I have a Dell Lattitude D610 laptop with windows xp pro sp3. I need to do the windows reinstallation I know you loose most of the drivers when you use the reinstall cd one of them being the wireless driver. I was wondering the directory where that driver is installed so I can copy it to my usb memory card so that when I reinstall windows I can have my wireless and get online so I can download the rest of the drivers I need. Any help is greatly appreciated thanks in advance
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In addition ti what ieee488 stated, please remember to install the drivers in the correct order. How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order
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Thanks, but the problem is that I'll also lose the drivers for my wireless card so I won't be able to get online so I'm not too sure how to go about restoring my drivers then
Download the drivers on the computer you're using to post, then put them on a flash drive or cd/dvd.
How to by-pass the Dell Download Manager and usr Internet Explorer to download the drivers, in your browser.
The Desktop/Notebook Utility needs to be installed first(if applicable), then the chipset drivers. If they are NOT installed first, then the rest of the drivers will fail to install.
How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order
Since the operating system was re-installed did you remember to go to drivers and downloads, enter your service tag(DO NOT POST SERVICE TAG here or your post will get deleted, since it contains your personal information), and install these drivers in this order.
Hint When downloading the drivers, make a folder for each drivers and name it with the device it belongs with to make it easier to install them in the proper order.
Desktop System Software or Notebook System Software(if applicable)Chipset or SMBus driver Processor Driver (if applicable) Video Audio (sound) Input Drivers (keyboard/mouse) Modem Network Card