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fvnktion
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xp drivers inspiron 1564

Hello,

 

Just  wondering if anyone has successfully loaded xp drivers on the any of the new inspions '64s with the i3/i5 processors?  I would like to purchase one, but do not see drivers available on dell's site?

 

Thoughts?

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theflash1932
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Re: xp drivers inspiron 1564

I'm getting ready to do just that ... I can let you know how it goes.  When Dell doesn't provide drivers on the site for a system, you can usually find drivers for the various devices at the manufacturers site (Broadcom, Intel, etc.).

fvnktion
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Re: xp drivers inspiron 1564

Please do keep us posted.  Or is you find anything elsewhere, if you could post links.  I am finding it hard to come by much info to date, as they are quite new.

If these machines run smooth with windows 7, I would bet they rage on XP.  I do wonder about full support for the multithreading and multicores on XP, though.

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theflash1932
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Re: xp drivers inspiron 1564

Just an update ... I ended up returning mine and getting a different model.  I got a bum machine - kept getting BSOD and 60-second screen hangs ... before I ever made any changes to it!  I tried fresh reinstall of 7 with no change, so I know that it wasn't a problem with running XP - it did the same thing with everything I put on it.  Anyway, I got as far as installing XP to the Desktop and installing the Chipset driver before I decided I didn't have time to mess with the locking up.

So, getting XP on was easy ... just didn't get around to finding/loading all the drivers.

Good luck.

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fvnktion
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Re: xp drivers inspiron 1564

I got a 1764 with the i5 did the same.  I initially had trouble when trying to load xp, was getting the blue screen of death, until a changed the hard drive setting in the bios from AHCI.  After that XP loaded fine, I currently have xp pro x64 loaded.  I tried to download intel 5 series chipset for mobile, but even after loading the OS did not recognize them.  I also loaded the intel HD video drivers, which were not recognized either....  I did not get much more time to mess around with much more.  I may try and load xp pro 32 and see what kind of results I can get.  

 

Let me know if anyone is able to get the dell drivers for the volume control and system control (F1 - F12 keys) working.  

 

I found some interesting articles comparing xp and windows 7:  My initial thinking is it that is indeed a bloated memory hog, but it does look like it may be worth it memory use in performance.  

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/20878-my-speed-tests-xp-sp2-vs-win7-ultimate-32bi...

http://gizmodo.com/5133771/why-you-should-go-64+bit-with-windows-7

 

I may entertain the idea of leaving windows 7 with pro or higher, but would like to get xp running to see for myself the pros and cons.

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usman940
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Re: xp drivers inspiron 1564

i have completed all drivers but .. explorer is hanging only i think its sata drivers problem.. My laptop inspiron 1564 i3

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usman940
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Re: xp drivers inspiron 1564

i have completed all drivers but .. explorer is hanging only i think its sata drivers problem.. My laptop inspiron 1564 i3

WINDOWS XP

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imran9pk
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Re: xp drivers inspiron 1564

Usman Can you please send the Links from where you Downloaded the Drivers for XP........

I need them for my my Inspiron1564 i3. Thanks in Advance.

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usman940
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Re: xp drivers inspiron 1564

 

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fvnktion
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Re: xp drivers inspiron 1564

Thanks for posting the links.  Are you running xp x64?  How does is it running?