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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

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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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  • 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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  • Thanks sugarbear!! Drinks

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • lowster11

    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-a62703c27523

    32 bit http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/ScopedViewInline.aspx?updateid=2a560bb2-8f2c-4a72-be88-ff950be65ce0

    View Basket:

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

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

    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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • Can someone please confirm I have the above mentioned dell dimension 5150 can this machine run windows 8 with 4GB of RAM and can anyone advise where is the cheapest place to get Windows 8 also will I have to change a chip inside the pcfor windows 8 thanks in advance Savio

  • The machine should run Windows 8 fine. Before buying I would advise testing and to do that you can use the enterprise trial.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/jj554510.aspx

    This machine should be 64 capable and as you have 4 GB of RAM I would test with the 64 bit version. Just check the processor using the Intel Processor Identification Utility but I think all processors for this model are x64.

    Note ensure you have a means to restore your older version of Windows just in case.

    See my Windows 8 Reinstallation Guide/A Clean install of Windows 8:

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

     

    With regards to buying Windows 8 you are in the UK and Tesco are selling the upgrade for £50 so are Amazon:

    http://www.tesco.com/direct/microsoft-windows-8-pro-upgrade-edition/735-6120.prd?recommendationId=cfe8eda6-0556-44db-a312-27e6ade827a4.0&skuId=735-6120

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-Pro-Upgrade-Edition-Vista/dp/B008GRKGXK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364975796&sr=8-1

    Overclockers.co.uk for £45:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SW-150-MS

    You will likely have to restore your old version of Windows to be eligible to upgrade.

    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.

  • I can confirm that the above will run Windows 8 32/64-bit and will run "only" Windows 8.1 32-bit and not the 8.1 64-bit.

  • chris como has conseguido instalar Win8 en una Dell Dimension 5150?? A mi, se me queda "congelado" en el Logo de Introduccion. Perdona mi mal ingles de traductor

    chris has managed to install Win8 on a Dell Dimension 5150? To me, I remains "frozen" in the logo Introduction. Forgive my bad English translator

  • Are you saying that you are trying to install Windows and "frozen" in the logo Introduction or

    You have installed and now "frozen" in the logo Introduction?