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64 bit quickset driver for win7 on an inspiron 6400

by Raccoon1400 / November 12, 2009 10:57 AM PST

I installed 64 bit win7 pro on my dell inspiron 6400, but can't find a quickset driver. Dell doesn't support this model in 64 bit. I've googled around, and found suggestions for other laptop models I could use a driver from, but when I try them it says "system not supported".
Any ideas?

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Go to 32 bit next time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2009 11:15 PM PST
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processor
by Raccoon1400 / November 13, 2009 12:33 AM PST

64 bit makes better use of the processor too, doesn't it?

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Maybe, maybe not.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2009 2:20 AM PST
In reply to: processor

The jury is still out here and benchmarks are few. Since there is no way to add enough ram to force the need for 64 bit this is why I suggest the next best thing.

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MSDN AA
by Raccoon1400 / November 13, 2009 2:33 AM PST
In reply to: Maybe, maybe not.

I had access to both the 32 and 64 bit versions free from MSDN,I get a subscription with my university program. I'm in first year engineering.
I had it, and since everything is moving toward 64 bit, why not?

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Why not?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2009 12:07 AM PST
In reply to: MSDN AA

This discussion is a fine example why not.

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so it is
by Raccoon1400 / November 14, 2009 6:42 AM PST
In reply to: Why not?

I guess it is, but I'm sticking with it anyway. I still can adjust the volume, but it doesn't give that nice graphic.

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Here's an idea
by Raccoon1400 / November 14, 2009 6:48 AM PST

If I can't get quickset to work, is there some app that will give me a similar graphic when the volume changes, since the hotkeys work without the driver.

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Try this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2009 8:09 AM PST
In reply to: Here's an idea

For example Dell did release the 64 bit Vista Quickset at this location.

So look at your model's COUSINS and see if Dell released a 64 bit for another model it is nearly identical to yours.

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I already tried that
by Raccoon1400 / November 14, 2009 8:37 AM PST
In reply to: Try this.

Prior to posting this thread, I tried about 5 different cousin drivers. Each one gave me a message saying "this system is not supported". Unless you have a way to force it, this idea won't work.

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How about this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2009 9:29 AM PST
In reply to: I already tried that
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nope
by Raccoon1400 / November 14, 2009 1:14 PM PST
In reply to: How about this one.

turns out I already tried that too. I need a way to force it

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New idea. AUTOHOTKEY.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2009 1:45 AM PST
In reply to: nope

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~erelson/AutoHotkeyExplained.html shows that AUTOHOTKEY (an open source item) has onscreen volume controls and the like.

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I must be doing something wrong
by Raccoon1400 / November 15, 2009 2:49 AM PST
In reply to: New idea. AUTOHOTKEY.

I copied the second script from that link, but when I ran either the script, or the compiled exe, nothing happened. I tried putting it on startup too.

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That would happen when
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2009 11:04 AM PST

The dell quickset is installed and working.

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it isn't
by Raccoon1400 / November 16, 2009 6:52 AM PST
In reply to: That would happen when

Every time I tried to install it, it said "System not supported".
It doesn't show up in taskbar, add/remove programs, or startup in msconfig.
It isn't installed.

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Then over to the ahk forum?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2009 7:22 AM PST
In reply to: it isn't

I think there is a forum just for AHK.

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Quickset 64 bit for Vostro Inspiron Latitude Precision xps
by gabriel_mb1 / September 5, 2010 10:23 PM PDT

I found the driver that works on my Vostro 1000 - Win 7 64bits on Dell site. Enter search.dell.com, on the search field put what you are searching for, I've put "quickset 64 bit vostro 1000" and it returned me a list, the first was download (Dell QuickSet, v.8.2.14, A05), click, opened a page to download R163853.exe (for Vista64 - WORKS ON WIN7 64),
compatible with:
Inspiron 1420
Inspiron 1520
Inspiron 1521
Inspiron 1720
Inspiron 1721
Latitude D631
Latitude D430
Latitude XFR D630
Latitude ATG D620
Latitude ATG D630
Latitude D520
Latitude D620
Latitude D630
Latitude D820
Latitude D830
Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M65
Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M90
Latitude D630c
Vostro Notebook 1000
Vostro Notebook 1400
Vostro Notebook 1500
Vostro Notebook 1700
Dell Precision Mobile WorkStation M4300
XPS M1330

direct link:
support.us.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R163853&formatcnt=0&libid=0&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=220010

!!!!! that's it !!!!!

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