bydnas7
1 Copper

DELL DRIVER DOWNLOAD CENTER NOT LISTING MY OPERATING SYSTEM.

 Hi there. when I enter my service tag I get a list of drivers but on the drop down list of operating systems it only lists XP & Vista. I have Windows 7. When I hover over this it says " Only Operating Systems that have been validated on your product will be available."

My windows 7 is genuine & validated. Why is it not listed?

Dell inspiron 530 Desktop.

Many thanks.

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RoHe
6 Indium

Re: DELL DRIVER DOWNLOAD CENTER NOT LISTING MY OPERATING SYSTEM.

If Dell didn't sell the system with Win 7 or (Win 😎 and they haven't 'validated" this model to work correctly with Win 7, they won't offer any drivers for Win 7.  That doesn't mean the system won't work with 7 (or 😎 but you'll have to hunt around for drivers. Vista drivers may work, but that's not guaranteed.

Did you just install Win 7 and need drivers to make it work, or is it already running with Win 7 and drivers, but you're looking for driver updates?

EDIT: And search these forums to see if anyone has listed drivers for the 530 that work with Win 7.  emoticon.Wink.title

Ron

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rdunnill
5 Rhenium

Re: DELL DRIVER DOWNLOAD CENTER NOT LISTING MY OPERATING SYSTEM.

You can download Windows 7 drivers from their respective vendors, which include Intel (chipset) and Realtek (audio and network).

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bydnas7
1 Copper

Re: DELL DRIVER DOWNLOAD CENTER NOT LISTING MY OPERATING SYSTEM.

Thanks for that. I've just installed windows 7. Was looking to udate BIOS, chipset etc.

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rdunnill
5 Rhenium

Re: DELL DRIVER DOWNLOAD CENTER NOT LISTING MY OPERATING SYSTEM.

I believe you update the 530 BIOS from DOS-booted media.

Intel's download site has an online chipset installation utility. If you can't get the 530 online, you can download the installer instead.

Go to www.realtek.com.tw to download the HD audio and 10/100 NIC drivers.

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bydnas7
1 Copper

Re: DELL DRIVER DOWNLOAD CENTER NOT LISTING MY OPERATING SYSTEM.

Thanks. Updated chipset from intel site. Not managed BIOS yet though. Where would I find how to do this?

I know it can be risk & done it before on an old Compaq.

Many thanks.

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theflash1932
5 Iridium

Re: DELL DRIVER DOWNLOAD CENTER NOT LISTING MY OPERATING SYSTEM.

To update the BIOS to 1.0.18, you should just be able to download and run this from Windows:

ftp.dell.com/.../530_1018.EXE

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Philip_Yip
5 Iridium

Re: DELL DRIVER DOWNLOAD CENTER NOT LISTING MY OPERATING SYSTEM.

Yes the Inspiron 530 works fine with Windows 7 64 bit and the BIOS update will run within Windows.

Save it to desktop and close all programs, right click the BIOS update and select run as administrator.

Ironically on the Dell ftp website there are some Windows 7 drivers listed under "historical drivers". Anyway try installing the following in order:

Ethernet (Connect to internet after installation of the driver)

Intel Variant A http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19059&lang=eng&wapkw=lan+intel%c2%ae+...

Realtek Variant B http://ftp.dell.com/network/Realtek_RTL81XX-PCI-E-Networ_A01_R301326.exe

Chipset (Windows 7 will likely contain some version of the chipset drivers but the update utility will tell you if theres an update, it will also give you the integrated video driver if you don't have a video card)

Intel Update Utility

Video (If you have a dedicated card you should know if you have an ATI or nVidea card, if not run both or check the hardware IDs)

ATI AutoDetect

nVidea Autodetect

Communications (Driver will be present in Windows 7, other categories are optional)

Conexant D850 Driver http://ftp.dell.com/comm/Conexant_D850-56K-V-9X-PCI-D_A00_R223419.exe

Conexant D850 Utility http://ftp.dell.com/comm/R139937.exe

Conexant D850 Application http://ftp.dell.com/comm/CONEXANT_MULTI-DEVICE_A09_R204990.exe

Conexant D850 Diagnostics Utility http://ftp.dell.com/comm/Conexant_multi-device_A05_R177997.exe

Drivers taken from the Inspiron 570 if D850 Driver fails to install you don't have a modem (they are obsolete and so should ignore the rest of the ones listed under Communications)

Audio (likely you just have the Realtek one, if you have a dedicated soundcard again check the hardware ids and get the latest driver from Creative)

Realtek ALC888 HD Audio http://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER91041M/4/R243215.exe

TV Tuner (optional - not all systems had the card reader)

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1200, v.1.46.28154, A10 http://ftp.dell.com/video/R274774.exe

Card Reader (optional - not all systems had the card reader)

http://ftp.dell.com/rmsd/R264564.zip

 

 

 

To check the hardware IDs have a look at page 45-46 of my Windows Reinstallation Guide:

http://philipyip.wordpress.com/dell-community-forums/ 

Also let us know if you have any other optional components such as a wireless card.

 

 

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

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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bydnas7
1 Copper

Re: DELL DRIVER DOWNLOAD CENTER NOT LISTING MY OPERATING SYSTEM.

Hi. Thanks for all the help. I downloaded sisoftwaresandra to double check all is ok.

I haven't updated my BIOS as it seems to be up to date with BIOS 1.0.18 ??  The software is however telling me;

"Tip T1101 - Video BIOS (firmware) update available. To update, visit the manufacturer's website".

Never heard of video BIOS before & Dell download manager won't allow me to check as Win 7 not validated on my system.

Dell inspiron 530 Desktop. Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.

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Philip_Yip
5 Iridium

Re: DELL DRIVER DOWNLOAD CENTER NOT LISTING MY OPERATING SYSTEM.

You should not need to update the BIOS of your Video card.

Dell often had updates for Video BIOS but mainly for systems a good bit older than your Inspiron 530. Your current configuration should be fine to run Windows 7, did you perform the check in the device manager?

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

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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