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Windows 7: Win 7 Pro

11 Nov 2009   #1
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 
Win 7 Pro

I ran a clean install of win 7 pro 64 Bit, on my Dell XPS 32 Bit system and the media, Movies, clips, videos and such are very unstable, when I reinstall WIN XP the media is fine. I also tried the 64 Bit version of Win 7 with the same results. Could it be the the video card? Win 7 does not ask for Nvidia drivers, it uses defaults. Could that be the problem? Also, my Intel Web Cam (C110) will not work but I cannot download drivers for it?

Thanks for your help...

Fred


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11 Nov 2009   #2
AngelProcesser

 

Have you verified that you have the latest drivers for your hardware?

Why can't you download drivers? Explain how that is being done.

Have you tried the W7 troubleshooter?
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11 Nov 2009   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Fred, Welcome to the Seven Forums.
Could you please give us you system specs, especially your video card. This would help us answer your questions.

If you used the video drivers offered by MS then they may not be up to date. Check the Nvidia web site for new drivers. I am going to pop over to the site to see what version my drivers are on at this time. Will get back in a few minutes.

Back, the latest drivers are: 191.07 (64 bit system, and Geforce 8800 GT OC card), dated 10/5/2009.
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12 Nov 2009   #4
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 

Thank you both for your response. The device is an Intel Easy Web Cam (C110). I am currently using WinXP because of the media problem. My Firmware is Nvidia 8300 GeForce.

With Win 7 installed, the device manager labels the web cam as 'other device' when I run 'update driver' it tells me no driver can be found. Manual install does not find anything, web cam is not listed as a possible device. When I try to find drivers all I get is offers for a driver manager that I do not want. Intel lists no drivers and because the device was not included with the computer, Dell lists no drivers for it.

Nvidia GeForce 8300 GS / Chip Type: GeForce 8300 GS / DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC / Memory Size: 512 MB /
Adapter String: GeForce 8300 GS / Bios Information: 60.86.45.00.26

List all models: All 32 or 16 Bit, no 64? Driver version: 6.14.112.9107 (NVIDIA)

My computer; Dell XPS 410/910 running a samsung 23" monitor. Lee, not sure what other specs you might want? Please specify. Thanks. Hopefully this will be enough.

Appreciate your help...

Fred
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12 Nov 2009   #5
Arran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When you say Dell XPS 32bit system, is it actually 32bit?

Because I don't think a 64bit operating system would properly if at all when installed on a 32bit system... I haven't tried so wouldn't know for sure, just guessing...

I'm sure an XPS would be 64bit anyways, but just to be sure..
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12 Nov 2009   #6
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 

According to Dell, if a clean install is done a 64 bit will work on a 32 bit system. I purchased my XPS in august of 2007. It is a 32 bit system. I have a friend who purchased a Dell with Vista 32 bit, they also tried to sell me Vista and I told them I would look elsewhere, they gave me the XP OS. Everything is fine with win 7 except those problems I listed. I am thinking, I watch TV and Movies on the net, Fancast, hulu and others, my laptop, (HP Pavilion - July 2009), is a Vista 64B with a clean install of win7 and it works fine.
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12 Nov 2009   #7
Arran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
Although you can install a 32-bit operating system on a computer that has a 64-bit CPU, you cannot install a 64-bit operating system on a computer that has a 32-bit CPU.
Got this info from..
Installation choices for 64-bit consumer versions of Windows Vista


Edit:- I think your disc probably has both the 32bit and 64bit versions on, maybe you have 2 discs? I just read that retail would ship with both versions... I think if it was on the same disc maybe it would automatically choose the one depending on what your CPU is?
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12 Nov 2009   #8
AngelProcesser

 

It ships with two disks each clearly marked 32 bit or 64 bit.

This I do know - in order to run a 64 bit OS, you need 64 bit hardware. A 32 bit OS can be run on 64 bit hardware but 64 bit software will not run on 32 bit hardware.
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12 Nov 2009   #9
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 

I have found the problem with my computer. Although I have a 32 bit system running 4 GB ram, it is not enough ram to run the 64 bit system because of the need for more ram with 64 bit. My Laptop is a 64 B system (Vista) with a clean install of win 7, it runs fine because it was a 64 bit system to begin with.

Still, I'm puzzled by win7 pro 32B system not running on the XPS?

Swamson Photos; the Win7 OS is equipped with drivers for most everything. My Printer, HP Photosmart C5280 actually downloads drivers from MS and runs fine on either 32 or 64 bit. I think driver programmers can and do make adjustments in their firmware/software.

Fred
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12 Nov 2009   #10
AngelProcesser

 
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..or counsel, one will help
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