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Windows 7: Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron 700M

07 Sep 2009   #1

Windows XP
Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron 700M

Hello Friends
I googled about it. I found that many have problem with respect to display.

Does anybody got it working on Dell Inspiron 700m laptop?

If yes, please explain the steps here guys. It really helps many people like me. And if any specific driver need to be installed, I request you to post the link to download it.

Thanks for your valuable inputs in adbvnce.

Looking forward solution to get windows 7 working on Dell Inspiron 700M

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07 Sep 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

after doing some googling, it appears that your laptop has an intel 855gm graphics chip.

neither dell nor intel seem to have vista nor 7 drivers, only for xp.

have you tried these xp drivers, or have you not installed 7 yet because of this issue?
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08 Sep 2009   #3

Windows XP

Dear Mickey Megabyte
you guessed correct. I didn't install Windows 7 yet, because of this issue.
If anybody has solution for this, please post here, so that I can install Win 7.

Help me guys..

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27 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7

Back in the Vista days, installation detects both graphics (intel 852/855) and my wireless adapter (intel 2200bg).

Now, when I first installed the RC, neither my graphics / wireless gets detected.
Trying to install the XP intel graphics driver (official xp driver from Dell website, since vista ones aren't available), but it screwed up completely and I can't boot up properly.

I didn't diagnose the problem and make note of everything. I have just done a fresh install of the RTM. Same thing. Intel seems to have made a graphics accelarator driver for Win 7 RC. I am going to give it a shot.
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27 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7

After installing Win7 RTM, initially only LAN is installed.

Running windows update I managed to install AUDIO and WIRELESS drivers.

Video is still a problem, the Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver for Win7 RC did not work.

See attached screenshot.

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Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron 700M-intel_video_driver_error.png  
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27 Sep 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I would try to run Win7 in Sun Virtual Box. It may mimic acceptable graphics.
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28 Sep 2009   #7

Windows XP
Anybody has any solution?

Hi Friends
Any one has any working solution to see Windows 7 working on Inspiron 700 m?
And aso suggest windows 7, 32-bit or 64-bit? Which best works on Inspiron 700 m?

Waiting for your expert ideas/suggestions/solutions

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29 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7

basiclaly install windows 7 from the dvd... 32 bit as 700m is not 64 bit.

What you'll find is that audio and wireless drivers are missing (the LAN works fine though...)

to fix that, what you will need is to plug in your LAN cable and perform a windows update.

everything should now be working except the video driver (which will still show as standard vga)

i tried the windows 7 rc drivers from INTEL but it didn't work... i'll keep pinging the intel website to see if they release a new set of drivers...

hope this helps.
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30 Sep 2009   #9

Windows XP

Thanks dude.
I'll be waiting to see the replies from you all, saying that, graphics is working fine . And I would also expect steps to make graphics works fine on 700m .

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30 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64 finally!

Allen, if you have all that expectation, please fill in your system specs (left lower corner). Then people will be more willing and actually able to help
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