Question Dell Inspiron 1501 and Windows 10 64 bit

Jan 21, 2020
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Greetings:

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. I was purchased in 2007 with Windows XP 32 bit. This being said, the architecture of the laptop is 64 bit.

I have wiped the hard drive (it's a 300GB 7200 rpm drive that I added,) and installed 4GB of RAM.

I have downloaded the 64 bit version of Windows 10 Home install disk onto a usb flash drive, and did a fresh install of the OS onto the laptop. The install went fine, short of having to find and install a driver for the Ricoh card reader. I found it, and all the hardware is listed as working properly, with the Windows 10 drivers.

It is currently an unlicensed copy. I want to test it to make sure it works, as well as being realistic to use, on the laptop. If it is, I will purchase the license. If it doesn't, I will have the laptop recycled. I've had Linux Mint 64 bit installed on it before, but I want my daughter to have a Windows machine at home for bare bones tasks (basic web browsing, email, word processing,) as well as having the computer's OS compatible with her school.

It's not lightning fast, but it's acceptable.

The only exception is watching, say, a youtube video. The video can playback choppy.

I wondered if it was a driver issue with the video card, so I found a legacy driver for an older Windows OS in 64 bit (can't remember if it was a Vista or Windows 7 driver,) but it works, but doesn't resolve the issue.

My computer's specs are the following:

Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop
Windows 10 Home, fresh install
Bios 2.6.3 (final bios release from Dell)
ACPI x64 based PC, ATI Radeon RS480
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50 1.6ghz
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 128MB
4GB RAM
Western Digital 300GB HD
Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

Any advice would be appreciated on resolving the choppy streaming playback. Thanks in advance.
 
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