SuziQ2
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Re: When will the XPS M1730 fully support Windows 7?

When I loaded Windows 7  32 on my M1730 I got the same issues already discussed. The Blue tooth won't run correctly. And I get the  device stopped error 43 for my nVidia 8800 graphics card.  I updated all drivers to Windows 7 compatable versions. Dell said that they would not warranty my product if I was not using VISTA so I down graded.I already had my computer replaced last year when it over heated, and melted.

 

So the Question still is, when will I be able to upgrade to WINDOWS 7?  VISTA is a real bad memory hog, and runs too slow..

 

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8 Krypton

Re: When will the XPS M1730 fully support Windows 7?

Glad to hear they got your video issues worked out.  For me, my video card issues were resolved when Dell graciously replaced my 1730 with a shiny new Alienware M17x.  I was shocked and pleasantly surprised, to say the least.  Kudos to Dell for doing the right thing after making me go through hours of troubleshooting.

And for the record, I now know why Dell bought Alienware - the M17x smokes my old 1730 in almost every way imagineable. emoticon.Cool.title

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SuziQ2
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Re: When will the XPS M1730 fully support Windows 7?

My m1730 is now running Windows 7.

Last evening, I paid the Dell Tech to help me to reload. As it turns out, in order to upgrade from Vista 32 I needed to delete the primary  partition completely , and not just run the updater. The Windows instructions said to just update.  When I had run the update, the system created a " Vista old" version that created all sorts of issues because it contained a few old drivers, like nVidia. My system kept grabbing the wrong drivers. It was unstable. Sometimes it ran the graphics card and bluetooth, but after a reboot would sometimes cause a driver (s) failure in one of those two devices.

So we loaded the full Student version of Windows 7 32bit, and we put the newest M8800 GTX nVidia driver (SLI).  The Dell techi checked my Raid0, which as it turns out was okay. (The two 200GB drives were set up properly to run together as one 400BG device.) Once the partition was deleted ihrough the full reload, everthing completed without a hitch.  It used all Vista drivers except for the nVidia driver. I still have 2 days left as a warranty from my support fee, so I am pushing it to run all of those really great games that had been choking & stalling in Vista. So far I am very please with the performance of my new OS. 

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mrwags
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Re: When will the XPS M1730 fully support Windows 7?

Now let's face facts DELL. Vista was a mess you know it Microsoft knows it and WE ALL KNOW IT. Now Windows 7 will allow us the ability to run cooler have less hang ups and in YOUR FAVOR less calls to INDIA to get answers to questions they know do not exist trying to get everything working with Vista.

 

So I beg of you as a family man that has an XPS 720,XPS 1530,XPS 1710 and a XPS 1730 in the family. I have a lot of respect for your company hence the over $10,000 dollars I have spent but PLEASE do yourselves a favor and allow the Dell XPS 1730 the ability to have Windows 7 support instead of the try this try that method we have today:(

 

I say PLEASE again and Thank You

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tnad
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Re: When will the XPS M1730 fully support Windows 7?

It's really pretty horrible that they haven't done that yet, but you can run win 7 easy on m1730. I've done that for the last 3 months with no problems. You will have to get some of the drivers yourself from nvidia website or from a similar model that supports win 7 like the alienware m17x. I was able to eventually find all the missing drivers.

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sirkumi
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Re: When will the XPS M1730 fully support Windows 7?

I was able to eventually find all the missing drivers.

 

Could you perhaps list the Nvidia graphics driver you are using here?

I've been trying for days to get the graphics driver for my 2x8800M cards to work, and for some reason (after a CLEAN Windows 7 64-bit install) once I've installed ANY nvidia driver (18x.xx, 19x.xx) my machine boots to the desktop, then 10 seconds later hangs with a blank screen (the colour of the screen depends on what background I have at the time...).

If I uninstall the nvidia driver and let windows use its "standard" VGA driver, everything works fine (although obviously I can't play games).

 

Thanks,

Kumi

Dell XPS M1730
Core2Extreme X9000 2.8 GHz (not overclocked), 4GB 667 MHz Ram,
Dual 512MB 9800m GT SLI, AGEIA PHYSX,
320GB Raid 0 SATA, 1920x1200 17" WUXGA Screen

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tnad
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Re: When will the XPS M1730 fully support Windows 7?

I have the 8700m video card so I cant really say much about the 8800m gtx. I'm using the official 195.62 drivers from nvidia. However, it looks like dell released some beta today for notebooks. Check here:

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/26254-nvidia-graphics-driver-19686-released/

Hopefully this will work for you. People with 8800m cards are obviously having more problems with win 7.

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jrthom12
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Re: When will the XPS M1730 fully support Windows 7?

Greetings,

I think I might be having the same issue. I have a Dell XPS M1730 with the 8800m GTX SLI card. I am running Windows 7 Professional 64bit. When I do a Windows Experience Index analysis, all scores are above 5.1 except 3D Business and Gaming Graphics. This score is 2.0 which gives me an overal score of 2.0. When I was running the 8700m GT SLI card, my overall score was above a 4.9, which was excellent for a laptop. I also have the Aegia Physics Card. Any suggestions? I have tried different video driver versions and the physics card versions. I am going to try the 196.86 driver to see what happens. What version do you recommend for the physics card?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks

 

James

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sirkumi
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Re: When will the XPS M1730 fully support Windows 7?

Well, for those of you who are experiencing the same problems as I had (see my post above), there's some bad news I'm afraid. It turns out that my graphics cards were fried. I could still use them with the standard VGA adapter, but trying to install ANY NVIDIA driver would cause either a BSOD, instant reboot, or I would get a screen freeze after 10 seconds of the Win 7 desktop.

Called Dell on Wednesday night and an engineer came around Friday morning to replace the cards. My 2 8800m GTXs were replaced with 2 9800m GTs.

Now, I can get most NVIDIA drivers (18x.xx, 19x.xx) to install and work with Win 7 6 4 bit, but sadly most of my games (BF2142, Street Fighter 4) have loads of artifacts while playing, and often crash out.

I've just nuked Win 7 64-bit and re-insalled XP SP2. Will see if I can get any games to work flawlessly with that. IF not, then I might have yet another dodgy set of cards....

Will keep you all posted!

*sigh*

Dell XPS M1730
Core2Extreme X9000 2.8 GHz (not overclocked), 4GB 667 MHz Ram,
Dual 512MB 9800m GT SLI, AGEIA PHYSX,
320GB Raid 0 SATA, 1920x1200 17" WUXGA Screen

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w1cked-j
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Re: When will the XPS M1730 fully support Windows 7?

I installed Win7 on my M1730 w/ 8800M GTX about a month ago and everything seems to run really well. The only thing I haven't gotten to work again is the status LCD screen but that is it. I used the latest Nvida drivers and they work great. I have not had any heat problems as I prop the back side of my system up with an old Nokia cell phone to help let some air in. Do lot's of heavy photoshop work and without that prop my system would have burned out a long time back.

For any drivers I needed I went and got the Vista 64-bit and they all seem to work just fine.

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