Hi to all Dell Owners. I have just purchased a new hard Drive for my Inspiron 510M after 3 years.
I have the windows XP Disc to install but I am not sure exactly what I need to do .
When I install the XP system to my notebook hard drive do I have to install drivers as well from the Dell website and if so How do I do this. Will I be able to log on to the website after the Xp is installed or do I have to save the downloads to a disc or removable hard drive . i a have never done this before , is it really simple ? I would appreciate some advice.
You need at least the Dell notebook system software, the chipset driver and the driver for whatever you use to connect to the Internet - wired, wireless or modem. Install those in that order and you can then install the other (audio, video, etc.) drivers. Or, back up the c:\dell directory to a CD or flash drive - the drivers are in there.
But at what stage do I install drivers after the XP disc is loaded ?, will I be prompted to do so on a menu? I have a folder of Dell drivers in my C/ drive , 5 actually with just number and letter titles , Do I just add or install in any order or which comes first. Thanks. Mark
You need to install the notebook system software and chipset driver first, immediately after installing Windows. After that you can install the other drivers in any order.
Notebook system software: