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I'm having difficulties getting Windows Vista drivers

I went to the dell support website looking for windows Vista drivers.i got to the drivers and downloads section but under the service tag for my computer the operating systems listed for available drivers didn't include Vista. There was Xp,2000.MS dos and not applicable

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  • Steve Caulfield Jul 12, 2009

    I am planning on upgrading to Vista Premium Home Edition on a Dell Optiplex SX 280 (desktop) I am currently running XP pro

  • Steve Caulfield Jul 12, 2009

    very fast and knowledgable-thanks



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If you have purchased a Pre-Installed Vista, it would be there. There is NO way, its absent on their website. You might need to search a bit differently.


if you have upgraded or installed it after you have purchased it, then you might need to take help of other websites available.

Any further questions, let me know. Do provide me with your make/model number.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Jul 12, 2009

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Jul 12, 2009

    Thanks for your response!!

    That's what i initially thought you might have upgraded it.

    Now, Most of the drivers are available on the same link :-

    Select O.S - Not applicable.

    Few would remain the same. Rest, you need to need from websites like softpedia, download etc.

    If you want any specific driver, let me know.There might be hundred's of driver's. Install main driver's from the link above.

    Let me tell you, once it would be upgraded, you would love it!! Check the reviews of people who have upgraded it. They are loving it.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!



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