DELL XPS M1530 & windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by godwisper, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. godwisper

    godwisper MDL Novice

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    guys I have the above notebook. Which version of windows 7 do you recommend me of getting ? What is a loader ? sorry but my notebook came with vista installed so dont know much about OS`s

    Thanks to all
     
  2. TeeCupp

    TeeCupp MDL Junior Member

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    You dont need a loader search the Dell bios thread for a bios with SLIC 2.1 for your laptop..
    Win 7 Ult 64bit..:D
     
  3. flasher

    flasher MDL Novice

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    or just download the latest bios from the dell support page. they all have slic 2.1 built right in.
     
  4. imatrix

    imatrix MDL Guru

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    XPS M1530 is an old model, and I doubt if there is future update.
     
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  5. godwisper

    godwisper MDL Novice

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    mine is 32bit and not 64bit

    any suggestions pls ?
     
  6. eaponte23

    eaponte23 MDL Member

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    Loader emulates the Slic that OEM PC's have embedded into the bios that activates an installation of Windows. Without the slic embedded into the bios than you would need to update it, or use a loader.

    As far as which version to use then it's up to you. I'm using Home Premium 32 bit on my latop and with standard software. It's idling at about 1 gig of ram. My CPU is a Core 2 so it can use the 64 bit version but I don't think it's needed since I have just 3 gigs of unmatched ram. Most users should do fine with Home or Pro.

    Go ahead and check out the Windows 7 Repository on one of the stickies to get better acquainted with Windows 7
     
  7. whitehat2009

    whitehat2009 MDL Member

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    The general consensus seems to be 64-bit if you have >=3GB RAM. Otherwise, go with 32 since you may not notice much performance difference.
     
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  8. Darkwarrior

    Darkwarrior MDL Novice

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    please use the XPS M1530 SLIC 2.1 bios at your own risk because it is not fully proven it works as described and
    i have already bricked one m1530 bios which cost me almost $200 to replace the motherboard so be careful!!!.
     
  9. Darkwarrior

    Darkwarrior MDL Novice

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    there are good windows 7 loaders out there that work just fine and that is what i`m using on my XPS M1530
    now that the motherboard has been replaced.
     
  10. Darkwarrior

    Darkwarrior MDL Novice

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    All the windows 7 loader really does emulates the bios and tricks windows 7 into thinking that the machines bios is SLIC 2.1 complient but the trick is finding a good loader, i think i use Windows 7 Activator v1.2.7 and it works great!.
     
  11. troels

    troels MDL Member

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    You should only use a BIOS reported working - there are two or three, I think - one by BBSC, one by busykid and an exe by shakey. A12 is the newest BIOS.
     
  12. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    #12 zahnoo, May 15, 2011
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    I'm running Home Premium on two netbooks; both have excellent battery life and both are quicker than XP. I did stop all menu animations but I always do that anyway. WEI is 2.5 on both and Aero works fine.

    Specs for all versions of Windows 7 are the same ... install what you want but Starter and Basic seem to me to be a waste of time. I see no advantage to Enterprise since it's only difference from Ultimate is activation methodology. If I were starting all over today, I'd install Ultimate on all of my machines because it's readily available from links on this forum. I could upgrade now but the marginal gains are, for me, not worth the effort.
     
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  13. lulighttec

    lulighttec MDL Novice

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    tried searching for all these, and the links are old... can anyone repost them?

    Thanks,

    LULightTec
     
  14. lulighttec

    lulighttec MDL Novice

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    Also forgot to mention that z0nk has posted one too; they said that there are problems with A12 regarding battery and fans...
     
  15. troels

    troels MDL Member

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    There is nothing wrong with A12. But use a loader then - your M1530 with probably die soon anyway. The video adapter can't last. Gets too hot.
     
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    troels MDL Member

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  17. lulighttec

    lulighttec MDL Novice

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    Turns out my laptop was one of the lucky ones where the GPU was properly heatsinked... still kickin'! :)
     
  18. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    u probably clean heatsink often.