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I got a Dell Inspiron 1545. It had Vista as its OS. But, I changed to XP, I mean, I uninstalled it and installed another OS, it was XP. But, the Wireless does not work. I need to find the drivers for XP. The driver I am lookig for is Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN mini-card. Pls, help me to solv this problem. Lester Cuadra. Nicaragua. Email: lestercuadra@hotmail.com

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Go into BIOS and make sure you boot from disk cd/dvd rom

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Upgrading your laptop OS from Vista to Win 7, you have to reinstall your Bluetooth drivers for Win 7 OS(ie x86bit or x64bit) for the Bluetooth to function properly.

Dell Inspiron 1545 download @ http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=INSPIRON1545&os=WLH&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Under "Network" -> Select your correct Bluetooth drivers versions for your OS Win 7 (i.e. x86bit or x64bit) to install.

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Minimum System Requirements
OS – Windows XP or Windows Vista
Processor – 2.8 GHz or faster (XP) or 3.2 GHz or faster* (Vista)
Memory – 1.0 GB RAM (XP) or 1.5 GB RAM (Vista)
Video Card –256 MB**
Hard Drive – 12GB
Sound Card – DirectX 9.0c compatible
* Supported Processors: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or faster.
** Supported chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Integrated chipsets are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.
Recommended System Requirements
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Memory – 2.0 GB RAM
GPU – NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS/640 or similar

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Download the latest drivers from the below website.
Then uninstall your old drivers from your laptop and reboot.
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Again reboot your computer and it should work perfectly fine.

http://www.laptops-drivers.com/dell-laptop/complete-windows-xp-drivers-for-dell-inspiron-1545.html

This is the website from where you can download the latest version of driver.
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