Solved

Which drivers to use for Dell Inspiron Desktop 580S

Posted on 2011-03-08
4
1,305 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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.  
0
Comment
Question by:janmishkin
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Timothy McCartney earned 500 total points
ID: 35074464
You may be able to use the Vista x32 drivers, I've used Vista drivers on Windows 7 computers before without any issues.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Timothy McCartney
ID: 35074507
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:janmishkin
ID: 35076228
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.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:janmishkin
ID: 35079661
Seems to be working fine.  Many thanks for your help!!
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you the basics of configuring your computer to improve its speed. It will also teach you how to disable programs that are running in the background simultaneously. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

792 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question