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Windows 7: Old Hardware/Software on NEW DELL Computer W/64 Bit

28 Jan 2014   #1

64 WIN 7 PRO
Old Hardware/Software on NEW DELL Computer W/64 Bit

Would someone please help me on this.
I built my own puter about six years ago, after wiping and formatting the older 32 BIT WINXP O.S. and installed a OEM version of WIN 7 PRO 64. I then had to search out 64 Bit drivers for my older Epson all-in-one NX300, (printer,scanner) Realtek Audio, CS5, etc.) I don't have any problems, to date, but I am in need of a faster i7, and More DDr3 to replace a very tired Q6600, 2.4, and 8GB DDR2 RAM, and replace my Nvidia 8600GT......OK....ENOUGH ABOUT ME.

.........My older sister Cathy, who continues to buying DELL products, just got tired of the old slow 32-Bit

I accidentally posted the following post on another thread, but saw this TOPIC Line, and thought more appropriate to be parked here. (ADMINS..Please feel free to move it or let it stay right here)

WinXP, and recently purchased a DELL, with WIN7 64-Bit O.S. I don't live close to her, but wanted to help her out, since she is NOT very computer all!

She had the GEEK squad come over today to hook up her computer and network Wi-Fi, but he left, without loading any programs, so basically, she doesn't have anything on her computer, except for the WIN7 O.S.

I believe she has a few software titles, like Microsoft OFFICE, she needs to install, and an older DELL Laser printer, but she does not know how to go about it. I told her to go to the device manufacturers websites to download the latest WIN7 Drivers for her hardware, and/or software to work...LIKE DELL.

Now she tells my mom that she can not find the CD-ROM...???...WHAT!....See what I mean? I saw another post here that DELL charges for new drivers??? This can not be true!

Is there a step by step, easy Installing software,hardware/drivers for DUMMIES?

Thank you for any piece of mind, anyone could give me.

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28 Jan 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Your question is too generic. For what exactlu do you need help - in 3 sentences or less would be fine.
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28 Jan 2014   #3

64 WIN 7 PRO

Thanks OK,
With a NEW Dell computer, WIN7 64 Bit, where can my sister get the updated drivers to run with this O.S. if she has old Printer/scanner? Does she also need new drivers for software, or just the hardware devices?? Thank You!
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28 Jan 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

The hardware drivers come from Dell or the manufacturers of the specific piece of Hardware. Software drivers don't exist.
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28 Jan 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

She can also try running Windows Update with her hardware attached.
Dell doesn't charge for drivers, never. If you are asked for a payment you aren't on the Dell support site. So-called "driver finder" programs are more adept at finding your wallet and serving malware.
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 Old Hardware/Software on NEW DELL Computer W/64 Bit

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