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Windows 7: Aero Theme issue on Dell Studio 1555

04 Sep 2009   #11
suryabalaji

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all the replies.

The display issue happens only in Aero Theme mode. There is no issue in the Windows 7 Basic theme mode, which is what I have reverted to.

I tried running the Troubleshooting for both Aero and Display options but it didn't really detect anything. It just asked me to set the Display settings for Best Appearance. But that didnt change anything.

When I bought the laptop, it had Windows Vista 64-bit on it. I installed Windows 7 x64 Ultimate doing a clean install after formatting the OS partition.

But I checked the Device Manager and there are no missing drivers. Dell website has Windows 7 drivers for this laptop model and I downloaded and updated those as well.

Aero themes seemed really cool and I heard from many folks that Windows 7 is awesome. But my experience seems to be otherwise, unfortunately.

Please let me know if there is any other information that I can provide that can help on the diagnostics.


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04 Sep 2009   #12
suryabalaji

Windows 7
 
 

Would Dell still provide support since I reinstalled a new OS on it?
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07 Sep 2009   #13
jwleonard

Windows 7
 
 

I also have recently purchased a 1555 with GM45 and 1080P display and I am having the same issue. The only difference is I am running 32-Bit Windows 7 Ultimate. I don't think a RMA is going to help on this; I think it will be a problem on all 1555 systems (maybe not the ATI cards though). I contacted Dell several times and got a different answer each time. One was the drivers were not available yet and would be released on Oct 22. I then asked why there was a 64 bit driver but not a 32-bit and was told the 64 bit was a beta and not the real driver. I also spoke with a guy that told me this laptop only supports 64-bit and I would need to upgrade to 4GB of RAM and upgrade to 64-bit (Dell only supports 64-bit with 4GB of RAM). I then asked why my 1555 with 3GB of RAM and Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit was sold with a free upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit; he put me on hold and never returned! I do believe this is a driver issue; I checked the Intel site and found their driver was for the RC not the RTM or Retail (which is what I am running, got it from work to test this laptop). I would love to know if there are other 1555 owners out there with this problem. I'm not sure I want to keep it if there are going to be problems when upgrading to Windows 7.
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22 Oct 2009   #14
Howdr

Win 7 7100
 
 

the new drivers for win 7 make it worse

I went back to Vista 64 drivers and then tweaked the blur off to pure transparency and its now behaving.
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23 Oct 2009   #15
ultraplanet

Windows 7
 
 

Here is a little reading from over at Dell Community Board where is seems there may be a problem with the display itself. Several of the posts have a test you can run. Not sure if it helps....

Studio 15 screen flicker - DELL COMMUNITY
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19 Nov 2009   #16
gulam khatri

windows 7 ulitmate
 
 

This problem is resolved , i have same dell 1555 with 3 gb ram 2 gb + 1 gb ( both diffrent componey and may be diffrent freq ) just remove your 1 gb ram and see its work ,,,, cheeers
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21 Nov 2009   #17
Howdr

Win 7 7100
 
 

So the 1gb ram solved it for you? WOW?
strange.
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22 Nov 2009   #18
gulam khatri

windows 7 ulitmate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Howdr View Post
So the 1gb ram solved it for you? WOW?
strange.
not 1 gb i said 1gb+2gb both module is not match ::: now u understand ??? remove one of them module and try !!!
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23 Nov 2009   #19
jwleonard

Windows 7
 
 

FINALLY!!! No reason to remove RAM that you paid for; there is finally a fix. Go to Dell's website and download the A08 BIOS update

Drivers and Downloads

Then go to the intel site and download the latest video driver

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...Chipset+Family

You select your OS Windows 7 32 or 64 and install the latest driver and everything should work.

Please let me know about your results...
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23 Nov 2009   #20
gulam khatri

windows 7 ulitmate
 
 

do not update bios its desable aero permenent and u cant use aero peek , this is call they hiding there mistake on selecting ram module !!!

once again dont update A08 bios i dis but thanks i replaced again with A07

even no windows xp mode work , its work with A06 bios ( i just heared )

so if some one hase a06 bios file please send me on gulamkhatri@gmail.com
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