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Driver installation order for a Dell Latitude E6420

I recently rebuilt a friend’s Dell Latitude E6420. After a fresh Windows 7 install, I installed the relevant drivers in a haphazard manner, and found that many of the devices were still failing to be recognized in the Windows Device Manager. After a quick Googling, I found that Dell has a specific order that must be observed when the drivers are installed onto the laptop after a fresh Windows install.

Just in case anyone else is looking for this information, I thought I’d repost it. Remember that your laptop may not require all of the following drivers. For example, if […]

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    How to install drivers for fingerprint reader on Dell Latitude 6520

How to install drivers for fingerprint reader on Dell Latitude 6520

One of the Dell Latitude 6520s I work on includes a ‘bio-metric’ finger-print reader device. Let’s face it. Bio-metrics are just plain FUN! Who doesn’t secretly LOVE feeling like 00 agent as they log into their computer? I applaud the fingerprint and retinal scanning devices; they save me precious calories that I’d otherwise expel exercising my many fingers as I laboriously key in login-IDs and/or passwords.

In truth, they’re kind of like Apple’s Siri. (not-really-there-yet). Still they do appeal to the ‘kid factor’ in me, and I am impressed at how well the device actually reads my fingerprint.

That is, until I stuck a […]