I put Windows 7 32 bit on a Dell Inspiron 1300 and it has gone pretty smoothly. After the install it only needed wireless drivers
and video drivers, which I got from the Dell website. It said they were only for XP and the installer EXE's didn't work. I was able to use the device manager to locate the extracted INF files and just do it that way and like magic I had my wireless drivers installed and video drivers even though they were only supposed to be for XP.
I have the chipset drivers extracted but... how do I know I need them? If there are no yellow '!'s in device manager, can I assume I have all drivers properly installed? If I do
still need chipset drivers, how would I go about installing them from a folder full of INF files (remember the XP installers aren't an option)? I used the add legacy hardware wizard which lets you choose from things like Display adapters, Infrared devices etc but it wouldn't take the autorun INF at the root of the extracted chipset driver