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dell6410
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E6410: Fresh installation of Win 10 but no available drivers

Hello.

I own an E6410 running Windows 7 64 bit and I want to format it to install Windows 10 Professional 64 bit (fresh install not an upgrade).

But when I insert my service tag over at https://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1?app=drivers I don't even have an option to select Windows 10 64 Bit.

Is there no way to install Windows 10 on this machine, maybe by running the Windows 7 drivers in compatibility mode?

Thank you.

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Re: E6410: Fresh installation of Win 10 but no available dri

dell6410,

Unfortunately, there are no Windows 10 drivers. You can try installing in windows 7 compatibility mode.

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DAF44
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Re: E6410: Fresh installation of Win 10 but no available dri

I have installed Windows 10 on several "older" laptops that had no vendor driver support.

All have operated properly after letting Windows Update search for and install appropriate drivers for Windows 10.

If you find any "Unknown Devices" in Device Manager, go to the Driver Tab in Properties and click Update Driver -> Search Automatically.

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dell6410
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Re: E6410: Fresh installation of Win 10 but no available dri

@DAF44, so if I understand correctly, immediately after installing Windows 10 I have to connect to the Internet before applying any Chipset drivers to search for all Unknown Devices. If yes, how would I be able to do it if Windows fails to recognize either the WiFI or NIC card?

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DAF44
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Re: E6410: Fresh installation of Win 10 but no available dri

I understand your predicament. I see that Intel has removed the legacy drivers from their site. Can you connect by Ethernet or download from another connected computer? Dell offers the Intel 6235/6300/6250/6205/6200 WiFi Driver for Windows 8 on the E6410 support page. A Windows 8 driver could work with Windows 10. Have you tried that one?

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