I want to install Windows7 Ultimate x64 on my Dell Precision 690 and don't know what do I need.
What drivers? I was on a support dell site in Driver section and only thing I get from there is confusion.
Can anyone help me with that?
Since there are Vista X64 bit drivers listed on the Drivers and download page, that would mean you can run x64 bit Vista, and since 7 is vista on steroids it should work.
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I had no problem installing Windows 7 Ultimate on my Precision 690. Windows installed all of the necessary drivers with the exception of the ethernet card which is not supported for 64 bit. I replaced it with a wireless PCI card. I do have a problem with my SATA storage drive going offline when I am transferring pictures from my camera and at other random times. Sometimes the "found new hardware" wizard pops up with the drive after some period of time, otherwise I have to restart to get the drive back. So far all else is working great.
I,m having a srieous problen when installing windows 7 on my precision 690. The machine just freeze during expanding files.Any suestions?
Could it be your Windows DVD? Where did you get the media? You might try installing with a USB key ...
I tried the install with the usb, and I have the same problem, the installation process just stop during the expanding files operation. I tried to install the linux distribution only to see if the probleme is on the hardware, and everythings work fine, so I think the problem is windows, and maybe the drivers. I downloaded the drivers for chipset X64 windows vista, and nothing's work.
Here is an idea ... this worked once on a machine that kept stalling out on me. Reinstall whatever OS originally came with the machine, then run the CD from Windows. You will have the option of doing a "clean install" of Windows 7 from there.
no way, unable to install win7.
The 690 didn't ship with Windows 7. What I'm saying is install XP or Vista - whichever it shipped with, run the CD, and choose a clean install of Windows 7 from there.