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Topic # 31856 1-Apr-2009 20:36
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I bought a Dell Inspirion 530, C2D, E6550, which didn't have OS. It originally had Vista.
I installed XP Pro, but can't get the drivers for the networking ethernet.
Dell won't help saying I installed XP instead of Vista.
I just can't figure out how to get the right drivers to get on the net.




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  Reply # 204821 1-Apr-2009 23:15
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2:  Enter the Service Tag ID from the back or the box
3:  Change the OS dropdown to Win XP
4:  Profit?

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  Reply # 204831 2-Apr-2009 05:07
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Here's the list of drivers:

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Here's the list of drivers. I don't know which one would be correct, so I tried the Intel, and REaltek.  The Intel shows up as the driver, but the other devices such as PCI, etc still don't. Also, it still doesn't connect to the net. Can anyone perhaps call me and talk me through this. I don't have any problem with that. Anyone who can help, PLEASE CALL 760-448-6222


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File Title ImportanceDateVersionDownload & Options

Dell - Driver
Applies to:

Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card Desktops
Wireless 1395 WLAN MiniCard

Recommended 12/18/2007,

Intel - Driver
Applies to:

825xx 10/100 Platform LAN Connect Device

Recommended 9/10/2007, A00

Realtek - Driver
Applies to:

RTL81XX PCI-E Network Connection for 530abcd/530sabcd

Urgent 2/19/2009 5.702.0806.2008,




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  Reply # 204846 2-Apr-2009 09:48
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Were you trying to use the Dell New Zealand website? But your phone number indicates you are in a different country?

If so, try the Dell website for the country you are in.

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  Reply # 204850 2-Apr-2009 10:12
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woah thats a sure fire way to shag the formatting of geekzone.. Laughing

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  Reply # 204863 2-Apr-2009 10:42
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Either this or one of these from intel should work

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