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Precision Workstation M4500 Windows XP Driver Install Guide


Article Summary: This article provides information on identifying and installing drivers for Windows XP on your Precision M4500 Mobile Workstation.



After a clean installation of the Microsoft XP operating system, you must install the following drivers/software packages in the following sequence.

Note:
Some components may not be present on your system depending on the original build and specification of the system.

Driver Installation Order:

The list below indicates the recommended order to install the drivers for your system and provides links to additional information about each driver. Drivers are available on the Dell Resource DVD (if ordered) and for download on the Dell Support Website for your system. Before choosing your drivers, ensure the correct Operating System version is selected from the drop down list (ie Windows 7 64 bit) from the drop down list.
  1. OS Updates - Dell System Software
  2. Chipset Drivers 1 - Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
  3. Chipset Drivers 2 - Intel AMT HECI
  4. Video Devices - NVIDIA Video Driver
  5. Audio Drivers - IDT 92HDxxx HD Audio
  6. Network Drivers (LAN) - Intel 825xx Gigabit Platform LAN Network Device
  7. Network Drivers (WLAN) - Intel WiFi Link 6250
  8. Bluetooth - Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module
  9. Chipset Drivers 3 - ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor
  10. Input - Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad
  11. Network Drivers (Modem) - Conexant D330,HDA,MDC,v.92,modem
  12. Network Drivers (WWAN) - Dell Wireless 5540 HSPA Mini Card
  13. Security - Dell ControlPoint Security Device Driver Pack
Note:
This page is only intended as a guide, illustrating how Device Manager will look during driver install. Drivers can be downloaded from www.dell.com/support



1. Updates

Dell System Software


Install the Dell System Software update from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows XP > System Utilities > Dell System Software.

To verify DSS is installed, follow the procedure below.
  1. Open the Registry Editor by typing "Regedit" into the Windows Run box or Windows search box.


  2. Locate the Dell Computer Corporation key in this path:


If DSS is installed correctly, the path above is valid in Registry Editor. If DSS has not been installed, the Dell Computer Corporation key does not exist.

What Does DSS Change?
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2. Chipset

Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility


Verify the Intel Chipset driver is installed by referencing Device Manager (shown below). Install the Intel Chipset driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows XP > System Drivers > Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility.



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3. Chipset

Intel AMT HECI


Verify the Intel AMT HECI driver is installed by referencing Device Manager (shown below). Install the Intel AMT HECI driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows XP > Chipset Drivers > Intel AMT HECI.



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4. Video

NVIDIA Video Driver


Verify the Video driver is installed by referencing Device Manager (shown below). Install the Video driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows XP > Video Drivers > NVidia Quadro FX1800M or NVidia Quadro FX880M.



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5. Audio

IDT 92HDxxx HD Audio


Verify the Audio driver is installed by referencing Device Manager (shown below). Install the Audio driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows XP > Audio Drivers > IDT 92HDxxx HD Audio



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6. Wireless

Intel WiFi Link 6250


Verify the wireless driver is installed by referencing Device Manager (shown below). Install the wireless driver from the Dell Support Website or Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows XP > Network Drivers > Intel Wifi Link 6250.



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7. Network

Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module


Verify the Bluetooth driver is installed by referencing Device Manager (shown below). Install the Bluetooth driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows XP > Network Applications > Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module.



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8. Chipset

ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor


Verify the Free Fall sensor driver is installed by referencing Device Manager (shown below). Install the Free Fall sensor driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows XP > Drivers > Miscellaneous Drivers > ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor.



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9. Input

Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad


Verify the Touchpad controller is installed by referencing Device Manager (shown below). Install the Touchpad driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows XP > Drivers > Mouse Drivers > Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad.



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10. Modem

Conexant D330,HDA,MDC,v.92,Modem


Verify the Modem driver is installed by referencing Device Manager (shown below). Install the Modem driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows XP > Drivers > Communication Drivers > Conexant D330,HDA,MDC,v.92,modem.



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11. Network

Dell Wireless 5540 HSPA Mini Card


Verify the Broadband card driver is installed by referencing Device Manager (shown below). Install the Broadband card driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows XP > Application Drivers > Drivers > Communication Drivers > Dell Wireless 5540 HSPA Mini Card



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12. Security

Dell ControlPoint Security Device Driver Pack


Verify the Dell ControlPoint Security Device Driver Pack is installed by referencing Device Manager (shown below). Install the Dell ControlPoint Security Device Driver Pack from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows XP > Drivers > Miscellaneous > Dell ControlPoint Security Device Driver Pack.



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