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Can I install Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 1300 B130?

    Question

  • I don't see any Vista drivers on the Dell site so I'm guessing this isn't possible but has anyone tried? Did you get it to work? If you did, please tell me how. Thanks.
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 8:32 AM

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  • Thanks, Nicholas,

    After a bit of fun I've got it working fine. I installed Windows 7. At this point the graphics drivers were generic so the display was poor, and the wireless networking was not available. I plugged a network cable in and Windows Updates fixed those two problems immediately. Wireless and 1280 x 800. It feels just as responsive as it did with XP. I thought this was a very long shot but it's been surprisingly straightforward.
    • Marked as answer by David Wimbush Tuesday, August 11, 2009 9:47 PM
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 9:47 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for posting.

     

    You may try Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to have a check:

     

    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

     

    Meanwhile, please also refer to the following document:

     

    Windows 7 system requirements

     

    Hope this helps. Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:33 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, Nicholas,

    After a bit of fun I've got it working fine. I installed Windows 7. At this point the graphics drivers were generic so the display was poor, and the wireless networking was not available. I plugged a network cable in and Windows Updates fixed those two problems immediately. Wireless and 1280 x 800. It feels just as responsive as it did with XP. I thought this was a very long shot but it's been surprisingly straightforward.
    • Marked as answer by David Wimbush Tuesday, August 11, 2009 9:47 PM
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 9:47 PM
  • The answer is you just install it and all drivers work right off the bat.

     

    Tuesday, July 26, 2011 12:05 PM
  • I installed windows 7 on an inspiron b130 and updated windows via ethernet, everything works except the display is still generic. Haven't found a solution yet.
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:23 PM
  • try R128346,it works for me!this is video controller...and for audio i installed R147073 on my dell inspiron 1300!
    Sunday, January 22, 2012 10:48 AM
  • Its been a while but re. the graphics driver for inspiron 1300/b130 in win7:
    google "sp34749.exe site:hp.com" and download the sp34749.exe from HP support.
    This is a Vista driver for the Intel 915GM/GMS.910GML adapter (not available from dell or intel)
    Run it as administrator and in compatibility mode for Vista.

    This is confirmed working on a dell 1300 and an acer aspire 1690
    (they're built with the same crappy graphics chip)


    STIAN

    • Proposed as answer by DubReg Monday, May 26, 2014 11:25 AM
    Friday, August 23, 2013 10:03 AM
  • I ran the same HP SP34749 driver on a B130 Dell with Win 7 pro installed and it seems to be working fine, gave me a maximum screen resolution of 1280x800 and no glitches so far.
    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 7:22 PM
  • Thanks for the tip St.Ian. 
    Installed SP34749 from HP/Compaq on a Dell Inspiron 1300 (B130) using "run as administratorand "compatibility mode for Vista SP2" as you suggested and it's working perfectly.

    Monday, May 26, 2014 11:25 AM