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tsmith777
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Okay Rick and Irv I am going to start the clean install this morning, but I have a couple of questions. Is there a particular order I should follow after the installation, re: installing Drivers, Microsoft updates anti virus, etc. My installation disk was sent from Dell about two weeks after I bought the machine in May of last year and I noticed that most of the updates listed in Rick's link are dated last fall, including the Bios update so I assume I should use all the driver updates listed in that link, is that correct?

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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When I do clean installs I install in this order:
*OS
*Drivers (Download them from another PC and put on USB Hard Drive or Flash Drive)
*Anti-virus (Microsoft Security Essentials is what fellow members and I use)
*Updates
*Programs

For drivers, use the ones that Rick linked to as they will be the latest.

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tsmith777
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I did the clean install but now I cannot get on the internet. When I try to connect I get the message "Windows did not detect any networking hardware" HELP

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tsmith777
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Can anyone help, Please

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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Didi you install the drivers for the Ethernet ?

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tsmith777
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I have the drivers on a flash drive but when I try click on them IE opens and warns me about active x, I clicked to allow and it shows the drivers but will not download them

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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Where did you download the drivers from ?

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tsmith777
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I just found the RealTek network driver and it installed fine, I am now on the internet and will install all the other drivers from Dell. Thanks GS for your response

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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Nice one :)

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tsmith777
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GS there are two drivers I don't understand 1. Firmware for Liteon LMT -256M3M SSDR, Version VZDB..2.Firmware for Liteon LMT-2563M SSDR, Version VZDB, are they needed?

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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I think those are for an SSD but don't have one so can't be sure, one of the builders will be able to let you know.

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tsmith777
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Okay, I don't have an SSD either

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ispalten
ispalten
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No, those are probably the DVD/CD drivers. W7 has a lot of those built-in. However, some are 'better' from the original vendor, and some Dell has 'tweaked' to work or work better.

Best bet, get all the FILES that pertain to YOUR system code, have them handy before you start the process, but now since you are installed and connected, get them all. One I know you can update from the vendor's site is the video drivers. Dell HAS not updated the 8500 except for W8 drivers I think.

BIOS, installing an OS doesn't change this. See what you have when you boot on the splash screen, and if NOT the latest, get it.

Irv S.

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tsmith777
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I am now up and running, it is running very good. I want to use my mozbackup to return Thunderbird so that it retains my address book etc. , however the backup will not work. I had to install a new copy of mozbakup even though I had the original application folder in the flash drive and the back up I had stored on my flash drive will not work, any ideas?

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ispalten
ispalten
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I suspect you don't have access to the C: drive? Are you running as Administrator?

Irv S.

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tsmith777
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Rick, How do I do that?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Tom,

I've been out all day on personal business.

Let me catch up with all the topics and think for a few minutes. :)

I just "fly by the seat of my pants" with these OEM systems because I've haven't owned one since the Commodore 64 and the First IBMs.

After those, I've always Built my own machines since way back then.

(Irv S.) is the expert on the 8500 System so heed his advice.

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tsmith777
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Okay, COMMODORE, LOL

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tsmith777
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I ment Irv, SORRY, how do I get access to C: as an administrator? I need help with mozbackup to restore my old Thunderbird Files. I also use roboform for my passwords and I'm afraid that won't work from my back up either

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ispalten
ispalten
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Are you running as Administrator? Open a command prompt and then cd \ on C: and enter DIR... does it work? CD \WINDOWS, does that work?

Try running Mozbackup at Administrator, does that work?

Irv S.

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