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asterix2112
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Windows 8 drivers for Latitude XT

Where are the Windows 8 drivers for the Latitude  XT?  The buttons on the face won't work without drivers, and the Windows 7 drivers will not load.

- John

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Windows 8 drivers for Latitude XT

Windows 8 Final isn't released yet, doubt you are going to find any drivers for it until it is.

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guruboy
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Re: Windows 8 drivers for Latitude XT

I was itching to try the Windows 8 deb build on my Latitude XT. Does the touchscreen work, at least?

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ejn63
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Re: Windows 8 drivers for Latitude XT

You'll have to try to find out.  Given the way it's gone for touchscreens and newer versions of Windows, my guess would be no - certainly not at full functionality.

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asterix2112
Copper

Re: Windows 8 drivers for Latitude XT

The touchscreen works, but the buttons (to rotate screen etc...) do now.  Also the graphic driver is generic and won't do the full native resolution (and looks really bad).  I installed an old graphics driver but it doesn't work.  Dell has had builds of Windows 8 for months now, there is no excuse for them not to have drivers out.

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asterix2112
Copper

Re: Windows 8 drivers for Latitude XT

Do not I mean... (now now)

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asterix2112
Copper

Re: Windows 8 drivers for Latitude XT

Do not I mean (not now)

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ejn63
Diamond

Re: Windows 8 drivers for Latitude XT

You're kidding right?  You expect Dell to release drivers for a beta operating system that is well over a year from even seeing release?

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speedstep
Diamond

Re: Windows 8 drivers for Latitude XT

You will have to try Windows Vista or Windows 7 drivers.  Since 8 is beta there are not going to be any WIN8 drivers available on the dell site.

There is probably a "compatability mode" for Vista/7 drivers.

Also there is an F8 bypass that you will need to to to allow unsigned drivers to be installed.

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guruboy
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Re: Windows 8 drivers for Latitude XT

You really can't expect drivers now, or ever, really. This is quite an old laptop at this point.

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