Window 8.1 Drivers Help Needed

parashar

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I am going to install window 8.1 previously I have window 7 preinstalled by dell.....now I want drivers for various factory fitted hardwares but on dell support website for my model no there is no option for divers on window 8 os
my model number is Studio1457 help will really be appreciated..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Name
    Shubham Parashar
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Studio 1457
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-720qm
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    512 MB AMD RADEON
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Screen Resolution
    1366 X 768
    Hard Drives
    500 GB 7200rpm
    Occupation
    Student
    Mouse
    Dell wireless mouse
    Internet Speed
    21.6 mbps
    Country Flag
    India

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Start with the chip-set, identify it and then look for a driver. If it's Intel go to Intel. Then Video, audio etc. A lot of stuff may work with the default 8.1 drivers. You won't know until you do the install though. Unless somebody here with that same model has already done it. You might want to change the title to "Windows 8.1 drivers for dell Studio1457". The tricky part with laptops is some of the drivers are custom modified so the special function keys work. The volume up down, LCD brightness etc. For my laptop its a separate utility.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Name
    Kerry Waterfield
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Occupation
    Retired
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2
    Country Flag
    Canada
    State/Region Flag
    ca novia scotia

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