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batdude
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Installing Vista 64 bit

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I have a Dell 1535 laptop with Vista 32 bit installed. I want to change to Vista 64 bit. I have a commercial copy (a non-Dell disk) of Vista I am trying to install. Each time I try, it asks for the drivers for the DVD/CD player to be installed. I cannot find the drivers, only the firmware (which is up to date). Is there a way I can install the driver and OS?

Thanks,

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theflash1932
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Re: Installing Vista 64 bit

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You will need the drivers available here:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WV64&catid=-1&dateid=-1&impid=-1&osl=E...

The driver for the drives will be part of the Chipset:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&releaseid=R180979&Syst...

If not, then go to Intel's site and find the driver for the Intel GM/PM 965 Chipset.

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theflash1932
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Re: Installing Vista 64 bit

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You will need the drivers available here:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WV64&catid=-1&dateid=-1&impid=-1&osl=E...

The driver for the drives will be part of the Chipset:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&releaseid=R180979&Syst...

If not, then go to Intel's site and find the driver for the Intel GM/PM 965 Chipset.

batdude
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Re: Installing Vista 64 bit

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I tried those and it did not work. What happens during installation is a window pops up asking for the DVD driver file. It wants me to find the file and load it. It does not recognize the files I got from Dell (wrong file type I assume). I also tried loading from a flash drive; it says it's done but when I try to boot it I got lots of errors. Doing a repair does not help. Any other ideas?

Thanks a lot

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