM CD", do you refer to one that came from Dell?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Oct 2012   #4
vanHunks

Premium 64-bit
 
 

Gentlemen, Thanks for your suggestions. The process of deactivating the video driver during the installation worked a treat; I was able to complete the installation and install subsequently the correct video driver. The OEM CD (actually DVD) was the disc provided by the refurbisher - it's an MS version for re-furbishers, who are pretty active in this part of the world.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2012   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That's great! Glad it worked for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2012   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Glad you got things working. This part of the world is where?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Installation problems : Windows 7 64-bit on Dell Optiplex 760




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Problems Cloning Hard Drive On A Dell 755 Optiplex Dt
Hello I have the Dell 755 OptiPlex large Tower. It had a small 250 Gb hard drive and I put a 1000 Gb hard drive in and loaded windows 7. The computer will not boot into the new hard drive, I have tried everything, including taking out the battery for a an hour or so, updating the bios to the A22...
Hardware & Devices
Finalize installation of Windows 7 on Dell n4110 laptop problems
I wiped and installed win 7 on this pc using OEM 64 bit SP 1 install disk. I had saved all of the pc drivers using a free download program named DriverMax to a flask drive. I tried using this program to reinstall my drivers and couldn't because it was not archived with the program. There is no...
Installation & Setup
windows 7 dell optiplex 755 boot fail
Hi please help i have got a dell OptiPlex 755 (discontinued model) i boot up that takes a bit longer than normal then it goes to the windows 7 logo twirly thing it pauses half way through a flash of blue screen (too short to get a code) then it restarts i can then go to the option to start up...
General Discussion
Having problems with onboard audio with a Dell Optiplex 745 and W7
I've been refurbishing some Dell Optiplexes and have run into a problem. The Optiplex 755 runs Windows 7 perfectly, with good volume for the onboard audio. With the 745s though, the audio is extremely low and faint. I've tried running the audio drivers in compatibility mode and as...
Sound & Audio
Diplay drivers for Dell Optiplex GX260 for Windows 7
Hi, I have Dell Optiplex GX260 system. I intalled Windows 7 Ultimate on that. The resolution of screen is fine but it is not supporting 1280 x 1024 resolution and videos are not playing properly. It was not taking audio drivers as well but when I ran the SoundMax drivers for XP in compatibility...
Graphic Cards
Windows 7 on Dell Optiplex GX280
Hey guys! Is it possible to install Windows 7 on this machine? My dad found a Optiplex GX280 lying around somewhere. He brought it back home and I was pretty impressed by it's specs. Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600) Memory (RAM) 503 MB Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:09.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App