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Dec 1, 2014

I think I made a mistake in purchasing my Inspiron 15 without a CD drive. This laptop came with Windows 8 (I hate it) and I would like to install Windows 7 (I love it), but not sure that I can. Forget it. I am not thinking. I just need to attach an external drive.

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Dell Inspiron 17R N7110 :: Setting Up Laptop From Fresh OS Install - Windows 7

Apr 2, 2013

I admit that I messed up in trying to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit without reformatting and using a flash drive and instructions downloaded from YouTube. And yes, I have learned a great lesson from this experience. Now I have purchased from DELL a Windows 7 CD along with a drivers CD for me to start over with. I would like to know how to do this the right way. I have a Inspiron laptop model 17R N7110. I am hoping that this fresh install will put this laptop back like it was when it was new. Minus the bloatware of course.

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I  had a problem  with my old windows vista, and  cannot restart windows. I put in a brand new 500hd. The windows 7 goes through the whole install procedure, but the last step "completing installation",  it  does not complete, but locks up. I have tried several times, and even removed the cd before the final restart, to have it search the HD for start-up soft ware, as I have read, but nothing works.

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i need to know can i install windows server 2003 in the same laptop. I have partitoined my Laptop in to C, D and E drives,

now i installed Vista in C: drive is it posible to install windows server 2003 in D: drive? Suppose if i install like tht it will cause any problem? . Thank you all


My DELL Inspiron 1525 (Midnight Blue)
Screen: 15.4" HR glossy widescreen (1440x900)
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RAM: 4.0 GB DDR2
HD: 320 GB

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Feb 22, 2010

I connected a dvd drive to my laptop using, a sata to esata cable. my laptop has a ESATA port.

I don't know if you should post some kind of config summary (if yes let me know, I will do it promptly) basically I have a HP DV6t quad edition with an Intel 5 serie chipset,
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The notebook is about 5 yrs old and has the original 20Gb HD which I wanted to upgrade to a 120. The operating system is XP and the computer runs fine; it just needs more HD space. I purchased a new WD HD which will not install. When I put the new drive in (with XP install disk in CD drive) the system will hang for about five minutes before finally getting to the setup routine. The setup sees the new HD and prompts to format it and I did. Once the format is done and it reboots, I get a BIOS message saying "fixed disk failure." At this point, it will not proceed to install windows. I've also tried booting from a floppy. Basically, the machine will not boot from a floppy with the new HD installed. If I remove the HD entirely, the machine will boot from a floppy and it will also boot correctly from the XP setup disk. It will also boot from a floppy with the old hard drive installed and it also boots from the CD with the old hard drive installed. I have sent the drive back to the seller and they tested it and said they could find nothing wrong. I tried installing the new HD about a half dozen times and it behaved the same way each time. I just went through this proceedure with another computer (replace old HD with brand new one), so I know how it is supposed to work. There is nothing I can configure in BIOS as far as the HD is concerned, and I have not been able to find anything that would indicate that I need to update my BIOS. My basic question is; why will the computer work with the old HD, but not a new one if there is nothing wrong with the new HD?

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May 19, 2010

I have a inspiron 710M. Every time i try installing windows, my laptop shuts down. I have the recovery CD from Dell.

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I have checked my hard disk and there is no problem. I have formatted my drive and every single time i try to install windows, it shuts down at different times but never lets me install.

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Dell :: Windows 7 Laptop Install Size?

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Mar 24, 2013

I want to install a SSD in my laptop, a Dell 17 R SE 7720. I can see that the hard disk is right under the palm rest, on the left side. 

I want to move the Hard Disk to the other HDD slot, and put the SSD where the HDD is now.

The question is, can i do this without voiding the warranty? Am i allowed?

Is there a list with what i can do / change to my laptop without voiding the warranty?

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I have checked,, its hapneing with only windows live messenger ...
I have tried 5 to 6 times,,
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Mar 27, 2013

My system (Inspiron 1564 - Windows 7) is still configured as I received it from Dell. The C drive is 58.5 Gb and the D drive is 164 Gb.

The problem is that everything saves to the C drive and nothing uses the D drive.

I do not want to reformat in one drive, happy to keep 2 but want pictures, documents etc to be saved to the D drive as the C drive is getting full up. How do I make the change to point these files to the D drive?

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I've been trying to help my roommate out on this one and I think that the issue is hard drive is corrupt, but I'm not sure. A few days ago, he told me that Vista has been taking ages to start up.

I tried looking at to see what was going on and we couldn't even get passed the welcome screen. At this time, there were no errors showing up before the Welcome screen loaded. I got the Dell Vista reinstall disc and attempted to repair the files. Doing that didn't do anything. Therefore, I figured that his only option was to reformat.

I followed that guide that's stickied which shows you how to install the mediadirect and vista to each of there own partitions. After doing deleting the partitions and installing mediadirect to its own partition, I proceeded to installing Windows Vista.

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I purchased a Dell 7720 (contains 2 1TB HDD's) after speaking to Dell technical support who reassured me that when I install an mSATA drive, it is possible to install the OS on the drive and use it as the primary boot device.

So I received my 7720, plugged in the mSATA drive and cloned the OS partition to the drive. When I restarted the machine, behold... it is not in the list of bootable drives, however it has been recognized as an mSATA drive. After messing around with the BIOS for 30 minutes, I am unable to get it to be a bootable device.

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When I attempt to install the drives required to the USB drive on my Toshiba, it first wants to install the dsd.exe file before I can download the drivers. After I downloaded that dsd.exe file, I don't seem to find a way to install the required drivers as well. the DellSystemDetect.exe file wants to do that for me, but it is not on the correct laptop.

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I recently installed Windows 8, and I am trying to get the latest Dell drivers for Windows 8.  I can download the Alps_Touchpad_W8_X02_A01_Setup-CXWXW_ZPE driver, but when running the exe it fails to extract the files.  All I get is in the extracted C:DellDriversCXWXW folder is a Version.txt file.  There is a popup that then asks if I would like to run in compatibility mode, but doing that does not work either.  Also, running as administrator does not work. 

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I also dont know that how to launch that window in which i can change the boot priority. In my pc that i use in home i press del after starting my computer and a window comes where i change my boot priority and then boot from cd windows xp and install it. But in this case i dont know how to install xp. and my next question is that can i play cd in DVD-Dual double layer.

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i found tht at 56% it gives me an hash file error

it says no hard drive is found wht to do now i create 3 partion still the same prob i found an hidden 3 gb drive using by system file i also deleted now whn i install xp also it gives me a blue screen

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How do I format my c: and re-install windows 7 again?

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My details:

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Note: I used to do it every 4-5 months when I had my desktop and windows xp cd.

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