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windows 8 on dell

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    fedora 17, bodhi, win7 win8

    windows 8 on dell


    my daughter has a dell inspiron one19t, it was shipped with vista. i put windows 7 on it and was unable to get the touch screen driver so i telephoned dell, who told me since i'd put windows 7 on it i would have to buy the driver from them.
    so my question is
    if i install windows 8 on it how can i get the touch screen to work without buying the driver from dell?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You have to buy a driver from Dell? This is odd as driver software from an OEM doesn't cost anything as long as you're not requesting a driver software disk.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    remember your talking Dell .like MS and Apple ,they are capable of anything, its possible that the driver you bought[that's if you did buy it ] for win7 will work for win8 ,hope you saved it
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    fedora 17, bodhi, win7 win8


    i never bought the driver as i thought it was too stupid to be true. i actually laughed at the person on the telephone. i searched sites and found a few different drivers and never got it to work. then according to a dell forum you are supposed to install the drivers in a certain order: ie: bios, chipset, audio, graphics, touch screen then ethernet.. but i never got around to trying the driver install the way they recommend as she got her own house. but i am going to try windows 8 for her
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  5. #5


    Did you try this one?

    Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

    I've heard of Dell support doing dubious stuff involving warranties, but I haven't read much about them trying to sell drivers.

    Perhaps the Win7 drivers will also support Win8. There are no listed drivers there for 8 yet.
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Come on, Dell don't sell drivers, this is 100 % BS
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  7. #7


    Posts : 13
    fedora 17, bodhi, win7 win8


    sorry mate but i know what they told me, apparently i broke the warrenty and was told id have to pay for the driver
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  8. #8


    The Win 7 64bit driver is on the Dell site and should work for Windows 8.

    Click image for larger version

    Does not appear to be one for 32 bit.
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    Posts : 13
    fedora 17, bodhi, win7 win8


    thanks guys il try them next time im at her house
    appreciate the help
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    I service Dell since 9 years now, I call them and order parts quite often, I never see a single driver from sell from them.

    Where is the link for paid drivers on this page ?

    Drivers and Downloads | Dell [Malaysia]
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