Dell :: Windows 7 RC On Studio 15

May 21, 2009

Anybody yet tried installing Windows 7 RC on Studio 15, I am thinking of doing an upgrade rather than an seperate install. Anybody done this or if just installed were there any stability issues.

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Dell :: Windows 7 64 Bit On A Studio 17

Oct 12, 2009

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, versions 64 and 32... I would like to install the 32 bit on my Dell Desktop, which is 2 years old, but wondering if I can put the 64 bit version on my Studio 17, which is about a year old and currently running Vista Home Premium.

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Dell :: Windows 7 64 Bit On Studio 15

Jan 22, 2009

I have been thinking of installing Windows 7 on my Studio 1535 and, at the same time, moving from 32 bit to 64 bit computing. Trouble is that I'll need more ram, so I at least need to buy a two gigabyte stick of ram, and I would probably like to get a dedicated sound card at the same time.

on upgrading and what particular items one might recommend for the aforementioned products and, equally important, any experiences that one might have on switching to Windows 7.

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Dell :: Windows 7 On Studio XPS 16

Aug 17, 2009

I ordered a SXPS16 and it should be here any day. I am currently on XP and I know the system comes shipped with Vista.

I don't mind Vista at all, but 7 looks amazing and I want to use that as my primary OS right away.

I have the RTM and a key, so is there any special steps I take before reformatting with Win 7? Anyone else done this already and have any advice they can pass along to me? Was it smooth or a lot of problems/conflicts?

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Dell :: Reinstall Windows 7 On My New Studio 17

Jan 30, 2010

I just recieved my new Studio 17. I noticed that there's a lot of trial software on it that I don't want.

Also, I want to partition the drive.

I know that there's a recovery partition on the HD. If I partition and reinstall, will the recovery partition still be there. Will it still work down the road if I need it?

Also, if I reinstall Windows 7 and the drivers and utilities, will it be the same as what I have now?

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Dell :: Studio XPS 13 Shipping With Windows 7?

Oct 13, 2009

Does anyone know when Dell will start shipping the Studio XPS 13 with Windows 7 pre-installed? Will it be an available option on October 22?

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Dell :: Studio XPS 16 On Windows 7 Tearing

Oct 3, 2009

I just bought a new Dell Studio XPS 16. I got Windows 7 Professional x64 through my University, and now it's succesfully installed on my laptop.

However, there is something that's bothering me ALOT! Everytime when I get to the "Welcome" screen in Windows the "fade effect" lags. I mean, the very moment where "Welcome" fades away and you can see your Desktop.

It's a bit laggy and you can see tearing. My friends have the same Windows 7 installation, and they do not encounter an issue like this, because they have Nvidia GPUs.

Mine is ATI, Mobility Radeon 4670. Believe me, I have tried every single driver out there, none of them seem to work. I also tried to flash the Bios back to A08 again without luck

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1340 And Windows 7

Feb 26, 2009

I had been running Windows 7 for 2 weeks on my 13 and I kept on getting lockups. It would just freeze up. Only bios functions would work.

I had dell replace the motherboad, heatsinks and processor and it still locked up, the laptop was running really hot too.

I spoke to dell and they asked if I was running windows 7, I said yes, they said the laptop did not support 7 (yeah right) and I was to test under vista. So I reinstalled vista and the freezes totally stopped. Been running for one day solid now without a hitch.

I think there must be some driver conflicts running 7 which makes the laptop over heat.

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Dell :: Studio XPS 16 Windows 7 Driver

Aug 7, 2009

Since a lot of people will be moving to Windows 7 this weekend with Technet & MSDN now available, I thought it would be good to share experiences relating to drivers and what is or isn't needed.

What drivers, if any, will be necessary to load that aren't included in the normal Win7 setup?

Is a Win7 driver available from Dell at this point or does the corresponding Vista driver work perfectly?

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Dell :: Studio 1537 And Windows 7

Nov 11, 2009

Did a clean install of Windows 7 64 bit on a Studio 1537 and have a few questions. First off is how do I get the Dell backup software installed? My previous OS was Vista 32 bit so as I'm running a 64 bit os the disks that originally came with my computer probably won't be of any use.

I also require the Dell webcam software program. S Dell has a site where you can download this software but like a number of pages on Dell's site, it doesn't seem to work, does not recognize my service tag..

I also need software for the fingerprint reader. I found the driver for it, Authentec Inc but for some reason I can't find my previous software, Digital Persona Fingerprint Software.

Let me correct that, I did find it on their website but for some reason the program never fully installs itself. It says that it's now preparing to enrolling process but never does

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Dell :: Studio XPS 16Optimizing For Windows 7

Aug 31, 2009

I spent several dozen hours loading Windows 7 multiple times with multiple driver configurations while analyzing performance. I thought I would give back after finding this site a particularly helpful resource.

Processor (T9800)
Memory (8GB DDR3): 8GB seems overkill and I would probably get similiar performance from 4GB
GPU (Radeon 4670)
Screen (1080P WLED): Good screen for those looking to save a few $$s from the RGBLED
Storage (Intel X25-M 160GB Gen2 SSD): This is a non-Dell upgrade. I cannot recommend this upgrade enough (see performance below). If you have the cash, it's a huge boost in the overall computing experience making a good laptop into an amazing laptop.
Media (Bluray RW): Video editing and burning blu-ray movies is a great use for this laptop
Wireless (Intel 5300, 370 Bluetooth)

Windows 7 Install
Pretty straight forward and I prefer a clean install in order to have complete control over the subsequent environment. Let Windows Update take care of your first set of drivers and you'll be 95% ready to go.

Note to any SSD owners, don't format or re-partition your drive if you want to see maximum performance. Also turn off defragmentation scheduling as an SSD doesn't need it. For more information see Anand's excellent SSD articles at My testing showed no performance increase for any additional supposed SSD tweaks (i.e. turning off indexing, page files, etc.). After extensive testing, I recommend going with Windows defaults and benefiting from what these services give you. To be fair some of these tweaks are designed to maximize lifespan but I think they're unecessary (again see Anand's article). The SSD will also make you battery last longer and reduce your heat.....

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Dell :: Will Me Studio 17 Run Better And Faster With Windows 7 64-bit?

Oct 21, 2009

I am almost hesitant to even bother with installing Windows 7 because #1. I use "tethering" to my Sprint 3G cell phone to use broadband data everywhere, not sure if that will work in W7.

Also should I do an "in place installation" over top of Vista 64-bit to Windows 7 64-bit.

or do a complete reformat install to Windows 7 which I imagine would be a driver hassle.

CPU wise I think I am covered a dual core T9400 2.53Ghz with 6MB cache and 1066Mhz FSB. 4GB RAM.

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Dell :: Windows 7 On Studio XPS 1640

Mar 12, 2009

Sorry if this is posted in the wrong area but I tried one 2 days ago and had no reply's (which I know is not indicative of this fine forum ). To the ppoint. Adore my new laptop.

Not so fond of Vista. Like that is news. Anyhow I just want to know if any xps 1640 owner has achieved an install of Win 7 and managed to get all the various dell additions to work, ie dell camera facial recog, pinch touch pad, fual monitor etc.

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Dell :: Studio XPS 16 / Windows 7 Users

Dec 1, 2009

Personally I try to run out of a standard user account (instead of an administrator account). It’s the most secure way to go and just plain good form IMO. But I realize that most people do not because windows defaults you into the administrator account. Well I just noticed that the ACEeventLog (an event log created by the Catalyst Control Center that you can find in the Event Viewer) spews out a stream of events/errors when I run out of a standard user acccount. These events/errors stop as soon as I go into my administrator account.

I have a feeling that these events have been causing instability in my system when in the standard user account. If its true that its Dell’s video driver that’s doing this it would be crazy. Dell is an IT company and should know that LOTS of their users will be in standard user accounts (any good admin will do this). Well to make a long story short, I’d like to pose a question: How many of you run out of a standard user account? If I'm in the minority then it might explain the instability issues I’ve been having that few others are not.

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Dell :: Bloatware Studio XPS Windows 7

Dec 27, 2009

I just purchased 2 Dell Studio 16 XPS with Windows 7.

I want to take off bloatware from my notebook, as well as put it into XP mode.

Does anyone have any info on what bloatware to remove on the Dell Studio 16 XPS Windows 7 version? Or just a list of what bloatware is safe to remove?

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Dell :: Playing With Windows 7 On Your XPS Studio's

Mar 9, 2009

I'm interested to hear from those who are experimenting with Windows 7 on their Studio XPS laptops have you had any issues with drivers or anything, is everything working ok?

Also what program do you recommend for dual booting say vista as your primary os and then a partition for windows 7?

I'm new to experimenting with beta OS's but I most certainly will have a look into windows 7.

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Dell :: Windows 7 & Studio XPS 1645

Oct 6, 2009

I really want to order the New XPS 1645 with the i7 Core Processor. I was wondering are they pre-installing Windows 7 on any of them yet? I mean they just came out with the 1645 and anyone who orders like now will receive after the 22nd after Windows 7's general availability. I'm getting so sick and tired of waiting for them to start pre-installing Windows 7. NO ONE WANTS anything to do with Vista anymore and especially shipping as the default OS on pc's when its successor is less than 3 weeks away.

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Dell :: Studio Xps 16 Windows 7 Drivers

Oct 25, 2009

I will be installing Windows 7x64 this week on my laptop. Dell seems to not have much drivers or info for it on the support page....

Anyone know if I'm going to have trouble with the following:

Creative X-Fi MB
My Wifi for the 5300
Dell Webcam Central
Dell Support Center
Fast Access

I'm hoping we have the same level of power setting options like we do in Vista...

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Dell :: Studio XPS Available For Order With Windows 7.

Oct 18, 2009

Dell is showing Windows 7 as the OS on Studio XPS orders now.

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Dell :: Studio 1535 To Windows 7...?

Sep 18, 2009

asked over at Dell forums but I expect I'll get better responses from the fine minds that browse these boards

I bought the 1535 last year with Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I will be getting Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on October 22 - assume I'll only have upgrade media for the time being. Here are my questions:

1. Where would I find the correct drivers? Should I just use the Vista 64 drivers for Studio 1535?

2. If I had to format my HDD for some reason, would I be able to re-install Windows 7 with Upgrade media? I've read that the installation will ask for my Vista install disc - will the one that Dell supplied work for this?

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Dell :: Windows XP Drivers For Studio 1745

Feb 5, 2010

These drivers are intended for the Studio 1745. The intended use is for a fresh installation of XP_Pro_SP3 32bit. All files are Zipped, and safe. (But always scan any files you download with a good Virus Scan program such as BitDefender, Kaspersky, and Norton)

The links should allow you to just download them without any aggravation. If you notice anything wrong with links or files, please let me know. I don't mind correcting mistakes. After all, that's when you learn.

These files and links could be updated, and replaced accordingly to updates I come across. When reinstalling XP, I recommend installing the below drivers & software in the order of the listing....

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Dell :: Studio XPS 13 + Windows 7 = Occasional Standby

Sep 6, 2009

I upgraded my Studio XPS 13 to Windows 7 Pro RTM and Im using the latest NVidia drivers for my 9400M. Problem is that occasionally, going into or coming out standby does not work. Going into standby,

the screen may blank out and there is constant hard drive activity, but the system never powers off. Or, coming out of standby, the screen is just blank. Most of the time it works ....

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1340 (Windows 7 X64) Locks Up

Jan 23, 2010

Sometimes, for example, when I open a new tab in Google Chrome (not beta) and enter a web site, or click a link etc. the notebook locks up. This sometimes happens with other softwares, or just Windows softwares, or browsing files randomly.

When it locks up, hard-drive is flashing and hard-drive activity not stopping. I am able to move the cursor, but I cannot click anywhere. Even I cannot open task manager, the ctrl-alt-del also doesn't work. I have to push the power button to reset the notebook.

Notebook's specifications are:

OS Version 6.1.7600 (Win7 64-bit RTM)
Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 2400 MHz (9 x 267)
3840 MB (DDR3-1066 DDR3 SDRAM)
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G (2x256 MB)
IDT 92HD73C1/92HDW74C1/92HDW74C2 @ nVIDIA MCP79/7A - High Definition Audio Controller
WDC WD32 00BJKT-75F4T SCSI Disk Device (298 GB)
Dell Wireless 1515 Wireless-N Adapter (

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Dell :: Problem With Studio 1555 And Windows 7

Jul 28, 2009

I recently installed Windows 7 on my studio 1555. I found a bug very irritating, I don't know what causes this.

Here is the way I noticed it:

- I setup my screen to shut down after 1 minute of inactivity.
- the mouse on the desktop (taskbar hidden) with no window opened, I let my screen shut down. After 5 minutes, I wake up my screen by moving the mouse.
- I can't take the control of my computer until 1 or two minutes as if my computer was working in background (the fans run a lot faster during this time)

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Dell :: Quick Set For Windows XP (Studio XPS 1640)

Sep 3, 2009

I need Dell Quick Set for Windows XP so my Eject button on my notebook will work.

Does anyone know where I can find it?

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1640 & Windows XP X64 Problem

Jul 12, 2009

First off here is the configuration that I am pretty set on buying (copied straight from Dell website):

Obsidian Black with Leather Accent

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9550 (6MB cache/2.66GHz/1066Mhz FSB)

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit

No Microsoft Office

2Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis

Edge-to-Edge FullHD Widescreen 16.0 inch RGBLED LCD (1920x1080) W/2.0 MP

4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz (2 Dimms)

320GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive

8X DVD+/- RW(DVD/CD read/write) Slot Load Drive

ATI Mobility RADEON™ HD 4670 – 1GB

Intel 5150 Wimax, Wireless-N combo card

High Definition Audio 2.0

Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module (2.1+EDR) .....

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1640 Windows 7 Hotkeys

Apr 27, 2009

i recieved my 1640 wiped it installed Windows 7, did the driver updates and everything works great.

The problem Im having is none of my media button, volume up/down mute, etc... on the top work. I did install Quickset, no luck.

Anyone have any ideas, i remember on my 1530 I have to install Media Direct or something like that

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1640 Windows 7 Upgrade

Nov 17, 2009

For those of you that have a 1640 and have upgraded from Vista to 7, how long did the install take you? And my second question is...did you run into any complications with the upgrade process that I should be aware of before I start it on my wife's laptop?

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Dell :: Studio 1555 And Windows 7 Upgrade

Jan 5, 2010

i just did a clean install of windows 7 on my studio 1555 and was having some issues with the audio drivers. i found and installed the idt audio drivers from the dell website,

but it didn't seem to install the idt audio software with it. i know the idt codec is installed because when i go into device manager it shows up,

but i really liked the nifty idt software that came with vista that allowed me to switch between headphone and hdmi output quite easily as well as turn off all of the stupid SRS sound enhancements.

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Dell :: Windows 7 And Studio 1535 Upgrade

Oct 22, 2009

I just picked up a copy of home permium and I am debating between 32bit and 64bit.

Dell's webpage does not list the 1535 as one of the compatible systems. Has anyone does it yet? Any major issues with drivers and the 64bit version?

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