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Windows 7: Will Windows 7 work on dell dimension 3000?

18 Aug 2009   #21
Snufffed

 

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Computer Specs.
IBM ThinkPad
A22m Laptop
Windows 2000

Intel Pentium III 850MHz CPU
256MB RAM Memory
30GB Hard Drive
Modem & NIC port
1 USB ports
2 PCMCIA ports
CD-ROM drive

Now running Windows 7.
Can I tell you how.
NO, so plz do not ask. Just remember GOOGLE is your best buddy.


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27 Oct 2009   #22
Scottm729

Windows 7
 
 
You can upgrade your Dell Dimension 3000 to Win7

FYI - I just finished upgrading my Dell Dimension 3000 to Win 7 and it is working great!

I did have to make the following upgrades to my hardware;

*) Added Nvidia Geforce 9400GT PCI 1GB DDR2 Graphics Card (~$70 @ frys.com)
-Intergrated Intel motherboard graphics would work for basic funtionality. But you can not see all the 'fun' stuff on win7.

*) Removed the unsupported Sound Blaster Live! card (no win7 drivers for it)
Enabled the intergrated sound card on motherboard via BIOS setting (win7 was happy!)

*) Upgraded RAM from 1GB to 2GB (~??)
-1GB was working okay but I received 2GB of RAM as birthday present

Win7 gives your system a performance grade. My system was a 1.0 (due to lack of graphics card). It now rates a 3.9 with the CPU being the limiting factor.

It appears I now have full Aero graphics (which look wonderful!).

Best of luck with your upgrade,
Scott
(updated on 10/28/09)
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27 Oct 2009   #23
blade1269

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hey,

Try 7 on it, I have it on a dell dimension 6000 and runs fine. better than xp did.
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21 Nov 2009   #24
mfullen

windows 7
 
 
Samsung syncmaster 932bw

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StanAnderton View Post

I am using a Dell Dimension 3000 with the onboard video right now. Yeah I know it doesn't meet the minimum specs that MS says you need, but it works just fine. I did an upgrade to the V word (Ultimate) just over a week ago on this old warhorse just for kicks, and then downloaded 7 Ultimate and decided to go for the gusto. I have a couple of virtual machines on my work computer with 7 and I use 2008 Enterprise server with Hyper-V as my desktop OS.

The only real trick with the video is this: Download the drivers from Dell for your original configuration, R106458.exe, and run it to extract the files to your drive. Following the 7 install you will have a glorious 640x480 desktop that made me want to lose my dinner, but don't lose hope. Navigate to the location of your driver files, c:\dell\drivers\R106458 if you went with the default, and locate the setup.exe file. If you try to run it you will be cussin' me 'cause it will choke and laugh at you and say you can't run this file on 7. So don't give it the satisfaction and just right click on the file and select properties. Select the compatibility tab and click the box for XP mode, and hit enter. You won't be able to see the whole dialog in the window nor could I scroll to bring it to view, but just hit enter. Then run the setup.exe and it will tell you that it needs to restart. Do it and when it comes up again you should be looking at a 1280x1024 screen.

Hope I didn't miss anything. Enjoy! You wont get video quality and performance as you would with a high performance video card, but it beats Vista or XP for that matter. A bit of a learning curve, but if you can figure the workarounds life is good.

Stan


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Thank you , thank you, thank you!
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28 Jan 2010   #25
weaver3

WINDOWS 7
 
 

Hi everyone...im new here and i just recently installed 7 to find out that i had to update my PCI card...i currently have a dell dimension 3000 and wanted to know if this PCI card from ebay would work? Could someone check that out and let me know?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ATI-Rage-128-VR-...item439b4c85b1
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28 Jan 2010   #26
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weaver3 View Post
Hi everyone...im new here and i just recently installed 7 to find out that i had to update my PCI card...i currently have a dell dimension 3000 and wanted to know if this PCI card from ebay would work? Could someone check that out and let me know?

ATI Rage 128 VR 128VR 32 MB PCI 3D Video Graphics Card - eBay (item 290368292273 end time Feb-06-10 19:43:04 PST)
yes that card will work for your system.
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03 Aug 2010   #27
yadayada

win 7
 
 
Dell Dimension 3000

Dell Dimension 3000 - This did not work for me. Setup.exe was already set for Compatibility mode. Setup would not run. Would not run as an admin either. How about some more detail about what is really being installed where?
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03 Aug 2010   #28
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yadayada View Post
Dell Dimension 3000 - This did not work for me. Setup.exe was already set for Compatibility mode. Setup would not run. Would not run as an admin either. How about some more detail about what is really being installed where?
If you need to,Try installing the drivers this way.

Compatibility Mode
OR
Driver Install - Device Manager
OR
Driver Install - Add Hardware Wizard

Can you post back with a screen shot Device Manager?
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17 Aug 2010   #29
Pablo24k

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7232
 
 

hey Stan....i have a Dell Dimension 3000 and can't seem to get Aero working...any ideas....

Thanx Pablo24k

P.s. Thanks for the help with the res 1280x1024
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23 Aug 2010   #30
colinb

Windows Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StanAnderton View Post

I am using a Dell Dimension 3000 with the onboard video right now. Yeah I know it doesn't meet the minimum specs that MS says you need, but it works just fine. I did an upgrade to the V word (Ultimate) just over a week ago on this old warhorse just for kicks, and then downloaded 7 Ultimate and decided to go for the gusto. I have a couple of virtual machines on my work computer with 7 and I use 2008 Enterprise server with Hyper-V as my desktop OS.

The only real trick with the video is this: Download the drivers from Dell for your original configuration, R106458.exe, and run it to extract the files to your drive. Following the 7 install you will have a glorious 640x480 desktop that made me want to lose my dinner, but don't lose hope. Navigate to the location of your driver files, c:\dell\drivers\R106458 if you went with the default, and locate the setup.exe file. If you try to run it you will be cussin' me 'cause it will choke and laugh at you and say you can't run this file on 7. So don't give it the satisfaction and just right click on the file and select properties. Select the compatibility tab and click the box for XP mode, and hit enter. You won't be able to see the whole dialog in the window nor could I scroll to bring it to view, but just hit enter. Then run the setup.exe and it will tell you that it needs to restart. Do it and when it comes up again you should be looking at a 1280x1024 screen.

Hope I didn't miss anything. Enjoy! You wont get video quality and performance as you would with a high performance video card, but it beats Vista or XP for that matter. A bit of a learning curve, but if you can figure the workarounds life is good.

Stan
I used this fix on my sisters (six year old) Dell Dimension 3000 - and it worked a treat!
Thanks Stan - You are a wizz!!

ColinB
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