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Which drivers to use for Dell Inspiron Desktop 580S

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We got a Dell Inspiron 580S with Windows 7 Home; we bought a license to bring it up to Windows 7 Pro.  It is a 64 bit system which is the first in the office and can not make an ODBC connection to our Windows 2003 server.  So in order not to hold up my user, I did a reinstall to Windows 7 but with 32 bit.  i went on the Dell website to get drivers but it only has drivers for Vista 32 bit or Windows 7 64 bit.  Now what do I do?  Dell wouldn't help because it wasn't the software originally installed on the system.  
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You may be able to use the Vista x32 drivers, I've used Vista drivers on Windows 7 computers before without any issues.
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Alternately, if you go to the device manager...

Right click the device that needs drivers and select "Properties"
Then click the "Details" tab.
Click the Drop-Down box and select "Hardware Ids".
Then hold down Alt+PrtScn to create a screen shot of the open window and paste it to an MSPaint document and save as a .Jpg. Then please upload said picture here for analysis. These screen shots will provide specific information based on that device in aiding the location of correct drivers for your system.
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I'll try the 32 bit Vista and if that does not work I will do the print screens for each device I need to load.
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Seems to be working fine.  Many thanks for your help!!
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