This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell.
Recommended hardware Upgrades
As this system has an IDE hard drive interface which is obsolete its not recommended investing much time or money in upgrading this systems hardware and software.
It is recommended 2 GB of RAM to be installed.
Refer to the Service Manual when performing hardware upgrades.
- Intel GM915 Driver from HP [Variant A]
- AMD Legacy Video Driver [Variant B]
Right click and select properties and run in compatibility mode for Windows Vista.
Try in order latest first, if it doesn’t work try for an older version.
See Installing the Windows XP version of Dell Quickset in Windows 7 32 Bit.
23 thoughts on “Inspiron 6000 – Windows 7 32 Bit”
This worked nice. Thanks.
Thanks for your efforts, this was very helpful. Dell Inspiron 6000
I cannot seem to find the drivers for :
MULTIMEDIA AUDIO CONTROLLERS
Thanks much again
The audio driver for the Inspiron 6000 is listed are you looking at another system?
OK then I will try the one that is listed. These drivers are from the Inspiron 6000.
Recently managed to upgrade an Inspiron 6000 from XP to 7 for Win 10 which works; got sound thanks to this page but have yet to install an appropriate Video Driver. Found / tried 4 at the Dell page when I entered the Service Tag. Ideas input welcome. Thanks again!
The Inspiron 6000 has Intel 915GM graphics driver… it has no Windows 8.1 or 10 driver hence I didn't state the system worked with Windows 8.1.
Thanks Philip, No tricks to get the video driver to work with Windows 10 as of yet? Was it supposed to have been 128346 in XP compatibility mode or 153383 / CL_45540? (having problems with shift keys and capitals here too… need to use the caps lock and only the left hand side shift key… tried the new driver but no effect. Also updated the chipset per the Dell page.)
Likely you don't have Dell Quickset installed either. The Vista Quickset didn't list this model as compatible and there is only the XP version. As mentioned this hardware is more than a decade old and particular because of the video I wouldn't recommend using Windows 10 with it.
If you have the ATI variant and want Windows 10 support, download 10-02_legacy_vista32-64_dd_ccc from the AMD site (which doesn't support mobile variants) and then process it with FLEM (to add support for mobile variants).
This is the last driver to support these old ATI chips – so this is the best you can achieve – and it works pretty well on my ancient Inspiron 6000.
Thank you. I will research / address Quickset and look elsewhere for help as I either need to fix this one last item or revert to Win 7 which from what I understood would have supported the XP graphics driver.
actually it seems I had downloaded and installed quickset…
Well as you can see on this page there were special instructions/workarounds for getting the XP version of Dell Quickset to work with Windows 7. As I mentioned the video doesn't work with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10…
Moreover my Inspiron 1300 which has similar hardware died so I never bothered with any further testing. I would recommend not relying on such an old system
Just letting you know the link to the AMD Legacy Video Driver (Variant B) no longer works.
Thank you for this excellent tutorial. My old Dell is quite snappy with Windows 7 and 2Gb Ram.
Looks like AMD upgrade their website/removed the legacy driver. What are the hardware IDs?
I am not at the laptop at the moment but I do remember it is an ATI Mobility Radeon X300 if that helps.
Otherwise I will get those hardware ids to you in a short period.
Here it is 🙂 PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5460&SUBSYS_20031028&REV_00
Thats the Radeon X300.
You can find a driver using the Microsoft Update Catalog (requires Internet Explorer): http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/ScopedViewInline.aspx?updateid=c3c88f96-e232-46e3-9ed2-d8b1c91938f4
See my guide here for additional instructions:
Awesome – works perfectly!
I know this is a old subject but I recently put Windows 7 on my inspiron 6000 . And for the most part it does ok , but I was having a few issues with stuff like the video and sound .. so I started installing the things that you mentioned and when I get to the Intel chipset part I'm lost I'm not sure what it is that I'm supposed to download from the website. …. any help would be greatly appreciated
Thats a really old system now its about 12 years old moreover Windows 7 has reached end of OEM and Retail sales.
Assuming you've got some license for cheap the clean install of Windows 7 32 Bit may be worthwhile. If not your best looking for a 2nd hand Latitude E series.
The setupchipset.exe should work on the link: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20775
Ok thanks , I got the laptop for free and so far I only spent about $25 on some upgrades . What I want it for is to do some vhs to dvd transfers on some old home movies I have, so once I get it set up I'm not even going to have it online