Microsoft Windows OS Patches and QFEs, A02

Utility Patch to enable S3 wake functionality utilizing a USB HID device,
Windows XP

Fixes & Enhancements

This is the complete web release version to enable S3 wake functionality
for Dell systems running Windows XP and utilizing a USB HID (Human
Interface Device) device


Version A02, A02


System Utilities

Release date

07 Dec 2001

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:enableS3.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 29 KB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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Applies to
Windows OS Patches and QFEs
Installation instructions
The download is a Self Extracting .EXE file that will unpack to provide a
file called enable_s3.reg. Please remember the directory to which the
files are extracted. The default is C:\Dell. Once enable_s3.reg has been
double-clicked, click Yes to merge the registry key into your registry. A
reboot of your system may be required.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.