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

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

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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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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Apparently all my drivers work, other than the "Multimedia Audio Controller", "Network Controller" and the "Video Controller". If anyone knows for sure what site I need to go to get these drivers, I would very much so appreciate it if you could kindly share your answer with me... I feel just as upset & pissed as you were, when the person who sold u Win. 7 said " OOOHHH YEAH, Windows 7 will work great on your computer with no problems," so u trust them and then shell out the 120.00 bucks for the upgrade and now we r sitting here hoping someone knows something about how we can fix the problem we created, for trusting some idiot, who is laughing at us cuz he had no clue what in the hell he is talking about... So, hopefully there is a kind soul out there that can help this mad old soul of mine.. Thank you, Rollin007

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 drivers for Windows 7

usually the vista drivers will work in compatibility mode. if this isn't the case let us know.

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where i can find the drivers for Dell Inspiron 17R N7110 drivers for windows 732 bit ?
I only found them in but for 64 bit !

A:Dell Inspiron 17R N7110 drivers for windows 732 bit

How new is the dell? Since its an 17r, it should be 64bit. My 14r is only made in 64bit & I got it over a year ago.

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Hi all
I recently downgraded my dell N5050 to XP and have been struggling with the drivers now ; i tried the post but none served me

please advice me
for now i need


please your kind help needed
Sourabh ohri

A:Drivers for windows XP dell inspiron N5050

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With this post I would like to clarify if there is a solution for the USB 3.0 drivers on Windows 10 for my laptop? During the last two years had upgraded my laptop from windows 7, then to windows 8 and 8.1 and at latest to Windows 10. After the first upgrade to windows 10, USB 3.0 ports were working (with some faults, but at least sometimes working). Always were using the USB 3.0 driver from the dell support page for windows 7. Since the newest version of windows 10 is now installed, the driver became not compatible with windows 10. I know, that the technologies are moving always forward, but it is sad that the 4 years laptop may loose such simple funcions, when it is still may cover my needs. 

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I'm new here and not able to pm yet. I saw a closed thread about this same issue. I have software that only runs on Windows XP. My Dell Inspiron N5050 has Windows 7 on it. I need the drivers for Window XP and any other information you think would be helpful I'd appreciate. I've never changed platforms on a computer before. Thanks in advance!

kronkcarr aka Beth Carr
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise N, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4004 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1810 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461837 MB, Free - 328734 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 01HXXJ
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

A:Windows XP Drivers Needed for Dell Inspiron N5050

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Hello.  I have a Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop that I am going to reload with Windows 7 Ultimate (not sure if I want to load 32-bit or 64-bit).  I would like to load the correct drivers with it and the correct order as well, especially when dealing with the wireless portion.  Can someone give me the assist ASAP in this matter, as I am trying to reload this laptop for my daughter.  Thank you all in advance!  

A:Need drivers assist with Dell Inspiron N5050 Windows 7

How to:
Drivers: -- use the service tag to locate them.

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I'm having a lot of trouble using my laptop since win 10 upgrade.
1.The drivers are really very old(seems like win 8.1 drivers have been used) especially the BIOS driver which dates back to 2014.
2.The boot time has increased alot from 15 seconds to approx 70+ seconds. Also the Dell logo shows twice(once the regular one and one more in which the rotating dots are very slow).
I've contacted Microsoft support for the same. After diagnosis they said it was a driver issue.  Also I've contacted the DELL support as well but I got the answer as "Sorry sir, your warranty period is over and hence we cannot resolve this issue."
I would appreciate the driver updates from DELL software community. And also to keep providing updates for the laptops series which have closed.(This is a common problem with DELL , stopping software updates for old laptop series).Any help regarding the above issue are welcome . Thank you in advance.

A:Obsolete drivers of Dell Inspiron 15 3537 laptop for windows 10.

Unfortunately, I cannot say when or if the Windows 10 drivers for the Inspiron 3537 will be updated. However, you may want to istall a fresh Windows 10 upgrade  on your computer. You will need to install the original installed OS on your computer and then upgrade to Windows 10.  I have included some links to help you if you choose to do so.
Troubleshooting Slow System Performance
Inspiron 3537 Drivers and Downloads
Windows 10 upgrade
All recovery images contain the version of Windows that shipped with your system. If you upgraded to Windows 10, you will need to reinstall your original version and then re-upgrade to Windows 10.
Windows Media Backup 
Reset or reinstall Windows 10 on your Dell computer

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I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 531 at a garage sale. It came with a version of Vista that was cluttered up, full of viruses and in general full of problems. I don't like Vista anyway (I generally run Kubuntu or Mint for most of my computing), and I have a generic MS Windows XP sp2 install pack laying around. After installing XP, I loaded my linux OS's as usual, with no problems. The problem is with the XP install. It appears that Dell, in it's wisdom, made the Inspiron 531 specifically for Vista and the standard drivers available on Dell's site don't function well with XP (can't connect with the Web, graphics "roll-over" with the bottom showing at the top of the screen, and generally don't work well with the onboard graphics card 'Nvidia GeForce 6150'). Does anyone know a scource for drivers that will 'work-around' this issue? I know that the order the drivers are installed is important, so I wiped the drive and made a fresh install of Windows with no changes. The system setup is: Dell Inspiron 531 with AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ running at 2.0 Ghz with 4Gbs memory. I am set up for triple boot on two HDDs running Kubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint Maya on one 260gb Hd and Windows XP Home edition Sp2 on a 40Gb Hd. I've searched this site and seen mention of a couple of users with XP running on this model, but no mention of the preferred drivers. Dell has been no help, as this is a discontinued model. Thanks ... Read more

A:Drivers Needed for Dell Inspiron 531 running Windows XP new install

Hello and There seems to be drivers available for an Inspiron 531 desktop for XP HERE Just choose the operating system by hitting the down arrow.

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I've browsed several forums with this issue, and cannot get a fix.

I upgraded a Dell Inspiron 1545 from Vista 64 to 7 64. Everything went off without a hitch (boy was I surprised).
Now that I have it all up and running, I cannot get my webcam working.

I have attempted to install the drivers off the Dell CD that came with the laptop. These are Vista 64 drivers, and they don't work. I have downloaded the drivers from the dell website - they are the same drivers as the CD.

Someone told me I could 'run the webcam in compatibility mode', but if the computer isn't even recognizing the webcam, how would that work?

Device Manager says the webcam is working properly.

I'm at my wits end with this. I really don't want to have to downgrade to Vista, but it's pretty important that this camera work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 upgrade to Windows 7 64, cannot get webcam drivers

Hi,I have been searching around for a solution to your problem. And I found this driver which is an XP driver but it should work.R203385

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Hey guys,
I just bought a Dell Inspiron 3537 with 500 gb hard drive capacity, 4 GB RAM, no graphics card and came with UBUNTU as its OS. So I made a clean install of Windows 8.1 pro myself. All the drivers that have been provided by the site installed perfectly, except for the 1705 wireless and bluetooth driver :/ Please help !!It says that the driver isnt for my platform .. wth :@I even tried checking my drivers via Intel and it says that it doesnt recognize my wireless card.

A:Dell Inspiron 3537 , can't install 1705 wireless and bluetooth drivers on Windows 8.1 pro

Dell Wireless 1705 is not an Atheros Card therefore the Intel download centre will say its an unrecognised device. Follow the instructions here and provide the hardware IDs for your wireless card as sometimes the Dell Service Tag gives the wrong drivers:
Does it match:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036 PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_020C1028&REV_01 PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_020C1028 PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&CC_028000 PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&CC_0280
If so try this driver
8.1×86, 8.1×64:

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Hi Guys,
Good Morning, I updated my Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 Laptop from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro by using Store Application.
After Waiting for almost 6 hours, Update was done and after Windows setup, Display was black, Cursor was blinking.....I checked in Microsoft website and i found that not only me and many Dell customers are facing the same issue. i was luckily able to boot to safe mode and i uninstalled the both of my video drivers and i am back to my windows 8.1. After i update my video drivers as mentioned in the link below, still my screen blacks out. So i had no other option than resetting my pc to windows 8 pro.
Video Driver Link :
When i was checking for latest driver for Intel Graphics & AMD Radeon that supports windows 8.1, I am able to find a driver in dell website. why it's not yet updated in the corresponding product driver list.... Actually i think these are the fix. I am not sure. 
If any one has updated and i need a dell support for this

A:Black Screen after Windows 8.1 Update in Dell Inspiron 15R 5537

Hi Guys,
After so much for research, I was able to figure it out the problem is because of Intel Video Driver. There is a beta Intel video driver package which supports Windows 8.1. Try to update that package and post your results. As i have already rolled back to windows 8. It will take atleast 4-6 hours for me to update the status. The link is below for Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 Model. and Install Intel HD Graphics 4400 Driver ver You have to follow the link as this driver is not yet uploaded in Dell Drivers & Downloads (refered in Dell Post)

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Hi All,
My problem is ... no, not quite so, my PROBLEM is Windows 10 Anniversary Update gets downloaded, installed and failed again and again. When it goes through Windows Update Center everything goes well but finally after a reboot I get a notification that the system couldn't install the update. No other information or error codes provided. After that Windows Update Center finds the same Anniversary Update and everything goes in circle. I called Microsoft Support three times with different engineers but with the same final result - the problem still unsolved. I used MediaCreationTool utility as well. With this utility the whole process goes well but finally I get popup window that says "Error occurred while installing update". When I tried to reinstall Windows 10 from the image created by MediaCreationTool I got error code 0xd0000034 (finally!!! something I can use to find a solution !!!), but looking through the Internet for this code didn't help to resolve this. Any other updates are installed with no issues. The Problem only with Anniversary Update.
Some info about my laptop.
About the System:
Version 1511
Windows 10 Home Edition Single Language (Russian)
About the hardware.
16Gb, I added extra 8Gb and I installed SSD SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1122 256Gb.
All the rest is standard configuration of 7559 laptop.
Some specifics related to what I did to my laptop. As I mentioned before I installed 8Gb extra memory (identical memory chip to the installed ... Read more

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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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Windows 10 Anniversary update freezes at 75% on my Dell Inspiron 7537 (7000 Series) Laptop. Is there any work around for this problem?

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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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i didn't find any where dell inspiron 6400 drivers for win 7...pleas help me....thank you ....

A:dell inspiron 6400 drivers for win 7

Quote: Originally Posted by aLLy07

i didn't find any where dell inspiron 6400 drivers for win 7...pleas help me....thank you ....

Hello aLLy07, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

There are no drivers available specifically for the Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop in Windows 7. However there are 32 bit Vista drivers that should work. Actually, Microsoft Update *should* find all the drivers your laptop needs to run Windows 7 32 Bit. If you need a driver for a specific hardware device (like a wireless card) please say so and we can see what can be done.

Drivers & Downloads


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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. I need a Bluetooth driver for Dell Inspiron 15 N5040. I can't find one at Dell website, drivers and downloads section leads to manuals and laptop technical information. Am I missing something? 

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I'm needing drivers for Ethernet Controller and Video Controller. Although if I can just get the Ethernet controller, I can do an update to fix the rest I think.

The computer is an AMD machine if that makes any difference. I've got a 531s with all the cd's but they won't work for some reason. I figured they would use pretty much the same thing. Thanks in advance to anyone that can help.

A:Need device drivers for Dell Inspiron 531

What OS are you using, and what OS did the Dell ship with?

Also, what is the service tag of the Dell? You can then get them from Dell's website.

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Have a Dell Inspiron 3800, Win 2000, that is no longer seeing the CD rom but it does show up in the bios, verified by this by swapping it out with floppy drive and another cd rom drive. Unit has swappable drive bay. At the same time the unit is trapped in a boot loop when you start it up. You can boot it with a boot disk but that is it, without access to the CD you can not load anything to repair windows. Have tried both the repair console and starting insafe mode with no luck.

Is it possible to somehow get cd drivers loaded by an alternative method.

Sysyemis Dell Inspiron 3800
P 3, 700mhz
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AMD Radeon R2/R3/R4/R5/R6 and AMD Radeon R5 M335 Graphics Driver by Dell was released and last updated on 13 Jan 2016. AMD drivers on amd's official site has been updated many a times since then with significant performance improvements.
It would be really appreciated if Dell updates the drivers too or atleast let us know as what could be the impact of using drivers from (as in what all features could stop working)

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Anyone have any advice to find drivers for sigmatel audio for a dell inspiron 6000. I cannot get any drivers to work so far. Any help would be great.

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I'm trying to find SRS drivers for HP. But no, I don't know about Dell drivers.

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i,m looking for dell inspiron n5110 bluetooth drivers for windows 7 32bit. I searched few and installed them but my bluetooth is still not working.

A:dell inspiron n5110 bluetooth drivers

Hi Janiman

May I have the Service Tag number of your Laptop. Its on the bottom on a white label. Also I would like to see the Details tab with the Hardware Ids under Property screenshot of your Bluetooth device inside Device Manager.

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My dell inspiron 2200 laptop originally came with windows xp installed. i want to load windows 7 on it, but where do i get the drivers?

A:drivers needed for dell inspiron 2200

Go to Dell's site and see, if they have Win 7 drivers for your computer.

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I put Windows 7 32 bit on a Dell Inspiron 1300 and it has gone pretty smoothly. After the install it only needed wireless drivers and video drivers, which I got from the Dell website. It said they were only for XP and the installer EXE's didn't work. I was able to use the device manager to locate the extracted INF files and just do it that way and like magic I had my wireless drivers installed and video drivers even though they were only supposed to be for XP.

I have the chipset drivers extracted but... how do I know I need them? If there are no yellow '!'s in device manager, can I assume I have all drivers properly installed? If I do still need chipset drivers, how would I go about installing them from a folder full of INF files (remember the XP installers aren't an option)? I used the add legacy hardware wizard which lets you choose from things like Display adapters, Infrared devices etc but it wouldn't take the autorun INF at the root of the extracted chipset driver folder.

A:Dell Inspiron 1300 chipset drivers

Hi diplo Have a look here these are for vista run them in compatibility mode Driver Details | Dell US

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my friend has dell insipiron 630m and he has recently upgraded xp to win 7. win7 installer didnt detect his wifi driver, so where can i find the win7 wifi driver for his laptop.

i went to website, it has drivers for xp but nothing for win7

A:dell inspiron 630m wifi drivers

The only OS shown for this is XP.
Drivers & Downloads
If you can identify the make and model of his wifi, then you might be able to upgrade that way. Otherwise, purchase an external wifi.

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Just installed on my dell 6000 everything is fine accept the audio does not work. Anyone have any drivers. I have tried these AUD_allOS_x5511_v5511_PV_IDTGUI_v005 with no luck. Any help is appreciated.

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 audio drivers

Try Windows Update?

Also maybe these vista drivers will do the trick?
Download the Sigmatel STAC 9200 series audio driver 6.1 for Windows Vista


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Hi, i switched on my computer this morning and and got fatal error messages, i had to reinstall vista via a disk and now i cannot install any drivers and cannot access the internet or anything, i have a driver disk from dell but still the drivers are still not installing!! any help whould be great, thanks guys its driving me mad

A:need help with dell inspiron 1445 not installing drivers please help:)

There is a 7-character "service tag number" on the sticker on the case.

Go here and enter that number. It will bring up the support and software site that's specific only to your Dell. Go to the drivers and downloads section and look for the device drivers that you need.

Are you sure about Inspiron being the correct model name and 1445 being the correct model number?

You didn't clarify it that computer is a desktop or a laptop.


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Hey everyone,First off sorry if I posted this in the wrong section, but im a, hopefully soon to be dell inspiron owner. Im looking into the Dell Inspiron 13 i7359-8408SLV model. I saw it in person and I liked everything about it. Unfortunately, ive read on multiple reviews and forums that it has its issues, but luckily its a quick fix with the installation of a couple of drivers. I figured I could come here, on the Dell forums, and hopefully you guys can either list/ link me to the appropriate drivers, prior to me getting the actual laptop. Also what do you guys think about buying open box laptops, say from Best buy, that are in excellent condition to save a significant amount?

A:Dell Inspiron 13 i7359-8408SLV Drivers

Hi Jmar1291,
Dell Inspiron 13-7359 does not have any known issues. You can update the the BIOS once you receive to keep the system updated. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, then download the BIOS from BIOS section onto the system and install it.
Please reach out to us if you have any queries.

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So i decided that i wanted both xp and ubuntu on my computer. I backed up all of my files and ...
So now windows is installed, i relize that none of the drivers are there and i the disc that i thought was mine was my dads. he said that i could download them form offline, so i googled it on our desktop, downloaded the wireless driver, put it on a jump drive, put it on my laptop, set it up rebooted and the wireless was working. So i then went on installing other drivers. Everything worked great except for the Audio driver. When i install it it says that i need to reboot my system so i do. then when i log in onto windows. the instillation thing pops up and says something about finalizing the download. so i click install and then this thing pops up saying that this system does not support the driver you are installing. wtf . i got these from dell on there drivers download page. Someone tell me how to fix this, pllleeeeeaaaaaaaaaaasssssssseeeeeeeeee????!?!?!?!?!!?

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hi everyone,

i am using Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop. and i just finished making a dual boot for my laptop with win7 & win XP (7 installed first). So, i need some help about win xp 32-bit drivers for my laptop. can you give me a list of drivers that i should installed on my win xp OS???and if u don't mind hope u can share some drivers for me...

hope u all can help me to solve this problem...


A:Dell Inspiron N4010 XP 32bit drivers????

It will depend on your hardware you have, can you send a picture of device manager?

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My computer was beeping on start up and would start beeping randomly while the computer was on. Sometimes it would beep non-stop and I would have to disable the internal speaker. I updated the bios and that fixed the problem, but my webcam driver and internal mic driver isn't working anymore. I've been looking around and I can't find anything. So, I came here in hope that someone can help.

I'll provide any additional information if needed.

A:Webcam drivers for Dell Inspiron 15z 5523?

Hi Legended,

Do you have any yellow exclamation marks in device manager?:

If so, you could try installing the updated audio driver (from Dell) for the mic problem; however, I don't see any specific download for the webcam, so you can either search Winodw Update for an optional driver download or try installing a simple 3rd-part webcam utility and that might fix your issue with the webcam.

Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

Also, even if you don't have any exclamation marks in device manager, I would still consider the above recommendations as well. However, there may be a few better options forthcoming from other forum members but this (at least) this can give you a place to start. Good luck.


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Two weeks ago I bought a Dell Inspiron 3552 (Service Tag<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>) with Ubuntu 14.04 SP1. It was a gift for my mother. She was not comfortable with using Ubuntu so I installed Windows 7 Professional (x64). The problems started immediately. Network controllers drivers were missing, universal serial bus (usb) controller were missing. I tried to install all drivers recommended by Dell Product Support but they there not right for me. For example: wireless card is DW 1801 Card 802.11gbn + BT 4.0, yet the Dell Support suggests drivers for 1707 which fails to install. I found the drivers for 1801 and was able to install them, but so far these things are not working on the laptop:
Universal serial bus (usb) controllerWebcamI suspect it is because I am still missing some drivers, probably motherboard or chipset. Could you provide me the links to them?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 3552 - missing drivers

Here is a link to the driver download page for the Inspiron 3552.  it defaulted to Windows 7 64-bit for me but make sure it does the same for you.   Here is a link to the Intel Chipset Driver that goes with the Inspiron 3552 and Windows.  I think that is the driver most likely causing the problems you're seeing.  
Here is a link showing which drivers to install and in which order.  Check that article out and see if it helps. Not sure why the support pages / utilities are suggesting the wrong drivers but you may want to simply install them manually, in the order that article recommends.
For the Dell Webcam Central software, because it's licensed you actually have to log into your account to access / download it.  Here is a support article on the Dell Webcam Central software application that explains the entire process.  
Let me know if this helps.

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I have Dell Inspiron N4030 note book. It comes with Windows7 Home premium but i format my notebook and i again install Windows7 Ultimate (32 bit). After that this notebook web cam not work. I don't receive web cam drivers CD. So how do i find its web cam drivers. If i use Skype then this web cam work.

Manufacture- Dell inc.
Model- Inspiron N4030.
Regulatory model - P07G series.


A:Dell Inspiron N4030 Web cam drivers need download.

Hi Killer bee, have you tried here Dell Community

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Recently i updated my Dell inspiron 1525 to windows 7 64 bit problem is i can't seem to find the latest drivers compatible for this version. can anyone help me regarding this problem?your help would be very much appreciated..

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 latest drivers

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that I upgraded it to Windows 7 32-bit. I was able to get the drivers I needed from Dell`s website by using the service tag number for the laptop. There is a bios update that you will want to get also. Dell - Drivers and Downloads

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I have a dell inspiron 1525 laptop,and I dont find any sound drivers for in builtmic or seperate mic (line in) doesnot work... help me

A:dell inspiron 1525 laptop drivers

Take it Janu
Dell - Drivers and Downloads

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There is more than one Graphics Driver (three for Intel integrated and two for NVIDIA dedicated) listed for my service tag on the Dell support page. 
Which one do I install?  The latest?  All of them?  If all of them, what order (oldest to newest)?
I assume I need to uninstall the one that Windows 10 automatically installed? 
This is confusing at best.

A:Graphics Drivers for Dell Inspiron 15 7537

At the Dell Drivers Downloads page for your computer is an option that reads:
Enter your Service Tag or Express Service Code to view your original configuration. Or detect your product to view both configurations.
Once you add your tag or choose to analyze your computer you will be presented with the hardware information for your computer. You can then install the correct drivers.
Inspiron 7537 Drivers, Downloads and Manuals

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I  have  seen  yellow exclamation marks  with the USB drivers !
I uninstalled  all  of  them  then restart  and  at that  time  THERE IS not a single
working USB socket !!!  (before : 4  right  sockets )
All  sockets are  "dead"  !
I have windows 10  ,   please  help  me  to  reach  my  USB connections again !

I  have the  Driverbooster 4  program  and  all  drivers   checked  !
They are all up to date   and there is not a  single  MISSING  driver !
 thx  for your  advise  it  would be urgent  .
I don't  want to reset  my OS  !  

p.s.  Maybe  a  new  windows 10 update  is responsible  for the  problem ...??
        New drivers came  out and there are compatibility problems with them for dell 7720 ...?

I made a troubleshooting with windows 10,but  all was  well  found :  

Windows 10 troubleshooting  results :

My device manager :

A:Dell 7720 Inspiron USB 3.0 drivers dead

Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you to do a system restore to check if the updates on the system have disabled the USB ports and if works fine after system restore the it could be the update which you can disable.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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Hi all
I need to change my OS from 64bit to 32bit, but all my drivers are for 64bit OS (win 7) so where can i find 32-bit drivers for my n5010 (15R) online and on Dell official website?

p.s : i searched website and seems they only support 64 bit OS (vista/7) so how on earth should i find 32 bit drivers compatible with my laptop hardware?

Thanks for Your time

A:Where can i download 32-bit drivers for my Dell Inspiron n5010?

First of all, you will have to perform a clean install of the OS if you want go to a 32bit version of Windows 7.. That being said, Windows should install the necessary drivers.

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I need to change one of the buttons of the keyboard on my Inspiron 17R 5721.

I need to have the "right click" button that normal laptops come with.

I use excel and other software extensively and I need to change one of the buttons. Since the most adequate change for this function would be the Alt or Ctrl buttons at the right side of the space bar (seeing from the user perspective), I would like to know with which software on procedure I can change this USELESS buttons (yes useless because doesn't even work as Alt or Ctrl, I tried them out).

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HI i have a dell inspiron 531s and i donwgraded it to windows xp sp2... but dell doesnt have the drivers for windows xp becoz they have some agreement with Microsoft w/e..... i would like to know if anyone can help melocating the drivers... all of them ethernet chipset audio video etc... pls help
thanks for everything

A:Downgrade dell Inspiron 531s from vista to xp no drivers!!

do you know the manufacturers and models of the extras? If not, pull the cards and get that info, then go to the manufacturer sites and download them.

You make it sound like it dells fault, its not. Its yours. You should have pulled that info off the running vista build before you crushed it.

You might also try, once you know the manu/model of the cards.

If its a laptop, dells site may give you the list of whats installed is you search the model number, then go to the manufacturer sites, or google the model number. But dont count on it, since dells are not always the same. If you have the service tag, you might be a bit luckier.

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I am aware that there is another thread relating to scrolling issues that includes some of the problem that I am having but it does not solve all my questions.
I am running Windows 7 64 bit on my Dell Inspiron 1526. However my touchpad does not have it's same functionality. The scroll does not work and I cannot disable it. In Vista 32 my touchpad used to disable automatically when I plugged in a mouse. I found an ALPS driver (from the previous thread) that enables me to scroll without bugs but it does not let me modify my touchpad in anyway. I also found a Synaptics driver that lets me disable my touchpad manually, but it will not scroll. My touchpad is not actually recognized as a touchpad but as a "Standard Pointing Device". I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a driver that would grant me the same functionality that I had in Vista 32 or at least let my touchpad actually be recognized on my computer. It is rather annoying constantly having to switch drivers. Thank you.

If it will help my service tag is: 4Q6PMD1

A:Dell Inspiron 1526 touchpad drivers and problems

Welcome to seven forums. Just for a place to start the Vista 32bit driver from Dell is one of the drivers you have explained installing, using compatibility mode to do so?Drivers and Downloads compatibility mode> right click setup.exe file>compatibility Vista>check box compatibility mode>install as administrator. Just trying to find what drivers you have tried in order ot try and find a different one. Thanks.

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I have DELL Inspiron 2200. I installed win 7 on it. Now there are two drivers that have exclamation marks in device manager, multimedia audio controller and video controller.

The dell site for my laptop doesnt have the drivers for windows 7, only for windows xp. Is there any way to find and install the necessary drivers?

A:Installed win 7 on dell inspiron 2200. Cant find two drivers

I responded to your question on the other forum.

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I have recently installed operating system on my PC. I am newbie in computer field. I want to ask a question related my Dell inspiron N5110 Drivers. Should I upgrade manually my N5110 drivers or MS has already installed updated version of hardware drivers.

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I had recently upgraded my year old Inspiron 5558 to windows 10, but there arose some serious performance issues because of which I had to resinstall windows 8.1,but i lost the multi touch functions on my trackpad , as I have lost  the respective drivers.Any help with this issue is hugely appreciated.
PS- My PC is now running windows 8.1

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first thing to say iam gald to join this fourm

i have The ( Dell Inspiron m600)

2 GB Rams
160 HD
Pentium M 1.6 GHz processor

i decided to use upgrade to win 7 and so far so good but of course i must face the drivers issue lucky i was able to obtain the sound and the wireless driver but the i can't find any thing about Bluetooth or infra ,and the laptop does have them

earlier i found the video card driver on your forum but i haven't tried it yet so i will give my feed back asap it works

by the way 7 works perfectly

Now please help me to get this works for me

A:Dell Inspiron m600 Bluetooth&infra Drivers

really need you guys here

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So, I just installed Vista Business 64 bit on my Dell Inspiron 6400. However, I didn't realize that Dell didn't have any drivers for 64bit Vista. Can someone help me out? I know a lot of people have been having this issue as it's all over Google searches I have made, but I can't seem to find any recommendations on what I should do to fix the problem. Can someone point me where I need to go please to get these drivers? Mainly I just need the touchpad drivers and ATI mobility drivers. I tried the touchpad drivers from the synaptics website, but they didn't install for some reason and ATI does not release any 64bit mobility drivers yet, they say you should get them from the manufacturer of the laptop. Help?

A:Vista Business 64bit drivers for Dell Inspiron

Ok nevermind, I found a hacked up 7.10 driver that works for the mobility cards and figured out how to get the synaptic pad driver to work. Not sure what the problem was with it but it all works now. Thanks anyway guys. I'm sure I'll be back with more questions since I'm sure there will be plenty with this new OS.

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I have a dell inspiring 1545 and I got a new hard drive and started installing the drivers it won't let me install the network drivers it says can not be installed on this system. Any help or ideas plz?
Windows 7 32bit home premium

A:[SOLVED] cant find drivers for my dell inspiron 1545.

and welcome to the Forum

You can go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the drivers. Be sure to use IE and do not use the Dell Download Manager!

Just download the driver file, save it to the desktop and double click to install

On the list of drivers, click on the Download File and on the next page, choose Single File Download . .

See this for the order they should be installed:
How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order | Dell

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Hello fellow forum users, I have a problem on my hands I haven't been able to figure out myself in anyway. When I try to connect the bluetooth on my laptop (a Dell Inspiron 15 N5050) to my family room bluetooth sound system to play music through the system, it finds it in the "add device" section. However, as soon as it tries to connect to the system it always fails in some way. It's told me many things before. If it does add it it complains about no drivers? I've got all the correct drivers (I think I got them all at least) and yet it says something like no drivers found for the speaker system. This started to happen when I wiped the HDD for the laptop to help it's performance speed (helped a lot) and after reinstalling Windows 7 Ultimate x64, this is now the only problem I have. I'll attach a few pictures... Thanks in advance. Also the WiFi+Bluetooth card is a Dell Wireless 1701 Half size card. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance(again).

A:Dell Inspiron 15 N5050 No Bluetooth Audio Drivers?

That sounds like a problem with the Vizio (no drivers) rather than a driver problem in the PC.

Have you checked Vizio to see if they have any Windows drivers?

In case it is a PC driver issue, make sure you have all the drivers installed from Dell.
Product Support | Dell US

BTW, avoid Windows 10 on this model. Dell has a note that they do not support Win 10 for this model.

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have reformatted this laptop... running xp... have use all the drivers on dells sight... nothing seems to work... i have no sound and in device manager says im missing video controller (vga compatible) and video controller... both are listed with the yellow question mark... my friend didnt have her cd's for driver reinstall for this computer... ive gotten everything else from dell.. but these are on there... i have used the service tag to get the drivers... no luck with those things... any help would be appreciated...thanks
service tag is f8bwhb1

A:Solved: drivers for dell inspiron e1505 problems

Start Over, reinstall XP, then follow this order for installing the drivers. Order is very important.


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Hello, im a complete newbie to this and need help. I have a dell inspiron 1012 laptop and installed fresh windows 7 on it. I need to connnect to lan and wlan but dont have drivers for it...can someone help me?
Also, i need to know how to check camera working or not....thanks

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 1012 network drivers

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Hello All,

I thought I would post an interesting Installation of Windows I did on my Dads 2006 Dell Inspiron 6000. I am posting it in the Drivers section because Dell never made a Audio driver for the Inspiron 6000 past Windows XP. I had to do this trick for Widows 7, so I thought I would try on Win 8.

There were a lot of post on how to install the drivers onto Widows 7 back in 2009. This link from the SevenForums helped me install Win 7 on this laptop. So I decided to try the same thing on Windows 8. Dell Inspiron 6000 audio drivers - Windows 7 Forums

1. Installed Windows 7 32 Bit - Processor does not support 64.
2. Installed Sigmatel STAC 9200 series audio driver 6.1 for Windows Vista
3. Upgraded to Windows 8 32 Bit
4. DONE and running like a champ.

I would like to add that Many other Vista and Win7 Drivers should help prolong other older generation computers/Laptops. I have done the same trick to a Gateway M475 with success.......

You loose nothing by trying.

I will at some point be trying this as a Fresh Install, Buts its Dad Computer so.........

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I have a dell inspiron 1525 vista home.Everything loads fine but 5 mins. into use any program it will then start not responding and that's any program I have tried system restore tried reinstalling vista all end up not responding nothing has changed on the laptap in 2 months all my problems started about 2 weeks ago.Does anyone have a clue as what is wrong.Thank you

A:Solved: Dell inspiron 1525 program problem's

Alot of these units came out with bad ram and can cause various symptoms
including problem right after a reinstall....been there done that...I have a 1525 and i kept on thinking i was getting infected.
Hit the power button...start tapping f12 light and fast
on the menu select diagnostics
this will check your ram as well as other hardware

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I am having some issues with the above laptop, they have the usual integrated Intel GPU and also a dedicated NVidia 840M GPU. After the laptops have been configured (Windows 7) and I install the NVidia drivers everything works fine for the first few reboots but then whenever I try to log into a user account I just get stuck at "welcome".
I have isolated the cause of this to be the Nvidia drivers as if they are not present on the system no error occurs. This is quite a big problem for us as the laptops were bought for users with high spec needs within an education environment.
I have tried the drivers supplied with the laptop (372.54) and the latest ones from Nvidia (372.70).
Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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OK, so im working on this computer (DELL Inspiron 531 w/ m2n61-ax MB) that someone tried to restore and the DVDRW died in the middle of the restore. Replaced the DVDRW, slap the vista disc in... BAM no HDD. Now i know this HDD is fine because I stuck it my machine and blew it out, created new partition, formatted NTFS, set ACTIVE. When I boot and go into the BIOS there is no AHCI MODE vs RAID for the SATA settings, Just DISABLE, SATA 1, SATA 1+2. It sees the HDD and the DVDRW np. Boot off the Vista disc, tell it to load drivers, point it to the external drive with the drivers I got from the DELL website using the service code on the back, I even tried downloading the nforce 4 drivers, and STILL doesnt show the HDD in the list to install too. I dug EVERYWHERE on google, for MB drivers, NVIDIA, DELL, tried every sata port to even see if it made a difference. I still cant get this thing to detect the HDD, as if its the wrong driver. BIOS sees it, even enabled the RAID to see if the RAID mode picked it up and it does, so i turned that back off because its not in a raid. Anyone got a CLUE?? help me out i been at it for 2 days on this thing lol.

A:Dell Inspiron 531 sata drivers not working VISTA install

magically started working, booted up the pc with a different sata drive, vista saw it (no drivers loaded/OEM dvd) i hot swapped the drives, and POOF, it came up. installed vista home premium with no issues. Just for clarification, all the research i did said it was a geforce 6100 with nforce 420. WRONG it was a nforce 430.

Just info for all the googlers that may be in the same boat as me .

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Hi , i just bought a dell inspiron 3542 with ubuntu preloaded a couple of days back but i just clean installed win 8 pro 64 bit and somehow i cant connect to wifi as there is no wireless driver installed. spoke to the dell cust care they guided me to download wifi+bluetooth driver on dell drivers and downloads which doesnt work.
Please help , appreciate the help.

A:dell inspiron 3542 unable to install wireless drivers

Use the utility on this site to help you. It will scan your system and determine what is missing. Product Support | Dell US

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as the subject says. there's 2 graphics drivers in the Drivers & Downloads section, when i enter my service tag i get 2 Intel drivers and 1 AMD driverSo the question, which shall i install? i dont think that i have to install both.thanks in advance :)

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Topic title says it all- I currently have Vista Ultimate 32bit on my Inspiron 1720 laptop and I want to try out 64bit, to see if it runs and utilizes the 4gb of memory I have better- Vista 32bit seems to chug a bit when I'm doing heavy photoshop work.

There is no option for 64bit drivers on dell's driver site for this laptop, does anyone have any clue where I could get them? Or am I out of luck?

A:Where can i find 64bit drivers for Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop?

I'm hoping you have tried the Dell website and also checked for 64 bit compatability especially with your MB and CPU combos

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I have a recently bought DELL Inspiron 9300 with 512 MB of RAM and a Nvidia GeForce Go 6800. I recently went to Dell's site and noticed there were a few updated drivers (graphics and wireless network card) so I installed them as well as an update for Dell's MediaDirect.

Shortly after that I got the following BSOD while opening a video in Windows Media Player 10:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 9/29/2005
Time: 11:58:18 PM
User: N/A
Computer: FIFI
Error code 1000000a, parameter1 00410050, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 804f8c19.Click to expand...

A few days later, I got another BSOD after opening the lid of the laptop (the computer was not in Standby mode when I did so).

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 10/2/2005
Time: 3:57:27 PM
User: N/A
Computer: FIFI
Error code 1000000a, parameter1 d3ff0016, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 804f8c38.Click to expand...

Microsoft's crash analysis site just said a driver had an error which isn't very helpful. And Dell's support wasn't very useful.

I'm leaning towards the new Nvidia Geforce Go 6800 drivers (78.11), but I haven't seen any reports that they are causing blue screens.

Can anyone tell me what driver caused the crash? Thanks.

A:Intermittent BSODs after updating drivers on Dell Inspiron 9300.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Both your minidumps crash at nv4_mini.sys which is your videocard driver.

Update to the latest version of your videocard drivers.

If you are already using the latest drivers, then try using an older version.

Just remember to uninstall your current drivers first, before installing any other video drivers.

P.s from only two minidumps, I can`t guarantee that the info I have given you is 100% correct, although it may well be.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I cant find my 64bit vista drivers :S, i just installed it on my cousin PC and i cant find the network and VGA drivers. And when i find them it doesnt say if they are 32 bit or 64

A:[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 1525 VISTA 64bit drivers

i CANT FIND THE Intel graphics media accelerator X3100 driver fopr 64bit, i think is not made for 64bit ._.

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i did some searching before hand and came up with nothing...even the Dell site is helpless.

i am currently working on a family members Dell inspiron 1501 Laptop.
i just formatted and clean installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and everything runs just fine, did all updates and the computer runs great, but i cannot get the video card drivers to work or the ATI Catalyst Control Center to "work" right. It keeps saying that it installed the drivers and everything works but the display does not have the Aero capability...its just annoying. Im not sure if he even cares if it has the Aero option, but i have it has to be done right...

Im not sure what info is needed to help, so please ask all the questions you can. i really wanna get this figured out, this is the only thing left and his computer will be fresh!

A:Dell Inspiron 1501 no video drivers for Win7 64bit

Visit this site and choose drivers for your OS:

Dell Inspiron Drivers | Dell Inspiron 1501 | Free Download |
PS: read the green lines before downloading.

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I am unable to install WiFi Driver (Dell Wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth4.0+HS Driver)  downloaded from dell support site for my laptop - dell inspiron 15 3543 on Windows 7 64bit.
I changed the OS to Windows 7 from Ubuntu. Can someone please please assist :( ?
(Wifi was working fine in Ubuntu)

A:Not able to install WiFi Drivers for dell inspiron 15 3543. Please please please assist :(

Hi patriks91
Please let us know the error message or code you receive when you try to install the wireless card driver on the system.
Also, please reply us with the snapshot of the device manager so that I can check and assist you further.

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I purchased a Dell Inspiron 2330 from a pawn shop - previous owner installed win 7 Ultimate 64-bit (replacing win 8). I got the activation code and downloaded a good copy of win 7 Ult 64-bit (from MS site) to do a fresh install to delete all his stuff !! Big mistake Cannot connect to internet. Multiple drivers out. Found a LAN driver to correct Ethernet driver but still unable to connect. Not very good at OS level diags (more of a "know just enough to be dangerous" type) Any help is appreciated. Have a laptop connected so can download and load via stick. I entered as much info as I could garner in the "System Specs" page of my profile. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 2330 reverted back to win 7 - missing drivers

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Go to the Device Manager click on Networking select the missing Driver device .. Right click select Property's/Details Tab .. There will be a Hardware ID there search google for the ID that will tell you which Driver you need .. A list of Drivers for your Computer is in the Link below ...

Product Support | Dell US

You should then run Windows Updates it should find most of your Drivers ..

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DELL INSPIRON 15 speakers are not working even after updating all the audio 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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I have been working on a Dell Inspiron 531S and am unable to get the video, and now audio, drivers loaded and working correctly. Here?s the deal:

According to the Dell tag# info online, this cpu uses either the onboard Nvidia nforce 6150SE n430 video card or an ATI 1300 Pro. There is no external video card so the Nvidia should be right. This is confirmed by programs like HWinfo32. However, someone did install ATI catalyst software at some earlier point.

At first, only the video card driver was not loaded properly and so Vista (Home Premium 32-bit) was in VGA-compatible mode. I tried to load NVIDIA Nforce 258.96 WHQL drivers for Vista 32-bit, which completed without errors. Upon rebooting, though, I could see in Device Manager that the drivers didn?t take. I have also tried Dell?s recommended R166208 (an executable that loads Nvidia?s MCP61 ver.A01 drivers) and no matter what I do, Device Manager says I now have an ?unknown device? or a VGA-compatible display adapter. Unloading and reinstalling did not help. I noticed SP2 was not loaded so tried installing it to see if that would help. It loaded no problem, but then I saw (as another update) a Realtek audio driver update. I let it load and now have no audio.

I have tried both Dell?s recommended Realtek driver (R180772, which is for the ALC888 HD audio device and loads Realtek?s R1.85 audio drivers) and a newer R2.51 version for Vista that I got from Realtek?s site. Both install ... Read more

A:Nvidia video and Realtek audio drivers not working on Dell Inspiron

Sounds like to me a fresh installment of Windows vista would help you out the most.

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I have a 15r Inspiron 7520 SE packed with AMD Radeon HD 7730m GPU
I had a Windows 10 fresh install running quite good with no problem whatsoever regarding drivers or software
And out of nowhere wifi connection wasn't working so well not sure whether it was dropping out or what so i reinstalled Windows 10 only to find out that no matter which video card drivers i install whether automatically from. Windows update or through Dell's support page or even AMD latest drivers it just fails and BSOD Windows
I have tried upgrading my BIOS and even downgraded for last hope chance ,i have tried even installing Windows 7 and the problem persists on both OSes with different versions of drivers with various BSOD errors varying from (atikmpag.sys) which i tried fixing replacing the ones in drivers folders with ones i extracted manually as explained in online tutorials and (dpc watchdog violation)
So i am clueless here
Please help

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hi everyone!!
i have a Dell Inspiron 9100 with a ATI mobility radeon 9700 graphics card. if i try installing the latest drivers for the mobility 9700 downloaded from the ATI site the driver does not recognize the graphics card. for the same reason i am not able to install the ATI Catalyst either. Am stuck with the age old driver provided on the Dell Support site. please help.

A:Latest drivers for ATI Mobility Radeon installed on Dell Inspiron 9100

Download the one at the Dell site found by using your Service Tag. It works fine. If you do not like what it is doing, tell us what it is doing incorrectly. Dell updates that site whenever there is a better driver. Windows Update then updates it accordingly. You will not beat that at the ATI site because they supply the one to Microsoft for use in Windows updates. There are some proprietary features in a lot of the graphics cards used by Dell and other manufacturers that render them not equal to the retail ATI video graphics.

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So after installing Windows 10 I decided to update my drivers and one of them was the "BIOS Update" after a while the update stopped at "sending the update image to FW for verification" and it's stuck on 3%. I'm not a computer wizard so your help is appreciated. Also if you're wondering , I'm using the Dell Inspiron 3847.

A:Dell Inspiron BIOS Update

Bios updates require special installation and must be done alone. It cannot be done with other drivers. Bios updates should be done before updating to win 10 not after. Use caution updating bios since it can brick your computer. 
You should not be updating the drivers yourself. Go to Dell Drivers and downloads and let the scanner tell you what windows 10 drivers you need-- 
Completely Shutdown the computer to get out of the hangup. Wait a minute and then turn it back on.

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Problem has suddenly occurred on Dell Inspiron 1525
Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium Service Pack 1. (Upgraded on-line from Vista)
Windows Update tries to install Security Update for IE9 (KB2846071) and Internet Explorer 10.
After about 15 minutes both updates fail. If I try to run current version of IE9 it flashes across the screen and then closes leaving the following message:
View and Track your downloads:
google_co_uk.htm Do you want to save this file?
login_verify2.htm   Do you want to save this file?
Options for both files are  Save, Clear list, Close - none of these will work and I have to Shut Down and Re-start to continue.
None of the Windows Help Screens will run.
Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade will not run - Message says "Windows Anytime Upgrade User Interface has stopped working"
It has been suggested that this is caused by Malware. I have run the following which do not find any problems
Malwarebytes Pro - runs Quick and Full Scan but will not run Flash Scan or allow the use of "Tools".
AVG 2013 (normal Anti-virus)
McAfee Net Protect Plus
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
Norton Power Eraser
All of these are run as separate installations in both normal and Safe Mode.
Any suggestions other than buy a new Windows 7 installation DVD?
Additional information:
It has been suggested I use System Restore - when I try to run Restore I get a message "System Protection is turn... Read more

A:Cannot update IE9 on Dell Inspiron Laptop

Try running Rkill, TDSSKiller and Eset online scanner with special parameters to rule out malware.
Running Rkill
RKill can be downloaded from the following location:
Please note that the other file names at the link above are RKill as well, but just renamed in order to allow it run by certain malware.
When RKill is run it will display a console screen similar to the one below:

That console screen will continue to run until it RKill has finished. Once finished, the box will close and a log will be displayed showing all of the processes that were terminated by RKill and while RKill was running.
Post the log in your next reply.
Running TDSSKiller to obtain log
Note: Don't cure or delete a threat, but choose skip for all instead.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

In the Additional options: Check Detect TDLFS file system
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

Choose for all threats to Skip for all of them.
Click Continue
Please post the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)
ESET Online Scanner
Note: If your ... Read more

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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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Hello.  My daughters laptop has something weird going on.  I suspect it's a virus and/or malware.  I have done everything and you are my last hope.  I have run about six different virus/malware softwares and all of them say I am Virus (malware) FREE!!  Yeah!  But it still has this stupid radio station running the minute it connects to the internet.  Sometimes there are two or three stations running over top of each other... very annoying and she can hardly use it.  PLEASE, can you help me?  I am not all that computer educated and I need help!
It is a Dell Inspiron running Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 2.  It has 3 GB of memory abd a 32-bit Operating system.
Thanks for ANY help you can provide!

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 (Vista Home) is Playing Radio with no Program

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I was trying to help a friend that had the Total Security Malware yesterday. After running Malwarebytes and getting rid of it, I decided to do some cleaning and updates on his laptop.

Everything was going smoothly until it was time to restart after the SP2 update. At first (before shutdown) it began to install some components, it restarted and began install some other updates, later the SP2 update began but after about 30 minutes, the counter was still at 0%.

Of course, I got a little miffed and worried at the same time so, my first reaction was to shut down and restart to see if it would pick the update up again... it failed 3 more times at the same spot (0%) even when I tried to go to Safe Mode.

Finally I was able to get into safe mode and I tried to use a Restore Point to no avail. Much to my dismay it said that I had no restore points to use (I thought windows created restore points before doing updates???). One thing I noticed though, while on the desktop, it said I was using SP2, which btw, it striked me as odd since it never finalized.

So I tried shutting down one more time and restarting normally, this time, I was able to get to the LOGIN screen so I thought I was now safe but, so far , almost 45 minutes later the screen is at the WELCOME and the little circle is hovering or circling around but it doesn't get to the desktop.

My friend told me to go ahead and re do the whole thing but I am afraid that even if I do that, I am going to get to the point of I am goin... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 hangs after SP2 Update...

Mods, you can delete this post... aside from not getting any replies, the problem has been solved by shutting it down and restarting it a few more times.


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i was asking if possible that dell update that driver as it was last update at 16 Oct 2015.there's many new versions of the driver has been released but i was told that the manufacturer driver is the best for i wish if dell could update that driver asap.thanks in advance.

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Hello,There's a bios update that has just been released for my laptop, i'm trying to install it but i get this error message : There isn't any ROM file in this directorythe bios version is A09the current one is A08So shall i install it throught USB flash or what shall i do exactly?thanks in advance

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Good resientemente bought a dell inspiron 3650, and now want to upgrade or install a graphics card but looked and seen that I have a disability that is the source of power which says it can not exceed 240w, so and sought cards that you can install this source is the original that brings the pc but almost all cards ask a source of minimum 300w and so and seen can not update the source because there are no sources like this pc higher power, now and seen a video of a youtuber you install this pc (without changing the source) a amd 460 rx card (video here )so my question is if I can do this myself and if I can install a gtx 750ti to see the rx 460 is supposed to 750 watts you occupies less than 460 rx

my pc has:

  I3 6100  8gb ram ddr3  1T hard driveappreciate your help

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OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit.
I am having battery problems.
I currently have BIOS version A05 (3-jan-13).
I have downloaded the update A14 but when i am installing it,
It gives error message 'allocate memory for security flash failed!'.
My drive where windows is installed i have only 4.7GB of free space.  Could it be because of this?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5748 Notebook and I'm having trouble updating to the anniversary update. I have tried everything, its not being offered in windows update, I've tried using the tool Microsoft offers but it always gets stuck at the reboot part. I've heard about other people upgrading successfully to it with the same computer as me. I really need help but I don't know what to do.

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We performed the free update from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on a Dell Inspiron laptop. The update completed and we went through he customization step. We got to the point where we had the desktop and used a browser to access a web page or two without issue.
Then it said it had updates to install but we are unsure if it started to install those updates or not.  After it said it had updates, it crashed while using the web browser and got a blue screen error that said: thread_stuck_in_device_driver and then rebooted.
It cycled through the blue error screen and reboot three times and then came stopped on a screen where you could select several options such as restore to restore point, advanced options, reset to factory setting, etc. The option to correct problems that are keeping windows from booting did not improve the situation.
Has anyone else experienced this problem and have a suggestion for fixing it?

A:Repetitive reboot after 8.1 to 10 update on Dell Inspiron laptop

Operating system was original or not. If it was not originally there was no need to leave to make their own updates . 
You can not help his doing than reinstalling Windows again. And do not forget to stop the service Updates

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Model: Dell Inspiron 530
Processor: 2.53 Ghz Intel Core Duo
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
BIOS: 1.0.15

Hello Tech Guys,
Our office bought several computers over the past few days and I've been given the responsibility of setting them up. I AM NOT A COMUTER TECHNICIAN!

Everything was going fine until I tried to update the BIOS on one of the machines.

I had updated the BIOs on other machines with no problems - this time the BIOS update has frozen at 13%.

Please let me know what I can do to safely power down the computer and reboot/retry updating the BIOS.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530 FROZEN during BIOS Update

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Been getting a dell update notification for the last week or two and after I finally clicked on update my laptop is now very laggy. If i try to play video I get choppy sound and video. When i look at the task manager there isnt anything hogging the Cpu, HD, or memory.

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i am having a battery problem so i am wanting to update my BIOS to troubleshoot it.
My current BIOS version is A05 (3-jan-13).  I want to update it to A14.
But i am getting ther error message 'allocate memory for security flash fail!'
The drive where windows is installed has only 5GB of free space.
Could it be becausr of this?

A:Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 BIOS update error.

No -- 5G is more than enough free space for a BIOS flash.  Is the system failing to recognize the AC adapter (F2 at powerup to check)?
If it is, the BIOS won't flash - this is a hardware problem a BIOS update won't fix -- either the adapter, the DC jack or the mainboard is bad.

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Hi,I was performing a BIOS update on Dell Inspiron N5110 to Latest bios version,  when the laptop became inactive plus the fan started to run at full speed. i could not even switch off the machine by pressing the power button. At the end i had to pull out AC cord and battery.Now its dead(No activity at all). how can i restore bios???
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A:dell inspiron n5110 bios update failure

Solution fo recovery bios Dell N51101. Download the latest firmware from the Dell support2. Save the exe and create a shortcut with the following parameter: " /writehdrfile"3. Start the created shortcut and it will create a n5110a11.hdr file rename the file to N5110.hdr4. Create a shortcut exe file with the following parameter: " /writeromfile"5. Start the created shortcut and it will create a n5110a11.rom file rename the file to DQ15A11.rom6. Copy both file "N5110.hdr" and "DQ15A11.rom" to a FAT formatted pendrive's root folder7. Remove the charger and Battery from the laptop8. Plug In the pendrive9. Press & hold END10. Connect the charger (still hold END)11. The notebook starts automatically and shows the recovery screen12. Press enter and wait until finish the flashing13. Press esc to restart14. Hopefully problem solved

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I bought this laptop specifically to use for 3D development and made sure to get the nVidia GT650M to assist in this. I just got my nVidia Vision 2 kit and successfully upgraded the nVidia drivers from their site. However when I go into the monitor settings I am only given an option for 60Hz; there is no option to switch to 120Hz. I am unable to locate a driver update to assist in this. I used Dell's update for the GT650M but it's the same as what I installed from nVidia.
Where can I get a driver to update to 120Hz?

A:Dell Inspiron 17R update from 60Hz to 120Hz for 3D on Windows8

I have a 17R myself the SE 7720 version, you are aware that there are a few versions of this units being sold by Dell, where some units are specifically designed for 3D use while others like mine, even though I have a NVidia GT650M like you, will not support 3D, There are version for the 17R SE 7720 that do, I just didn't opt to purchase the unit with 3D support.
I'm pretty sure that the different unit versions in question use different LCD panels,  and have a 3D infrared transmitter near the top by the Web Cam.  
You might want to check to insure that the exact model version you have was designed for 3D.

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Hi Dell fans,  just hoping for a bit of direction with this issue:
I have an inspiron 7535 laptop that has started powering off after about 30 minutes of use.  no warning, no graceful shutdown, just straight to power-off.  I've cleaned and serviced it, the normal dell heatsink paste was dry as a nuns hip flask, so that's been renewed and and it's cooling just fine, but i dont think that is the problem.  Mainly because you can turn it straight back on and continue working for another period of time without any need for a cool-down.

My gut instinct is saying BIOS issues.  It's currently at versions A05 31/Oct/2013 and the latest from the support is A13 Release date 15 Jun 2015 (Last Updated 02 Aug 2015) however i cannot get this to install.
If I install within windows (10 x64)  it runs the extractor and flashed up a command window too fast to read the error. and I cannot find any logs it might create.  the command line options dont do anything.  every version does the same thing back to A06.  I seem to see something about intel in the message but cannot really read it in full.
i've also tried booting off a freedos disk and trying all versions too.  this extracts okay and gives error 8743: unknown or unsupported platform, cannot locate hardware platform identification this program cannot be run on the current plaform BIOS version too old please use the latest BIOS to flash.
Any ideas? either on the random pow... Read more

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Hi all,

It started with Norton 360: wouldn't update, hasn't updated for 91 days now. I disabled Norton on startup and installed AVG, and now AVG won't update either.

System is bot-free XP Home SP3, approx three months old (i.e. Norton has never updated, even if it's a 90 day trial), I had a bit of trouble with the Automatic Updates (reregistering wups2.dll didn't help) but updated through IE>Windows Update eventually.

Anyone know what might be interfering with these update processes? Any other ideas appreciated!!
Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron Mini: antivirus won't update - blame XP?

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So as it says in the title i have a 4 years old Inspiron 7720, and for the larger portion of that period of time it worked like a charm.
However lately it started doing some quirky things.
About two weeks ago my GPU (GeForce GT 650M) just disappeared from my Device Manager. I tried updating my GPU drivers, updating Windows (10) but it didn't seem to change anything. So i did some digging and found this:
Apparently I'm not the only one who encounterd this problem and there is a solution.HOWEVER, whenever I try to flash my BIOS an error pops up which reads: "ERROR 105 - Command line error! Status = 105."
I searched and found more users that experienced this problem, but the only solution I managed to find was reinstalling the OS, which is quite a drastic measure.
Is there any other way to fix this error?Thank you

A:Dell Inspiron 7720 GPU not showing AND BIOS update Error 105

It appears your BIOS may need to be updated.  What is the current version you're using? You should update them in order without skipping to the highest first.  Here's some information that may be helpful.

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Friends, I have dell inspiron n5110. It had geniune windows 7 home premium. There was dell data restore option in F8 boot menu option to restore my windows. a week ago i installed new windows 7. i didnt deleted recovery partition on my computer but there in no more option of dell data restore in f8 boot menu. Kindly help me to restore my windows. Plz help..... If there is any way to do it using comand prompt or any other way to restore that option in f8. Plz reply..

A:Dell Data restore windows seven home premium Dell inspiron n5110?


Post a screen capture image of your Disk Management screen.


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