Jun 18, 2012

Driver and Utilities

First of all i would like to thanks all of you because today this blog reached 6 million pageviews. As you all know, many links are dead since the driver database hosted on the 3rd party webhosting deleted due to some unexpected reasons, and I'm working hard to fix all of them. 

So, Driver and utilities, 2 common terms when we installing drivers. Drivers simply make you pc/system detect and identify your hardware, simply in computer terms "installing the hardware" , while utilities is only an application software that you can use to tweak the hardware you just installed. 

 For example if you use AMD Radeon graphic, you will download the catalyst Driver software which comes with Driver for the Graphic and catalyst software to adjust the graphic properties and configuration. Without utilities your hardware will work just fine, but without the driver you cannot run the utilities because utilities require the hardware installed in your system. 

 For most compaq laptop the drivers distributed as below:

 chipset : driver only 
 Lan: Driver only 
Webcam : new model -
 only utilites (for vista and windows 7 base model) 
 old model - utilities + Driver (for model build for XP) 

Hp and compaq provide cyberlink youcam for the utilities. For new model, no webcam drivers provided since windows 7 already install generic usb video driver for the webcam. So Hp and compaq didn't provide them. But, there will be problems with old model like c700 and f700, which some of them installed automatically and some of them did not. In this case i already provided general webcam dirver for old model to work with windows 7 which you can read here

 VGA : Driver + Utilities (intel, nvidia and ATI) 

 Quick Launch : Driver + Utilities 

Touchpad : Driver + Utilities (btw i prefer to use driver only) 

 Wireless : Driver and Utilities (must download separately) 

 For the wireless, compaq or any other laptop manufacture equip thier model with several type of wireless device. FOr example COmpaq CQ40 comes with 3 type of wireless device which is atheros, broadcom and intel. But all use one utilities which is HP wireless Assistant which you can download for free. 

Bluetooth: Driver + application

 The bluetooth application is similar for all model except for the drivers, but over the years most of HP model use Broadcom bluetooth while acer provide varieties of bluetooth devices such as broadcom and atheros. 

You'll find other drivers such as MEI , (intel management interface), turbo boost (for latest model only) and sata driver. This is what i know about driver and utilities, and maybe there are flop in my post which you can add or fix it in the comment section below. Thanks for reading

Jun 4, 2012

Dell inspiron N4010 (14R) Windows 7 Driver

Model: Dell Inspiron 14R 4010
Manufacture: DELL
Compatibility: Windows 7
Last update: June 11 2013
Downloads: 11329

For this 14R model, there are official driver release from dell but only for 64-bit windows 7. But if you read carefully on the download page not all the drivers only compatible with windows 7 64 also compatible with 32 and winxp/vista.

(download all 3 drivers for chipset)

Intel HM57 Express Chipset Family
Release Date: 12/27/2010
Version: A03
Compatibility (win xp/vista/7 32 and 64 bit)

Realtek RTS5138 Card Reader
Release Date: 4/16/2010
Version: A03 6.1.7100.30111
Compatibility (win xp/vista/7 32 and 64 bit)

Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI)
Release Date: 12/28/2010
Version: A01
Compatibility (win xp/vista/7 32 and 64 bit)

Compatibility (win xp/vista/7 32 and 64 bit)

DW5620 Mobile Broadband mini-card : Download
D400 External USB 56K Modem- Utility : Download
D400 External USB 56K Modem - Application : Download

(mouse, keyboard, touchpad etc)

Dell MOD-SRV,SW,INSP,1110 - Touchpad
Release Date: 4/16/2010
Version: A00

Dell BT Travel Mouse Application Release
 Release Date: 11/9/2011
Version: A02-00 SP_4_80_B103

(for wired connection using lan port)
Atheros AR8152 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller

Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Release Date: 6/14/2010
Version: A02

There are 2 applicable graphic driver which is ATI and INTEL

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650
Release Date: 3/24/2011
Version: A25 8.783.3.0000
compatibility (win 7 32/64 bit)

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Release Date: 5/28/2010
Version: A06
Compatibility : Win Vista/7 64 bit

(normally for 32-bit windows 7 will automatically install the intel hd graphic driver, if it does not, then run automatic updates to install it)

Centrino Wireless-N 1000 : Download
Intel(R) WiFi Link 6200 Intel (R) WiMAX Link 6250 Intel (R) WiFi Link 6250: Download
Wireless WLAN 1501 Half Mini-Card (4313bgn) : Download


IDT High Definitio Audio Codecs.
v., A03 (win xp, vista 7)

Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi MB
v.XFMA-DLPT2-1-LB, A00

Wireless 365 Bluetooth :

Creative Labs 1.3MP Camera,
v., A00

Additional Resources:
Webcam: If installation failed, right click on the driver file, select properties. Then select compatibility, set to run in Windows Vista. Close it. The right click again and select run as admin.