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Windows 7: Help me install Windows 7 on this old Dell PC?

05 Aug 2011   #11
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Windows Update didn't have any driver updates as far as I could tell (I installed everything until nothing came up). I searched the terms and read through everything with no luck. I'm assuming there aren't any other options ? This is disappointing because its really great. ex. IE9 opens in 2 seconds , but the graphics won't cooperate, which makes it very difficult to use.

Thanks anyway for the help


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05 Aug 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If the PC has a PCI-e an option like this may be worth the effort.


Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics / Video Cards, $25 - $50
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05 Aug 2011   #13
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

That might possibly be worth it. But any upgrades will unfortunately have to wait until a couple of months when I can get myself enough cash for it. If I'm upgrading the video I may as well look into the RAM, too.
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05 Aug 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

You can try a friend's video card or buy one to try, then return it if it doesn't seem worth keeping - basing your decision to upgrade RAM on that.
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06 Aug 2011   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post

Not to put too fine a point on this ...


I got the ATI 4350 that I run the 47" 1920x1080 LCD TV as a third monitor for $15US with free shipping on special from Newegg and it does not need a PSU connection, just connected it to the mobo and it was good to go.
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06 Aug 2011   #16
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi Ted

Nice cheap job, A.

Ray.
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06 Aug 2011   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi Ted

Nice cheap job, A.

Ray.

Hello Ray, I'm very pleased with it.
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06 Aug 2011   #18
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

I've made the decision to purchase a video card, probably the best option. I'll purchase the card first before the RAM to see if the card will be enough.

But unfortunately as I said these upgrades will have to wait a couple of months at least , but when I do get them, I think this will do as a fine secondary computer . Thanks guys for the help! I'll let you know whenever I do make the purchases.

I've got XP back on this thing until the time comes.....not as fun to use, but a fine temporary solution.
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06 Aug 2011   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

At least you know Windows 7 will run fine on the PC, be sure to post back here with updates.
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06 Aug 2011   #20
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Just found out the thing has no PCI-e slot, I think, lol. From what I can tell all I see are two free PCI slots. I'll try to post a pic later just to be sure, though.
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