Dell Optilex 755 Windows 7 Drivers

Windows 7 does support this model, however there are 2 drivers you need to install after Windows 7 installation. The device manager will show 2 devices marked with yellow which are PCI Serial Port and PCI Simple Communication Driver. The drivers you will need to install are Intel Management Interface (known as MEI) and Intel Active Management Technology Local manageability Service.

Intel Management Interface : Download
File Name : Intel AMT SOL/ LMS, v. PV, A02

Intel Active Management Technology Local manageability Service : Download
File Name : Intel AMT HECI, v. PV, A02

After Installing both driver, you will;l need to fix random reboot problem, or reboot when your 755 at sleep.

1. Restart you notebook and Enter BIOS by pressing F12 upon booting.
2. If your BIOS need password, - go to security and select Unlock setup to remove password protection.
3. Select Power management - Suspend Mode - Change from F3 into S1.
4. Press F10 and press enter (F10 - shortcut key to - save changes and exit ).

Now your notebook will reboot and you will no longer ge the random reboot.

Graphic Driver
If your device manager showing you have Standard VGA under Graphic Adapter (how to check you graphic driver). That mean your laptop is using a basic display driver which is not on  it's maximum capability. You will have problem running certain application mostly games.

Optilex 755 comes with 3 graphic variant.

1. Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller
2. AMD Radeon 2400/2400 XT
3. ATI 1300

You can obtain the ATI driver from Microsoft update catalog for both amd radeon 2400/2400xt and ATI 1300. Please open the following link by using Internet Explorer Browser:

1. AMD Radeon 2400/2400 XT : Download page
2. ATI 1300 : 32-bit | 64-bit

AMD 2400/2400XT Simply Click add on the left pane (select the first one for 64-bit and 2nd for 32-bit from the list) and select View Basket. Then select download.

Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller : Direct Download from Dell

Fujitsu/IBM fmv-c8200 Windows XP Drivers

This drivers are compatible with all model released during April - September 2005:
FMV-X8200, FMV-E8300, FMV-E8200, FMV-C8200 FMV-S8305, FMV-S8205, FMV-S8300, FMV-S8200 FMV-B8200, FMV-C6200, FMV-J6200

This product originally from Japan, the problem with the original driver file is it use Japanese language for the installation instruction and you will have problem to extract and install the driver. So here is the latest drivers, with the latest version available: (Language : English)

Intel (R) 852 / 855GM Windows (R) XP
Download (Original From Fujitsu)
Download (Latest from Intel)

Agere system AC' 97 Modem
Your modem should install automatically, if not :
Download (From Fujitsu)

Sigmatel Stac AC97 Audio Driver

Audio Installation

1. Make a new folder and move the audio driver into that folder. (optional)

2. Run the audio driver you've download. (File name : E1001842)

3. You will get the stac4469_v7 folder, now open it and run setup to install.

ALPS Pointing Device Driver
(Install using the same method to install audio)

Infeneon Trusted Platform Module Professional Package Patch Program
-Automatically Installed

Intel 852/855 Chipset family
Basically for model released on 2005 or 2006, Windows xp automatically install the chipset driver. This apply to both notebook and desktop. In case you want to get the latest driver for chipset, Intel does have a newer version :

Do let me know if you have problems with the installation.

How to Install Old Soundmax Audio Driver in Windows 7

If you have an old laptop and install windows 7 on it, you may notice that your laptop have no audio. Sometimes device manager tells you it is installed and the volume bar work perfectly, but you can still hear no Sound. When you try to download the driver, your manufacture no longer provide updates for Windows 7, what is available only the old driver for Windows XP or Windows Vista.

Before we begin, Soundmax uses AC97 audio which is similar to Realtek AC 97 Audio. Try the AC97 audio first because sometime it did work on some model. Download Link

He is how to use that old Windows Vista or XP for Windows 7.

1. For this example we will install audio on IBM t42. First download your original XP Driver. (for t42 here is the driver: Download )

2.  Extract the driver file using 7zip or Winrar. Remember the path/location where we extract the driver file.

3. Now open device manager by click start and select run, type DEVMGMT.MSC

 2. Look at the audio controller and right and select update driver.

 3. Then select browse my computer for the Driver software

4.Click on browse and point to the driver folder we extracted ealier.

It will takes some time to find the driver file and install it. It will prompt i is not compatible but install it anyway.

Dell Service Tag and Express Service Code

Dell Service Tag : refer to 7 character identifier that is unique to your product.

Express Service Code :10-digit numeric Version of the service tag which can be typed into a telephone for a call routing. Sometime your products will show E Service which refer to Express Service Code.

Both ID (identification code) normally located at a sticker on the back or bottom of your products.

Every Dell products will have this information, except some peripherals and accessories.

We use both Dell service tag and Express Service code mostly to identify and obtain support online. For example your service tag is FJR6K1. Now just go to the Dell Online support website : and enter the service code in the service code field.

You can choose to enter either  service tag or express service code

Press submit and it will identify and show support that available for your products. Here is the result from service Tag we've entered earlier.
Support page

It will display the support that available online, including the basic information about your device, diagnostic, support topics and articles, drivers and downloads and parts and accessories.