Dell Precision 5520 Mobile Workstation Windows 10 Driver Installation Guide

Dell Precision 5520 Mobile Workstation Windows 10 Driver Installation Guide



This article is a reference guide on how to install device drivers after a fresh copy of Microsoft Windows 10 has been installed.


Dell Precision 5520 Mobile Workstation Windows 10 Driver Installation Guide

Overview

A device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device. For Precision 5520 systems, all the drivers installation for their devices are similar except that some system may have more devices than the other.

Note: Use this page as a reference on how Device Manager should look like before and after the drivers have been installed. Drivers can be downloaded from the www.dell.com/support/drivers

After a fresh copy of Windows is installed, always install the Intel Chipset Driver Utility first. After that, you can install the rest of the device drivers in any sequence. You can view the screenshots of before and after the driver installation below the table.

Note: The drivers installation process for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are almost identical. (Most of the device drivers will be pre-installed during the Windows 8.1 and 10 installation process). However, the following Dell-branded drivers and software must be installed for proper operation if the operating system has been removed and reinstalled.
Warning: Before attempting to install Windows 7 or 8, check your processor type. Systems with 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7. Processors are not eligible for Windows 7/8/8.1 downgrades.


Chipset Drivers

Intel Chipset Driver

The chipset driver helps the system identify the components and install necessary drivers accurately. The images below show before and after chipset driver installation.

Verify if the Chipset drivers are already installed in the system, by referring to the illustration below: Install the driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Many of the common devices are visible under Other Devices if no drivers are installed. The unknown devices disappear once you install the chipset driver. Refer to the entries below to verify that the chipset driver is already installed in a system.

Also use System Devices to verify that the chipset driver is installed.

Before Installation After Installation
5520_chipset_before 5520_chipset_after

Intel Management Engine Interface driver

Before Installation After Installation
5520_mei_before 5520_mei_after
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Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Driver

Verify if the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Driver is already installed in the system, by referring to the illustration below: Install the driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
5520_dynamic_platform_before 5520_dynamic_platform_after

Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver and Management Console

Verify if the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver and Management Console driver is already installed in the system, by referring to the illustration below: Install the driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
5520_irst_before 5520_irst_after

Intel Serial IO Driver

Verify if the Intel Serial IO Driver is already installed in the system, by referring to the illustration below: Install the driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
5520_io_before 5520_io_after

Intel Thunderbolt Controller Driver

Verify if the Intel Thunderbolt Controller Driver is already installed in the system, by referring to the illustration below: Install the driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
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Note: Thunderbolt Controller will only be shown in Device Manager when the device connects to your computer

Intel HID Event Filter Driver

Verify if the Intel HID Event Filter Driver is already installed in the system, by referring to the illustration below: Install the driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
5520_hid_before 5520_hid_after

Realtek PCI-E Memory Card Reader Driver

Verify if the Realtek PCI-E Memory Card Reader Driver is already installed in the system, by referring to the illustration below: Install the driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
5520_realtek_card_reader_before 5520_realtek_card_reader_after

ST Microelectronics Accelerometer Driver for Free-Fall Data Protection Driver

Verify if the ST Microelectronics Accelerometer Driver for Free-Fall Data Protection Driver is already installed in the system, by referring to the illustration below: Install the driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
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Video Drivers

Intel HD Graphics Driver (UMA)

Verify if the Intel HD Graphics controller is already installed in the system, by referring to the illustration below: Install the driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
5520_graphics_uma 5520_graphics_uma_after

NVIDIA Graphics Driver (Discrete)

Verify if the NVIDIA Graphics (Discrete) controller driver is already installed in the system, by referring to the illustration below: Install the driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
5520_graphics_discrete_ before 5520_graphics_discrete_after

Remaining System Drivers

Realtek Audio Drivers

NOTE: Realtek audio driver must be installed for the microphone on the plugged-in headset to work properly

By default Windows will install a generic audio driver for the Realtek chipset however do proceed with the Realtek ALC3266 HD Audio update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
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Realtek USB Ethernet Controller Driver

Verify if the Realtek USB Ethernet Controller Drivers are already installed in the system, by referring to the illustration below: Install the driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
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Note: The Realtek USB Ethernet controller will only be shown in Device Manager when the device connects to your computer.

Intel Dual-band Wireless-AC 8265

Check that the Intel Dual-band Wireless-AC 8265 Drivers are installed in the system by referring to the illustration below: Install the update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
5520 wlan before 5520 wlan after

Intel Dual-band Wireless-AC 8265 Bluetooth

Check that the Intel Dual-band Wireless-AC 8265 Bluetooth Drivers are installed in the system by referring to the illustration below: Install the update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
5520 bluetooth before 5520 bluetooth after

Synaptics VFS7552 Touch Fingerprint Sensor Driver

Verify if the Synaptics VFS7552 Touch Fingerprint Sensor drivers are already installed in the system, by referring to the illustration below: Install the input driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Before Installation After Installation
5520 Fingerprint Reader before 5520 fingerprint reader after

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Article ID: SLN305170

Last Date Modified: 05/30/2018 07:32 AM


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