The Dell™ Studio 15:
This is an entertainment notebook produced by Dell™. It is powered by the Intel® Centrino Duo technology. Moreover, it has 8 in 1 card reader, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. It comes in different colors like midnight blue, plum purple, spring green, and promise pink. More about this article is discussed under the following points.
Ø Upgrading XP in the Dell ™studio 15
Ø Installation of drivers
Ø Precautions, and solutions to issues
Upgrading XP in the Dell™ studio 15:
There are some steps that you are required to take in order to make this update. First, you are required to take the laptop back into the AHCI compatibility mode from the SATA as this is necessary for the installation. Try to create a slip stream disk by using NLITE. This means that if you want to reverse from the AHCI mode to the SATA, you must find two things. First, find the storage manager drivers from INTEL®, and then find the correct chipset. After all this locate how to boot into the BIOS. In the BIOS you will see the AHCI mode, and the SATA, change the option to AHCI compatibility. After that ensure that the XP disc is in the machine, and then start the installation.
Installation of drivers:
When you have completed the installation, you will be required to install some drivers. First you should install the graphics card driver, and this can be installed from various technical websites like. You should also install the network card driver as this is much important.
Moreover, you should use official Windows® XP disc in order to get auto updates from Windows® updates. Update your Windows® installation with Microsoft® update, and most probably this update will find the remaining drivers. There is also the possibility that you may find problems with the video drivers, so if it happens then try to search for them.
Precautions and solutions to issues:
There are some precautions that you should consider during, and after the process to upgrade XP in the Dell™ Studio 15. There can be a possibility that some of your software find it difficult to work with a 64 bit operating system. For this issue you should try the compatibility mode. This will up to some extent will resolve this issue.
If the audio driver is making problem, then you may be required to reinstall the Sigmatel STAC 92XX C- Major HD audio driver in order to make the built in microphones work properly. If you are having any difficulty to upgrade it, then the best way is to contact the technical support of Microsoft®.