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    Dell Poweredge SC1430 - no Win7 drivers


    Hi friends,
    I got a Dell Poweredge SC1430 at a good price. It is a server machine, but I intend to use it as a regular home machine and enjoy the performance of two nice Cheetah 15.5k rpm and the quad core...

    Win7 32 is already installed, and I am using it now to write this.
    However, there is no sound device (understandable for a server), and many devices remain unrecognized. The Video card for example is seen as a standard P&P..... at a terrible resolution.

    I searched and this is what I could find
    http://ftp.dell.com/Pages/Drivers/poweredge-1430sc.html#SAS RAID

    As you can see, there is rarely a driver for windows 7 for this machine.

    Did I make a bad deal? I dont need this machine for a server. Only for a powerful home Win7 PC

    thank you much for your answers
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    any help?
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    have you thought about just installing server 2008 and converting that into a workstation OS?
    Or try using the server 2008 drivers for the hardware in your win7 install?
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    It's a 5 or 6 year old product so it's no surprise there aren't W7 drivers available.

    If all you need is sound how about using an add-on sound card that does have W7 drivers?
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    Load device manager, and on the video card, select properties, details, and hardware IDs, and post the PCI\VEN value at the top (1st one in the list).
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    Originally Posted by DonR
    have you thought about just installing server 2008 and converting that into a workstation OS?
    Or try using the server 2008 drivers for the hardware in your win7 install?
    DonR, this would mean I will have to buy a server 2008 license that I really don't need.
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    Originally Posted by Doug G
    It's a 5 or 6 year old product so it's no surprise there aren't W7 drivers available.

    If all you need is sound how about using an add-on sound card that does have W7 drivers?
    thank you very much for your kind contribution. You are right, it is damn easy to add a sound card ..
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    Originally Posted by Doug G
    If all you need is sound how about using an add-on sound card that does have W7 drivers?
    thank you again Doug. I found on ebay a new 5.1 usb sound adapter for $0.99

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