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I'm not experienced with reformatting laptops (not that it would be much different from reformatting with desktops), so here I have a question...
If you have a brand name laptop (dell) and you want to reformat it and reinstall windows, do you need drivers? If so where in the world would you get them?
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Yeah you need drivers, if you are lucky enough, Windows XP CD already have them, but I doubt it, you need at least the chipset drivers.
    
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Yeah you need drivers, if you are lucky enough, Windows XP CD already have them, but I doubt it, you need at least the chipset drivers.
Right well where would a guy go about getting them? Google?
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post #4 of 7
Go to the dell site and search the model number of the laptop and it'll have them all
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when i reformatted my HP lappy, i just went to the website, then the support section, then searched my model and downloaded em all.
its a PAIN IN THE BOOTAY. but the lappy boots 15 seconds faster (i know, right?)
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when i reformatted my HP lappy, i just went to the website, then the support section, then searched my model and downloaded em all.
its a PAIN IN THE BOOTAY. but the lappy boots 15 seconds faster (i know, right?)
It is annoying having to download all the updates, I just burned them all to cd and keep it with the reformat disc. Speeds reformatting it up a lot.
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Yeah just go to the dell support section, should be straightforward. I strongly suggest getting the network drivers on USB first, else you may not be able to download the rest.
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