Alienware Area-51m Drivers

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  1. Spartan

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    I can't answer the first question as I don't have the laptop yet. @ssj92

    As for the Intel Chipset Drivers, if you don't install them with the -overall command in a command prompt then the setup will just end and nothing gets updated.

    Here's a guide on how to update the Intel Chipset Drivers:

    To ensure proper installation of the Intel Chipset Drivers in case you were not installing them for the first time after a format, do the following:


    1) Copy the driver installation folder and rename it to something easy (ie. chip) to the root of C:\ then launch command prompt as admin

    2) then type cd\ to go back to the root of C:\



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    Now the drivers will be installed completely because if you don't follow this method, then as soon as you run the setup regularly and hit next, you will notice that the installation completed and nothing happened.
     
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    Once I reinstalled it doesn’t work as well as it used to. I just go to the dell website to update manually. Alienware Update works for drivers if you manually open it. Mine doesn’t auto launch which I’m fine with,
     
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    Cool, I had read that somewhere after posting but had not tried (it worked fine). Thanks! Now it doesn't show but I inexplicably have an update for Intel Serial IO that wasn't there yesterday from a week ago... hmm. Inexact science I suppose.
     
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    Awesome man! Glad to help.

    Feel free to ask if you have any more questions.
     
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    Beware of newer intel chipset's overall switches because it install all infs (1st gen to 9th gen infs) even if you don't have them.
    I found better way, use Revo/BCU/Wise uninstaller/MS Fixit uninstaller tools to remove intel chipset SW (System component removal must be enabled in revo,bcu and wise) restart it and you're done. Install new chipset SW and behold you're on latest infs from 1970s.
     
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    dgfdhgfd.jpg LOL

    This was the first time ever that Intel chipset driver package wanted a restart.

    @Vasudev

    Year 1968 precisely.

    Heh...now seriously. IS IT A PROBLEM TO HAVE ALL THIS STUFF INSTALLED?
    Because I have no 100% clue what is safe to delete, even though I have a RAPR snip from a few weeks before this installation.
     
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    How old is Coffee lake
    And you just had to install Intel chipset package?

    Some reading for you... https://www.win-raid.com/t895f42-Intel-Chipset-Device-quot-Drivers-quot-INF-files.html

    Ask others with equal systems as you to post screenshots of RAPR. Then delete what’s not needed.
     
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    Looks like you installed Intel Lynx point driver as well. Its a mess..... Keep Sunrise,Skylake,Kabylake... well forget it and uninstall them and install chipset drivers normally w/o overall cmd line arg.
    I use old chipset driver so I've 1970 version.
     
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