Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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 W7 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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 10 Pro 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
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 10 Pro X64

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

  • 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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64

What verision of the nvidia driver did you install?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Dell Inspiron 1720 x64 success!

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
some help pls.. nvidia geforce 8600gt inspiron 1720 ..
hi guys i just install windows 7 in my dell inspiron 1720 . it's look nice and fast installation. intel core 2 duo cpu t7100 .80 ghz . ram 2.00g . nvidia geforce m8600 gt 256 mb turbocach 512 mb . windows 7 ultimate x32 . but the problem is, when i play PES 2011, vram detected is only...
Graphic Cards
Inspiron 1720 Graphics problem
I have installed windows 7 two day ago from th start i am facing graphics issues when playing video and also when browsing it is smooth experience please suggest any solution for this problem. System config Inspiron 1720 Processor: Intel core 2 2.4 gh display: Nvdia 8400gs
Graphic Cards
Dell Bios Admin Password/Inspiron 1720
If your trying to change a bios setting or Reformat any of the newer Dell Laptop's you may run into this issue! There is an Administrator password you will be prompted for. I believe this is created at the factory and unplugging the bios battery no longer does the trick! I tried many different...
General Discussion
Problems with BIOS A09 in Inspiron 1720
Hello all, I am trying to install Microsoft 7 from Vista. I've run into a series of problems. -- I downloaded microsoft 7 from the microsoft online store -- I can't complete the setup process until I update the BIOS -- error message is: Windows cannot be installed on this computer with...
SigmaTel dell inspiron 1720
Hello all, I have a minor problem. When I am listening to music, sometimes the sound is distorted for a short period of time. This also happens if I return from a break, and my display turns on when I move the mouse (while the music is still playing). If I just listen to music, and...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26.
Twitter Facebook Google+