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Windows 8 on a Dimension 5150

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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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  • 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.

    Philip Yip


    Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.

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