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Windows 7: Do I got all me drivers?

28 Dec 2009   #1
Doo0592

Window 7 Home Professional x64
 
 
Do I got all me drivers?

Hi all,

I was looking to download the new drivers for 64-bit version but the dell site is confusing me- some of the drivers they have in the list for my pc isn't for my hardware lol. Where's the best place to see which dirvers have not updated? Will they all show in device manager?

ty


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28 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Doo0592 View Post
Hi all,

I was looking to download the new drivers for 64-bit version but the dell site is confusing me- some of the drivers they have in the list for my pc isn't for my hardware lol. Where's the best place to see which dirvers have not updated? Will they all show in device manager?

ty
Go to device manager as administrator. Click on the devices that interst you. If there is a problem with the driver, there will be a yellow warning notice. If you want give me the number of one of the dell drivers, maybe I can find the right one.
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28 Dec 2009   #3
Doo0592

Window 7 Home Professional x64
 
 

Thanks Richard,

There are 3 that are highlighted:

2 x base system device
PCI Memory Controller

I also need to find drivers for my graphics card which is still showing as the standard adapter. Here are my system specs and installed hardware list from pcpitstop.com. Hope this helps

System SpecificationsSubsystem DescriptionSpecificationPC Pitstop Active X Build211BrowserMSIE 8.0System OSWindows 7 Home PremiumSystem OS Install Date12/25/2009 6:19:19 PMSystem MakeAlienwareSystem Modelm15xSystem Serial NumberMain Board MakeAlienwareMain Board Modelm15xMain Board VersionNot ApplicableMain Board BIOSQuanta PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1 ALWARE - 6040000 20080829Processor DescriptionIntel Core2 ExtremeNumber of Processors2Processor Clock Speed2800 MhzGraphics DescriptionStandard VGA Graphics AdapterMemory Installed4096 MBsMemory Slots2 slotsMemory Configuration2048+2048;SODIMM Unknown SynchronousDrive Name (C) Drive Size (C) 476937 MBsDrive Format (C) NTFS Monitor ModelGeneric Non-PnP MonitorMonitor Resolution0 x 0 pixelsMonitor Screen Size0 x 0 inches
0 inches (diagonal)Monitor Manufacture DateJanuary 0Monitor Serial Number0




Installed Hardware ClassVendorProductCode1394 LSILSI 1394 OHCI Compliant Host ControllerBatteryMicrosoftMicrosoft AC AdapterBatteryMicrosoftMicrosoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method BatteryBatteryMicrosoftMicrosoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method BatteryBluetoothGenericAdapterGeneric Bluetooth AdapterBluetoothMicrosoftMicrosoft Bluetooth EnumeratorCDROM Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500A ATA DeviceDiskDrive SAMSUNG HM500LI ATA DeviceDiskDrive IMD-0DISPLAY Standard VGA Graphics Adapterhdc IntelIntel(R) ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850hdc ATA Channel 1hdc ATA Channel 0hdc IntelIntel(R) ICH8M SATA AHCI Controller - 2829hdc ATA Channel 2hdc ATA Channel 1hdc ATA Channel 0hdc Ricoh CompanyRicoh xD-Picture Card ControllerImage Creative Technology Ltd.Alienware Integrated WebcamKeyboard MicrosoftMicrosoft eHome MCIR 109 KeyboardKeyboard MicrosoftMicrosoft eHome Remote Control Keyboard keysKeyboard MicrosoftMicrosoft eHome MCIR KeyboardKeyboard Standard PS/2 KeyboardMedia MicrosoftHigh Definition Audio DeviceMonitor Generic Non-PnP MonitorMouse MicrosoftHID-compliant mouseMouse MicrosoftPS/2 Compatible MouseNet MicrosoftBluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)Net MicrosoftBluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)Net Intel CorporationIntel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGNNet BroadcomBroadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit EthernetProcessorIntelIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9000 @ 2.80GHzProcessorIntelIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9000 @ 2.80GHzSCSIAdapter PCI Memory ControllerSDHostSDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller VendorSDA Standard Compliant SD Host ControllerSystem MicrosoftMicrosoft ACPI-Compliant SystemSystem IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 283FSystem IntelMobile Intel(R) PM965/GM965/GL960 Express PCI Express Root Port - 2A01System MicrosoftHigh Definition Audio ControllerSystem ACPI Thermal ZoneSystem IntelIntel(r) 82802 Firmware Hub DeviceSystem IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family SMBus Controller - 283ESystem IntelMobile Intel(R) PM965/GM965/GL960 Express Processor to DRAM Controller - 2A00System IntelIntel(R) ICH8M LPC Interface Controller - 2815System MicrosoftUMBus EnumeratorSystem MicrosoftMicrosoft Windows Management Interface for ACPISystem Direct Application Launch ButtonSystem ACPI LidSystem IntelIntel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448System PCI busSystem IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 4 - 2845System IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 3 - 2843System High precision event timerSystem IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 5 - 2847System Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded ControllerSystem IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 6 - 2849USB IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835USB IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834USB USB Composite DeviceUSB USB Root HubUSB USB Root HubUSB IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831USB USB Root HubUSB IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832USB IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836USB USB Root HubUSB IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283AUSB USB Root HubUSB USB Root HubUSB IntelIntel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830USB USB Root Hub

I have noticed that in the installed hardware list above there is a PCI memory controller listed... not sure why this is. I'm sure the graphic card installed is Nvidia GeForce 8800m something but it's not on the list either....
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28 Dec 2009   #4
Doo0592

Window 7 Home Professional x64
 
 

Urg sorry the cut n paste didn't put it in the table format :S
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28 Dec 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Ill take a look, if I find anything I will let you know.
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28 Dec 2009   #6
M17x

Windiows & Home Premium
 
 

Wait a moment while i check into the magic 8-ball.....................it has all the answers when you are THERE and everyone else you are asking is every where else but THERE...................the magic 8-ball says "maybe but not entirely positive"...........does that help???
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28 Dec 2009   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Just give me the name model etc of the items that you need drivers for>

Example Hp laser printer, model 1118

And just a few important ones.
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28 Dec 2009   #8
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums Doo0592
Have you looked at windows 7 updates for any optional updates that may contain the ones you need? Start/ all programs/ windows update.
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28 Dec 2009   #9
Doo0592

Window 7 Home Professional x64
 
 

Hey guys thanks for the replies.

The drivers that are missing are the one's I mentioned above.... the ones coming up as base devices and PCI memory controller. Just installed the driver for NVDIA GeForce 8800M GTX (from NVDIA website) and it caused a BSOD on restart. I restarted in normal mode after to see what would happen and windows has stopped the device from working (code 43) which I am looking up as we speak lol.

Also running windows update to pick up drivers but it looks like a load of security updates so far
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28 Dec 2009   #10
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

with dell laptops the base system device is normally for the ricoh card controller also you usually have to use the vista drivers on dells site, and run in compatibility mode hope that helps
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