RChris
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Re: Windows 7 Install on Inspiron 9300--Drivers?

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I had attempted the upgrade to Win 7 from Win XP on my Dell Inspirion 9300 through a clean install since all the guidance I had read suggested that a straight upgrade from the XP OS to the Win 7 OS was not possible. Everything looked like it went OK until I discovered my network adapter was a no go in the Win 7 OS. For whatever reason, I was not able to connect to my network or the internet AT ALL after the upgrade. I messed with it for hours trying to get it to work, but never found anything that worked. Fortunately, I had backed up my HD and recoved the XP OS, so that's what I'm back to now on my 9300. I'd really like to upgrade it to Win 7 to take full advantage of Home Group, becuase as it stands, my Win 7 computers can tap into my XP system fine but the XP computer can't even see my two Win 7 systems on teh same network.

Any ideas or suggestions to make this happen will be greatly appreciated!

That happened to me when I installed the Windows 7 Release Candidate. I went to the Intel support site and downloaded drivers for the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection, and that worked for me. 

Did not have to search for any drivers when I clean installed the new Win 7 Upgrade package. Puzzling, huh?!

 

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snickell
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Re: Windows 7 Install on Inspiron 9300--Drivers?

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I too installed the 2200BG driver.  It's supposed to be compatible with Win 7.  Other than that, I used all original drivers for my Inspiron 9300.  I also flashed my BIOS as well, but I don't think I needed to do that.  My computer still runs perfectly fine with Win 7.

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waterburyr
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So would you recommend that I download the 2200BG driver to a flash drive, perform a clean install of Win 7 again, and tehn load teh driver after Win 7 is loaded? I suppose it can't hurt to give that a shot huh? What are your thoughts?

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snickell
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I would save all of the drivers necessary for your computer to a flash drive.  Re-install a clean version of Win 7, then install the network driver.  Whatever drivers it doesn't find through Windows Update, you can install from your flash drive.

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brucemartin
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That happened to me when I installed the Windows 7 Release Candidate. I went to the Intel support site and downloaded drivers for the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection, and that worked for me. 

Did not have to search for any drivers when I clean installed the new Win 7 Upgrade package. Puzzling, huh?!

I want to clean install from XP to Win7.I just went to the Intel site to download the drivers for the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection, but can't find them. Apparently Intel has stopped providing any support after 12/31/09, so I just missed it. Do you still have the file you can email to me?

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RChris
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Re: Windows 7 Install on Inspiron 9300--Drivers?

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I think you can use one of these if necessary: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18408&lang=eng

I don't have the one I downloaded for the Win 7 Release Candidate anymore. When I installed the final Win 7 upgrade package, I didn't need to add any drivers... Win 7 seemed to have everything I needed.

 

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Decided to try Windows 7 on my 9300 laptop. So far, pretty good. Performance is fast, but I need a few drivers I can't find:

1. The multimedia audio driver (no sound).  Any ideas where a Vista driver could be found?

2. Can't get the correct resolution on my display with the standard VGA driver in Win 7.  ATI is no help; can't find a Dell driver for Vista for the X300 mobile display adapter.

3. Touchpad only works for moving the mouse pointer; the scroll bars don't work. I assume I need a newer Vista driver for the touchpad software.

 

Any suggestions are appreciated!

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Re: Windows 7 Install on Inspiron 9300--Drivers?

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x300 must use the Legacy drivers.  vista drivers would work but only for 32 bit windows.  64 bit windows REQUIRES WHQL certification or  it wont load.  Also the directx 9 is not in win7.  You have to install Directx June 2010 patch run DXSETUP.EXE.

The video driver is this one.  Download  Windows Vista 32-bit

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RChris
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Re: Windows 7 Install on Inspiron 9300--Drivers?

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Thanks, but this answer came 3 YEARS after the question.  Resolved long ago... Windows Update actually offered an update for the X300 which worked fine.

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aridel123
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