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Dell Desktop System Software, v.1.17.8, A11

Desktop System Software (DSS) is a utility that provides critical updates and patches for your operating system. Install the DSS program to gain support for Dell 3.5-inch USB floppy drives, CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD drives, and USB devices. DSS is necessary for correct operation of your Dell computer. DSS automatically detects your computer and operating system and installs the updates appropriate for your configuration.

Version

  • Version 1.17.8, A11

Compatibility

Supported Operating Systems
  • MS Windows XP
  • MS Windows XP x64

Applies to

Desktop System Software;

Date

Release date
30 May 2008
Last Updated
03 Nov 2011

Importance

Recommended. Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:Dell_Desktop-System-Software_A11_R176236.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 3MB
Format DescriptionThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


Important Information

Note: Installation of Dell System Software is required for the correct operation of your computer system. If you are reinstalling Windows it is important that this software be installed first.

Fixes & Enhancements

1. Adds support for new systems.

Installation instructions

Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for R176236.exe

Download

1.Click Download Now, to download the file.
2.When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP
users will click Save) this program to disk and click OK. The Save In:
window appears.
3.From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to
select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4.If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file
icon appears on your desktop.

Install

1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled R176236.exe.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or
unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R176236. Write down this path so the executable (I.e.
Setup.exe) file can be found later.
3.The Self-Extractor window appears.
4.Click OK.
5.After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor
window is still open, close it.
6.Click the Start button and then click Run.
7.Type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R176236 in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

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