Microsoft Windows OS Patches and QFEs, A03

USB registry patch for Windows XP, multi-system.

Fixes & Enhancements

Enables S3 wake functionality for Dell systems running Windows XP and
utilizing a USB HID (Human Interface Device) device


Version A03, A03


System Utilities

Release date

14 Nov 2001

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:Eable_S3.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.
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Applies to
Windows OS Patches and QFEs
Installation instructions
Save the file eable_S3.exe to your hard drive. After the file has
downloaded, double click on the file and follow the instructions to
extract the files to the hard drive. The default directory is C:\Dell.
After extracting the files, follow the instructions that appear on the
install.txt to complete the installation. The Enable_s3.reg can be located
in the default directory (C:\Dell).
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.