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Inspiron 9200 Windows Xp Drivers

Hello, I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I just reinstalled windows on my Inspiron 9200 laptop. I don't have any of the original discs that came with it, so I'm just using a regular copy of windows xp home. So i tried to install the Notebook System Software, since I think that's the first driver you have to install. When i try to do this, It says "This computer does not support this operating system". So I am wondering if i have to use a certain version of Windows for this Dell laptop, and if so what is it? Thanks for your help

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Sofu
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Re: Inspiron 9200 Windows Xp Drivers

The correct Notebook System Software has the following details:

File name: R96945.EXE

Version: 3.11.0, A18

Release date: 4/28/2005

The above mentioned file should install with no problems.

John

My Dell system

Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
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piper8
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Re: Inspiron 9200 Windows Xp Drivers

This system was designed for Windows XP, so that is fine.  Install the first four of  the following drivers in order, the others should also be installed, but order is not critical and they may be omitted if you don't use the devices they control.

Go to https://support.dell.com/support/downloads/  and use your service tag to select the system.  This will ensure that you get the correct drivers for the components in you system, as some things, particularly internal wireless cards, can be difficult to identify.

1. Chipset driver: http://ftp.us.dell.com/chipset/R86238.EXE

2. Video Driver:  http://ftp.us.dell.com/video/R106668.EXE

3. System software: http://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/R96945.EXE

4. Quickset (volume and brightness indicators, battery health, etc): http://ftp.us.dell.com/app/R97343.EXE

5. Wired network driver: http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R86360.EXE

6. Wireless network driver:  Go to the network section of the drivers page and select the one for the card you have, there are several.  If you entered the service tag to get to this page, you should only see the one originally ordered with the system.

7. SD card reader utility: http://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/R86531.EXE

8. Touch pad: http://ftp.us.dell.com/input/R113813.EXE

9. Sound system: http://ftp.us.dell.com/audio/R99254.EXE

10. Modem, this may have been optional and so may not be present: http://ftp.us.dell.com/comm/R85457.EXE

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Sofu
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Re: Inspiron 9200 Windows Xp Drivers

The Notebook System Software must be installed first, before any drivers. Secondly install the Chipset Driver. See the Dell information HERE.

John

My Dell system

Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
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Re: Inspiron 9200 Windows Xp Drivers

Got everything working, thanks for you help, much appreciated!

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Sofu
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Re: Inspiron 9200 Windows Xp Drivers

Glad to have been of help. Many thanks for feedback.

John

My Dell system

Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
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