I recently purchased a Dell Studio XPS 16, I was increadibly happy with the system but there was only 1 problem..Windows Vista..
I decided ti install Windows 7 Ultimate with a fresh install.
While installing the drivers I found a piece of paper with a link to a dell site where I would be able to download all the bloatware the was formally installed when revieving the PC with windows Vista but no success.....
Every time I registrer my PC it tells me "Service Tag not Supported."
What can I do?????
I would be able to download all the bloatware the was formally installed when revieving the PC with windows Vista
Dell has never provided that type of download, only drivers and a very few applications for any system.
XPS 1640 or 1645?
Mombodog - "My Dell Downloads" seems to be a new feature. From the FAQ:
"My Dell Downloads contains certain software titles that are installed on your system at time of purchase. My Dell Downloads allows you to access and download the software titles to your hard drive. You can choose to either re-install it or create a backup copy to an external storage device (e.g. DVD or USB Key)."
As to why it's not recognizing the service tag - can only guess it's the same kind of problem others have reported with similar things like the Win7 upgrade. Sometimes the tags take a while to get registered for a new system, or if it was bought retail it wasn't registered with Dell, or there's just a glitch and have to call Dell to get the tag working correctly.
KACLR - If you can send me your Service Tag, System Type and OS in a Private Conversation, I can verify your eligibility to Win7 and get the registration site working for you.
Hope this helps, Mandy @ Dell
I have a very similar problem. I bought a dell studio for christmas with windows 7. I only now tried to use the my dell downloads to download the pre-installed software to create backup cd/dvd's. I click on the license agreement, then click the register your system button that appears, but never see anything else. I did have to click to allow the software to run/install at the top of the browser window.
Thanks for any help,
I have the same problem. Service tag not supported. Service tag is , Dimension E520. I have the Windows XP Professional to Windows Vista Business Express Upgrade CD and the Vista upgrade assistant DVD. Just not the original XP Professional Restore CD. Had to replace the hard drive. The one it came with went bad, really bad. Any help would be appreciated.
same issue here..never got any drivers cd with my laptop..came here and tried to download all the drivers using the my dell download thingy..but it said my service tag is not supported and refused to continue!!