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XPS M1730 – Windows 7 and 8.1 32 Bit

Donations

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This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell.

Legacy BIOS

Video BIOS

Recommended hardware Upgrades

SSD – Solid State Drives

It is recommended to upgrade it to 8 GB of RAM

Refer to the Service Manual when performing hardware upgrades.

Note to address all the RAM use Windows 7/8.1 64 Bit. The 64 Bit version is recommended on this model.

Windows OS

Windows 7 and 8.1 are now obsolete if you have these Operating Systems you should use them to take the Free Upgrade to Windows 10.

If you don’t have a Windows 7/8.1 license you have until the 2nd of October 2015 to upgrade to Windows 10 for free using the Windows 10 Insider 10130 as a stepping stone. See Free Upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 10 (also works with Windows XP).

OS Updates

System utilities

Chipset

Video

Communication

Input

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

Wireless

Audio

For Windows 8.1 the audio driver is inbuilt to the OS and the registry file or older Sigmatel Driver should not be installed.

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

Application

Dell Backup and Recovery

Note this system won’t be able to boot from a Rescue Disk (external hard drive) so make a Factory Backup (Bootable USB Flash Drive).

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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).