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    Downloading Drivers for Comp.

    Ok, so I just did a full re-install of windows XP on my comp. I finally got the internet working and everything, now I'm working on downloading all of my drivers. I went to the dell website and found the drivers for my comp, a lot of them say either "urgent" "recommended" and "optional" do I need to download all of the "urgent" and "recommended" drivers for my computer to work properly?


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    Re: Downloading Drivers for Comp.

    For the most part yes. Since it's Dell I'm sure they are giving you some of their crap to put on it too, but it won't hurt anything.

    PS When you upgrade to Windows 7, Windows Update will automatically find and install your drivers for you. And it comes with Nvidia drivers so you don't have to stare at a monitor at 640x480 for too long!


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    Re: Downloading Drivers for Comp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Jacobs View Post
    For the most part yes. Since it's Dell I'm sure they are giving you some of their crap to put on it too, but it won't hurt anything.
    Thats what I figured. Thanks.


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    Re: Downloading Drivers for Comp.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Ok, so I just did a full re-install of windows XP on my comp. I finally got the internet working and everything, now I'm working on downloading all of my drivers. I went to the dell website and found the drivers for my comp, a lot of them say either "urgent" "recommended" and "optional" do I need to download all of the "urgent" and "recommended" drivers for my computer to work properly?

    Anything market urgent of optional you dont need. Just the driver for the specific hardware.



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    Re: Downloading Drivers for Comp.

    Just go into your device manager and download the drivers for things with ! next to them.



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    Re: Downloading Drivers for Comp.

    If dell provides a chipset driver, use it. It will probably cover a few things that dont show up labeled or "unknown"



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    Re: Downloading Drivers for Comp.

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Just go into your device manager and download the drivers for things with ! next to them.
    I tried that, but it says I need the CD to get those.. Which I don't have...


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    Re: Downloading Drivers for Comp.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I tried that, but it says I need the CD to get those.. Which I don't have...
    If your wifi chip has a ! download the driver from the dell site.



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    Re: Downloading Drivers for Comp.

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    If your wifi chip has a ! download the driver from the dell site.
    Just downloaded that.


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