Hi again, Huge probs with new Dell Inspiron 1501. I went ahead and bought windows XP (not from Dell as their's was £99.99)and it installs well. Huge problem is cannot find the exact drivers needed, dell won't tell me which ones I need and where to get them unless I pay for the information. Found some in the Dell tech support but didn't work, I need Base system device/Ethernet controller/network/PCI device (2)/Sm Bus controller (VGA compatible) Failing that, if I buy an external hard drive, can I leave the Vista in the old drive and put XP in the external drive ?????? Thanks SUe
This morning I downloaded all those drivers and put them on a disc. I installed XP and put the disc in, when I tried to install the drivers it didn't work. I don't know if I did something wrong.I downloaded them and tranferred them to a disc. I phoned Dell before installing XP, just to check what drivers I needed (I was through to the hardware dept) they said they would put me through to the software dept, but as I hadn't bought my XP from Dell, they would charge me for advice - I said it was blackmail and a few other things.