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Re: 32os to 64os on xps 420

Hello sludge123, I am sorry to say that you will need to do a fresh reformat and fresh install going to the Vista x64 OS. You should download all the x64 drivers from Dell before you start. The original release of the SATA drivers will be loaded during the install process but the other drivers may not . Be sure to backup all your data first. After the OS install completes, install the latest chipset drivers first and then the other drivers, video, audio, etc. Then install your anti-virus program, and go to Microsoft and download and install the updates that you may need. It has been my experience to not download and install the video and audio drivers from MS because of incompatibilities that cause issues, but rather go to the vidoe card manufacturer site and use theirs. The Dell audio drivers work well enough but they are older ones and newer ones can be found on the Internet, but I cannot tell any difference in them. You then will have to install all your programs. You will really like the x64 OS after you get it up and going. Hope this helps.

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Re: 32os to 64os on xps 420

thanks Hanspuppa. Thats really good info as to what to do in order.

I just perused the dell site ready to download files, and theres 72 lol!!!! I surely dont need them all????? I know theres lots in video and the nividia is applicable to me so that narrows it down a lot.

DELL XPS420,3GB RAM, 2 QUAD Q6600 2.40GHZ,19 IN 1 CARD READER, SIGMATEL 7.1 DOLBY SOUND, NVIDIA 8800GT, vISTA PREMIUM32 OS SOON TO BE UPGRADED TO 64OS, SAMSUNG 22" SYNCMASTER 2232BW SCREEN,

 http://theunofficial-dellsupportforums.com/forums/

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Re: 32os to 64os on xps 420

I got my Dell 64-bit version of Vista Ultimate by going to Dell on-line tech support chat and requesting it.   I had a copy within a day or two.

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Re: 32os to 64os on xps 420

Hello sludge123, You want need all those drivers. Just search for the ones you need.

There should only be a handful of them. Download and use the Nvidia drivers from Nvidia.

You can ignore most of the others, just check your hardware and see if there are any for yours.

Hope this helps.

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Re: 32os to 64os on xps 420

ive completely cocked up and dont know what to do.

 

\ive put in the cd and its loaded. Its now asking for the drivers. |When i put  in the downloaded drivers, none ofthem are showing up. Which driver should i be using?

DELL XPS420,3GB RAM, 2 QUAD Q6600 2.40GHZ,19 IN 1 CARD READER, SIGMATEL 7.1 DOLBY SOUND, NVIDIA 8800GT, vISTA PREMIUM32 OS SOON TO BE UPGRADED TO 64OS, SAMSUNG 22" SYNCMASTER 2232BW SCREEN,

 http://theunofficial-dellsupportforums.com/forums/

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