Just installed Windows XP on my Inspiron 600m. Need help with drivers installation
My hard drive crashed so I installed XP from the CD that Dell sent. Then when Windows started I inserted the Dell Resource CD, but couldn't find my system model. I think it only had Desktop system Models. Now i'm guessing I should just install them from the Dell website.
1. How necessary is it to install any drivers at all?
2. Can I just install them by going to Device Manager and updating drivers for each hardware?
3. Should I install anit-virus before double clicking on internet explorer and setting up an Internet Connection so I can install Drivers from Dell.com?
4. Should I install all the drivers listed for my service tag? There are two or more for some things, but I don't know which one is the correct one, since my warranty has expired and it doesn't tell me which hardware I have.