TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. This is originally designed for installing hardware that is not plug and play; but may work for you. Find More Posts by fireberd. Do you Like this story..? Similar help and support threads. Most of the Dell systems require Dell sound drivers to either work or work correctly. Founder of KutebKhana I love to blogging and sharing tips and tricks with my readers.

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As for drivers, if you’re still having problems, I like to use Smart Defrag by IObit, that usually does a good job of finding all my hardware, I just use it when I’m too lazy to go to the manufacturer’s website, or just want the newest drivers.

All goes well until it starts doing the Install Manager, it says “Application Install: Just up to Windows XP. I’m actually a student and this is my finals week, hence I’m not going to have much time for this until Friday afternoon. Find More Posts by Nekton.

Windows 10 64 bit. Then I looked on Google and checked some forums. Find More Posts by Frostmourne. All times are GMT Here is the log that it comes up with: Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build.


Unable to install drivers on Optiplex GX280

Well, Windows seems to have found visa correct drivers after another set of updates. He brought it back home and I was pretty impressed by it’s specs.

That’s fine and dandy, but all it does is run the basic functions and I can’t get the TV output to work. Frostmourne Windows 7 Ultimate x 2, posts. I checked the file repository anyway, but it didn’t have opyiplex drivers that have been modified more recently than yesterday I’ve just been trying to fix the audio since this morning.

When I open the executable in Windows 7, it doesn’t get to finish its ‘gyrations’ before it is interrupted with the “Installation failed” error message. Another option I may have is to get a copy of Windows XP through my university. I’d imagine they work on Vista too.

Is it possible to install Windows 7 on this machine? Drivers aren’t doing the trick yet. If you have a problem check first the comments, maybe you will find the solution there.

Thanks for the advice, though. I am still downloading updates still in SP1 at the momentso that might explain the video driver optippex, but that doesn’t explain why the sound driver suddenly won’t work.

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All these downloads have been done on my Acer laptop running Vista, then the zipped folders are transferred via flash drive to the Windows 7 Dell. This is originally designed for installing hardware that is not plug and play; but may work for you. Shakeel Asghar is the owner and founder of kutebkhana. You break it down nicely. I don’t think this should be a problem, though, optiplxe I have done gx28 this successfully before for a different Dell running XP.


Hi Nekton, Try this. Could that potentially do irreversible damage to my Vista laptop? The Optiplex runs Windows 7 perfectly, with good volume for the onboard audio. TimStitt, I tried adding legacy hardware in device manager, but it didn’t work.

Is it possible to use both the internal intel and a pci-e nvidia graphics card at the same time with two monitors on a Dell Optiplex GX?

So downloading and installing AMD Catalyst automatically gives me the correct driver software. Follow Us On Facebook. Trying the sound drivers in compatibility mode is the first thing I tried.