Inspiron 1420 – Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 32 Bit

This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell.

Legacy BIOS

See Updating the BIOS.

Recommended Hardware Upgrades

SSD – Solid State Drives

It is recommended to upgrade it to 4 GB of RAM.

Refer to the Owner’s Manual when replacing parts.

Media Direct

This is a Media Direct system and the Media Direct partition should be setup before installing Windows 7 see Preparing your Hard Drive: Setting Up Media Direct.

Windows OS

OS Updates

System Utilities 





Try in order latest first, if it doesn’t work try for an older version.




Media Direct Updates

* Requires installation of the Media Direct program.

Macrium Reflect



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    I’m having a problem with my mouse pointer, as it moves, it lags, dissapears and reappears a bit further in the direction it was headed. I’m not sure how to explain it, but it’s really annoying and frustrating.

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  5. how about bluetooth driver?i can’t found this driver for my laptop dell inspiron 1420

  6. My inspiron 1420 has been a great friend for the last 8 years. It runs Vista Home Premium and Office Pro. It was ahead of its time with 4G Ram. and duo core centrino processor. CAN this laptop be rebuilt to use Win7 32 and Office 2013? I’ve looked at new laptops and they seem very cheaply made!

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