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Studio 1537 Vista Reformat

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Hello all,


I want to do a clean install of Vista home premium, to eliminate unwanted programs etc...not sure of the process, installing the correct drivers, I have the discs that came with the laptop, is that enough? can't find a clear guide on the net, hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. Any help appreciated..



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  • Since you have the drives disk this will help a lot.

    Reinstall the OS then follow the instrruction HERE on the proper order to reload the drivers.

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  • Welcome to the forums Yes



    Do you have a 'Recovery' partition?  Restoring it to factory defaults is a LOT quicker/easier than reformatting, and reinstalling everything from scratch Idea

    You'll have to update the drivers etc thereafter of course, but 'Restoring your [Dell] computer to the factory settings' is the way to go!

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  • Thanks for the swift response will attempt it tomorrow, hopefully it goes well. Am I able to to check if I have all the drivers on the supplied discs? (3 of them, 1 for drivers and utilities, 1 for webcam and 1 for Media Direct) and If I don't can I download the correct ones after the reinstall of the OS? thanks again, apologies but first Laptop and I know next to nothing about computers.

  • Clean install complete, everything seems to be fine except for exclamation marks next to the ethernet controller, sm bus controller and unknown device, anyone with any ideas if I actually need these things? if so, where can I get them from?


    Thanks for any help.