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Update Dell Drivers???

Q: Update Dell Drivers???

Just looking around the Dell site and noticed a number of hardware driver updates are in the "Recommended" category. Things like the DVD drive, Broadcom card (Ethernet adapter), Dell wireless (WLAN) card, and a couple of others.

My computer is working just fine and being a fan of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", I'm inclined to leave it alone. Would just like some opinions....

A: Update Dell Drivers???

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My Dell XPS L502x is 14 months old (i7, 8GB, 689GB HDD, HM77, Nvidia 540M GT). I have installed all latest drivers for my laptop from Dell website. But those are still more than 6 months old. When I use Intel Driver update utility, it shows new version of drivers available. Even my nvidia control panel shows new driver available.
Is it Okay to update drivers from intel and nvidia website and replace drivers from Dell. I heard that Dell mods the drivers for thier laptops before supplying to thier users.

A:Should I update my stock Dell Drivers to Intel Drivers.

S"hould you", that is up to you, but the Intel drivers are the best for your computer. If you decide to change your drivers, start with a system restore point.
If you are not having specific problems, you probably will not notice any improvement however.

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hi i'm new to pc help and i'm very slow at typing being a old grandfather and i would like to learn about computers. I do have a little of experince but limited. At the moment i have a ploblem with a laptop install updates for win 7 and i would like to figure it out byself but cannot. any help would be appreciated.

A:update drivers for a dell laptop

Welcome to the site DirtBikeKid.

Are we talking about the updates for windows or as your title stated the drivers (software that control the hardware).


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Hi all,
I have a Dell XPS13 9350 - only a month old. Everything is wonderful so far but Dell Update software sometimes does not pick up on new drivers. The other days, BIOS 1.4.4 and two new thunderbolt drivers and firmware were uploaded to the Dell website. I ran Dell Update but it did not download those and said my computer was up to date. Yes, I can go to the website and download them manually but the Dell Update software is very convenient. Any thoughts?
Thanks all,

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..not update..I have none on the laptop after reinstalling windows due to a fatal error. Now I can't get online with my laptop.

A:How to install networking drivers for dell laptop..not update..I have none on the lap

You will have to use a USB drive or burn a cd with the network drivers for your specific laptop. You will have to use another computer that has access to the internet to do this. If you don't, you will need a Dell resource cd with the drivers on it.

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Hi to all,
I'm new to this forum and I need some help!I believe that you would help me!
I'have used a tons of drivers update programs,but I think that I haven't found the thrue so far.I use a Dell Inspiron laptop and I have had a lots of problems with its drivers updates.I asked the Dell community forum for help for finding the best drivers update utility for my machine and I got an advice to use the Dell SupportAssist,but that program is NOT a drivers update utility!So I need an advice from you,which program should I use!I've been trying to update the drivers with DriverGenius 15 these days,but it gives me some errors like:"code 64" or "The server name or address could not be resolved" and it couldn't update my drivers!So please help me!There is no matter if the program you would point to me is free or paid!
p.s My os is Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
Thanks to all in advance!
Best regards!

A:Which is the best drivers update program for windows 7(Dell Inspiron)?

Hello Inspiron and welcome to Seven Forums

As you can see in my System Specs I have a DELL Inspiron Laptop and I go to DELL System Detect to find out what is good for my PC. There you can do tests as well.
But you normally don't need to update drivers all the time. Why did you do it in the first place? Did you have problems and you thought you could solve them by changing your drivers ?

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Hello to all,   I recently did a clean reinstall of Windows XP (Home) on my Dell Dimension 2350. All went fine. Now I need to install the correct drivers. I have the Dell Resource disc and this is where the problem starts.    As noted elsewhere, after the reinstall the screen display of the Resource disc is as it would be in "Safe Mode". I was aware of this. As such, the Resource disc Search Criteria screen was a bit larger than the monitor screen. I was able to size it to fit the screen but this is really not the problem it is the following: The Search Criteria options I have from the drop down menus (on screen) are as follows:System Model:   All, Dimension C521, DXC061, Dimension DXP0G1, Dimension E521, DM061, XPS710    (Which, if any, do I pick?)Operating System: (I think I got this one)   All, Windows XPTopic:   (Maybe this one too)   All, Applications, Dell Diagnostics, Diagnostics, Drivers, Utilities   For the life of me I cannot figure out the exact drivers I am to install*. Windows XP only appears in the Operating System menu. I pretty much know the install order but as I said, I'm a bit confused about selecting the correct drivers from the disc. This computer is not connected to the internet at the moment so I can't download and use any sort of driver detection program. Other searches have confused me further and have provided no specific answer to this problem.&nbs... Read more

A:Installing drivers after Windows XP reinstall on Dell Dimension 2350 using Dell Resource disc

You need, in installation order:

Chipset driver
Video driver (depends on which video card)
Audio driver
Network driver (depends on which you have)
Modem driver, if you use a dialup modem

Go to the Support page and put in your Service Tag. It should give you the drivers you need. You can download them on any PC and copy onto a USB stick for installation on the 2350.
You only need the applications, if you actually use them (eg, Roxio, Jasc Paintshop, etc).
Then install your antiviral software and get online to the Microsoft Update site for all the patches and updates.
Keep in mind that XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and they stopped releasing security fixes for XP and IE9, more than 1 year ago. So they're both full of security holes and put your personal data at risk.

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Everytime i use the web site to update my drivers , it makes the SAME 3 recommendations for updates regardless if i just Downloaded them and installed them. They are:
1) Intel Z87 Chipset driver
2) XPS-8700 Chipset driver
3) AMD Radeon 6xxx/7xxx/8xxx/R9 Desktop Graphics Driver

Please advise.

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i have all the XP drivers for a dell inspiron 1545 installed except the audio...the audio driver downloaded from dell is the wrong one...i remember having this issue with another dell...and you actually had to install a lattitude driver...anybody have an idea?


A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 1545 wrong dell drivers

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I am constantly having this problem with my laptop. As I plug in and unplug my headphones throughout the day, I've noticed that after a couple times the bass gets really quiet and almost completely drops out. Since I have some pretty decent audiophile headphones with really great bass, it is super annoying and noticeable. 
One workaround I have discovered is to go to the audio settings (either in Windows or the Dell Audio app), and switch the Default Format (the thing with 24-bit, 48000Hz in it)  to something else, play some audio, then switch it back. 
A little word on my setup: I have the latest drivers from the Dell download page installed. I am running Windows 10 64-bit with all the updates. I have Waves Maxx audio "enhancements" disabled. My Default Format is usually set to 24-bit 48000Hz, but the problem eventually happens no matter what I set it to. The "headphone size" option is set to "Medium", but as far as I can tell this option does nothing if I do not have Waves Maxx enabled. Switching it also does not fix the problem.
If I play audio using WASAPI (this basically means that the music player takes over the sound card completely, and bypasses whatever audio processing Windows and the driver has) the problem does not happen. 
How do I fix this problem? It's incredibly annoying, and most likely has something to do with the audio driver, since this does not happen in Linux, and it did not happen when I was runn... Read more

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Dell Vostro 3700 Laptop running Windows 7 64-bit, Service Tag 4QD3ZM1.

NVidia identifies the display controller as GeForce GT 330M and gives the following message; but, there are no display drivers offered by Dell for this system, at least not by model or service tag numbers.
Installed DriverRecommended
UpdateGeForce GT 330M--The manufacturer of this system requires that you download the driver for your GPU from their support site.

The GeForce M series and GeForce Go series notebook GPUs use drivers that have been customized by the notebook manufacturers to support hot key functions, power management functions, lid close and suspend/resume behavior. NVIDIA has worked with some notebook manufacturers to provide notebook-specific driver updates, however, most notebook driver updates must come from the notebook manufacturer. Additionally, the desktop GeForce graphics drivers will not install on Geforce M series and Quadro M series notebook GPU's.Click to expand...

A:Solved: Dell Vostro 3700 needs drivers not available from Dell

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Hleping a friend who had so many viruses on his Dell B130 laptop that all we could do was to wipe it clean and reinstall windows. He does not have a driver disk so I went to Dell's support page and found all that I need. The problem is that I don't have internet access on the laptop that was reformatted. I tried to download to my computer but it wants to install the drivers.

How can I save the Dell drivers to a folder or even to a disk so that I can install and finish this installation?

I thought this would be easy as all the drivers are on Dell's site.

I tried to get to Chat with Dell and could not due to the computers service being over.

Thank you for any and all suggestions.

A:Dell Drivers for a Dell B130 Laptop

Anyone, including me (I don't have a Dell), can download Dell drivers to the desktop...and then burn them to CD.Just click the SAVE button, not the OPEN button for each driver package.

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I came across an issue that I find confusing. Whilst trying to install a software to run a mobile USB flash modem, the software pops this message:

your current device installation settings is configured to prefer drivers from Windows Update over locally installed
drivers. This can cause Unlimited data Manager not to work correctly.

do you want to change the settings to prefer locally installed drivers over Windows Update?

What does it imply if I change my settings to prefer locally installed drivers over windows update drivers?
And can this action be undone and where/how? (I searched my machine but didn't find where this option is)

Thank you for reading

A:Device Installation Settings, windows update drivers VS locally installed drivers

Control Panel (icon view)>System>Advanced System Settings>Hardware Tab>Device Installation Settings


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Hello!I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15r Special Edition with Windows 8 as it's default operating system. Since I don't like it that much, I plan to format the hard drive (by going into computer-> Right click on C: -> Format) and then to do a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium on it.After the clean installation procedure, I was wondering if I could simply insert the Dell Drivers and Utilities disc into the optical drive and intall the drivers like I would normally do.Therefore, the real question would be: Will the Windows 8 drivers provided by Dell be compatible with Windows 7?Thank you very much everyone.FatLord

A:Planning to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7. Will the drivers provided on my Dell "Drivers and Utilities" be comp...

I did find this one "Inspiron 15R SE 7520" If that is your model then the Dell website has Windows 7 64bit drivers and Windows 8 64 bit drivers available for download.

I would use the Windows 7 Drivers for windows 7, Just download them ahead of time and burn them to a CD or store on a flash drive so you will have them handy to use.

I would also have my Antivirus ready to install before I went on the Internet.

3rd point. Windows will prevent you from formatting the drive it is installed on. So you have to do it during the install process.

Good Luck

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Hi all.
I'm trying to reinstall Intel MB drivers on my HTPC computer, after a power breakdown at home:
The computer shutdown abruptly of course, and when I reopened it, I noticed that I can't use my USB keyboard or any other USb devices.

By checking Device Manager I saw that all USB devices had the yellow exclamation mark on them. Snapshot:
Tried to reinstall my mb's chipset drivers but it wouldn't install. I get an error when it wants to install USB drivers. Weird stuff:

What would you suggest me to do before I waste two hours of my life to reinstall windows?

A:Can't install chipset drivers to update USB drivers

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Hi Guys,

I have a REAL newbie question. I?ve tried reading a bunch of tutorials, but they?re a little over my head. I think my question is pretty basic, but after a couple hours research, hopefully someone here would be kind enough to help.

I have an M2A-VM motherboard and my system keeps freezing up, no input from keyboard or mouse, no ctl-alt-del, nothing. It freezes intermittently, but never goes more than 3 hours without freezing, sometimes freezes in a few seconds, with 5 ? 10 minutes being the average time it works before freezing. Seems to freeze more (often immediately) when I?m using the mouse than any other time, but it will freeze on it?s own, just idling, if you give it enough time.

I?ve read a few things including updating bios and downloading the latest motherboard drivers. My problem starts when I go to download the mobo drivers from this page:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

It lists 41 driver updates there for my motherboard:

41 files found

Qualified Vendor List (1)

BIOS (20) [BIOS History]

BIOS-Utilities (1)

Chipset (1)


LAN (1)

Utilities (2)

Manual (14)

And apparently I?m ?missing? these Windows Updates:

Q934062 - Important
Q936960 - Important
Q950130 - Critical
Q951550 - Important
Q951944 - Important
Q973923 - Moderate

Question #1: Do I download all 41?? Surely my machine can?t need 41 updates? How do I know which ones to download and install?

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A:Windows Update INCLUDES Motherboard Drivers and BIOS Update on M2A-VM?

I have the same board on another pc.

You only need to download and install only that which would make your setup current.

You really only need to update the bios if you will be moving up to a newer processor that is not currently supported by the current bios or if the newer bios fixes a known problem.

You need the latest motherboard chipset driver. (I would install this first if you haven't already)

You need the latest LAN driver.

The audio driver you can either download from Asus or from RealTek.

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Hello,first of all I am sorry for my bad English. Now about my problem. I have Dell Latitude 3350 laptop and everytime I search for drivers updates in Dell command update, Intel chipset device software update appears. I installed it, it says "succesfully installed", I restarted the laptop and then it appears again in Dell command update. Details of update: Version, A01, release date 17 Jun 2016, filename: Chipset_Driver_320CP_WN32_10.1.1.9_A01.EXE. Filesize 10 MB.And the same problem in Dell shows again and again Intel management engine components installer, version,A00. Filename: Chipset_Driver_78C1C_WN32_11.0.0.1158_A00.exe. Filesize: 98 MB.So can anybody help me to resolve install problems of these updates, please? Thank you in advance for you reply.

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I've noticed broken fonts in Dell Command Update on my Latitude E6440, so I can neither update software or drivers nor uninstall command update. 

Could anyone help me resolve this issue? 
Additionaly, I have WiDi issues, but I'd like to resolve them by driver update. Unfortunately, I can't update anything using provided utility due to broken GUI.

A:Can't update, repair or uninstall Dell Command Update on Windows 10

victor.istomin,Thank you for notifying us about this issue. I have sent an email to the drivers team to resolve the page. For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-Jesse L and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your Dell Order number.You would click my name in blue, then on the next page in the upper right corner, click the words "send private message"

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Do I just need the update package or will I need to install the hard drive option below it as well?

A:Dell Video Driver update or hard drive update?

Hi ... That is just a Driver for your Graphics Installs on the Hard Drive ...

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My CCC downloaded and installed the new drivers last night. PC is working fine, but just out of curiosity, is it OK?

A:Is it safe to update ATI drivers via CCC update utility?

- can't see a problem, the AMD link will direct you to the latest and most stable compatible driver available for your card..

- I'm assuming that you aren't messing about with overclocking and the like..

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Hey Everyone my Dell Inspiron 15 failed to upload an update, and then rebooted. 
Then it got stuck on the "Dell" screen and wont boot up Windows 8. I can get into the Bios, but nothing seems to help, and the Diagnostic test says that it cannot find the Hard Drive. 

Any help?

Peter Hamm

A:(Redirected) Dell Inspiron stuck on "Dell" screen after failed update...

As you have a laptop, best to post this in the Laptop Forum here: 

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I have always had HPs, but this time I got DELL.

HP checks for drivers and BIOS updates and install them if needed.

I cannot find a similar utility on my DELL.

Should I go to 'Device Manager' and check them manually....?


A:DELL drivers

Hello BBDS,

If you like, you can click on the blue "Detect Product" button at the Dell link below to auto detect your product for drivers, or manually select your model number.

Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

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A:Dell Drivers

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Aren't these drivers and/or driver software packages available somewhere to me without charge or am I out of luck? I am disabled and on a very limited budget.
Recommendations would be helpful and I would appreciate some help.

A:Dell drivers

You have tired this:?

Find Drivers, BIOS, and other updates

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I have tried a search, but didn't see anything on this. If there is I apologize.

I have Windows XP Home Media Edition.

Cannot use my DVD-ROM or DVD RW.

Anyone have a download that I can use to load these drivers? I've tried troubleshooting etc.... I do not have a driver disc, and I have tried uninstalling and re-booting etc... Rollback Driver etc....

Here's the information for both from the Device Manager:




A:Dell XPS 400 DVD-ROM Drivers

Windows does not use third party drivers for optical drives. EXACTLY what is going on and what led up to it (new s/w, h/w, virus, etc)?

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A:need drivers for dell

Maybe this is a starting point.

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I just installed a fresh copy of XP on a Dell Dimension 8300 after wiping out the hard drive. Everything went smoothly until the end. Under device manager >> Other devices...... the Ethernet Controller, Multimedia Audio Controller, Multimedia Controller, and USB controller don't seem to be installed. I checked the Ethernet one and it says no drivers. I would try get it from online but I can't get online due to the NIC. Any ideas on where I would be able to get the drivers?

I tried the following page but even after downloading the driver, it still doesn't work.

There is a CD called Dell drivers and diagnostics that came with the PC and all the other drivers worked except this one. I'm pretty much going into Device Manager and tried right clicking then properties then install driver then point to the CD. I also tried update drivers. No luck.

I think I have the correct driver but maybe installing it wrong?

A:Dell Drivers?

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A:Dell Drivers

You're not clear on why you "still fail to download the drivers"... Try downloading the XP drivers located here:
Dell Optiplex 760 XP drivers

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A:Drivers for Dell

See what PCWizard or others say about which modem it is.

System Information for Windows (SIW)
Belarc Advisor
Mitec System Information

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A:Dell and ATI drivers

It is usually best to get drivers directly from the specific hardware manufacturers website rather than from the computer manufacturer or windows update. So the answer is Yes.


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please and thank you


What model number is your Dell? Did you download the drivers from the Dell website?

No you do not sound stupid on this one. Not knowing something does not make a person stupid or dumb.

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After updating successfully which took a looong time @ 30Mbs connection. After the install everything seems to work but my Netgear N900 router, the icon in the "loaded" tray say its "not connected" to the internet but it is. Ive tried all other devices connected to the wiFi and they seem to work.
Just curious if anyone else is having similar probs.??

Thanks in advance

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I was wondering whether everyone here updates their drivers simply with what becomes available on the Windows Update site or do you download them seperately from each of the manufacturers?

I'm curious whether Microsoft even updates Windows Update with manufacturer drivers when they release new ones. Curious what everyone's take is.



A:Do You Update Drivers Thru Win Update or Seperately?

Quote: Originally Posted by PJStyles

I was wondering whether everyone here updates their drivers simply with what becomes available on the Windows Update site or do you download them seperately from each of the manufacturers?

I'm curious whether Microsoft even updates Windows Update with manufacturer drivers when they release new ones. Curious what everyone's take is.



Welcome again

I dont recommend "driver detective" type apps. I use the built in upgrade and do check the mfr sites as needed


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A:network drivers for dell

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A:drivers for dell e1505

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A:Dell Studio XP Drivers?

A lot of prebuilt resellers are doing the whole "we're not offering Windows whatever drivers" hogwash on their websites, even if the hardware itself is compatible. I've found this with my laptop (Asus F3 series) and with my gaming rig (Asus M2N SLI Deluxe).

Usually, however, if you find the manufacturer of the hardware component itself, you can find some generic drivers or manufacturers drivers that will function.

Considering that Dell has a "switch to XP for $50" option on a lot of their desktops, I imagine you shouldn't have too much trouble.

As for your video card, there are a few sites that specialize in making generic drivers for mobile chipsets. The problem with mobile chipsets is that often a vendor will to lock you into using only their drivers, rather than the OEM drivers from ATI/AMD or Nvidia. That's why those third party sites exist.

I'd worry about the other components of your laptop more than the video card.

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I bought a Dell laptop for school and I am downgrading too Windows Seven and they do not have drivers for 7 on there website. So I call them and they said the only way I could get windows seven drivers for my product is if I paid for them. So the agent said I have to transfer you to our other department and they might me able to help you but its not for sure-_-.... dell blows and now I have an 800$ laptop that I can't do what I want with.

A:Dell charging me for drivers for 7

I think unless you are willing to pay, you are forced to using Windows 8. But you could try searching for the OEM drivers if you want. How much are they asking you to pay?

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Where and how can I get new drivers for free for my computor?

A:new drivers for dell optiplex170l

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

Only has drivers for XP and 2000

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Hi, I have had a lot of trouble on my 6 year old Dell Desktop Dimension 2400 computer, it is too complex to go into detail here' but it has been a nightmare for nearly 4 weeks and I am still going to have do it all over again as in reinstall Win XP / or the drivers at least.

It crashes to Bluescreen every time I Insert a USB stick, Connect and start my Printer, or connect my Western Dig Ext HD which has all the stuff I backed up on.

The major problem was that I missed the "install order list" the first time (my own inexperience) but I have found another DELL list and it Contradicts the First order List anyway' Sooo! Is there a site where I can find out what I need the Order to install them and download them onto a Disk or USB as I had no internet when I first installed Widows XP that was the beginning of my downfall. I have been to DELL Forum's and tried to do the things they suggest but you cannot delete all the USB,s in Disc Manager/ Devices/ USB's/ as you have no Keyboard or Mouse half way through? Thanks if you can help Dasha

A:Can I use other drivers on a Dell computer

Wow. Yea. Sounds like your machine is currently "quite the mess"!

You should certainly start with the drivers on the Dell web site.

Always start with the chipset drivers. I'd do network and storage (IDE) drivers next then the others. Install drivers before installing the applications.

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A:dell computer has no drivers!!!!!!!!!

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Hello there

I want fill drivers for dell laptop model 1545 , i search a lot online but i did not find good drivers

windows 7 32 starter


A:I nee help with dell 1545 drivers

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Not sure what you mean by "fill drivers" ?

All your drivers should be readily available at Dell's website
If you see a tag/ sticker that has a SNID it makes finding your machine a lot easier

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Unable to find the following working drivers from Dell Site. Intel Pent. R-CPU G60.

Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
PCI-Simple Communications Controller
SM BUS Controller
Generic Bluetooth Adapter.

I have been searching for days. Computer crashed. Reinstalling everything. Dell's site is of no help. Is there one place that is legitimate to use to find these drivers.

A:Drivers for Dell 2320 AIO

Hi .... Welcome to Seven Forums ... What as your Original OS ? ...

There are no 32 Bit Drivers available for Windows 7

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My Dell Inspiron laptop died recently and I have just reinstalled Vista. I cannot play music because I have no sound. I have tried to use the Dell Drivers CD that Dell kindly sent to me but to no avail. Any ideas how I can get my sound working again. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Sound Drivers

Did you try the dell web site?

If the support options only have the drivers for XP then at least it will tell you what kind of sound driver you'll have to download for Vista (ex Soundmax or Creative) then you can google that+driver+vista and should be able to find the driver for it.

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Family member tried to upgrade Dell XPS/Dimension 210/9200Cto Vista. No luck so I reinstalled XP using OEM disk. Now I have no Ethernet drivers, PCI drivers, or video controllers. All with the big yellow ? beside them. Can't seem to find them on the Dell website even with the tag info input.

A:Solved: Dell drivers

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hi i just reinstalled windows on to my dell xps gen 4 but its missing the drivers for the ethernet controller. Ive been looking every where but cant seem to get the right one. the modem in it is an intel 537ep v9x df pci modem. any help would be greatly appreciated as it has my head wrecked all together.

A:dell xps gen 4 ethernet drivers

Found them right away on Dell's website.

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OK i have a dell inspiron 5100 with xp home on it. I have know sound at all. I just did a new clean instal.

A:dell sound drivers

Get your drivers CD and install the drivers

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I just downloaded dell drivers from dell website and executed at my system(downgraded win8 to win 7) my anti-virus get alerts me for virus in my driver folder. This is very shocking. What should I do? Is this a real virus or not? please help
system : dell inspiron15  3000

A:virus in dell drivers

Be more specific:

What antiviral software is giving you this alert?
Exactly what driver file(s) is it alerting you to?

It could be a false positive just because the driver file is an .exe, but you need to provide more info...

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Need help with the location of USB 2 drivers for the above PC. Looked everywhere, and have spent about 3 hours trying soo hard to find them....Im sure we must of downloaded the whole net...(NOT QUITE).

Please get back to me ASAP...Cheers.

BTW Dell website didnt have any!

A:Dell Precision 340 USB 2 Drivers

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Right, a dell inspiron 1545 laptop, the disk that has the drivers and stuff on it .. is lost so now I need to know which drivers..

The disk has device drivers and diagnostics and utilities

This is mainly for network/internet connection

A:Drivers And Utilities For Dell

If you can provide the Service Tag I'd be more than happy to give you the exact drivers and utilities you'll need.

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I upgraded my Dell XPS M1530 from Vista Premium x64 to Windows 7 x64. I've got everything working properly, but the USBs do not work. According to Drive Genius & Driver Detective all driver are up to date. Does anyone know where I could find and install the driver for the USBs?
Thanks alot


This is where you should have gone to get all your drivers. No need for third party software to find them.Win7 drivers are not listed for you machine so choose Vista64 in the first drop down menu. From all I have read they should work with no problem.

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hey everyone, just wondering if i can get some help..

I reformatted my pc using a windows xp disc dell sent me but I need to install drivers. I checked the dell site and found them, but there are quite a few and I'm not too sure which ones i need. I will paste a printout of my system details so you guys can help me..... but I dunno how to find that :P so let me know thanks.


A:windows xp dell drivers

exactly which dell computer do you have?

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Hi and help!!!!
Reinstalled win7 pro 64bit on a dell vostro 320 using the dell os disk. Put the dell drivers disc in to find it only contained something to do with powersaving.
Tried to connect to internet but Windows Network Diagnostics could not find network adapter drivers.
Could someone advise which basic drivers I require to connect to the net so that I can get the dell site to update the remaining drivers. Device manager says I need the Ethernet driver but I can't find that on the Dell site. How can I tell which software is required (or what I have in my pc)?
All I have is the pc and the two dell discs.
Many thanks.

A:Dell Vostro Drivers

Hi and welcome to TSF it is under network sometimes called lan or ethernet but all the same thing Drivers for Vostro 320

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Just after the October 22 release date, Dell posted some new graphics and other drivers for Windows 7. How can I tell whether they are needed, or should I assume that Windows Update takes care of making sure the latest drives are installed?

A:Drivers for Dell Studio

I like to work under the thinkg that if it isn't broken don't fix it. But if Dell has released specific 7 drivers for your system.You can check what driver is installed simply by going to device manager and clicking on that device and checking the driver detail tab. If your unhappy with the graphics prefromance now then I would probably install their new driver.

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Hi Guys,

Wat the best link to search for dell precision 410 drivers

video card
network card

searching under dell website still can't find the driver tat i want..

anyone know and do let me know ..


A:Drivers for DELL Precision 410

Not here?

It has Dell precision 410 workstation drivers. Probably the motherboard chipset drivers contain what you need.

Without the service tag or serial number I cant get deeper.

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Friends i have bought a Dell laptop about a month ago with windows 7 home basic 64 bit OS,320 GB hard disc and i3 processor. I want to install xp-home-32-bit as second OS.My problem is:
Where to get drivers for xp 32 bit. Searching on Dell site i found out they have drivers for windows 7 and vista 64 bits only for my model.
I am all ready for installation of xp except above issues. (i.e. i have all necessary softwares like nLite,EasyBCD,netframework etc.)
won't my win 7 64 bit drivers work on xp 32 bit ?
Can you tell me exactly which drivers are needed ? And where the make and version of each can be found on my laptop(Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010)) ?

A:Drivers for win xp 32 bit for Dell N5010

have a look here

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Hi there
My brother has a dell dimension 2400 xp home he had a major crash last week and i am trying to help him get it up and running again.
i have done a reformat using his original windows xp home cd then dimension resource cd,application cd,drivers and utilities cd, and the windows sp 2 cd all seemed to go ok but on checking the device manager i have 3 exclamation marks under other devices ethernet controler,multimeadia audio controler,video controler [vga compatable] i downloaded the drivers for this using the dell tag drivers set R47822 onto my flash drive then installing them onto his dell the wizard said all was loaded but they have not still have the yellow exclamation marks even after uninstall and rebooting pc still shows no drivers installed ethernet shows this device isn,t using any resources because it ha a problem any help would be appreciated.
regards jonnyzero.

A:can,t load dell drivers

Has there been any upgrades done to this PC.

Post the hardware id for the troubled devices (instruction below)


Open the Device Manager
Right Click on the Device in question
Details Tab

In XP the VEN_ #### and DEV_ #### is located under Device Instance ID
In Vista and Win7 the VEN_ #### and DEV_#### is located under Hardware ID

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Has anyone who has a Dell XPS M1530 (laptop) installed the 64 bit version of Vista? If so, which drivers do you need?

My graphics card is nVidia geforce 8600m gt

I definitely know that a driver is required for this graphics card, but I'm not entirely sure where to find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

If anyone has any other driver information with regards to the XPS M1530 then please make it known.

A:Drivers for Dell XPS M1530

Try nVidia's site?
ForceWare Release 169
LaptopVideo2Go says this is the latest though..

v167.45 VISTA 32bit | DELL - nVision

I'd trust nVidia.

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I have searched everywhere for the correct drivers to install XP Pro on my new Dell Inspiron 15 (3521) but have not found the correct one.

I have downloaded the nlite software to make a new XP cd with the correct SATA drivers for XP pro but can not seem to find the correct driver that will let me install XP on the SATA hdd.

Reason for going backward in OS is the main program I use in my work will not work on anything but xp pro and windows 7 Pro.

I had the dealer where I bought the laptop, to install from Windows 8, which came on the laptop, back to windows 7 Pro and it appears that all the "things" are not there in the windows 7 pro, for much of anything to work except what seems to be just the "basics" of Windows 7. My work program will not work either.

Guess I should have asked for XP Pro at the dealer.

Anyone know which exact driver or drivers I need to get to intergrate with the XP pro OS?

Thanks and Have a Great Day,

A:XP drivers for Dell Inspiron 15

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Hi, i just installed windows 7 on my dell vostro a860. I was checking the cd's that came along wiht the laptop when i bought it and i didnt find any drivers for display or sound.

Although everything works with the windows7 built in drivers, do i need to install any additional driver for sound or display?

A:Dell Vostro Drivers?

Quote: Originally Posted by priosteel

Hi, i just installed windows 7 on my dell vostro a860. I was checking the cd's that came along wiht the laptop when i bought it and i didnt find any drivers for display or sound.

Although everything works with the windows7 built in drivers, do i need to install any additional driver for sound or display?

Hi PrioSteel! Try going to Start->Right-Click On Computer->At the left bar click on Device Manager (You may get a UAC Prompt, just accept it) Check if any Devices have an Exclamation Mark on their icon (See ScreenShot) If they do, the device needs drivers.

If a user helps you,click the scales above their post and click I Approve.

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Anyone know how to stop dell from downgrading AMD Drivers 
computer details-

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plese help me i am great trouble missing all my drivers

A:where can i get all drivers for my dell 4110 i5

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

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I just re-installed XP PRO on my Dell but I cannot find the drivers for my USB's on the Disk with Drivers?? How can I make the computer udate them or look for them automatically online?? Or do I have to do this manually?

A:Install USB Drivers for a DELL???

Windows XP would have at least tried to use the default Windows drivers for the I/O chipset. The drivers should be part of the main chipset drivers for the motherboard.

Is USB not working at all?

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okay... i work at a computer shop... and i'm capable of getting drivers on my own... but i really dont like looking at the audio chip and running chipset identification tools to get drivers instead of downloading them from the OEM's website... example

go to dells download page i cant type it cause this is my first post but

support . dell . com

go to the drivers page, and try to download drivers for either a dell dimesnion 1100

or a dell xps M1330 (notebook)

i mean some of there drivers work... but i work as a tech in a shop and i'm stressed enough running things alone than to have to worry about not being able to download drivers from dell ... btw dont try calling dell and getting them to resolve anything...

A:Can't download certain drivers from Dell?

Okay, so I downloaded the chipset and audio drivers for the Dell Dimension 1100. I navigated to them directly without any drama. What was supposed to happen?

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I uninstalled vista business from my laptop and installed XP black edition and now i cant get drivers for sound,wi-fi,bluetooth and webcam.Ive tried downloading from dell support,but it says the drivers can only run on vista,though iv tried even the ones for XP.Anyhelp here

A:dell m1330 drivers

Hi there

I googled it up for you and i found the following post by snowbro that lists all the drivers necessary for your system with corresponding links to each. Also, most of the drivers on the dell website are designed to work for all versions of Windows. So if you choose to, you can just download off of that site you were just at. Each driver, when you click on it, has a "compatability" section in its designated page, and here you will find that most have "XP" listed there.

FIRST, I'd recommend installing the Intel Mobile Chipset drivers from the Dell website:

SECOND, I'd recommend installing the latest nVidia drivers v169.09 from here:
Don't forget to download and copy over the modded file nv4_disp.inf BEFORE running the driver installation!

THIRD, you should go download and install the following from the Dell Support website for the m1330 and Windows XP:

Ricoh Memory Card Drivers:

Broadcom 59XX 10100 Ethernet Controller Driver:

Broadcom 59XX 10100 Ethernet Controller Utility:

Creative Labs Laptop Integrated Webcam: (only if you have it of course) Read more

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My laptop has this drive:
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L732D ATA device
The lap is a Dell Inspiron E1505

7 works great on it and the drive is recognized but doesn't read and write as a DVD.
Couldn't find em on the Dellsite.

Any thoughts?

A:Dell DVD drivers needed.

Try this:

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

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just reformed c610 with xp but looking for drivers .
anyone got a link to a driver disk .
thanks in advance .

A:Dell C610 drivers

Yes, here-->

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The college I go's Computer Lab has a eBay account in which they sell used PC's that are surplus or no longer used. I bought a Dell Optiplex 780 from them. Since I was in class today and the auction ended today just 30 minutes before class, I snagged the only bid of $40. Now all the computers in the computer lab are this model and run Windows 7. I was told that Windows 7 is native to this desktop. It came with Windows 7 Pro, but if you know me, I am all about personalization so I wiped the PC clean by deleting the partitions using GParted and installed w7 myself. It says it has all the drivers except 2. technically it needs 3. The system claims that the Video drivers are already installed, but I cannot achieved a higher resolution than 1280x1024 on a 1080p (1920x1080) monitor. The computers at the college running the same OS, same model desktop are displaying in 1080p. Mine is not however.
drivers needed:
Video Driver Hardware ID
(says it is installed but no HD or widescreen)(computers at college are)

A:Need drivers: Dell Optiplex 780

All Dell original drivers: (all is free)

Last link is what You need I think. Open, select Your system and download what You want.
If You begin from first given link, You can also use automatic system detector and recommendations. It is all for free.
Old Dell user.

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Sort of a stupid question, but I'd rather ask and not need to ask later.

I'm reinstalling Windows this weekend (srly) and I'm grabbing drivers from Dell for my laptop. I've grabbed all of the Chipset ones, audio, ALPs, video, and network. I'd like to not install drivers I don't need (old computer, don't need stuff lugging it down). So I'm positive I don't want the Dell QuickSet one, but I don't know about a bunch of the others...

Do I need the BIOS download?
Do I need the Communications downloads?
Do I need the Diagnostics downloads?
Do I need the System Utilities download?

Also, when I switch the hard-disk out of the tray to my new hard-drive, do I have to worry about static? If so, best way to deal?


A:Drivers from Dell questions

Actually you do need all the drivers that came with the computer, otherwise you'll just have a bunch of useless stuff that's still gonna be there 1 way or another, to get the computer running at it's max potential (Speed wise) you need all the drivers

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Hi guys I just wanted to know is there any way of installing the drivers for this monitor. I was given the monitor by a family member, but unfortunately I did not have the drivers to go with it is there any way of getting a USB driver I have tried many websites, but they seem they do not have the drivers I need. Please help

A:DELL 1703FP USB Drivers

Drivers should just work but you need to plug a Usb cable from the monitor into a usb port in the tower.

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i dont know that i am posting at right place or not. i have very little knowledge in software installing i want to upgrade my windows 7 with windows 8 but i have dell laptop with old drivers of windows 7. so i am confusing that will that same driver work again or i need to have diffrernt driver for windows 8,,,,,.......please help me...and also is it the same process to install the drivers after the installation of the windows 8?

A:help me about the drivers of dell for windows 8

Welcome to EightForums.

Check on Dell web site for Windows 8 drivers for your model.

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I have dell n5010 machine running 32 bit of windows 7....i couldn;t find supporting drivers at Dell wesbite as Dell provides drivers only for the 64 bit on its website....Can someone help me what can i do ...

A:Drivers for Dell N5010

All you need to do is get the drivers form the source. I just installed Windows 7 x64 Home Premium on one of these laptops last week. Windows 7 finds most of what you need, but the chipset drivers can be found at and then you should know the rest of the hardware...and where to find them. Intel or Nvidia or ATI for graphics depending on how you configured the laptop.

Anytime you are installing an OS that isn't listed on Dell's site, just go to each part manufacturer's webpage to find the drivers you need. For example, if you have an Intel Wireless card, go to and download the drivers for the model you have. People make this out to be a challenge, but it's actually very simple.

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Hello everyone!

Could you please help me with the following:
Ive got a Dell Studio 1535 running Windows Vista.
I want to upgrade to Windows 7, used the Upgrade Advisor, no problem.
The only thing I need before I want to install Win 7 are the drivers.
HOWEVER Dell hasnt got any drivers suitable for my PC!
When I go to the download page, it only gives 2 options:
-> Windows Vista 32 bit
-> Windows Vista 64 bit
What am I to do?
I really want to upgrade, but if the drivers are missing, my PC wont work!
Do the vista drivers work for 7 as well???
Please help me!

A:Dell Studio 1535 Drivers!

In most cases, Vista drivers will work for Windows 7 as well. However, you might like to try a clean installation - the DVD contains many more drivers than the one for Vista, and you might not actually need any others.

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I just installed w7 on a dell dimension 8400 everything looks ok except the Multimedia, PCI modem and the ethernet. Of couse without the ethernet I can't get out so I have to get the drivers to my old faithful xp and feed them to the dell...Can someone help

A:dell dimention 8400 drivers

Hello. First you need to do is to update your system specs. See How To. Because we need the model of that sound/graphic/ethernet card to help you.

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After a clean install of Windows 7 i needed to install drivers for my graphics, the CD i got with my laptop won't install the Drivers and when I try and download them from Dell's driver site it will download around 5-10% before it suddenly stops and says its done. I've tried doing this on two other computers I own, in different browsers and they all do the same thing. The download size on the site says 155MB but the file size is only 46MB.

When i try and open the Driver that is downloaded it comes up saying:
"This self-extracting zip file is part of a multidisk zip file. Please insert the last disk of the set"

(I did try my Driver disk, but nothing happened)

I keep clicking OK, and it comes up with:
"An error occured while unzipping. One or more files were not succesfully unzipped. The error code is 110"

I tried a Google search for the error code but not of them talk about the Drivers or a zip file. I'm at a loss... Please help? I'm sick of having my res set low because it wont go any higher.
(I wasn't 100% about putting this here or in another section, sorry if I got it wrong)

A:Can't download Video drivers from Dell

What is the service tag # on bottom of your Dell? I will locate files for you!

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Trying to restore an old Dell System 210 286 machine and I am having a real tough time finding the EMS or expanded memory driver for this machine.  Looking on the old support pages there is a reference detail to the Expanded memory driver and the switches.  They say the driver is MM.SYS  Does anyone that works for dell or has access to some archived files might have this driver file.  I know its 25 years later, but it would be an awesome testament to get this 286 working again 100 percent like it did.  This is about the last step to having the system back up and running like it would be back in 1991.  
Thanks so much for any help someone can provide.

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Im upgradeing the machine for a local person at the station my dad works at. Thing is that the machine is from 98 days, wondering if there arent seperate drivers for it or not. Dell doesnt have it for that OS though

A:Dell Dimension XPS 1450 XP Drivers

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Hi all,
New to this forum, I have a Dell A960 All In One printer and just installed Windows Vista 64 bit OS and need the 64 bit drivers for my printer. Anyone know where I can get the drivers, was hoping Dell would have these but they do not. I am also hoping I can get the drivers without out of pocket expense.



A:Vista x64 bit drivers for Dell AIO 960 printer

Drivers and Downloads

Windows Vista Compatibility Dell Dell All-in-One Printer A960

The top link is the driver, the second link is the microsoft help site.

The driver is for the 64bit version.

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I have tried to find drivers for my Windows 7 but I couldn't find anywhere the right drivers for my laptop . I hope u have a link for me for the drivers .
my laptop is Dell Vostro A860 and the windows I got when buying the comp is Vista , so now when I want to get my Windows 7 installed , I don';t have the drivers ....
THank you in advance
all the best

A:Dell Vostro A860 (DRIVERS)


Have you tried here for drivers? Drivers & Downloads

What drivers in particular are you looking for?

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Heyy boys,

I have a dell d630 i installed xp again. I need some drivers but i dont know which driver i need. I downloaded some drivers from the dell site.

R147115- D330,HDA,MDC,v.92,modem
R151327- 57XX Gigabit Integrated Controller
R156712- GM965 Express Chipset Family
R171131- (R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
- Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
R171789- STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio

Those drivers i installed. I had more yellow marks. This is the last 4, but i dont know wich driver i need. Hope that someone can help me. Thnx


A:Dell Latitude d630 drivers

did you try here?

please tell us what yellow marked devices you see in the device manager

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Hi Everyone. I really need your help.

I have a Dell Deminsion 4550. I bought it last year from someone I used to work with. I did not get any of the back up cds or paper work with it.

A few months ago the hard drive went bad on it. I replaced it. I got a friend to reinstall Windows XP and we thought it would work fine.

I have DSL, but I am unable to get on line with the Dell computer. Right now I am using a friends computer and its hooked up at my house.

The problems I have found are:

I have NO LAN settings - None. When I go to network connections for are NONE.

Then I go to devices, hardware and are bright yellow questions marks ?????? next to

?? Ethernet controller
?? Multi Media Audio Controller
?? PCI Input Drive
?? Texas Instruments RNDRS Adapter

I went to Dell's support site and I have no idea what drivers to download.

I downloaded some of them, but it did not help.

What do I need to do? Which ones do I download? Where do I need to get them from?

A:Need help w/ Dell Deminsion 4550 Drivers

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I have just got a new laptop for my mum a dell Inspiron 15-3520 with windows 8 on frist think i did was put windows 7 on, everythink when well apart from the webcam does not work now. Got the drivers and software from the dell website and when i open the dell webcam software it says that the webcam is not supported. In the device manager it just cums up with intergrated cam and does not let me upgrade drivers or change them.

A:Drivers Not Working For Dell Webcam.

I don't see a web cam driver listed on the Dell downloads for Win 7 64 bit. However I'm looking at the general downloads and not specific for your service tag number. Also the My Dell Downloads will have additional software.

It could be that specific web cam is not fully supported in Win 7.

You should repost your problem on the Dell community forum where those specifically familiar with Dell hardware and software can help you. Laptop - Dell Community

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So I have a Dell SmartPC200D that needs a complete wipe to remove the malware infesting the hdd. Thing is, I can't locate the drivers for the thing online. Where to go next?
The closest thing I can find on Dell's site is '150D' and '300D' drivers, but who's to know what could go wrong by using the wrong set of system drivers... It's worth noting the system was purchased in China; therefore Dell USA (English!) doesn't offer tech. support in any form. According to them help is just a toll phone call away to Kuala Lampur. Does any helpful folk here know what the Americanized equivalent of this box is called and if the drivers will work? Thanks in advance.

A:Looking for obscure Dell desktop drivers...

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So I recently installed Windows 7 on a brand new hard drive on my Dell Studio 1558. I took it to a russian guy in a repair shop to install the drivers and utilities for me since I did not know which drivers I needed. But now that I got my laptop back things are working fine, except for some small things. First is when I adjust my volume, theres no small interface showing volume level while on my old hard drive is was there. Secondly my eject button is not working but can still eject using My Computer. Another is no more notification of Caps Lock in use or not.

So what Im wondering is, could it be that Russian guy installed the drivers incorrectly or in the wrong order as what Dell says?

A:Solved: Dell Studio Drivers help

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Maybe someone can help me I just reformatted a Dell Inspiron 700m notebook. After reinstalling all the drivers from Dell's website. I still have three devices in Device Manager that I need drivers for, but I can't find them anywhere. Unfortunately I don't have a recovery disc either. Can anyone tell me where I can get the drivers or get the recovery disc.

Devices are:

-Mass Storage Controller
-Network Controller
-Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller

Thanks guys in advance for the help.

A:Need device drivers for Dell 700m

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just installed windows xp on a dell laptop and will not long on to internet. I was told that drivers need to be installed

A:help installing drivers on dell laptop

What is the make and model of the Dell, do you have a Dell Asset tag #? Write that info down and go to a working computer with internet access and download the Ethernet driver for your computer from Dell onto a flash drive and install it on this computer. Once that is installed then you can go to the Dell Support site to download any other drivers your missing in the Device Manager (sound, Video, chipset etc) with this computer.

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Hi all
I have been trying, for the last 2 days, to install Win 7 (64 bit) to my Dell XPS 720. I performed the pre-install check and it reported no problems. As I was going from Vista 32 bit to Win7 64 bit I knew I would have to perform a clean install.

I have installed about 6 times over the last couple of days and the system seems fine for maybe 20 minutes at which point one of two things happens.


1. it reboots after a brief blue screen message regarding BAD_POOL_HEADER (too quick to read)

2. it hangs and performs a dump with a BSOD regarding NVSTOR.SYS

I'm assuming that the problem is with the NVSTOR.SYS driver(s) for the motherboard NVIDIA RAID arrays. I have 4 disks in 2 RAID 0 arrays of a 1TB each.
Dell does not list the PC as Win 7 compatible and there are no Win7 64 bit RAID drivers listed although it does list Vista 64 bit drivers as a download. I have tried these but Win7 doesn't seem to want to update the driver saying I already have the latest drivers installed (from the Windows 7 DVD).

Anyone else had this problem and been able to cure it. I'm writing this from the PC with the 32 bit version installed and working fine. I need 64 bit to address the 8gb of memory for some very intensive video and photoshop work I do.

A:Failing Dell 64 bit RAID drivers

I believe you can force Windows to install the drivers you choose even if it thinks the currently installed drivers are more recent. Try that.

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Dell Inspiron N5010, Service Tag 4Z166N1, Express Service Code 10825413661.

I replaced the dead hard disk and have set up Windows 7 Home Premium from the Dell-branded DVD and I can't find drivers on the Dell web site. This is the first time ever I have run into a situation where there are no drivers available from Dell on a near-new computer.

Ive tried the Everest program to identify the hardware; but, everything except the network card is listed as [nodb] except the network card which is identified as RTL8139/810x. I found that driver; but, it doesn't work for the network card.

So, I'm down to zero drivers.

A:Solved: No drivers available from Dell on this near new laptop

Never mind. I found them and I'm feeling a little silly. They were there on the Dell web site. I just didn't see an obvious link.

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I saw in this thread

that XP drivers were found for the N5050. The author said to PM them if we need the drivers, but as a new member I can't PM anyone, so I'm asking here.

So far I have:


But I still need Bluetooth.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Looking for Dell Inspiron N5050 Drivers for XP

If Dell Kris sees your thread, he/she may be able to help you.


Since you're downgrading from Windows 7 to Windows XP, I have doubts that the bluetooth and webcam devices will have drivers and will work.

You're lucky there are Windows XP drivers for the graphics and audio and ethernet/wireless devices - the primary ones.


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Hi Everyone. I really need your help.

I have a Dell Deminsion 4550. I bought it last year from someone I used to work with. I did not get any of the back up cds or paper work with it.

A few months ago the hard drive went bad on it. I replaced it. I got a friend to reinstall Windows XP and we thought it would work fine.

I have DSL, but I am unable to get on line with the Dell computer. Right now I am using a friends computer and its hooked up at my house.

The problems I have found are:

I have NO LAN settings - None. When I go to network connections for are NONE.

Then I go to devices, hardware and are bright yellow questions marks ?????? next to

?? Ethernet controller
?? Multi Media Audio Controller
?? PCI Input Drive
?? Texas Instruments RNDRS Adapter

I went to Dell's support site and I have no idea what drivers to download.

I downloaded some of them, but it did not help.

What do I need to do? Which ones do I download? Where do I need to get them from?

A:Need help w/ Dell Deminsion 4550 Drivers

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After formating hard drive when the F6 prompt come up at the beginning of the installation for nvidia mediashield drivers the installation will not accept them...I have the right drivers on a floppy but is there a better way...slipstreaming? my boot sequence starts w/ cd bios now on default settings I have xp mce sp2..Thanks for any advice...

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In my experience, using F6 during the install is only for onboard controller drivers. Nvidia mediasheild is for the sata?

If it is, is your hard drive seen by the install without doing F6? You might not need to press F6.

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On another computer (Dell Dimension 3100) I can't connect to the internet. I've read that I probably need drivers. How do I determine what drivers?

A:What Drivers For Dell Dimension 3100

Check the product support page for drivers.

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