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Computer: Need old Dell drivers
Little House on Unaka | November 26, 2010 | don-o

Posted on 11/26/2010 10:34:30 AM PST by don-o

I have a Dell Dimension 4600, purchased in 2004. I was running XP Home. The boot files got corrupted and I had to reinstall - I installed XP Pro.

The network adapter is not working so I cannot get on the internet and Dell has discontinued support. Any suggestions on how I can find the driver I need?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: backup; computer; delllies; drivers; recoverydisc

1 posted on 11/26/2010 10:34:33 AM PST by don-o
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To: don-o

I refuse to get a Nac. Trying to spend no money over here.


2 posted on 11/26/2010 10:36:10 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: don-o
Check this site to see if you can find what to are looking for.

Dell Drivers

3 posted on 11/26/2010 10:37:10 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: don-o
You might find some help here at Dell's driver&downloads website.
4 posted on 11/26/2010 10:38:44 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: don-o

Ask friends who have Dells if they have the recovery/device driver disks that come with the unit.


5 posted on 11/26/2010 10:40:05 AM PST by y6162
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To: don-o
This may do it, there are 2 variants listed.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Dimension-4600-Drivers-Restore-Disc-Disk-DVD-/380263413894?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5889773886

6 posted on 11/26/2010 10:42:10 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: don-o

Linux?


7 posted on 11/26/2010 10:42:17 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: don-o

A new NIC would be like $5 from ebay.

How much is your time worth to you? Even if it’s only worth $5 an hour (I hope not), I’d say it’s worth your time to just buy the card.


8 posted on 11/26/2010 10:42:26 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Exactly what I would recommend. Done HUNDREDS of these boxes, have a cheap 3COM NIC (Network Interface Card) that XP always has drivers for.

Dell will supply DRIVERS even though SUPPORT has been DISCONTINUED.

Yes, I read the Vanity.


9 posted on 11/26/2010 10:45:24 AM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: don-o

http://discussions.virtualdr.com/showthread.php?t=190868


10 posted on 11/26/2010 10:45:40 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: don-o

you can search online- i find most drivers I need that way


11 posted on 11/26/2010 10:47:09 AM PST by Mr. K (TSA: "Because 'profiling' is much more offensive than grabbing your balls")
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To: don-o

As you have internet connection on another machine, craigslist for old dell machines like yours? Perhaps oyu can get the driver disks? You could place a “wanted” ad out there for them.

Could also try here:

http://old-drivers.blogspot.com/2007/06/download-dell-drivers.html


12 posted on 11/26/2010 10:47:17 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: don-o

Get ahold of a USB flash drive and using the computer you’re currently sitting at, go here:

http://tinyurl.com/3a9hszj

... and download the network card driver from there to your USB flash drive. Either copy it to your hard drive and run it (recommended) or run it from the USB flash drive.

Your motherboard drivers (possibly including the network card driver) can be found here:

http://tinyurl.com/2ubvtgc

Every single driver and application for the Dell Dimension 4600 is here:

http://tinyurl.com/5qgr7a

Hope this helps.


13 posted on 11/26/2010 10:55:09 AM PST by angryoldfatman
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To: Christian Engineer Mass; don-o
I'd go for a USB-NIC, depending on your application, say as
temporary interface to d/l fixes to say, a NIC whose drivers are
corrupted.

It's really handy to have for a quick interface that you can delete the
reference to afterward.

14 posted on 11/26/2010 10:57:27 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: don-o

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_P4_4600&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=


15 posted on 11/26/2010 10:58:17 AM PST by TeachableMoment
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To: TeachableMoment

I did the tinyurl version of that because I’m never sure how these message boards will parse big URLs.


16 posted on 11/26/2010 11:01:20 AM PST by angryoldfatman
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To: angryoldfatman

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

Yrying this for starters.


17 posted on 11/26/2010 11:02:56 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: don-o
I've got a 4600 also, and have never had trouble getting the drivers. The tinyurl OP put up has all you need, and XP & XP Pro use the same drivers. If all else fails, send me a PM, and I'll email you the drivers you need.

IIRC, Dell will sell you a set of restore disk for about $10 plus shipping, as well.

18 posted on 11/26/2010 11:15:49 AM PST by Old Student
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To: angryoldfatman; Mrs. Don-o
Get ahold of a USB flash drive and using the computer you’re currently sitting at, go here:

THAT WORKED!!!!!

Posting for newly working machine

Thank you very much. The odd thing is, you directed me to Dell sites to get those files. Couple hours ago, a Dell rep said I was outta luck unless I wanted to cough up some $$$.

19 posted on 11/26/2010 11:16:13 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: don-o

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R67150&SystemID=DIM_P4_4600&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=2834&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=2&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=5&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=87106

That is the file you are looking for.


20 posted on 11/26/2010 11:17:23 AM PST by JerseyHighlander (p.s. The word 'bloggers' is not in the freerepublic spellcheck dictionary?!)
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To: don-o

You’re very welcome! I’m glad I could help.

Yeah, Dell has dropped off sharply in their competence in recent years. Thank God they still have enough competence left to keep their drivers online.


21 posted on 11/26/2010 11:36:32 AM PST by angryoldfatman
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To: don-o

Go to a thrift shop and get a NIC. $1 to $2 or by a PC for parts at a yard sale.


22 posted on 11/26/2010 11:47:00 AM PST by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: angryoldfatman

I thot about that right after I posted.


23 posted on 11/26/2010 12:57:56 PM PST by TeachableMoment
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To: don-o
Here you go...

No wait, you said "Dell drivers". Never mind.

24 posted on 11/26/2010 1:01:21 PM PST by Fresh Wind
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marked


25 posted on 11/26/2010 6:13:04 PM PST by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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