XP Drivers for DELL Studio XPS-1340
** CAUTION **
Do not install any Vista drivers, Infrared Vista drivers etc. It seems to cause the XPS-1340 to stall when it goes into standby. And then you can't get it out of standby.
It makes me very angry at how the Dell XPS 1340 has been deliberately "screwed" with, to make perfectly XP compatible hardware unfriendly to people who want to upgrade to XP from Vista.
After searching far and wide, it seems a lot of the time the only option for people to get their XP compatible hardware working with XP drivers, is to 1) modify the data in the driver .inf files to match the relevant "screwed up" hardware identifier code and 2) by-pass the installer for some drivers and just manually tell windows where they are, after you put in the correct Hardware identifier codes.
I am switching to Linux after this, and I will never, ever spend another dime on Microsoft nor Dell because of this b.s.
You should install the Sigmatel XP audio drivers
first. You can download them here: http://sharebee.com/30c489b5 - 11.41 MB
NOTE: ! When the Sigmatel drivers are installing, you may get a pop-up menu in the background asking you to click continue. Focus on the main install window, and the other windows should progress on their own.
If you have the MCP79 nVidia chipset, make sure to install the XP drivers for the MCP79 chipset
after the Sigmatel. These include the ethernet drivers etchttp://sharebee.com/b71a8b1c
Solution for XPS-13 (1340) nVidia XP drivers
You can download this NVAC.inf and copy it over the NVAC.inf in your Nvidia/display install directory. http://sharebee.com/5d313553 - 10K
When you click Setup.exe after copying the new NVAC.inf with the correct hardware identifier for the XPS-1340 GeForce 9400M VGA card, the setup should progress as a normal install should. As far as I can see, there should be no issue for multiple display adapters being used. SLI works just fine in XP.
Install the Bluetooth Mini-Card before WLAN Driver.Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Mini-Card.rar - 94.52 MB
The Wireless DW1515 XP driver
was the biggest headache, nothing
would work. But eventually I realised that the hardware is actually a Atheros 5211 Network Adapter
and to install all you have to do is download this tiny driver file with a .inf file I modified for you and extract it to a folder:DELL_DW1515_Atheros_AR5211_770406_XP.rar 412.69 KB
Open Device Manager, (Right-click My Computer and click Hardware tab and then the Device Manager button). There should be a Hardware with a yellow icon beside it called Network Controller.
Right click on this and choose Update Driver. Choose select from Specific Location and click "Include this location in the Search".
Browse to the folder where you extracted the DELL_DW1515_Atheros_AR5211_770406_XP.rar
Your Dell DW1515 Wireless card should now be functioning on XP. Open Network Connections in Control Panel to access wireless networks in range. It's that simple !
Other XP Drivers for Dell Studio XPS-1340Ricoh Card Reader R5C833.rar - 2.9 MB
http://sharebee.com/41d852bcCreative Labs Integrated Webcam.rar - 4.35 MB
http://sharebee.com/42fcfb25Synaptics XP Drivers - 6.15 MB
Do it yourself VGA driver instructions:
#1 Download latest nVidia drivers for GeForce 9M series Notebook XP drivers
#2 (install 7zip) right-click on installer and extract files to a folder.
#3 in that folder, open the 'Display' subfolder
As of 2009.08.27 (the drivers I downloaded) 186.81 the .inf file needed to be modified is NVAC.INF
According to Drivershq.com the hardware code for nVidia GeForce 9400M G Notebook Graphics Adapter ishttp://www.drivershq.com/Drivers/Vis...4/Drivers.aspx
NVIDIA GEFORCE 9400M G [PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0866&SUBSYS_01601025]
IF your laptop has a 9400M G Graphics Adapter with just a different hardware code, you can open device-manager. (right-click my computer (XP) and click properties. Then click the Hardware 'tab' and open Device Manager from there. Browse to VGA Adapter and right-click on it and goto properties to find out what "hardware code" the guys decided to call it.
Then in NVAC.INF you find the line:
%NVIDIA_DEV.0866.01% = Section008, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0866&SUBSYS_01601025
and modify PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0866&SUBSYS_01601025 with whatever Hardware code your 9400M G Adapter is called.
Save the .INF file and when you click Setup.exe in the folder where you extracted the drivers to, it will magically SEE that you have a 9400M G Adapter and install the relevant XP drivers for your device.
This fix requires some1 competent enough to get the text identifier and paste it in the correct spot of NVAC.INF. if you don't feel up to it, make a ghost or something before you do it, in case you need to back-track. You do NOT need to install ANY Vista drivers to get XP nVidia drivers working on the Dell XPS-13 (1340) with the nVidia GeForce 9400M G graphics adapter.
I sincerely hope that this information has saved someone the effort of dealing with the corporate b.s. of Dell and Microsoft !