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I reinstalled windows vista ultimate in my inspiron 1525 which originally had a windows vista home premium os...then suddenly some drivers especially the wireless minicard were uninstalled or were not configured.everytime i try to load the driver for the wireless minicard, there is a dialog box telling me that there are no hardwares compatible for the driver in my laptop..

can you please help me how can i restore all the pre installed drivers to my laptop back when i first bought it?

i admit i am no expert in this field...i just want to save all the trouble in trying to figure out the exact configurations for my laptop..

i just want it the same way it was....


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  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Whether its vista home or vista ultimate, it won't matter cause the drivers will be the same, go to this page courtesy of Dell:

    This page will have all the drivers you need for your laptop. Go into your device manager and see what yellow exclamations you have and those will be the drivers that you need for your laptop to work properly.

    For your wireless card you may have to try more then one different driver to find the right one. You know when you'll find the right one cause the yellow question mark will go away and your device will be recognized properly.

    Try it out and if you are still having trouble, then please let me know and I'll help you out as best as I can.



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When you purchased the laptop they must have given you few CD's you need to insert the first CD and restart your laptop and follow the instructions prompted by restoration software. If you have lost those CD's then it is advisable instead of putting a wrong driver inside of laptop and permanently damaging a hardware you better take it to an expert. If you have the restoration CDs then you can do it yourself. It's simple.

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