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MVesseur
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Windows 7 drivers for Inspiron 1720 not available

Don't tell me there are no new Windows 7 drivers for a Dell laptop that is less than 2 years old! What the [fill in explitive here]!

I took the jump an installed it anyway. So far it is working, more thanks to Microsoft than to Dell, I guess.

Still, on the off chance that I've looked in the wrong place: does anybody know where to find drivers and software for Inspiron 1720 hardware?

Thanks!

 

 

 

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Re: Windows 7 drivers for Inspiron 1720 not available

I had the same problem on my 1721, there is little help out there, especially from Dell!

Anyway, go to the ATI website: http://ati.amd.com/products/catalyst/index.html

Download the Catalyst application and it will solve your problem, took me all week to find it but there you go.

The laptop has an ATI graphics card, mine is the 1250 version which is no longer supported, however the catalyst does some special Win7 driver.

Hope it works for you.

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dcgtls
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Re: Windows 7 drivers for Inspiron 1720 not available

The 1720 had the option for an integrated intel or a discrete nVidia 8400/8600. The 1721 had ATI.

I have been running Windows 7 since the Beta release and it now currently has the RC. I will be installing the retail release in the next week or so. I let windows install alll of the drivers that it could. I think the only driver that I had to install was for my 355 bluetooth and for that I used the Vista 64 driver.

Alienware Aurora R4: i7-3820, 8GB, 10TB of HDD, AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7800, Samsung 27" monitor

XPS 730x: i7 920,   Replaced with an Alienware Aurora R4

XPS 410: Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz (Q6600) , 6GB, EVGA 8800GTS 640MB,
Single TV Tuner , X-Fi Xtreme Music, Logitec X530 Speakers

Latitude 10 Tablet

Inspiron 1720: T7500, 4GB, 120GBx5400, 120GBx7200, 8600GT, DVD+/-RW, Bluetooth,
Windows 8.1

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MVesseur
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Re: Windows 7 drivers for Inspiron 1720 not available

Thanks for the replies. Yes, my 1720 has an integrated Intel graphics solution. Everything is working now, though. I thought there was an issue with the webcam, but that was software-related. The device manager shows all hardware without problems. Strangely, the Microsoft drivers all seem to be from 2006, which would indicate they're Vista drivers. Never mind as long as it functions. I'm quite happy with W7, by the way. It feels a lot quicker and smoother.

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socksahoy
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Re: Windows 7 drivers for Inspiron 1720 not available

Anyone found anything for the touch pad drivers? I can't find a driver that lets me use the scroll function?

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mombodog
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Re: Windows 7 drivers for Inspiron 1720 not available

Anyone found anything for the touch pad drivers? I can't find a driver that lets me use the scroll function?

 

Did you try the Vista driver for that model?

 

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed / replaced from this post by Dell>

 

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nfordjr
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Re: Windows 7 drivers for Inspiron 1720 not available

I think this is the driver that came with the 1720, but it I had tried downloading it again and it has the same bunch of problems. I downloaded a 3rd-party driver which fixed those problems, but it doesn't allow disabling tap-Enter which is flakey.

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dcgtls
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Re: Windows 7 drivers for Inspiron 1720 not available

I am using the Windows 7 ALPS driver from the Vostro 1720 and all features work correctly. Here is the driver LINK it is compatable with bot 32 and 64 bit.

Alienware Aurora R4: i7-3820, 8GB, 10TB of HDD, AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7800, Samsung 27" monitor

XPS 730x: i7 920,   Replaced with an Alienware Aurora R4

XPS 410: Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz (Q6600) , 6GB, EVGA 8800GTS 640MB,
Single TV Tuner , X-Fi Xtreme Music, Logitec X530 Speakers

Latitude 10 Tablet

Inspiron 1720: T7500, 4GB, 120GBx5400, 120GBx7200, 8600GT, DVD+/-RW, Bluetooth,
Windows 8.1

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nfordjr
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Re: Windows 7 drivers for Inspiron 1720 not available

Thanks, dcgtls. I just download and installed that one and so far, no problems. The other driver was absolutely driving me crazy with the phantom tap-clicks, so you saved my sanity.

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nfordjr
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Re: Windows 7 drivers for Inspiron 1720 not available

Turns out that this driver still has one tiny glitch left. If the cursor is in a scrollable window and is left unmoved for at least 10 seconds, then when you move it up or down, the window will scroll -- or at least this is repeatable on my Inspiron 1720. Still, this is not nearly as bad as the original driver or the first replacement I tried.

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