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Pleased you managed to make progress.
Thanks to my colleague phillpower2 for coming in on the thread.


When you do complete the loading of Windows and your drivers, check when you next close down and reboot, after an overnight period preferably that the time and date are still correct.

A flat CMOS battery can be responsible for all sorts of problems.
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Okay, I have updated all of the applicable drivers....and now, 24 hours later....I am running Windows Vista 7 64 bit as smooth as silk.

On a machine that Dell says isn't Windows 7 capable to boot!

And I'm keeping my original install disk in a lockbox.

And I've created a system repair/recovery disk.

And I've got an external hard drive set up, with regular backups scheduled to include system images.

Here's hoping I'm in the clear!

Thanks again for all the help guys!
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Congratulations I am pleased to hear you are up and running and have successfully installed all drivers.
Thanks for allowing myself and Macboatmaster to assist you and for posting the results as this may help others in the future :thumbsup:
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Good news but

....I am running Windows Vista 7 64 bit as smooth as silk


Where did Vista 7- 64 bit come from - I thought it was Vista 32 bit and 7 64 bit

dual boot - or do you mean just 7 64 bit.

In case you do have problems and obviously we hope all goes well, you may find this link useful
http://www.microsoft...us/default.aspx
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Good news but

....I am running Windows Vista 7 64 bit as smooth as silk


Where did Vista 7- 64 bit come from - I thought it was Vista 32 bit and 7 64 bit

dual boot - or do you mean just 7 64 bit.

In case you do have problems and obviously we hope all goes well, you may find this link useful
http://www.microsoft...us/default.aspx


Windows 7 64 bit. Vista 32 was the old OS on the fried HD. My brain was in a wee bit of a fog when I wrote that, sorry!
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No problem.
Once again good luck with it.

I do not wish to throw the spanner in the works, but keep that link I sent you in my last.
The fact it loaded and appears OK , does not mean that Windows 7 will not start producing errors due to its dislike of a driver.

Luckily it does have far better troubleshooting included than did XP.
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