I received an error during the installation, but my sound started working. Works well and Windows 7 Rocks! The issue of video, as mentioned somewhere else in this thread is an unfortunate one, being that Intel chose not to upgrade its support to anything beyond XP, for the Video drivers. The trick to it is to install the driver when using the administrator login with your laptop. For the sound card driver, see the post by jeepautx 2 posts above yours. XP Drivers work well. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.

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On intital restart, you resolution on the video will lokk weird, but you can reset your screen resolution and use you laptop like before Also if you’re upgrading from Vista to 7, the upgrade should just load the drivers from Vista and use them OK. Most can get it to work but tend to see little glitches here and there. People that have the biggest problems are the one that bought a laptop with XP and are trying to install Windows 7, which is 2 generations down the line.

multimediz It found drivers for everything except the audio. Well, I discovered a solution that may work for many of you. Dell driver R from Dell support website is the right one for my latitude D Win 7.

Dell latitude d610 multimedia audio controller drivers

I had similar probelem. They concentrate on the present and the future and thats leaves the customer on their own. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. Dell D Sound Driver for Windows 7.


Your laptop will work OK with the XP sudio on video too, but contriller Aero feature and ability to write video to a DVD-rw drive will be rejected when tried. I was running the evaluation build on a laptop of the same model, and it worked well.

I’m happy with Windows 7. Load the driver and it will work like a charm. Otherwise it will run like a champ on Vista and Windows 7.

Dell Latitude D Audio Driver Missing in Windows 7 – Forums – CNET

He doesn’t mention the video driver however, but your best bet is to get it from the Dell site also. Back to Laptops forum 32 total posts Page 1 of 2 01 02 Next. They contain so many different Motherboards, you really have to match the individual units up one by one to get the correct drivers.

When opening the driver file, Right click your mouse, click Properties, and click login in as administrator. If you are unfamiliar with that procedure do a HELP search or web search for the procedure.

With a little luck maybe your adminstrative login will allow you to load it, that is if someone didnt set it to prevent logins. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: This chip is built into the Motherboard, so it’s permanently attached and not replaceable.


Dell doesn’t officially support Vista or Windows 7 on this laptop. Please try again now or at a later time. These D laps tops and the D are some of the most prolithic laptops d10 it the last 10 years by Dell, by the thousands.

Guy i hve a Dell latitude D, i hve install Windows 7 on that machine bt after the installatiion complited bt the sound card and vga drivers are xudio on windows 7. The problem I had was that Microsoft Update downloaded the driver that seemed to work ok, but the headset jack didn’t work and there was no way to activate it. The trick to it is to install the driver when using the administrator login with your laptop. If you check their auction site today, they are probably still selling them as refurbished units.

For the sound card driver, see the post by jeepautx 2 posts above yours. It located all the drivers except for audio. You will have sound in 60 seconds. I’m not sure if it’s true all around, but I had to run the multimecia installer in XP compatibility mode. Try the Vista driver if there’s no Windows 7 driver.