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Hi, k, so I've gone and bought a used laptop and yes I know the story about borrowing someone elses problems but it has worked fine for the couple of months that I've had it.  However I did not test it out in all things and just recently decided I would do more in depth games.  Ok I'll fess up, in depth as in castleville on facebook.  I'm 55, I can't  play L.O.L, too many pee breaks.  So anyways I did not have issues to this point because the only players I had been using were on youtube.  I have had nothing but problems with shockwave flash in all browsers, I have tried firefox, and chrome, and internet explorer and they crash constantly.  I have looked up several posts but they all end abruptly.  Now heres the thing, I played on my dads desktop computer and it worked fine, however on my laptop, not so much.  So I'm starting to think this is somewhat of a laptop issue more than anything else.  I have a Dell Inspiron 1720, it has 4 GB memory, an Intel CoreTM2 Duo cpu 2.00 and 2.00 ghz and is a 32 bit operating system.  On top of that the graphics are nvidia geforce 8600M GT with 256 mb of ram.   

 

I can't figure out what is wrong with this whole flash/shockwave issue.  So what I would like to know barring any available fixes is.....is there an alternative.  Is there something out there to replace the bugged system with that will work on a laptop?  If not, is there a way to make this work because right now, having the laptop is therapeutic for me.  I'm laid up with frozen shoulder and arthritis and would really like to have some entertainment to fill those between hours.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.   I have posted before and ended up stopping mid way because I was trying to fix my dads computer and he gave it to sally ann and went and picked up a  new one ....So my apologies for that.  I really hope someone can help.  I can get any specifications you need.


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A good thing to do when buying a used computer is to format its drives and install a fresh up-to-date windows copy with all the software needed. The previous owner might have masked a keyboard-spy software and receive access to your data, so foramt + new OS is essential for any used pc.

 

As to your problem, the simpliest thing is to download and install a new windows

 

Good luck!


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I have a upgrade copy of windows 7 which I tried to install but unfortunately its a dell and with dell comes the whole battery problem.  Windows 7 will not install without a battery present.  any suggestions?


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The Dell Inspiron 1720 was shipped with Vista as the OS on the HDD, is Vista still in use on the computer and you wish to upgrade it to Windows 7, if yes there may still be the Dell factory restore partition on the HDD, how to check here if there is still a recovery partition with Vista on it use that to restore the system then upgrade to Windows 7 as it will be cleaner.

 

Can I ask what you mean by Windows 7 will not install without a battery present and from where was your Windows 7 upgrade disk obtained from.


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Its a store bought upgrade copy and when I try to install 7 it says it will not install without a battery present.  And the battery for the dell laptop is dead a million years now.  I do not see a copy of windows install but I'm going to do a restore to see if that pulls it up.


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okay i got that wrong, it says to put on windows 7 i must update my bios, in order to update my bios it says i need a working battery.  sorry


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Will the computer still boot into Windows, if yes are the time and date correct on the taskbar and what version of Windows is presently on the HDD.

 

Do you still have the Dell battery.


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I have the battery but it has lost its life, its still booting fine, time and date are fine, Windows Vista home 32 bit 


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Is there a recovery partition on the HDD.

 

Have you run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor tool, if not please do so and let us know what is reported, see here try it without the battery in place first and then after replacing the battery if it is necessary.

 

Can you post a link to the type of upgrade disk it is that you purchased, it needs to be 32-bit  Windows 7 Home Premium or above.


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Without battery:

 

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report
Computer Name:
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz
Memory: 3.5 GB
Information about upgrading to 32-bit Windows 7
System
Details
 
Upgrade options available
You can upgrade to 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate.
Go online to get detailed instructions on how to upgrade
 
Windows Mail and Parental Controls (Web Filtering)
These features are no longer included in Windows 7. You can get similar programs for Windows 7 from other software manufacturers.
Go to the Microsoft website to learn more
 
More info from Dell Inc.
Dell Inc. has a website that might give you more information about getting Windows 7 running on your PC.
Visit the Dell Inc. website
 
Windows Aero support
Your graphics adapter supports the Windows Aero user interface.
Go online to learn more about Windows Aero
 
CPU speed: 2.0 GHz
Your CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.
 
3.5 GB of RAM
Your PC meets the 1 GB minimum requirement.
 
150.3 GB free space available on C:
Your hard disk meets the minimum requirement of 16 GB free space for 32-bit Windows 7.
 
 
 
 
Devices
Status
Details
 
Amyuni Document Converter 300
AMYUNI Technologies
Unknown
We don't have compatibility information about this device.
 
Brother MFC-290C Printer
Brother
Unknown
We don't have compatibility information about this device.
 
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Broadcom
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
In-Build Conexant Type 2 modem
Conexant
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel Corporation
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Laptop Integrated Webcam
Creative Technology Ltd.
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
NVIDIA
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
SigmaTel
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
 
 
 
Programs
Status
Details
 
Dell Support Center (Support Software)
version 2.2.08100
Dell
Known issues
You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7. Before upgrading, we recommend uninstalling this program.
Visit the publisher's website for a possible solution
 
iTunes
version 10.2.2.12
Apple Inc.
Reinstall after upgrade
Before upgrading to Windows 7, we recommend uninstalling this program. It can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade.
 
Microsoft Office 2000 Disc 2
version 9.00.2720
Microsoft Corporation
Paid update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.
Get a paid update to a compatible version
 
Video Converter
version 1
Paid update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.
Get a paid update to a compatible version
 
Adobe Reader 9.4.6
version 9.4.6
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Compatible with Windows 7
This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo. A free update to a newer version is also available.
Get the free update
Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 
Windows Live Essentials
version 14.0.8089.0726
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible with Windows 7
This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo. A free update to a newer version is also available.
Get the free update
Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
version 8.0.61001
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible with Windows 7
This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo.
Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 
7-Zip 9.22beta
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Adobe AIR
version 2.6.0.19120
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Java 7 Update 45
version 7.0.450
Oracle
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
WinRAR archiver
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Adobe Shockwave Player 12.1
version 12.1.1.151
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Advanced Audio FX Engine
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Bonjour
version 2.0.5.0
Apple Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
DELL Webcam Center
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
DELL Webcam Manager
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Facebook Video Calling 2.0.0.447
version 2.0.447
Skype Limited
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
ffdshow (remove only)
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Live! Cam Avatar v1.0
version 1.0
Creative
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.5.2.3456
version 1.5.2.3456
MPC-HC Team
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
version 3.5
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
version 4.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended
version 4.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace
version 3.5.50.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
version 11.0.5614.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Security Essentials
version 4.5.216.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Silverlight
version 5.1.30214.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]
version 3.1.0000
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
PhotoScape
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Plex Media Server
version 0.9.502
Plex, Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
QuickTime
version 7.69.80.9
Apple Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Skype™ 6.14
version 6.14.104
Skype Technologies S.A.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Unity Web Player
Unity Technologies ApS
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
VLC media player 2.1.2
version 2.1
VideoLAN
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
version 2.0.5000.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
 
 
 
Information about upgrading to 64-bit Windows 7
System
Details
 
Custom installation required
You'll need to perform a custom installation of 64-bit Windows 7 and then reinstall your programs. Make sure to back up your files before you begin.
Go online to get important information about custom installation
 
Windows Mail and Parental Controls (Web Filtering)
These features are no longer included in Windows 7. You can get similar programs for Windows 7 from other software manufacturers.
Go to the Microsoft website to learn more
 
More info from Dell Inc.
Dell Inc. has a website that might give you more information about getting Windows 7 running on your PC.
Visit the Dell Inc. website
 
Windows Aero support
Your graphics adapter supports the Windows Aero user interface.
Go online to learn more about Windows Aero
 
CPU speed: 2.0 GHz
Your CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.
 
3.5 GB of RAM
Your PC meets the 2 GB minimum requirement.
 
150.3 GB free space available on C:
Your hard disk meets the minimum requirement of 20 GB free space for 64-bit Windows 7.
 
 
 
 
Devices
Status
Details
 
Amyuni Document Converter 300
AMYUNI Technologies
Unknown
We don't have compatibility information about this device.
 
Brother MFC-290C Printer
Brother
Unknown
We don't have compatibility information about this device.
 
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Broadcom
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
In-Build Conexant Type 2 modem
Conexant
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel Corporation
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Laptop Integrated Webcam
Creative Technology Ltd.
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
NVIDIA
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
SigmaTel
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
 
 
 
Programs
Status
Details
 
Dell Support Center (Support Software)
version 2.2.08100
Dell
Known issues
You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7.
Visit the publisher's website for a possible solution
 
iTunes
version 10.2.2.12
Apple Inc.
Free update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.
Get a free update to a compatible version
 
Microsoft Office 2000 Disc 2
version 9.00.2720
Microsoft Corporation
Paid update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.
Get a paid update to a compatible version
 
Video Converter
version 1
Paid update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.
Get a paid update to a compatible version
 
Adobe Reader 9.4.6
version 9.4.6
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Compatible with Windows 7
This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo. A free update to a newer version is also available.
Get the free update
Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 
Windows Live Essentials
version 14.0.8089.0726
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible with Windows 7
This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo. A free update to a newer version is also available.
Get the free update
Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
version 8.0.61001
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible with Windows 7
This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo.
Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 
7-Zip 9.22beta
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Adobe AIR
version 2.6.0.19120
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Java 7 Update 45
version 7.0.450
Oracle
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Adobe Shockwave Player 12.1
version 12.1.1.151
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Advanced Audio FX Engine
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Bonjour
version 2.0.5.0
Apple Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
DELL Webcam Center
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
DELL Webcam Manager
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Facebook Video Calling 2.0.0.447
version 2.0.447
Skype Limited
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
ffdshow (remove only)
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Live! Cam Avatar v1.0
version 1.0
Creative
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.5.2.3456
version 1.5.2.3456
MPC-HC Team
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
version 3.5
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
version 4.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended
version 4.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace
version 3.5.50.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
version 11.0.5614.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Security Essentials
version 4.5.216.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Silverlight
version 5.1.30214.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]
version 3.1.0000
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
PhotoScape
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Plex Media Server
version 0.9.502
Plex, Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
QuickTime
version 7.69.80.9
Apple Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Skype™ 6.14
version 6.14.104
Skype Technologies S.A.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Unity Web Player
Unity Technologies ApS
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
VLC media player 2.1.2
version 2.1
VideoLAN
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
version 2.0.5000.0
Microsoft Corporation
Paid update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A paid update is also available.
 
WinRAR archiver
Paid update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A paid update is also available.
Get the paid update
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

With battery :

 

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report
Computer Name:
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz
Memory: 3.5 GB
Information about upgrading to 32-bit Windows 7
System
Details
 
Upgrade options available
You can upgrade to 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate.
Go online to get detailed instructions on how to upgrade
 
Windows Mail and Parental Controls (Web Filtering)
These features are no longer included in Windows 7. You can get similar programs for Windows 7 from other software manufacturers.
Go to the Microsoft website to learn more
 
More info from Dell Inc.
Dell Inc. has a website that might give you more information about getting Windows 7 running on your PC.
Visit the Dell Inc. website
 
Windows Aero support
Your graphics adapter supports the Windows Aero user interface.
Go online to learn more about Windows Aero
 
CPU speed: 2.0 GHz
Your CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.
 
3.5 GB of RAM
Your PC meets the 1 GB minimum requirement.
 
150.3 GB free space available on C:
Your hard disk meets the minimum requirement of 16 GB free space for 32-bit Windows 7.
Devices
Status
Details
 
Amyuni Document Converter 300
AMYUNI Technologies
Unknown
We don't have compatibility information about this device.
 
Brother MFC-290C Printer
Brother
Unknown
We don't have compatibility information about this device.
 
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Broadcom
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
In-Build Conexant Type 2 modem
Conexant
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel Corporation
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Laptop Integrated Webcam
Creative Technology Ltd.
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
NVIDIA
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
SigmaTel
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Programs
Status
Details
 
Dell Support Center (Support Software)
version 2.2.08100
Dell
Known issues
You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7. Before upgrading, we recommend uninstalling this program.
Visit the publisher's website for a possible solution
 
iTunes
version 10.2.2.12
Apple Inc.
Reinstall after upgrade
Before upgrading to Windows 7, we recommend uninstalling this program. It can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade.
 
Microsoft Office 2000 Disc 2
version 9.00.2720
Microsoft Corporation
Paid update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.
Get a paid update to a compatible version
 
Video Converter
version 1
Paid update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.
Get a paid update to a compatible version
 
Adobe Reader 9.4.6
version 9.4.6
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Compatible with Windows 7
This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo. A free update to a newer version is also available.
Get the free update
Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 
Windows Live Essentials
version 14.0.8089.0726
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible with Windows 7
This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo. A free update to a newer version is also available.
Get the free update
Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
version 8.0.61001
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible with Windows 7
This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo.
Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 
7-Zip 9.22beta
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Adobe AIR
version 2.6.0.19120
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Java 7 Update 45
version 7.0.450
Oracle
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
WinRAR archiver
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Adobe Shockwave Player 12.1
version 12.1.1.151
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Advanced Audio FX Engine
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Bonjour
version 2.0.5.0
Apple Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
DELL Webcam Center
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
DELL Webcam Manager
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Facebook Video Calling 2.0.0.447
version 2.0.447
Skype Limited
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
ffdshow (remove only)
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Live! Cam Avatar v1.0
version 1.0
Creative
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.5.2.3456
version 1.5.2.3456
MPC-HC Team
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
version 3.5
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
version 4.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended
version 4.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace
version 3.5.50.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
version 11.0.5614.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Security Essentials
version 4.5.216.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Silverlight
version 5.1.30214.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]
version 3.1.0000
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
PhotoScape
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Plex Media Server
version 0.9.502
Plex, Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
QuickTime
version 7.69.80.9
Apple Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Skype™ 6.14
version 6.14.104
Skype Technologies S.A.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Unity Web Player
Unity Technologies ApS
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
VLC media player 2.1.2
version 2.1
VideoLAN
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
version 2.0.5000.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
Information about upgrading to 64-bit Windows 7
System
Details
 
Custom installation required
You'll need to perform a custom installation of 64-bit Windows 7 and then reinstall your programs. Make sure to back up your files before you begin.
Go online to get important information about custom installation
 
Windows Mail and Parental Controls (Web Filtering)
These features are no longer included in Windows 7. You can get similar programs for Windows 7 from other software manufacturers.
Go to the Microsoft website to learn more
 
More info from Dell Inc.
Dell Inc. has a website that might give you more information about getting Windows 7 running on your PC.
Visit the Dell Inc. website
 
Windows Aero support
Your graphics adapter supports the Windows Aero user interface.
Go online to learn more about Windows Aero
 
CPU speed: 2.0 GHz
Your CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.
 
3.5 GB of RAM
Your PC meets the 2 GB minimum requirement.
 
150.3 GB free space available on C:
Your hard disk meets the minimum requirement of 20 GB free space for 64-bit Windows 7.
Devices
Status
Details
 
Amyuni Document Converter 300
AMYUNI Technologies
Unknown
We don't have compatibility information about this device.
 
Brother MFC-290C Printer
Brother
Unknown
We don't have compatibility information about this device.
 
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Broadcom
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
In-Build Conexant Type 2 modem
Conexant
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel Corporation
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Laptop Integrated Webcam
Creative Technology Ltd.
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
NVIDIA
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
 
SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
SigmaTel
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Programs
Status
Details
 
Dell Support Center (Support Software)
version 2.2.08100
Dell
Known issues
You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7.
Visit the publisher's website for a possible solution
 
iTunes
version 10.2.2.12
Apple Inc.
Free update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.
Get a free update to a compatible version
 
Microsoft Office 2000 Disc 2
version 9.00.2720
Microsoft Corporation
Paid update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.
Get a paid update to a compatible version
 
Video Converter
version 1
Paid update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program.
Get a paid update to a compatible version
 
Adobe Reader 9.4.6
version 9.4.6
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Compatible with Windows 7
This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo. A free update to a newer version is also available.
Get the free update
Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 
Windows Live Essentials
version 14.0.8089.0726
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible with Windows 7
This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo. A free update to a newer version is also available.
Get the free update
Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
version 8.0.61001
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible with Windows 7
This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo.
Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 
7-Zip 9.22beta
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Adobe AIR
version 2.6.0.19120
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Java 7 Update 45
version 7.0.450
Oracle
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Free update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A free update is also available.
Get the free update
 
Adobe Shockwave Player 12.1
version 12.1.1.151
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Advanced Audio FX Engine
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Bonjour
version 2.0.5.0
Apple Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
DELL Webcam Center
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
DELL Webcam Manager
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Facebook Video Calling 2.0.0.447
version 2.0.447
Skype Limited
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
ffdshow (remove only)
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Live! Cam Avatar v1.0
version 1.0
Creative
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.5.2.3456
version 1.5.2.3456
MPC-HC Team
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
version 3.5
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
version 4.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended
version 4.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace
version 3.5.50.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
version 11.0.5614.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Security Essentials
version 4.5.216.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft Silverlight
version 5.1.30214.0
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]
version 3.1.0000
Microsoft Corporation
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
PhotoScape
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Plex Media Server
version 0.9.502
Plex, Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
QuickTime
version 7.69.80.9
Apple Inc.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Skype™ 6.14
version 6.14.104
Skype Technologies S.A.
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Unity Web Player
Unity Technologies ApS
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
VLC media player 2.1.2
version 2.1
VideoLAN
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
version 2.0.5000.0
Microsoft Corporation
Paid update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A paid update is also available.
 
WinRAR archiver
Paid update available
This program is compatible with Windows 7. A paid update is also available.
Get the paid update
 
 
link to windows vista disk  this is the set that was bought
 

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phillpower2

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As you can see the Windows upgrade tool has no problems with you upgrading from Vista to 7  :unsure:   

 

I have seen upgrade issues  with Dell notebooks before and on more than one occasion the fix was restoring the original OS first using the recovery partition, have you checked if there is one on the HDD.

 

Has the boot sequence been changed in the BIOS.

 

To change the Boot Sequence in the BIOS

Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the appropriate button that allows you to access the BIOS (Esc - Del – F2 etc)
This will enter you into the BIOS/CMOS
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to DVD/ CD drive
Change the second drive to the C: or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit.

Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.

 

Vista to Windows 7 upgrade tutorial


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going to try this, will be back to let you know how its going


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:thumbsup:


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It didn't finish and told me something was missing.  What it didn't do was tell me what was missing.


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And you haven't told us what didn't finish  :upset: 

 

We are trying to help you here and to do so we need you to help us by providing as much information as you can and by answering our questions if you are able to, I have asked on more than one occasion have you checked if there is a recovery partition on the HDD + in my reply #11 I also asked if the boot sequence had been changed, if you can`t answer any question for whatever reason just let us know, the alternative being is that you go off and do your own thing and possibly end up with an unusable computer and no one wants that.


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