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Latitude 12 Rugged 7202: Windows 8.1 Driver Install Order



Windows 8.1 driver install list and order of model: Latitude 12 Rugged 7202


Table of Contents:

  1. Latitude 12 Rugged 7202 Driver installation guide
  2. System Drivers
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1. Latitude 12 Rugged 7202 Driver installation guide

Microsoft® Windows 8.1
Note: Use this page as a reference for what the drivers should look like in Device Manager when installed. Drivers can be downloaded from the Dell Support Site.
Notice: See article ID: SLN155269 Checking Hardware Configuration for help identifying Video controllers and other hardware components.
Note: The drivers installation for both Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 are mostly identical. (Most of the device drivers will be pre-installed during the Windows operating systems installation process.) For best results, we recommend installing the Intel Chipset driver utility first.

A device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device. For the Latitude 12 Rugged 7202, all the drivers installation for their devices are similar except that some system may have more devices than the other.

The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged 7202 system supports :

  • Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 32/64 bit
  • Microsoft® Windows 8.1 64 bit
  • Microsoft® Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 64 bit
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

After a clean installation of the Microsoft® Windows 8.1 operating system, you must install the following drivers / software packages:


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After a fresh copy of windows is installed, always install the Intel chipset driver utility first. After that, you can install the rest of the devices' drivers in any sequence. However we would recommend you follow the convention below.

Categories Driver Name Windows 8.1
Chipset Drivers Chipset
Chipset Drivers Intel Management Engine
Chipset Drivers Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework
Chipset Drivers O2 Micro
Chipset Drivers USB 3.0 Optional as Windows 8.1 will install the default native USB 3.0 driver.
Video Drivers Intel HD Graphics
Audio Drivers Realtek
Network Drivers WLAN and Bluetooth

2. System Drivers

Note: The driver list is based from driver installation from the Resource media. Generally, Windows has comprehensive support for many items, but the following Dell™ - branded drivers and software must be installed for proper operation if the operating system has been removed and reinstalled :
Note : Please click on the title of the section you want to open below, in order to see the contents.

Check if the chipset driver is installed by looking at Device Manager - shown below. Install the Intel chipset update from the Dell Support Site or by inserting the Dell Resource media.

Chipset Drivers > Chipset Driver.

Before Installation After Installation
chipset before chipset after

Check if the Intel Management Engine driver is installed by looking at Device Manager. Install the Driver update.

Chipset Drivers > Intel Management Engine

Before Installation After Installation
amt before amt after

Check if the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework driver is installed by looking at Device Manager. Install the Driver update.

Chipset Drivers > Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework

Before Installation After Installation
dynamic before dynamic after

Check if the O2 Micro Card Reader Driver is installed by looking at Device Manager. Install the Driver update.

Chipset Drivers > O2 Micro Card Reader

Before Installation After Installation
O2 before 02 after

Check if the USB 3.0 driver is already installed by looking at Device Manager. If not then install the Driver update from the Dell Support Site or by the Dell Resource media.

Chipset Drivers > USB 3.0

Before Installation After Installation
USB before USB after

Check if the video driver is installed by looking at Device Manager. Install the Driver update from the Dell Support Site or by the Dell Resource media.

Video Drivers > Intel HD Graphics

Before Installation After Installation
Video before Video after

Check if the Realtek audio driver is installed by looking at Device Manager. Install the Driver update from the Dell Support Site or by the Dell Resource media.

Audio Drivers > Realtek Audio

Before Installation After Installation
realtek before realtek after

Once you have installed the audio driver, the High Definition Audio Device entry becomes the Realtek High Definition Audio entry.

Check if the WLAN and Bluetooth Network card driver is installed by looking at Device Manager. Install the Driver update from the Dell Support Site or by the Dell Resource media.

Network Drivers > WLAN and Bluetooth

Before Installation After Installation
WLAN before WLAN after


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