I'm looking for some help in tracking down Windows XP drivers for all of the components in my Studio 1537.
It shipped with Vista, which I don't like. So, I copied the image from my old laptop to the hard drive, did a Windows XP repair install, and now it boots fine. However, the Dell driver download area, in the drop-box where you select your operating system, only lets you select flavors of Vista.
So, I've had to search around the net for the vendor/device ID's of the various installed components. However, I'm still unable to find XP drivers for the AuthenTec fingerprint reader and, although I found drivers for the Intel WiFi 5100 card, the wireless just stops working altogether after about an hour. Trying to go to standby yields the message "The device driver for the 'Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100' device is preventing the system from entering standby".
So, I may need different drivers for that, too.
Here is a link to download all the drivers to put Windows XP on a Studio 1535, 1537.
There should be drivers for all the different hardware options that are available on the Studio 1537. This is the drivers that I used to install XP on my 1537, but I have found that if you download the drivers for the Intel 5100 WiFi card directly from Intel, the WiFi link is far more reliable and faster.
You can download these drivers here http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/5300_5100/
Also, if you have the ATI discrete video card in your Studio, you can download the drives from Dell's support site.
It will be listed as for Vista on Dell's site but the installer package supports Windows XP also. That way you will have more up to date video drivers.
Hope this helps you out...