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Windows 7: I'm looking for a driver

17 Dec 2009   #1
pafkata90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I'm looking for a driver

I have Dell Vostro 1700 and I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Since then some of my function keys are not working. Fn + F1 for example is supposed to put the computer to sleep but it's not doing anything. Can you tell me which driver should I install? On Dell.com for my computer there are drivers only for XP and Vista 32bit. For 1720 (which is the same series) there is for Vista x64 and 7 32 and 64bit. Maybe I could use some of its drivers? But I don't know which to install.
Other than that when I change the brightness of the screen of the volume i don't see visual notification as I used to in Vista. I think it is a program called dell quickset but I can't find it either.
I will appreciate your help.


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17 Dec 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

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17 Dec 2009   #3
pafkata90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So there's no quickset for Windows 7 64bit? I guess I'll just have to get over it.
In Dell's website my computer is shown as incompatible with Windows 7 But it's running fluently. Even though I liked my Vista i Love 7.
What about the function keys? Isn't there any solution?
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17 Dec 2009   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The Vista driver should work. Just use the one that matches your version of Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit).
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17 Dec 2009   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

As stormy13 suggested you should be able to use the Vista 32bit drivers(only avalible) from the Dell site Drivers & Downloads Just install them in compatiblility mode Compatibility Mode If you have any problems with this please post back. Thanks. Fabe
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17 Dec 2009   #6
pafkata90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, I'll do that. But can you tell me which driver to download, because I don't know
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17 Dec 2009   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pafkata90 View Post
So there's no quickset for Windows 7 64bit? I guess I'll just have to get over it.
In Dell's website my computer is shown as incompatible with Windows 7 But it's running fluently. Even though I liked my Vista i Love 7.
What about the function keys? Isn't there any solution?
I just noticed you using 64bit Ultimate and their are NO 64 bit drivers avalible period. Vista or Seven. Sorry Fabe
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17 Dec 2009   #8
pafkata90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Damned. Well thanks anyway
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24 Jan 2013   #9
necromancini

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found most of the Vostro 1700 drivers for Win7 x64 here:

Drivers for Laptops\Vostro\Vostro 1700

Still looking for the touchpad drivers, though; I know they exist, I had them on a previous install of win7x64 on this machine (typing from my vostro 1700 right now).
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