My name is Chris and I just wanted to introduce myself to the community and add that I have installed Windows 8 Pro 64bit on a Dimension 5150 and seems to be "so-far-so-good" with just an out of the box install
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Welcome to the forum Chris. I`m glad you had a good experience with your fresh install and hope you enjoy looking over Windows 8.
If we can be of any help to you, post back and let us know.
Glad to hear it, did you check the device manager for any errors?
Press the [Windows] and [Pause|Break] or [Windows] and [ e ] (to open computer) and then select properties.
On this screen next select Device manager.
If you have an error, yellow ? or ! as in my base system device then Windows 8 hasn't found a system driver correctly. Quickly check to see if you have missed installation of a driver. If you still can't find out what it is. Right click the device with the error and select properties:
Go to details and select Hardware ids.
For a limited time get Windows 8 Media Centre Pack for Free. See here.
Review this article here and search through the fixes/updates for any preinstalled software.
There is a free Dell Windows 8 for Dummies guide available from here.
In addition there is a number of useful videos here.
Thanks natakuc4 -
The only driver that I needed (so far) was a video driver, and thanks for the links, I am using the Enterprise edition so I think I am out of luck on the media center
Hey there, where did you get the video driver from? I've done a fresh 32-bit install and the device manager has an exclamation mark on the video driver.
Well.. i cant do anything on my old and lame computer Dell, Dimension 5150 i need a software update to maybe windows 8 or windows 7.
I think i have now a software of the year 0.
So pleas help me with it
I am using the Intel 829456G 64bit from the Intel site and in compat mode for win 7
Microsoft Update Catalogue (add to Basket):
Download (its free but requires Internet Explorer) and then update via device manager.
The Dimension 5150 should run Windows 7 and Windows 8 fine. Check the processor to see if it is 64 bit compatible using the Intel Processor Identification Utility:
Also you should scan your system with Crucial to see how much memory you have. The system should run fine on Windows 7 or Windows 8 with 2 GB of RAM but the upgrade to 4 GB is highly recommended (2×2× 1 GB).A m4 SSD will boost the system up significantly particularly if Windows 7 is installed on it:
If you want to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 see Windows Reinstallation Guide:
If you have any specific questions about the upgrading the OS in particular feel free to ask.