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Windows 7: Dell Inspiron 1720 x64 success!

28 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Dell Inspiron 1720 x64 success!

Hello all!

I want to report that I successfully installed Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop.

Only driver needed was latest Nvidea driver for Geforce 8600M GT.
You have to enable Aero manualy, I forgot how I did it ;-)

A very minor driver isue is still not solved, but overall everything works great.
Base System Device no driver

Experience Index 4.7, well I am satisfied with the way Windows 7 Feels and look.

Another thing I am investigating is why Windows Vista is still in the boot menu, and this while I deleted the vista partition and formated it before clean install.

Questions are always welcome, I will try to answer them.

Have a nice day!

zx81


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25 Dec 2010   #2

W7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Touch pad?

I was wondering if you've found a work around for the touch pad. I installed Windows 7 home premium 64-bit. The scroll bars on my touch pad don't work any more. I looked for a driver for it and no help from dell. Any input would be most appreciated.
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25 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

What kind of Touchpad do you have? Alps or something else. If you post the service tag # for the laptopwe can look on the Dell web site to find that info, then download a Win 7 X64 driver for it from almost anywhere.

See here: Alps Touch Pad driver for Win 7 64bit
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26 Dec 2010   #4

W7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I it is a Dell Touchpad. I can't find anything on the system configuration page. The line for the key board says "Keyboard, 101, United States English, Single Pointing Adriatic" I don't know if that gives you the info for the touchpad.
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26 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Provide the service tag# and we can look at the ship document to see what was included. That should tell us.

Also,
  • Open Device Manager - (Control Panel, System, Hardware tab, Device Manager)
  • Expand the each entry that has a yellow ! next to it.
  • Double click on each one in turn
  • Click on the Details tab
  • Make sure Device Instance Id is selected in the drop down box
  • Click on the line that starts with PCI\Ven_ then press Ctrl+C to copy it to the clipboard
  • Start a reply here and paste the copied data in it.
It will look something like this: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2449&SUBSYS_30138086&REV_01\4&2B96F39&0&40F0
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15 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What verision of the nvidia driver did you install?
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