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lowster11
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Windows 8 on a Dimension 5150

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Greetings -

 

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

Moved to the Windows 8 Forum by natakuc4

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sugarbear18
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Re: Windows 8 on a Dimension 5150

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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.

Teddi

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lowster11
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Re: Windows 8 on a Dimension 5150

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Thanks sugarbear!! 

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Philip_Yip
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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.


Hopefully it should look something like mine.

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.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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lowster11
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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 Smiley Sad

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robinsonpr
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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.

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lowster11
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Re: Windows 8 on a Dimension 5150

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I am using the  Intel 829456G 64bit  from the Intel site and in compat mode for win 7

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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

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Philip_Yip
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I am using the  Intel 829456G 64bit  from the Intel site and in compat mode for win 7

 

Microsoft Update Catalogue (add to Basket):

64 bit http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/ScopedViewInline.aspx?updateid=e4e6fc41-1c1b-439f-b07b-a...

32 bit http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/ScopedViewInline.aspx?updateid=2a560bb2-8f2c-4a72-be88-f...

View Basket:

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/ViewBasket.aspx 

Download (its free but requires Internet Explorer) and then update via device manager.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Windows 8 on a Dimension 5150

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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:

http://www.intel.com/support/processors/tools/piu/sb/CS-014921.htm

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:

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=Dimension%205150&Cat=RAM 

If you want to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 see Windows Reinstallation Guide:

http://philipyip.wordpress.com/dell-community-forums/

If you have any specific questions about the upgrading the OS in particular feel free to ask.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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