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Dell Inspiron 1750 Windows XP ?

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I have a 71 year old mother who is a complete techno phoebe with computers so here is my problem.

For the past 3 months, I have been sorting out her laptop after she botched it up trying to use windows 7 64 bit. I have currently got it set up as a Dual boot system because I have installed Windows xp on her laptop for simplicity. However I had to install windows vista on her laptop as well to gain access to the internet, since Windows XP HE failed to install the following drivers.

The SM Bus Controller
Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
VGA Bridge Controller

The same thing happens on at least on of my desktop computers.

This means I can not access the internet on either my mums laptop unless i boot up vista or my XP desktops. I am wondering if the hardware firmware needs backdating for these drivers, or if these drivers need to be updated. Either way I have no way installing drivers for these hardware devices.

Side note. I am using a Genuine OEM copy of Windows XP Home Edition.

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I have tried using the dell support site, but dell are phasing out the use of the Windows XP operating system thus there are no windows xp drivers on dells website for the hardware devices required.

The laptop model is a Dell Inspiron 1750

I need to get this working as mu mum simply can not grasp how to use windows 7 let alone windows vista, and I will be moving to Birmingham this September.

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I would have put them in quote boxes but there doesn't appear to be a link to this function.

So Now you have the background, My question is to you guys, has anyone had any success running windows xp on a Dell Inspiron 1750 Laptop, with all the drivers in place ? if so how do you do this, I need to get my mums laptop sorted and by the end of this month.

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First thing is follow my wiki Update your XP CD to SP3, WMP11 and IE8 and slipstream the Intel Matrix Storage manager R197861 SATA drivers to the new XP CD.

Next download the following drivers and save them to a USB stick. These are unofficial and taken some other models as Dell does not support XP on this model. They should all work, post back what ones work and what ones fail.

Install Windows XP as per my wiki A Clean Install of Windows XP (get rid of the Vista and 7 partitions and just have Windows XP).

Drivers

1. Dell System Software R288017

2. Intel Chipset R197840

3. Ricoh Card Reader R242825

4. Intel Matrix Storage Manager Application R197861

5. Intel GM45 Express Chipset Family R203389

6. ATI M92 R208109

7. Conexant Modem D400 CONEXANT_D400-USB-MODEM_9609H_A06_SETUP_ZPE.exe, CONEXANT_D400-USB-MODEM_J6N4K_A02_SETUP_ZPE.exe, CONEXANT_D400-USB-MODEM_DPP14_A00_SETUP_ZPE.exe, Conexant_D400-External-USB-5_A00_R156751.exe

8. Marvell 88E80XX 10/100 Ethernet Controller R180046

9a. Dell Wireless WLAN 1510 R205222

9b. Dell Wireless 1515 (11agn) WLAN half mini-Card (Atheros) R201509

9c. Dell Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 R202361

10. Dell Bluetooth 365 R197652

11. Synaptics Touchpad R230731

12. Audio IDT 92HD71B R264250 (or R203425)

13. Dell Quickset R204480

14. Dell Support Centre

Note it may not have a modem, if the first driver in 7. fails then ignore the rest in 7. Note bluetooth 365 was optional and so if this fails you don't have bluettoh. There are 3 wireless card variants, one driver should install and the other 2 should fail.

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

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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First thing is follow my wiki Update your XP CD to SP3, WMP11 and IE8 and slipstream the Intel Matrix Storage manager R197861 SATA drivers to the new XP CD.

Next download the following drivers and save them to a USB stick. These are unofficial and taken some other models as Dell does not support XP on this model. They should all work, post back what ones work and what ones fail.

Install Windows XP as per my wiki A Clean Install of Windows XP (get rid of the Vista and 7 partitions and just have Windows XP).

Drivers

1. Dell System Software R288017

2. Intel Chipset R197840

3. Ricoh Card Reader R242825

4. Intel Matrix Storage Manager Application R197861

5. Intel GM45 Express Chipset Family R203389

6. ATI M92 R208109

7. Conexant Modem D400 CONEXANT_D400-USB-MODEM_9609H_A06_SETUP_ZPE.exe, CONEXANT_D400-USB-MODEM_J6N4K_A02_SETUP_ZPE.exe, CONEXANT_D400-USB-MODEM_DPP14_A00_SETUP_ZPE.exe, Conexant_D400-External-USB-5_A00_R156751.exe

8. Marvell 88E80XX 10/100 Ethernet Controller R180046

9a. Dell Wireless WLAN 1510 R205222

9b. Dell Wireless 1515 (11agn) WLAN half mini-Card (Atheros) R201509

9c. Dell Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 R202361

10. Dell Bluetooth 365 R197652

11. Synaptics Touchpad R230731

12. Audio IDT 92HD71B R264250 (or R203425)

13. Dell Quickset R204480

14. Dell Support Centre

Note it may not have a modem, if the first driver in 7. fails then ignore the rest in 7. Note bluetooth 365 was optional and so if this fails you don't have bluettoh. There are 3 wireless card variants, one driver should install and the other 2 should fail.

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

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


#IDoNotWorkFor Dell
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Dear Mr Philip Yip, 

It seems that the download links have expired. Audio IDT 92HD71B R264250 (or R203425)

I would be grateful if you could help me download Dell Inspiron 1750 audio drivers. 

Regards, Farukh 

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