Upgrading to Windows 7 64 -- Driver Questions

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  1. jetman624

    jetman624 New Member

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    The computer has this CPU, which I think will run a 64 bit operating system, but correct me if I am wrong.

    Intel® Core

    The problem is that the dell website only has drivers for a 32-bit system-- what should I do?

    The drivers that come up on the website are for removable hardware, Serial ATA, and AMD driver for the video card.

    Thanks
     
  2. Drew

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    Well, yes, the CPU supports x64. I'd say clean install x64 & just let Win7 find drivers by itself. Beyond that, after its live, go looking to the M/B for drivers, if need be but, via the M/B web site not, through Dell.

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  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    What model is your computer? If you are using the service tag to look for drivers, it may know your system was set up as a 32 bit.
     
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    It is a Vostro 420. Yes, I was using the service tag to look up the drivers.
     
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    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Looks like you are right, all I see are 32 bit drivers....
     
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    If you click through some of the little arrows on any individual driver it, specifically compatibility I think it was, It has windows-7 64-bit listed. Does that mean I can use that driver for my system?
     
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    If they say Windows 7 x64 in the compatibility section, I would have to say yes, they should work.
     
  8. Drew

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    All I checked was the CPU

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