Driver Details

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: 29KB
Format DescriptionThis 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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Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

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.

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