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Windows 7: Clean install of Windows on Dell computers

29 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Clean install of Windows on Dell computers

When I do a clean install of Windows on a Dell computer and want to install drivers, I go to the Dell site and search for drivers using the Service Tag. It will generally come up with 80 or 100 drivers that I need to wade through. There are commonly 4 or 5 wireless drivers, the same # of wired network driver, 2 or 3 audio drivers, 2 or 3 graphics, etc.

Is there a quick way to determine what drivers to install?
I have gone to http://www.pcidatabase.com and looked up Vendor ID and Device ID but this is rather time consuming. I find that Dell computers are much worse than other vendors in not being able to tell me what hardware drivers are needed.

Thanks

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01 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi Vincenzo,

Kindly send me the below mentioned information on my email address: debbie_bhatia@dell.com , so that I can send you the correct drivers.
System Service Tag# or Express service code, Name, Phone number.
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01 Oct 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

All Dell computers have a "Drivers" folder on C:\ drive which contains everything the computer needs to function if a clean install is performed, backup that folder next time and save yourself tons of problems.
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01 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Dell generally supply a Drivers Disk when you purchase a Dell Computer. This disk has all the needed Drivers.

Didn't your Computer come with one? If you have lost the Drivers Disk then you may contact Dell and they shall send you one, either free or for a nominal charge.
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02 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Debbie B View Post
Hi Vincenzo,

Kindly send me the below mentioned information on my email address: debbie_bhatia@dell.com , so that I can send you the correct drivers.
System Service Tag# or Express service code, Name, Phone number.

Debbie, thanks for the offer. I may take you up on that next time I have the problem.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OldMX View Post
All Dell computers have a "Drivers" folder on C:\ drive which contains everything the computer needs to function if a clean install is performed, backup that folder next time and save yourself tons of problems.
I did not know that. I'll look for that next time and give it a shot. Thanks


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
Dell generally supply a Drivers Disk when you purchase a Dell Computer. This disk has all the needed Drivers.
I've worked a few times on different computers with the Dell drivers disks and each time it had the same situation that I mentioned above - it contains way more drivers than you need, and no information about how to pick the ones that are required.
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