Welcome to the Community,
I am afraid we don't have any update about availability of Windows 8 drivers for this system right now.However you can keep a check on www.support.dell.com,Drivers and Downloads,for availability of Windows 8 drivers for your system, after the official release of Windows 8,which most likely would happen towards late October.
The Windows 8 is offically released on Oct 26 2012, I did not see any drivers for Win 8 for E6510e Latitude.
Would you look into this Pl. and get back to me.
Ravi Kumar BN
To be honest Windows 8 natively contains a lot of drivers, on my XPS 8300 (not supported by Dell) Windows 8 contained all the drivers required, I didn't need to install anything additional.
You are best to install Windows 8 (preferably via A Clean Install) and then check the device manager for any errors. See here for a guide on performing A Clean install of Windows 8. Step 12 goes through the Device Manager checks. For the Bluetooth use the following driver http://ftp1.dell.com/folder00865420m/1/.
I have installed Win 8 release preview on a VHD and most things are working, but some devices do need the driver.
Like the touchpad does not work the way it has to. So the native drivers may not deliver the full functionality that the device might be capable to deliver.
DVD drives are not burning, but can read only.
For other additional devices on this machine not checked or verified.
So the Intel chipset specific functionality is not verified.
Display is NVidia NVS 3100 not verified .......
Smartcard not checked.....
The list goes on and on.............................................
I do not know whether it is the specific windows 8 version or the drivers.
So it needs a through check before we could really say we do not need any drivers for this model.
It could be because you have it on a Virtual Hard drive, usually doing that is a bit limited for burning DVDs etc.
I have the need for the correct NVidia driver for my E6510 now running Windows 8.
It is currently using the 'Microsoft Basic Display Adapter' which means I can't use my external monitor when docked and I cannot run apps that require accelerated graphics.
Windows 8 shipped over a month ago...
When will Dell publish drivers for the E6510?
If there is no intent to do so, I need to know this as well.
Dell have documentation for their supported systems here:
It seems like they won't be supporting any earlier models. Dell however do sell newer Latitude models with Windows 8 drivers. Most of the components are similar/the same so you should try to install them.
Try installing the following however (I am assuming Windows 8 64 bit):
Dell Feature Enhancement Pack: http://downloads-us.dell.com/FOLDER00801548M/1/
Dell ST Microelectronics DE351DL Motion Sensor: http://ftp1.dell.com/folder00951951m/6/
Ricoh R5U24x (the WIndows 7 driver should work for this): http://ftp.dell.com/chipset/DRVR_WIN_R261504.EXE
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: http://downloads-us.dell.com/FOLDER00886417M/5
Intel GMA HD, HD 2000/2500/3000/4000 http://downloads-us.dell.com/FOLDER00933796M/6
nVidia Quadro FX 880M, Quadro FX 1800M, NVS 3100M: http://downloads-us.dell.com/FOLDER00947291M/6 (if that fails try nVidea directly http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/quadro-notebook-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-307.45-whql-driver-uk.html)
Static Inventory Collector: http://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER00874579M/1/InvColPC_22.214.171.124.exe
IDT 92HDxxx HD: http://downloads-us.dell.com/FOLDER00788650M/5/
Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad: http://downloads-us.dell.com/FOLDER00716278M/4
Intel 825xx Gigabit Platform LAN Network Device: http://downloads-us.dell.com/FOLDER00919845M/6/
Intel 825xx Gigabit Platform LAN Network Device diagnostics: http://downloads-us.dell.com/FOLDER00920040M/5
Intel(R) WiFi Link 6250/6300 | Intel(R) WiDi Link: http://downloads-us.dell.com/FOLDER01032648M/1 (if you have this wireless card)
Intel(R) WiFi Link 6250/6300 | Intel(R) WiDi Link apppication: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER01010554M/1 (if you have this wireless card)
Dell Bluetooth 375 card use the Bluetooth 380 Driver here: http://ftp1.dell.com/folder00865420m/1/ (If you have Bluetooth)
ControlPoint System Manger: R312259
Broadcom USH (run in compatability for Vista SP2): DELL_CONTROLPOINT-CONNECTION_A11_R207459.exe
Let me know if the above work or not so I can write an unofficial driver set wiki for this model.
natakuc4 - Thank you for the information. This is why we are no longer considering Dell as a source for our future systems. The e6510 is still under the original dell warranty yet Dell won't even support the newest OS with drivers.
Bye, bye Dell
I hope you are successful on an unofficial release for those who want to upgrade to Windows 8 - thank you