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  1.    11 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    India
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    Windows 10 Pro

    afraid of not finding right drivers


    Hello All,

    I Have DELL XPS-13 (9343). I have upgraded to win10 from win8.1. I have issues with my win10 now. I want to clean install win10 on my laptop.
    • I'm afraid of not finding right drivers if i clean install.
    • Is there a specific order in which drivers should be loaded.

    Thanks a lot for your help.
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  2.    12 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 9,967
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Look at Dell for drivers first.
    I usually start with drivers for chipset first.
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  3.    12 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,546
    10 Pro

    If you don't have Ethernet make sure you download Wi-Fi drivers before clean install so you can connect to internet and download the rest.
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  4.    12 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 3,858
    Mac OS Sierra

    The Windows 8 drivers are no different then the Windows 10. If Dell does not have them. You can go to the chipset manufacturer's website and download them.
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  5.    12 Nov 2015 #5
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    Serbia
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    I wouldn't advise using Driver Boost or indeed anything from IObit !!!
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  6.    12 Nov 2015 #6
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    Posts : 2,303
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.608)

    Download latest drivers for Windows 8 or 7 from Dell, including the LAN driver, as you may not be able to connect to the internet after the clean-install. Since all other drivers depend on the motherboard components (chipset), always start with the chipset driver, then graphics, audio etc. If you have the factory Windows (you never clean-install before), there might be a folder in C: (drivers or Dell or swsetup or similar) containing all the drivers, but I would prefer downloading the latest from the website to make sure I have them all and they are the most compatible. During Setup you may be offered to check for updates. This will attempt to find and download drivers automatically. This in some notebooks can be OK but in others can introduce incompatibilities and BSOD. I would recommend to uncheck the box, install Windows 10 and after you can successfully boot to the desktop, you can install any drivers. I also recommend to install as many drivers as you can manually from manufacturer and avoid using Windows Update for them since Microsoft generic drivers often have problems and they are for basic functionality only. They hardly take advantage of the full potential of the hardware like an OEM driver.
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  7.    13 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    India
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Many thanks guys. I appreciate your help. I'll let you all know about the progress soon
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  8.    18 Nov 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    India
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Hi all, I looked up on dell website. Downloaded the drivers. Thankfully they have an option of showing drivers in "installation order"
    Downloaded them and stored them in numbered folders. After clean Win10 installation installed all the drivers one by one.

    Only glitch i came across was at one Dell application named "Dell Digital Delivery Application" few times the installation failed. It was because it was looking for .NET 3.5 framework. Looked up on google and used "DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:\sources\sxs"

    Command to get .NET 3.5 framework.
    So far everything looks good.....touchwood...

    Thanks to all,

    Cheers....
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  9.    18 Nov 2015 #9
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    Congratulations. I would install only the drivers and not all Dell applications. They aren't really necessary.
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  10.    18 Nov 2015 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 9,967
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by geojoshi View Post
    Hi all, I looked up on dell website. Downloaded the drivers. Thankfully they have an option of showing drivers in "installation order"
    Downloaded them and stored them in numbered folders. After clean Win10 installation installed all the drivers one by one.

    Only glitch i came across was at one Dell application named "Dell Digital Delivery Application" few times the installation failed. It was because it was looking for .NET 3.5 framework. Looked up on google and used "DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:\sources\sxs"

    Command to get .NET 3.5 framework.
    So far everything looks good.....touchwood...

    Thanks to all,

    Cheers....
    Hmm, just how did you enter that emoi in the command prompt ?
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