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Dimension XPS 420 WIN7 compatible?

Microsoft upgrade adviser tool says that my Dimension XPS420 meets the hardware requirements for WIN7. Dell website list does not show the XPS420 as being WIN7 compatible. I am currently running Vista. Who is correct? Thank you.

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In reply to: Dimension XPS 420 WIN7 compatible?

It's possible Dell does not supply drivers and Microsoft thinks you might find them on your own. You have two points of view on this. Both may be right.

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Upgrade advisor

In reply to: Both.

Upgrade Advisor says current Vista Nic (Intel 82566DC-2gigabit)is compatible, but I cannot locate WIN7 drivers on the Intel site for it. Nvidia Geforce 8600 GTS video, and Creative X-Fi Titanium audio are all compatible and I have located WIN7 drivers for both. The only drivers I can't seem to locate are the chipset driver for WIN7 (Dell XPS 420 chipset - Intel Core2 duo e-6850@3.00Ghz) and Nic (Intel 82566DC-2gigabit - Advisor says compatible, but I can't locate Intel WIN7 drivers). Intel site no longer has an e-mail support, so I posted on their forum about the chipset and NIC drivers. Would it be ok to use the Vista chipset and NIC drivers if no one responds or am I asking for problems?
Thanks for helping.

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Try telling which Intel chipset next time.

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As there are too many dell models with the 420 on it, I could get you the wrong link.

About the NIC. Why sweat that? NICs are too cheap or it may just work with the native driver.

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In reply to: Try telling which Intel chipset next time.

Device manager shows several references to Intel x-38 express chipset. Is this what I need a WIN7 driver for? Is this included with WINN7 as I cannot locate any drivers.

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Small world.

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In reply to: Small world.

I have located the x38 chipset drivers. Now I feel more secure about doing my clean install upgrade. Hopefully, NIC drivers for the onboard Intel 82566DC - 2 Gigabit NIC are included with WIN7.
Thanks again!

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