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Well, I wiped my new Dell clean of Vista, leaving behind only the Recovery partition. I have installed XP, but am unable to do much of anything because the Dell driver CD refuses to work. I was using a jump drive to throw the essential drivers on there, and Dell has so much crap I have no idea what to use.

In short- I need drivers. Dell website sucks and is confusing.

Thanks in advance!
    
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OK, do you have a spec sheet? post it here

Try going here: http://support.dell.com/support/down...=us&l=en&s=gen
, That is, when you have the spec sheet.
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I you know what the parts are you should be able to just go to there websites and download the new drivers.Also dell should have chipset dirvers as well as video drivers for you laptop if you look around.I had the same problem with a inspiron 1100 that i had.
    
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Specs-
Dell E1705
2GB RAM
120GB HDD
Intel GMA 950
Intel T5200 I believe
Came with Vista Home Premium

I guess what I am really asking, is for a bunch of essential Dell drivers for XP. There are so many drivers on the Dell site, I dont know where to start.

If anyone can tell me why Vista refuses to play just about any game, I can forget the XP install.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by havoc531 View Post
Specs-
Dell E1705
2GB RAM
120GB HDD
Intel GMA 950
Intel T5200 I believe
Came with Vista Home Premium

I guess what I am really asking, is for a bunch of essential Dell drivers for XP. There are so many drivers on the Dell site, I dont know where to start.

If anyone can tell me why Vista refuses to play just about any game, I can forget the XP install.


Do you have the parts list you can post, wanna see all your components and such.
I have a 1705 and I did the same thing as you, I rounded up all the drivers and I have them saved.
Need to know what you have though.
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What else do you need to know? I need drivers for integrated graphics, wireless adapter, and sound. Other than the two gigs of ram, the laptop is the base model.
    
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What else do you need to know? I need drivers for integrated graphics, wireless adapter, and sound. Other than the two gigs of ram, the laptop is the base model.
I don't know what wireless adapter or audio you have.

Here is a link for all the XP drivers available.

I'm trying to upload my drivers but it's not working
Try the link I gave you.
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I have SigmaTel HD Audio and the integrated 802.11b/g 54mbps wireless adapter.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by havoc531 View Post
I have SigmaTel HD Audio and the integrated 802.11b/g 54mbps wireless adapter.
They are in the link I gave you.
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