Can you tell me precisely why we should use 7zip and ImgBurn , as any burner will do the job. Then I can Download it and Upload it to mine beside the rest. When you use 7zip, it will extract the. Any help would be greatly apreciated. Media Direct partitions need to be setup before Windows 7 installation. I suppose thats meant to be a bad way of spelling my name. Learn how your comment data is processed.

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First time I used clone hd and imaged whole drive. You should then run the following patch R to get to the latest dirrect. Note that Dell Media Direct only installs on Dell hardware:. I finally got it working, after reading god knows how much stuff. Going for Dell XP upgrade to 8.

Preparing your Hard Drive: Setting Up Media Direct [A Small Subset of Dell Systems Only]

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The Media Direct Button has the symbol below and is in close proximity to the power button. The solution is so simple yet nobody has said how to do it. You can try to install Windows 10 on the largest partition after setting cirect Media Direct but I have not tried this.


SHould I use one of the installers to partition then install? Thanks for letting me know. The following systems are compatible with MediaDirect 3.

Ok thanks will try, so your best guess is to install on the existing partition rather than deleting it and letting windows create its dirrect 2 partitions for MBR? Then I can Download m110 and Upload it to mine beside the rest. I am about to try the upgrade myself as my xps M is in new condition and cant stand throwing it away.

Thankyou for the tutorial Philip, I find it very helpful. Combine should be used instead of extract. Thanks for the reply.

Media Direct partitions need to be setup before Windows 7 installation. The Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide is an unofficial set of installation guides written and maintained by an individual Philip Yip.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Did you use ImgBurn to burn the disc?

Regardless I do not have a search engine named after me. Thank you, your instructions were excellent!

During Windows Installation select the largest partition which should be listed direc Disk 0 Partition 2 and then press [Next]. Its a shame Dell does not offer support in regards to upgrading to the newer windows systems as like most that have purchased a Dell laptop paying good money hoping it would last them a few good years and then some.


I suppose thats meant to be a bad way of spelling my name. Do not use Drive options or delete any partitions if you want Media Direct to function properly.

Press [1] recommended or [2] if you want a Del I would really like to get this working just for the heck of it. The MediaDirect preinstallation setup will then load. I followed all the steps above to reinstall Media Direct 3. Have you anything worth trying? This will deell you the various checksums and they should match the checksums below. The MediaDirect preinstallation setup will inform you it has successfully carried out the operations.

So that it can be done correctly. I did not encounter any problem at all.