Hi there, apologies if I've posted this in the wrong forum... I've done a clean install of Windows XP Home Edition Sp1a on a Dell Dimension 4600 and am a little unsure of the install order for the Resource CD drivers. The CD provides a link to a site which gives the order as follows:
8. Patches, Utilities and Applications.
I'm just concerned that this really is the right order, given that there is conflicted information out there about the correct way to install Dell drivers. Also, I'm a bit confused as to what heading some of the drivers come under. A couple of drivers listed under Diagnostics are network diagnostics, presumably you install these as network drivers? Also, the only input-related drivers are two keyboard ones listed under the Utilites and the Application sections - do I install these as input drivers? There's also a controller diagnostic that I'm not sure I need, when you try to install it it says to insert a floppy disk.
I'm also having problems extracting some of the files properly. Surely it wouldn't be a problem to download these elsewhere and install them via a USB stick?
Thanks a lot for listening, any help would be greatly appreciated!
Please download the driver in the order given below:
Click on the link below for the drivers for your computer:
You may download the drivers from the above link and save the USB drive and then install on your computer. Revert for further queries.
I advise install Windows XP Service Pack 3 before any drivers:
Note that Microsoft Windows XP is reaching End of Life in April 2014. For more information see http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx
Thanks a lot for your advice. The problem I'm having now is with Windows Update, I've installed SP3 and run loads of Microsoft Fix-Its and tried all kinds of tricks. I'm just hoping I installed the drivers correctly, there doesn't seem to be a problem with my set up, the Windows Update problem seems to be registry related but actually nothing I do helps. Could it be a Dell driver installion problem?
Drivers should not cause an issue in running windows update. Please let me know if you ran this MS Fixit for Windows update issue.
Also check if you are getting a similar error message shown in the link below. If so, follow the instructions given in the same link.
Let me know if this helps.
No change... I've actually tried that Fix It and a couple others already, plus various tips and tricks such a deleting the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder. I have no idea what to do now!
Oh yeah, before I forget... the main issue that Fix It keeps reporting is 'Service registration is missing or corrupt'.
Please try to run Windows update in clean boot. Find the link below for instruction for clean boot:
You may also try disabling the antivirus software and then running the updates. Also let me know if you are getting any error message while running updates.