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Formatted my Laptop with Vista and changed it to Windows XP. Now cannot find the proper drivers?


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#1 Tazmaniak89

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:57 AM

I had drivers ready before I formatted the computer. I got them off of the dell website and they were all specifically for my computer. However, now that I have xp, the drivers will not work.

Does anyone know where I can get the proper drivers for my computer?

Dell Studio 14z
Intel Core Duo
Windows Vista premium (preloaded) but now has Windows XP sp2

Currently, these are yellow ? marked in the device manager:


Coprocessor
Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
PCI device
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller (VGA compatible)

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:30 AM

What is your Service Tag number?
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 12:53 PM

I am guessing, unless someone somewhere on the net has drivers (find by google) you will have to go to dell.com/support and maybe ask their support. They also have some forums for Dell stuff. Worth a try.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 01:35 PM

service tag # is: FJ946K1


And I already asked dell if they would be able to help me, but they only offered to help with finding drivers for vista.


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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:30 PM

I just got back from speaking with dell support and this is the end of the conversation:

12:27:02 PM Agent Neil_200035

I have just consulted my senior support and we have figured out that as this system what you have is only designed for Vista operating system.

12:27:29 PM Agent Neil_200035

And if you install XP in it , it will not have the drivers for that.





Is all that true? =/

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 02:55 PM

i think if you got the hardware ID from device manager for each unknown device you may be able to peice together all the drivers?
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 04:39 PM

I have used this free app in the past, seems to work pretty good. Click the link to go their site and see if it's something you might be able to use, the name is "DriverMax" and it works for 32 bit versions of XP and Vista.

http://www.drivermax.com/index.htm
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