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#1 Will73

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:09 PM

Hello,

I've just bought a new Dell Studio 17 laptop and the first thing I did was do a fresh install of Win7. However, I'm having problems installing the necessary drivers from either the supplied utility disc or the Dell support site. I'm just not sure which ones to install? Is there a free prog or site that will scan my system and let me know just the drivers I need? The utils disk and website seems to give me a variety of drivers for stuff I may or may not have?! Just need to know which to install.

Many thanks.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:23 PM

Hi,

Can you provide us with your dell service tag number. it should be on the bottom of the laptop. :huh:
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 04:09 AM

Here it is:

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 09:50 AM

Here is your Dell Drivers link http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...W764&osl=EN

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 09:57 AM

OK here's the deal.

Your concern is installing the drivers you need. So here is the correct way to go about it.

Go to the control panel of Windows 7.

Look for Device Manager.

Expand each device in question.

Right click each device and choose Properties.

Click the Driver tab.

Look for update Driver button.

Choose Search automatically for updated driver software.

Have the cdrom or dvdrom drivers disk for that related hardware in a drive and allow it to search the disk until it locates the correct drivers.

This way you won't be installing un-needed drivers.

If it fails to locate the correct drivers, then return to the previous menu and choose Browse my computer for driver software and choose the drive with the cdrom/dvdrom drivers disk until it successfully locates the correct .inf installation file.
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:07 AM

Also one last add on here.

Cnet at http://www.cnet.com has a scan tool located on thier website, it automatically scans your computer after a scan tool is downloaded and installed and once it finishes the scan, shows recommended software/driver updates.
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:45 AM

Thanks MrBruce. I'll give this a go :huh:

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:58 PM

You're most welcome! Please come back and let us know if things have worked out or not.

If not, we'll keep on trying till its fixed. :huh:
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