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    Dell Laptop: Driver Question

    I have a Dell XPS laptop. It's new and I'm playing around with it. In looking at their drivers update page, I see that for my specific laptop they show five chipset drivers and seven communication drivers.
    How do I know which driver is the correct one to install?

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    Search via "service tag"
    Refer to original invoice.
    Search using PCIDatabase.
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    Using my specific service tag reveals multiple drivers listed under each driver category. As I wrote above, 5 chipset drivers and 7 communication drivers. I'm baffled by this.
    I don't see any reference to specific drivers on the invoice, and I don't know what a PCIDatabase is.

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    If it is a new laptop, and it's working fine, you shouldn't need to update drivers. Was there a specific reason for wanting to update them?
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    When I turn on the unit it sends a message that some drivers may need to be updated. But when I go to the driver update page, there are multiple drivers listed under each category.

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    This new computer is running Windows 7? Where is the message coming from? Does it say which drivers need updating? If it's Windows 7 telling you that, I wouldn't worry about it as long as the computer is running fine.
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    Dell's come with some pain in the buns "Support Center Software" that monitors drivers etc...I always turn it off
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    If its a new hire laptop and it is working fine you dont need to update the driver just enjoy

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