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My roommate just got an xps m1530 really cheap, but he got 4 gig of ram and a dedicated 256mg gpu. The problem is that dell only ships 32bit os. I called them and they say that you have to purchase a full version of vista if you want 64 bit and that you are on your own for drivers if you choose to go that route because they won't provide drivers for 64 bit.

any help from the community?
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Yet another reason that I don't like dell anymore, back in the day dell would almost bend over backwards to make there customers happy. Oh well I guess thats what happens when you make it big. Bump for help for this guy.
     
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what is it exactly you need? drivers?
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same problem with my laptop, i'm stuck with vista 32bit.

why they offer to put 4 gigs of RAM when they ship only 32bit, i don't know
    
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I tried to order an XPS with Windows XP a few months ago and they refused. So I had to manually re-install with XP... what a pain.

Even my Dell account manager said he wasn't able to pre-install with XP. grrr
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what is it exactly you need? drivers?
That is my biggest concern. I know i can get most of the drivers, such as audio, video,touch pad from the manufacturer's website but things like the chipset, card reader and web cam drivers i dion't know if i will be able to find.
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That is my biggest concern. I know i can get most of the drivers, such as audio, video,touch pad from the manufacturer's website but things like the chipset, card reader and web cam drivers i dion't know if i will be able to find.
I managed to find all the required XP drivers from Dell. They DO exist quite happily on their website, but they won't admit to it
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I tried to order an XPS with Windows XP a few months ago and they refused. So I had to manually re-install with XP... what a pain.

Even my Dell account manager said he wasn't able to pre-install with XP. grrr
I agree, it's still not 100% well, I get glitches when I come out of sleep mode and try to do anything too fast.
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