I am upgrading my hard drive and looking to install XP on my Inspiron E1505 notebook and would like to use XP's 64 bit version. I've read, though, that good drivers can be hard to come by. Dell's driver page for the E1505 show XP and Vista 32 in the dropdown menu but I can't find information about using XP64. In short, can I install XP64 and if so, where does one find the necessary drivers?
Thanks in advance for your assistance!
Core 2 Duo T5300
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon x1400
Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5560A ATA DVD
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Internal
Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
You can install the 64 bit OS, but why would you ?
XP 64 bit version is more problematic then the Vista 64 bit version and you would have to hunt down drivers for the hardware you have on the system. Seems that would be just asking for trouble and not worth it in my opinion.
Banchetto 101 Case-Less System
eVGA 780i Mobo
eVGA 295 GTX Video
8 Gb Corsair Memory
Thermaltake TRUE Black CPU Cooler
VelociRaptor 10,000 rpm HD
Windows 7 RC 7100
I appreciate your help and your answering my first question (can I use XP64 on the E1505?). But rather than debating the merits of one OS over another, what would be most helpful is any information anyone might be able to share about where I might find XP-64 drivers for the E1505.
You will need .
R171789.exe sound XP32\64 Bit from your download page
R168331.exe Ricoh from Precision m 90 or m 6300
R131033.exe modem from Pre m90 or m65
R151519.exe wireless from Pre m20.m65,m70,m90
Ethernet from Broadcom.com as a zipped info file .
The other drivers like Video and chip set is going to be hard to find
if you can even find a driver that will work .
The chip set may come from Intel if it even works.
Then you will need a floppy drive to install it
yes it will be hard to get XP 64 bit to work on your E 1505!!
This is all i can help you with .
XPS 430 Ram 8 gigs Dell OEM Vista Ultimate 64 bit
Retail Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Full version
Dimension 8400 Ram 4 gigs Retail Vista Ultimate 64 bit
Dimension E 512 Ram 4 gigs Dell OEM Vista Ultimate 64 bit
Inspiron 1501 Ram 4 gigs Dell OEM Vista Ultimate 64 bit
Retail Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Full version on drive 2
Excellent. Thank you very much. This is at least a good start. I will try to see what I can find for those other drivers.
If anyone else has suggestions for video or chip set, I'm all ears.
Again, I really appreciate your assistance!
Your Welcome .
You can look at the business line of Dell computers and see if they run XP 64
then look at the hardware list and see if they have drivers for the chipset and video .
Check the XPS line also you might get luck somewhere .
I wish I could be more help on this but, unfortunately, we never shipped the E1505 with a 64-bit OS so I have never had an opportunity to deal with it set up that way. Hopefully this will at least help you find some of the drivers you need.
You can request replacement reinstallation media for US purchased systems here.Dell Drivers & Downloads for all systems.
For anyone that finds this looking for a 64-bit QuickSet that works on the mm061 (Inspiron 6400 / E1505, in my case), I was able to get
to install on Win7 x64.
Oh, and Notebook System Software - support.dell.com/.../download.aspx
with ftp.us.dell.com/.../R140623.EXE for chipset.
Just to let you know, the 64 bit version of XP won't work much better than the 32 bit version of XP on this system. The chipset limits the RAM to 3.3 Gb and the upper limit for the 32 bit OS is 3.24 Gb so there is no benefit of installing XP 64 bit.
However when looking for the drivers, it is sometimes useful to look at the existing drivers (in this case the 32 bit XP drivers, looking at the compatible systems and seeing what one of they systems have 64 bit drivers, note some drivers are for the 32 and 64 bit). At quick glance I can find but would need to do some hunting for the rest.
1. Dell Notebook Software: R143625
2. Chipset (Intel): R114079
3. Chipset (Ricoh): R168331 (As C3PO5 said)
4. Video (ATI):
5. Conexant: R131033 (As C3PO5 said)
6. Broadcom: Broadcom.com (As C3PO5 said)
7. Audio: R171789
9. WLAN Card: R151519 (As C3PO5 said)
10. Quickset: R166695
11. Bluetooth (355): Can't find but would try the 360 driver here (I use the 370 driver for windows 7)
Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.
Also note your ability to install the 64 bit OS depends on what processor you have, for example I have the T2130 in my Inspiron 6400/E1505 and so cannot install a 64 bit OS. Edit: didn't read properly, your processor is fine.
I think if you have the T7200, T7400 or T7600 you should be good to go. If you have not already done so you can install 4 Gb of memory (2×2 Gb) and 3.24 Gb - 3.3 Gb of this will be usable.
If you can find the video drivers from the vendors websites and if the drivers from the list above work then it should be fine. (The touchpad driver isn't so important, nice to have but not critical, the 32 bit version may work). Again there is next to no advantage of running xp x64 over xp x86 on this system.
Edit: Video You could try following this guys instructions.
All right... I think I have all the drivers I need for full functionality in Win7 x64 now.
downloads.dell.com/.../R141208.EXE - Synaptics x64 driver got the tap-click disabled and scroll bars working.
ftp.dell.com/.../R168331.EXE - Ricoh card reader driver that everyone recommends above got rid of the last of the question marks I had in devmgmt.msc (Device Manager)...
ftp.dell.com/.../Ricoh_R5C833_A00_R240788.exe 'looks' newer, but unless I have a problem reading or writing from/to SDHC cards (which is about the only format I use in it), I'll hold off on that.
I wanted x64 mainly so I can run 64-bit versions of some programs, not because I think it's going to make my notebook run any better. I had a new blank 500GB hard drive to try it on (because Dell Support Center has popped up a couple warnings that the WD 120GB it came with is failing), so I installed MediaDirect 3 on it (I couldn't get a copy of MediaDirect 2 ANYwhere) in an extended partition, Win7 x64, the rest of MediaDirect, the Dell NSS, chipset and drivers, and everything is (apparently) working. :-)
Now I can stop and make a restore image or 2 with Clonezilla, then figure out which flavor of x64 Linux to dual boot in the 180GB I left unallocated.
I'm probably going to pull the keyboard and swap in an Atheros-based Ubiquity SR-71E because the PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4328 device wasn't fully-supported in Linux the last time I checked with a Live CD (WiFi light wouldn't light and the Dell 1500 card was not detected with lshw nor lspci).
All in all, this thread was very useful, in my honest opinion.
The board removed the ftp : // from the front of that first link, by the way.
http://www.radarsync.com/drivers/id280978/ati_mobility_radeon_x1400__for_Windows_XP64 just found this for the X1400 Ati Dunno If It Works Yet...