Windows 8 clean install and drivers

So I have a dell xps 17 3D L702x and was planning on clean installing windows 8. My question has two parts. Firstly, my computer came with fastaccess facial recognition and powerdvd software, I was wondering where I can find the product keys so i can reinstall them later. Secondly, what drivers will i need to install for 3d, wifi, etc. and in what order?

Thanks in advance,


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Re: Windows 8 clean install and drivers

See my wiki Windows Reinstallation Guide: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/p/19480753/20250274.aspx#20250274

Scan your system with Belarc Advisor: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html 

Also check that you can register the system with My Dell Downloads to get the installers for preinstalled software (use 32 bit Internet Explorer): https://smartsource.dell.com/Web/Welcome.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fweb%2fmain.aspx

Review this document also: http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?docid=575108

If you want to keep using Office 2010 Starter after a clean install, see here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/starter-help/take-office-starter-with-you-HA010380216.aspx

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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