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Windows 7: Dell Studio XPS 16 Driver Help :)


05 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ulimate (64-Bit)
 
 
Dell Studio XPS 16 Driver Help :)

Just got a new laptop, need help with some drivers...

Drivers & Downloads

Tried downloading from there but wasn't sure of which ones were needed and which were just bloatware..some of them that I know I need weren't installing for whatever reason...anyways here's a screen cap!






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05 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I wouldn't worry about those if I were you. In my opinion, if a) the system runs, and b) you are not missing any features you need, there is no need to mess around with those drivers.
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05 May 2010   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

a f i g 3 , use Dells drivers Drivers & Downloads just change the product number to the model of your laptop if you need more help post back
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06 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums. Most of the time the Base system driver is your card reader, in this case Ricoh, it's listed under Chipset, you might give it a try.Drivers & Downloads Different # from the Dell as pebbly as provided but most lkiely the same. Fabe
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07 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ulimate (64-Bit)
 
 

Thanks, for some reason when I tried to run it the first time install failed but now it took care of most of them, only one Unknown Device is left I'll see if once I restart it goes away
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07 May 2010   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A F 1 G 3 View Post
Thanks, for some reason when I tried to run it the first time install failed but now it took care of most of them, only one Unknown Device is left I'll see if once I restart it goes away
thank you for posting back and letting us know , if you need any help , we will still be here
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07 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ulimate (64-Bit)
 
 

if you look at my attachment, the only thing that is left is the upper right hand corner intel thingy....any idea???
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08 May 2010   #8

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A F 1 G 3 View Post
if you look at my attachment, the only thing that is left is the upper right hand corner intel thingy....any idea???
download the intel chipset driver for your model from the Dell website somehow it did'nt install correctly first time around
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08 May 2010   #9

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

If you "just got a new Dell laptop" why did you reinstall or feel the need to install? If there is some Dell download that fixes or adds something that applies to your specific installation then do the update, otherwise the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". I do a lot of support on the Dell forum and see a lot of problems caused by users udating when it wasn't really needed (especially the BIOS as a failed BIOS update and a corrupted BIOS and the only option on a Dell is to replace the motherboard).

You also have to be careful with non-Dell drivers, due to Dell's custom implementation of a lot of hardware. For example I've seen a lot of posts of people trying different sound drivers trying to get the System Mixer function that is not on some models and in most cases the non-Dell drivers will either not install or the sound, including the audio input and output ports, will not work correctly.

If you need to reinstall, the Dell recovery partition on the hard drive, accessed by F8 (for Vista and Win 7 systems) at power on will allow you to restore the PC to the original factory condition.
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08 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 Myself as you can see from my system specs, and i found that i only had to install 3 drivers manually as the rest were covered by Windows 7 excellent set of base drivers when i did a clean install to upgrade my OS from Vista x64 to Windows 7 x64. Even the AHCI mode was supported out of the box for my HDD without having to insert any special drivers into my installation and all relevant chipset drivers (e.g. ICH9 drivers) came preinstalled.

They were:-

1. The ATI Display Drivers, i prefer the newer Cat 10.3s from ATI than the basic WDDMs that Windows installed automagically when i 1st installed 7. Obtained it from their official website.

2. The Ricoh SD Card Reader Host controller. The previous Drivers that Dell provided on their driver CD sufficed.

3. The Ricoh 1394 Host Controller driver.

Windows 7 has the best out of the box driver repository yet, kudos to MS i say. This is how it should be done on all successive Windows editions. I can't imagine the amount of driver searching i would have to do if i wanted to install some legacy OS on this system for kicks (e.g. Windows XP and below)
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