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Windows XP installed on Dell 530s


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#1 stiles2215

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:27 PM

I took Windows Vista off my Dell 530s and installed a version of Windows XP Home Edition that I had.  I have a broadband ethernet connection for my internet.  I cannot get the internet to work.  When I go into Device Manager, everything in Other Devices has a yellow question mark with a yellow and black exclamation point over it.  How do I get the internet to work?  I went onto Dell to look for Drivers, but most of them all say for Windows Vista, since that is what was originally loaded on this computer. Any info would be appreciated.



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#2 Allan

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:10 PM

Not all systems were made to work with XP. You need to contact Dell and see if there are XP drivers available - especially a chipset driver.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:17 PM

I was able to search for that PC using the model and pull up the Windows XP drivers including the Network card drivers. Maybe you used the service tag finder and it only found the ones for Vista? I used the dropdown to select "MS Windows XP"



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

Another thing worth mentioning is XP does not fully work anymore unless you have service pack 3 installed on it.



#5 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:06 AM

Hi

 

Dell Inspirion 530s is officially compatible with Windows XP. Follow the below steps.

 

1 ) Make sure XP SP3 is installed

 

2 ) Download drivers for your model from the below link .

 

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/555/Product/inspiron-530s

 

Select "Windows XP" in the OS selection menu. There may be more than one driver in some categories. You should try one after another.  



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 06:20 AM

Thanks.  I am going through this morning and trying all the drivers.  Will let you know how I make out.  Also, I did install SP3 late yesterday.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:10 AM

I am now on the internet.  Thanks for all the help, everyone!!!!



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:54 PM

Glad you're up and running. Any yellow or red asterisks in Device Manager?



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:56 PM

I still have yellow question mark  for Video Controller (VGA Compatible).  Not sure if I missed downloading a driver???


Edited by stiles2215, 22 May 2013 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:38 PM

Download and install the display adapter driver and you should be good to go.



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:40 AM

That took care of it.  No more question marks!! Thanks again.



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

Great. Thanks for posting back :)






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