I had to play with compatibility to get the BIOS update to work. Dell Backup and Recovery. I noticed in reviewing the thread that Yuri previously had posted a link to the chipset software updater at an active repository — at least the SouthBridge updater, which is all you should need to support the SSD bus. Well, and I want to tell you one thing — windows rises up from the hibernate notably slower with 8Gb on board cause its hiber file grows larger. Here is a link with packages I had used: Although when I restart Windows is unable to start and I have to load a recovery point. Dell Backup and Recovery.

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If you engage any problems booting yous system — restore from the last recovery point see Step 0. Save and restart the computer. My mother did not want to part ways with this laptop so back in I did some big upgrades that improved the performance of this laptop.

This is also unofficial, the official maximum is 2 GB. Give me a day or two.

Inspiron 1501 – Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit

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Anybody is having issues with Windows 8. I am not sure if wijdows was a hardware glitch or other: There is also the following driver version 8.

There are no driver for this product under Windows Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Modding the inf file makes sense! As always, create restore point of the system 1. Not sure this works under Win 8, but I suspect it does. Anyone else experience trouble, here? Yes, you can do it through device manager in manual mode or with insipron. I saw that note from Dell but I thought it meant that Dell did not list any Windows 7 drivers for that machine.

Inspiron 1501 – Windows 7 and 8.1 32 Bit

I was lucky — I did my Win7 upgrade on the Inspiron just before Microsoft went medieval on policies. If you go the down the road of trying to max out the RAM on your Inspiron, let me now what inpsiron find out.

I should inspect my Inspiron and return back to you. Yuri, Thanks for your prompt reply.


Inspiron – Windows 7 and 32 Bit – The Unofficial Windows 10 Reinstallation Guide

Dell Backup and Recovery. And did you changed the driver inf file as Graphhics wrote — I mean adding this string: Windows 10 must be run in boot mode without checking drivers signature 2.

Also, you do need the AHCI driver itself to modify an existing Win 7 installation — the inf file is basically a edll of instructions for an installer that provides information about the files it should look for during installation, not the software files themselves. Maybe some error message.

I mean to say Windows 8. Yeah unfortunately AMD made some edits to the driver download and so the legacy driver is no longer present as a direct link.

This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell. Unfortunately, the Xpress is too old to be supported under Windows