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Windows 7: What Drivers to install ?

03 Sep 2014   #11
Mayank Parmar

Windows 10 Tech Preview
 
 

Open elevated command prompt and type command WMIC BIOS GET SERIALNUMBER
this should give you the service tag of the computer
search on Dell website and see what all drivers are available (Product Selection | Dell US) (Support | Dell US)


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03 Sep 2014   #12
Mayank Parmar

Windows 10 Tech Preview
 
 

Or try this link, it should take you to the desired page (Dell Inspiron 1300)
Product Support | Dell US
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03 Sep 2014   #13
MicrosoftSlave

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes I have the full win7 home premium, should I reinstall this then you guys can help only think when I try to download drivers it only gives option to download through vista and winxp, thats why I converted back to xp
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03 Sep 2014   #14
MicrosoftSlave

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Also I have a legit copy of win7 and it says that I might be running a counterfit dunno why
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03 Sep 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

Follow the steps in the Clean Reinstall tutorial i linked which explains how drivers are handled.

The installation media is provided for the Win7 version which came with the PC. Can you read the Product Key on COA sticker. You do not need a retail key if Win7 came with the PC since you already own the license which came with the PC to reinstall as often as you want.

Do you understand this now? Ask back if unsure.
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07 Sep 2014   #16
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You need to Activate windows.
1. Press Start and type "Activate Windows", Press Enter.
2. Type the OEM Code in the sticker provided under your laptop or the battery compartment. and click activate.
3. It just takes seconds to Activate.
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09 Sep 2014   #17
MicrosoftSlave

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

OK I have reinstalled win7 home, I try to activate and it says I have a fake copy when the win7 I bought from the shop drivers still messed up and computer is about to go out the window anyone help me here or will I carry on with instructions, Please help me here
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09 Sep 2014   #18
MicrosoftSlave

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Also I think this computer is a custom build it came with win7 installed but is supposed to run winxp
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09 Sep 2014   #19
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MicrosoftSlave View Post
OK I have reinstalled win7 home, I try to activate and it says I have a fake copy when the win7 I bought from the shop drivers still messed up and computer is about to go out the window anyone help me here or will I carry on with instructions, Please help me here
Calm down. We've never not been able to resolve these problems.

From exactly where are you getting the Product Key? Is it perfectly readable and are you sure you are inputting it correctly. If this is from the COA sticker on the PC and you're sure you installed the correct version listed then that is the only thing that could be wrong.

What is the exact problem with drivers, other than you are obsessed with them? Have you enabled Hardware Auto-Updating from Reinstall tutorial, then run all rounds of Important a d Optional Windows Updates? Only then should you import any drivers still missing in Device Manager. What are they?

Answer every question if you want further help.
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09 Sep 2014   #20
MicrosoftSlave

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

The computer runs xp I have the code for xp on the bottom of the laptop

I installed my own real copy of win7 32bit is this the right one or do I need to install 64bit ? I have input the product key in 3 times all double checked

I have not installed Hardware Auto-Updating I am obsessed with the drivers because I thought you needed them for the computer to rum properly everything on my screen is extra big so could be the wrong install disk

Sorry for being a pest on this but it is doing my tits right in, I appreciate the help yous guys give me it seems to be the best forum for computer problems so thanks in advance and let me know what I am doing wrong much appreciated
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