Before beginning the installation process on a Dell laptop computer, all data and device drivers must be backed up to avoid problems later on. In the event where drivers have not been backed up, Dell Vostro 1014 drivers for XP
can be obtained from the official website. Before installing the Dell Vostro 1014 drivers for XP
operating system, the Windows XP Service Pack 2
must be installed on the system. All Dell Vostro 1014 drivers for XP
must be installed in a particular sequence one after the other. The Dell Vostro 1014 wireless or Wi-Fi drivers for XP
may have to be installed manually in case of problems.
Kindly note that I've formatted my laptop without backing up my drivers, so I faced a lot of issues to find and install XP drivers for my laptop which is a Dell Vostro 1014.
I've downloaded and installed all the drivers except the Wi-Fi driver, and I've tried some drivers but it didn't work, so please help me to find and install the Wi-Fi driver.
Drivers have to be installed in the following sequence :
Win XP SP2 patch
Bluetooth (Dell 355)
Wi-Fi (Dell Wi-Fi 1397)
Manual steps to install the Wi-Fi :
- 1. Extract the files normally
- 2. In device manager ---> Right click on Network Controller
- 3. Select Next ---> Choose to install driver from a specific path
- 4. While searching for the compatible driver in a specific location ---> Browse and add the extracted folder (C:DELLDriversR189133Driver)
Modem should get installed automatically when extracted
Thanks to uday
for this tip on the forum.