I'm in the process of upgrading our computers from Windows XP to Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit. We have two Vistro 220s desktop computers in our company. Is it possible to upgrade these computers to 64 bit machines? I don't see 64 bit drivers on Dell's website.
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A complete set of WIndows 7 64 bit drivers is available on the Dell tfp website. If they aren't in the main catagory they are in the legacy catagories. See my wiki A Clean install of Windows 7 Step 5 for more details.
Dell Notebook Software http://ftp.dell.com/utility/DELL_SYSTEM-SOFTWARE_A01_R260746.exe
Chipset http://ftp.dell.com/chipset/INTEL_CHIPSET-SOFTWARE-INSTA_A05_R302424.exe (from another model)
Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver http://ftp.dell.com/SATA/INTEL_MATRIX-STORAGE-MANAGER_A01_R236477.exe
Intel Matrix Storage Manager Application http://ftp.dell.com/SATA/Intel_Matrix-Storage-Manager_A00_R229285.exe
Nvidia M114n/ML114n http://ftp.dell.com/video/R244832.exe
AMD Radeon HD 4850 http://ftp.dell.com/video/R227524.exe
AMD Radeon HD4350 http://ftp.dell.com/video/AMD_RADEON-HD4350--512MB-_A03_R226922.exe
AMD Radeon HD3450
AMD Radeon HD 2400 PRO http://ftp.dell.com/video/R226382.exe
Conecant Diagnostics Utility http://ftp.dell.com/comm/CONEXANT_MULTI-DEVICE_A06_R237617.exe
Conexant Application http://ftp.dell.com/comm/CONEXANT_MULTI-DEVICE_A09_R204990.exe
Conexant Utility http://ftp.dell.com/comm/R139937.exe
Removable Storage http://ftp.dell.com/rmsd/R264564.zip
Realtek RTL81XX PCI-E http://ftp.dell.com/network/Realtek_RTL81XX-PCI-E-Networ_A00_R229276.exe
Atheros Wireless 1525 http://ftp.dell.com/network/ATHEROS_WIRELESS-1525-WLAN-M_A01_R234119.exe
Realtek High Definition Audio http://ftp.dell.com/audio/Realtek_High-Definition-Audi_A00_R229261.exe
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Driver http://ftp.dell.com/audio/R182906.exe
Creative Labs Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Utility http://ftp.dell.com/audio/R222913.exe
Creative Labs Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Utility http://ftp.dell.com/audio/R222913.exe
Creative Labs Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Application http://ftp.dell.com/audio/R287128.exe
Creative Labs Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Application http://ftp.dell.com/audio/R222887.exe
natakuc4, what about a driver for the graphics chipset? You don't link to a driver and your wiki link is broken.
I'm trying to do a clean Windows 7 install on a Vostro 420. The Intel Q43/Q45/G43/G45 driver offered by Dell (R230123) says my hardware does not support it. I ran driver detection from Intel's website and the driver they offered says the same thing.
Of the other drivers I needed, all the ones Dell offered for Windows 7 32 bit installed and ran for me under Windows 64 Professional. Most of them were the same as the ones listed above.
My wiki has been removed from the Dell Community since the earlier post. Its now updated alongside many other wikies of mine in a pdf document which you may get here: http://philipyip.wordpress.com/dell-community-forums/
The Dell Driver (R230123) looks like it is 32 bit only so won't work on the 64 bit OS. The other drivers contained both 32 bit and 64 bit installation files so could install on either or. Have you tried installing this driver here? https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22167&keyword=intel+q43&lang=eng it should be compatible and is 64 bit.
Thanks for your reply.
I think that Intel driver is the one I tried that was suggested by Intel's auto detect. In any event, it gives the same error message.
When started, it lists the chipsets it applies to, including Q45/Q43, but does not mention P45/P43 which CPU-Z says is on my motherboard.
In any event, I installed the driver for my graphics card and it works. What am I missing by not having the chipset driver?
Oh, OK. Now I understand.
The difference between P43/P45 and Q43/Q45 is that the P's don't have integrated graphics. So they probably don't need an Intel graphics driver.
And Dell shouldn't have suggested that driver for my system.
Let me explain a better; as you have a dedicated graphics card you still physically have the hardware for the Intel video, it is just disabled.
If you go into the BIOS setup, you will have the option on enabling/disabling integrated video.
As your system detects that a graphics card is installed it automatically disables the integrated video as it would likely cause some conflicts. Were you to remove the Video Card (for instance in the case that it failed and you had to remove it), the system would require the integrated video driver and you would be able to install the one I listed.
Some units are not shipped with the dedicated graphics card and these would require installation of the driver for the same reasons above. The driver is thus listed for every single Vostro 220 alongside the Chipset and other common components; although as mentioned many have dedicated graphics cards installed and installation of the Intel video driver is not necessary.
Thanks for the further information.
My BIOS does not list graphics in the integrated peripherals, which is consistent with my P45/P43 chipset, which according to the Intel site does not have onboard graphics.
Perhaps some Vostros were shipped without a graphics card and with the Q45/Q43 chipset. But Dell should have known from my service tag that mine wasn't one of those and should not have offered the graphics driver, causing me to waste an hour or so chasing this mirage.