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Windows 7: Problems with Dell Installation

27 Nov 2009   #1
Kelli107

windows vista
 
 
Problems with Dell Installation

I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 with windows vista. I was given the free upgrade to windows7. When I try to install windows 7 it says that my webcam is not compatible and wants to remove it from my system. Has anyone else had this problem or know of a way around it? The laoptop is brand new and I don't want to mess it up. Thanks.


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27 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hi. What you can do is go to the device manager. Right click on the webcam and disable it. Then upgrade to Windows 7.

Once at Windows 7 desktop, re-enable the camera in the device manager and see if it works. If not, try a Windows Update for the driver. If still no good, let me know and I'll have a solution for ya.
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27 Nov 2009   #3
slapshot1959

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kelli107 View Post
I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 with windows vista. I was given the free upgrade to windows7. When I try to install windows 7 it says that my webcam is not compatible and wants to remove it from my system. Has anyone else had this problem or know of a way around it? The laoptop is brand new and I don't want to mess it up. Thanks.
Are you using the upgrade assistant dvd that came with the windows 7 upgrade disk?
In my system, it also said this along with a couple others. After you disable and/or unistall those particular apps or devices, pop that dvd back in when you finish your Windows 7 installation. It will then search and install the correct drivers (if Windows 7 didn't already find them) for your laptop. Obviously if that fails you should be able to go back to Dell's support site and download the right ones for your pc.
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