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Inspiron 1520 – Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 64 Bit

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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

Chipset

Communications

Video

Input

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

Wireless

Audio

Install the registry file and then the audio driver. New untested.

Application

Media Direct Updates

* Requires installation of the Media Direct program.

Macrium Reflect

Security

 

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The Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide is an unofficial set of installation guides written and maintained by an individual Philip Yip. To support the running costs of this site, as well as the costs of test hardware needed to keep the guides up to date. Please consider leaving a donation or clicking on the affiliate link if you are planning on buying Office or a SSD Upgrade for your system anyway. I'd like to thank you in advance for leaving any donations or clicking on the affiliate links. Written in Scotland , Great Britain (GB), , United Kingdom (UK) and hopefully soon to be part of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom (CANZUK).

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