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Inspiron 660

Has anyone updated an Inspiron 660 to Windows 10, ver 2004 using Windows Update

I have basic original 660, no video card, currently has 1909. Originally this was a W7 Dell, and has had every W10 OS update using Windows Update since Feb 2016. No clean installs. 

Still gets the 'once it's ready for your device' message in Windows Update (for 2004).  

July 2020 Adduplex stated that only 11.6% of Windows 10 computers worldwide had version 2004. 

1903 support ends Dec 8, 2020 & 1909 support ends May 22, 2021. 

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9 Rhodium

Its not supported but it works fine.

Force update now to 2004
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=799445

 

Use media creation tool to create USB2 installer.  Must be FAT32 16 or 32 gig max usb2 drive.
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-cruzer-16gb-usb-2-0-flash-drive-black/9226875.p?skuId=9226875

 

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Windows Update had always offered W10 upgrades thru 1909 in a timely fashion. Then nothing for 8-months after v2004 rollout. On December 2 2020 I used a v2004 ISO DVD to upgrade v1909 to v2004. 

Today I noticed v20H2 was available in Windows Update. 15 minutes later my 2012 Dell Inspiron 660 had v20H2 installed. I'm the original owner of this Dell, and it seems to be running just like new. 

All 5 driver updates below were successfully installed via Windows Update, as can probably be seen in my earlier post. Trying to reduce image size.

20H2WinUpd.jpg

 

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7 Thorium

MS is just getting around to those nearing "end of service" models--meaning old computers. Be patient but one thing to check is  your Device Manager. Make sure you have the latest drivers. Dell does have windows 10 drivers for your model and some have 2020 dates. Check if you can use any of them here- https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/product-support/product/inspiron-660/drivers

 

 

9 Rhodium

Its not supported but it works fine.

Force update now to 2004
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=799445

 

Use media creation tool to create USB2 installer.  Must be FAT32 16 or 32 gig max usb2 drive.
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-cruzer-16gb-usb-2-0-flash-drive-black/9226875.p?skuId=9226875

 

Drivers

 

 

 

 

 


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Thanks Mary G & speedstep 

My Inspiron 660 W10 v1909 still hasn’t been offered Windows 10 v2004 thru Windows Update. I recently updated my Dell’s Conexant audio driver from 8.50.8.0 to 8.50.12.0 (from Dell website). I found a 15-page thread on Microsoft’s forum concerning Conexant audio drivers causing Windows 10 v2004 install termination (link below). The Microsoft forum thread suggests several ways to get to v2004 by uninstalling or disabling Conexant audio drivers. Anyone have an opinion if my Conexant audio driver will end upgrade to v2004?

W10 v1909 support ends on May 11, 2021 (about 6-months). I was hoping Windows Update would do something by now; or Conexant, which was acquired by Synaptics ~ 2017 ; or Dell. I have some hard drive images; so if W10 v2004 upgrade fails, I will be able to get back to v1909. My other plan is to maybe switch to Ubuntu, I had a Linux box for about 6-years once.

Thanks for any Conexant suggestions

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/updating-to-windows-10-version-2004conexant/c9...

I just checked Dell support webpage for audio drivers. This PC new was W7 in Dec 2012.

Conexant audio driver 8.50.8.0 (supported OS W7 64bit)

Conexant audio driver 8.50.12.0 (supported OS W8.1 64bit, W10 64bit)

@Wayne345  - FWIW, I haven't been offered Win 10 v2004 via Windows Update for my XPS 8930, which is less than a year old and running v1909. 

I'm in no hurry to update to v2004, with all its bugs. I'm perfectly happy letting others be Microsoft's Guinea pigs.

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
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Dec 2 - Dell 660 v1909 still not offered v2004. I had downloaded v2004 in October and put on DVD. Today (Dec 2) I thought I would try the upgrade with my DVD, 3 hours later had 2004 on the Dell 660. I tried many of my programs (Photoshop, Office Starter 2010 (Word, Excel), Dell Music Stage, Windows Media Player, W10 Mail, Google Chrome, Edge) everything seems to work OK. Dell is good for another year, maybe I'll try 20H2 around April 2021. Thanks for all who replied. 

This 660 was ordered from Dell website in Nov 2012 with Windows 7 OS. All partitions are still original sizes, has only had Window 10 Upgrades since Feb 2016, no clean installs. 

My Inspiron laptop is running Win 10 Pro v1909 but hasn't been offered either v2004 or 20H2 via Windows Update.

So I created a bootable USB with 20H2 last weekend and ran a clean install since the lappy's performance has been declining. The install went ok and I got as far as creating a PIN. When it started asking questions about my intended usage, the PC froze completely. Had to do a forced shutdown and it froze during the next boot.

Rebooted from the 20H2 ISO USB and ran the troubleshooter. It started working and after a few min it froze...

Fortunately, I'd imaged the HDD with Macrium right before the clean install so I booted up Macrium's recovery software from USB and re-imaged the HDD back to v1909 with all my software and personal files intact.

PC is running again, and not freezing like it did with 20H2. So I don't suspect the hardware, just some incompatibility between this hardware and 20H2, especially since chkdsk and Memtest 86+ run after reimaging the HDD didn't find any errors.

 

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I'm not a Dell employee

Here is some info for any other Inspiron 660 owners. My 8-year old Dell 660 still working great. I updated very few drivers on this PC before v2004 upgrade from v1909; and PC still has original W7 A05 Bios (did not update to A13 Bios). Did upgrade Conexant audio driver from 8.50.8.0 to 8.50.12.0.

Items below are currently shown in Windows Update / optional updates / Driver updates; but I don't plan on downloading / installing any since PC is working great. "If you have a specific problem, one of these drivers might help. Otherwise, automatic updates will keep your drivers up to date."

Realtek - LAN - Realtek PCle GBE Family Controller

INTEL - System - 10/3/2016 12:00:00 AM - 10.1.1.38

Intel - Other hardware - Intel Management Engine Interface

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - USB - 3/15/2018 12:00:00 AM - 10.0.16299.31241

Western Digital Technologies - WDC_SAM - 11/30/2017 12:00:00 AM - 1.2.0.0 

 

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