Dell Inspiron 7577 - Teardown | Mods & Upgrades | Technical Details | Pics of Internals | Optimizing

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Maleko48, Dec 2, 2017.

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Which hardware configuration do you have?

  1. i5 7300HQ / FHD / GTX1060MQ

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  2. i7 7700HQ / FHD / GTX1060MQ

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  3. i7 7700HQ / UHD / GTX1060MQ

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  1. DoctorRzepa

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    So actually no cons (i don't use fingerprint reader). How about audio? I guess it doesn't hiss or pop or crack, but does MaxxAudio install with Realtek drivers? Basic windows driver is pretty quiet as well as Realtek with no MaxxAudio. I wonder how would unofficial unsigned driver for Dolby work...
     
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    So Finally I managed to dual boot windows 10 and Elementary OS.

    Note: I haven't done a clean Windows install like @Maleko48. My setup was default one that came from factory that came from dell for Windows 10 also I was in BIOS version 1.2.

    My config:
    i7-7700HQ
    16GB RAM
    128GB SSD, 1TB HDD

    Here's how I configured my bios:
    1. Turned secure boot off.

    Note: No need to turn off PTT and also no need to enable Legacy roms option under bios.

    Update: No need to switch RAID ON to AHCI mode.


    So here we go:
    1. Create a bootable USB using rufus. Since I had my partitions using using GPT scheme (I guess its factory default) I choose "GPT scheme for UEFI" while preparing my USB drive.
    2. Restart PC and press F12, select Your "USB Device Name" and your linux will boot . You can try live media or install your linux.
    Note: Don't forget to turn off Fast Boot option in windows 10 before doing this step.
    3. Install linux as usual. I chose "something else" for partitioning. I installed linux on free space that i created on my hdd.While installing GRUB install it on the hdd instead of ssd(this wont mess up with windows boot loader).


    Everything is working fine till now. I will keep this updated.

    Hope it helps ;)

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  3. Maleko48

    Maleko48 Notebook Evangelist

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    No abnormalities in audio on Win7. It installs as Realtek but I don't remember if it installs the Waves Max front end. I can update this post in a bit once I check.

    Also I just remembered, the intel graphics driver is technically the newest official Win7 driver available from Intel but not really the most up to date driver in terms of active development, at least compared to the rate Win10 drivers are getting updates right now. Not sure if newer drivers can be sourced or modded to work, but I'm not worried about it.
     
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    I'd be grateful if you updated your post with this information.
     
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    No Waves Maxx front end on my Win7 install. But there are a couple of files with "waves" or "Maxx" in the name.

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    Thanks for help. Is it worth keeping stock recovery partitions on ssd?
     
  7. Maleko48

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    I really wouldn't bother with it myself. I cloned my factory install to the 1TB spinner drive that came in the SATA slot and then removed the spinner to add my 2nd SSD to the SATA slot. But once you've got it up and running on a clean install there is really no reason to hold onto the factory install copy. I will use the 1TB spinner as a convenient backup drive using this:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MLYV5XY?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd
     
  8. GoHack

    GoHack Notebook Consultant

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    Hi.

    How is the 1920 x 1080 display quality on the 7577?

    The 1920 x 1080 display on the 5577 that I just got is pretty bad, and I'm debating to go w/a 7577.

    Thanks?
     
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  9. vibhawa

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    Its nearly same as that of 5577

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  10. GoHack

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    So you have to adjust the screen position in order to get the best picture, just like w/the 5577?

    My HP x360 Pavilion has a much better screen display than the 5577 does.

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