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Inspiron 1520 compatible enough with windows 7 ?


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#1 mj2000

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 01:20 AM

Hi all.

I have installed win 7 on my inspiron 1520 and i see 1 or 2 per day the blue screen and sometimes firefox crashes.

I have not installed any drivers or uncompatible programs.

i looked into dell website and i saw it was not listed as the compatible for 7.

What is the matter ? it s not recomended to be installed on inspiron 1520 ?

If not which of my hardware should be improved ?

thanks.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 02:18 AM

I have been running 32-bit Win 7 Home Premium on my Inspiron 1520 for over a year without issues. Did you do a clean install (format during install) or did you do an upgrade from Vista? Since Dell provides drivers and such for Vista it means the hardware is perfectly capable of running Win 7 since Vista and Win 7 drivers are generally interchangeable. I don't know why Dell does not list it on their website as Win 7 compatible.

Edited by strolln, 02 May 2011 - 02:23 AM.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 02:24 AM

I have been running 32-bit Win 7 Home Premium on my Inspiron 1520 for over a year without issues. Did you do a clean install (format during install) or did you do an upgrade from Vista? Since Dell provides drivers and such for Vista it means the hardware is perfectly capable of running Win 7 since Vista and Win 7 drivers are generally interchangeable. I don't know why Dell does not list it on their website as Win 7 compatible.

no, i had a clean install. i had xp before.

this link i meant on dell :
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&docid=DSN_364750&isLegacy=true

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 02:36 AM

This Dell site has a automated feature which will scan your computer and make suggestions regarding upgrades needed to run Windows 7.

Step 2:Use Windows Advisor and Windows Update

Steps 2, 3, and 4 are recommended for Dell systems not offering Windows 7 factory installed. Use Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to verify all your computer components and software are ready for Windows 7. This application will scan your system and provide recommendations for what you should do prior to upgrading to Windows 7.


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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:46 AM

My advice would be to use something like Blue Screen View to track down the causes of the Blue Screens. Have you run Windows Update and installed the critical updates?

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 11:00 AM

No i had not.

i try to do them.




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