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Dell Precision M6500 Mobile Workstation Windows 7 Driver Installation Guide



Article Summary: This article provides information on the correct order to install drivers for Windows 7 on Precision Mobile Workstation M6500.


After a clean installation of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, you must install the following drivers/software packages in the following sequence.

NOTE: Some components may or may not be on your system depending on build and specification.

The list below shows which section heading each driver is listed under on the Dell Support Website for your system. Before choosing your drivers be sure and select the correct Operating system, I.E. Windows 7 from the drop down list.

  1. Dell System Software - System Utilities
  2. Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility - Chipset Drivers
  3. Video Driver Installation - Video
  4. Texas Instruments PCI8412 Cardbus Controller - Chipset Drivers
  5. Dell Control Point Security Manager - System Devices
  6. Broadcom® 57xx Integrated Gigabit Ethernet - Network Drivers
  7. Wireless Driver - Network Drivers
  8. IDT 92HDxxx Audio - Audio Drivers
  9. Dell Touch Pad (Synaptics Jog Shuttle) - Input Drivers
  10. Conexant Modem Daughter card (MDC) Drivers - Communications Applications
  11. Bluetooth Driver and Stack - Communications Applications
  12. NEC USB 3.0 xHCI Driver - Chipset Drivers
NOTE: Please use this page only as a guide, illustrating how Device Manager will look during driver install. Drivers can be downloaded from The Dell Support Website.

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 7>System Utilities>Dell System Software.



Dell System Software is a compilation of critical Microsoft hotfixes & updates and also enables and enhances the smart card controller.

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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility

Check if the Intel Chipset Utility driver is installed by looking at Device Manager (shown below). Install the Intel chipset update from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>Chipset Drivers>Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility.

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Video Driver Installation

Install the nVidia or ATI Video Driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>Video Drivers>nVidia Quadro FX 2800M, 3800M or ATI FirePro M7820 Video Controller.

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Texas Instruments PCI8412 Cardbus Controller

Install the Texas Instruments Media Card Reader driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>Chipset Drivers>Texas Instruments PCI8412 Cardbus Controller.

This will install the updated media card driver with Texas Instruments PCI8412 Cardbus Controller.

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Dell ControlPoint Security

By default the fingerprint driver is not installed. The Dell ControlPoint Security Manager can be updated through the Dell Support Website or Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>System Devices>Broadcom USH driver.

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Broadcom® 57xx Integrated Gigabit Ethernet

Check if the network controller is installed by looking at Device Manager. Prior to installing the driver, Device Manager registers a generic Broadcom 57xx device entry. You can download the driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>Network Drivers>Broadcom® 57xx Integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller

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Wireless Driver

Check if the WLAN driver is installed by looking at Device Manager shown below. It will show an exclamation mark on Network Controller. For this example, we're using the Intel 5300 WLAN card. Install the Intel Wi-Fi Link 5xxx Series WLAN Half-Mini Card update from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>Network Drivers>Intel Wi-Fi Link 5300 / 5100 Half-Height Mini-Card Driver or the Dell Wireless 1397 / 1510 Half-Height Mini-Card Driver.


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IDT 92HDxxx Audio

Check if the IDT Audio driver is installed by looking at Device Manager (shown below). Install the IDT 92HDxxx Audio. update from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>Audio Drivers>IDT 92HDxxx .

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Dell Touchpad (Synaptics Jog Shuttle)

Check if the touchpad driver is installed by looking at Device Manager shown below. Install the Dell Touchpad update from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>Input Drivers>Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad

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Conexant D330,HDA,MDC,v.92 Modem

By default a generic Conexant driver is installed however please update the Conexant D330,HDA,MDC,v.92 Modem update from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>Communication Drivers>Conexant D330,HDA,MDC,v.92 Modem

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Dell Wireless Bluetooth Module

By default the Bluetooth driver is installed however please update the Dell Wireless Bluetooth Module update from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>Communications Applications>Dell Wireless xxx Bluetooth Module

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NEC USB 3.0 xHCI Driver

By default the NEC driver is installed however please update the NEC USB 3.0 xHCI Driver from the Dell Support Website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>Chipset>NEC USB 3.0 xHCI

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Article ID: SLN285343

Last Date Modified: 05/23/2018 04:49 AM


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