Drivers for Inspiron 8500

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Application - Application

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Wild Tangent Gaming Console and Games - VISTA, v.webpost, A1.0
This is link to web download Wild Tangent Dell Gaming Console.
Optionalwebpost9/8/2008 Windows 7 32-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
Dell QuickSet, v.7.1.10, A38
QuickSet provides the following features: POWER: Power management schemes, Battery resource information and health, Warning messages unsupported power-adapter/dock/battery scenarios are detected. DISPLAY: Display brightness, Desktop font & Internet Explorer Scaling, Display switching via
Not Defined7.1.108/29/2006 Windows 2000
Windows XP
Sonic Solutions Record Now 7.0 (Dual Layer), 4.98, Build: 498B12A
Drive Letter Access (DLA) is a utility that gives you the ability to copy files directly to recordable CD and DVD discs. Using DLA, you can drag-and-drop files to a disc and make the disc compatible with almost any Windows computer.
Recommended4.98, Build: 498B12A1/26/2006 Windows 2000
Windows XP
Sonic Solutions Sonic DMX 3.0, v.DMX 3.0.1 Patch 307B032n, A10
Install the patch update on top of 307B08A_B build.
OptionalDMX 3.0.1 Patch 307B032n6/8/2005 Windows XP
Dell Driver Reset Tool, v. 1.02L (DiRT - External Zip) , A01
Driver Reset Tool is an application that will scan the system for malfunctioning drivers and reset such drivers to the original drivers available in the system.
Recommended1.02L (DiRT - External Zip)2/7/2005 Windows XP
Jasc Paintshop Photo Album 4.0, v.PSPA 4.04, A04
This patch is used to correct the printer not installed crash issue and the Dell paper templates not appearing issue.
Not DefinedPSPA 4.0412/4/2003 Windows XP
Windows 2000
Real Networks RealOne Player 6.0, v.6.0.11.853, A00
RealNetworks Security Update to Address RealOne Player, RealPlayer Security Vulnerabilities
Not Defined6.0.11.8535/14/2003 Windows XP

Application - Patch/Upgrade

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Intervideo Software DVD , v.4.0 Patch Build 52 , A01
Patch to fix several issues in WinDVD 4.0.11.30.
Not Defined4.0 Patch Build 527/7/2003 Windows XP
Windows 2000

Audio - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
SIGMATEL STAC 9750 AC97, v.5.10.0.3952, A15
Sigmatel STAC 9750 AC97 WDM Audio Driver
Not Defined5.10.0.39521/22/2007 Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP
Windows 2000

BIOS - BIOS

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell Inspiron 8500 System BIOS, A08
Dell Inspiron 8500 A08 System BIOS
OptionalA087/25/2005 BIOS

Chipset - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Intel Mobile Chipset, v.4.20.1009, A04
This is the chipset .INF install utility for all Dell systems with Intel mobile chipsets. This utility installs .INF support for the chipset devices in all operating systems. The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility installs the Windows INF files that outline to the operating system
Not Defined4.20.10093/25/2003 Windows XP
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows Me

Communications - Application

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell TrueMobile 5100 GPRS PC Card, v.2.1.1.1009, A03
Dell TrueMobile 5100 Tri-band GPRS PC Card driver and application software.
Recommended2.1.1.10094/13/2004 Windows XP
Windows 2000
PCTel MDC, v.1.41, A01
Version 1.41 - Dell Modem On Hold Application for PCTEL MDC modems
Not Defined1.413/26/2003 Windows XP
Windows 2000

Communications - Diagnostics Utility

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
PCTel MDC, v.MH2.15, A04
PCTel MDC V92 Modem Diagnostic.
Not DefinedMH2.153/26/2003 Windows 2000
Windows XP

Communications - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
PCTel MDC, v.2.50.0043, A11
Windows XP Driver for PCTEL 2304WT V.92 MDC Modem release version 2.50.0043
Not Defined2.50.00433/26/2003 Windows XP

Communications - HTML

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell TrueMobile 5100 GPRS PC Card, v.22/01/04, A03
This is the PC Health CAB file for Windows XP containing the Dell TrueMobile 5100 Tri-band GPRS PC Card User Guide.
Recommended22/01/044/13/2004 Windows XP
Dell TrueMobile 5100 GPRS PC Card, v.26/08/03, A02
This is the HTML User Guide for the Dell TrueMobile 5100 Tri-band GPRS PC Card.
Not Defined26/08/0312/2/2003 Windows 2000
PCTel MDC, v.PCHealth Installer, A10
XP PCHealth file installer for PCTEL 2304WT Modem
Not DefinedPCHealth Installer3/26/2003 Windows XP

Diagnostics - Diagnostics Utility

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics (Graphical User Interface version), A1257
Dell 32-bit Diagnostics v1257
OptionalA12578/30/2005 OS Independent
Dell 32-bit Diagnostics Utility Partition Contents Upgrade Tool, v.UpUpdate.A1232, A1232
Dell 32-bit Diagnostics v1232 Utility Partition Upgrade Tool
OptionalUpUpdate.A12323/1/2004 OS Independent

Firmware - Firmware

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell Dock Bay/D-Bay FX2 firmware, A02
Firmware update for D/Dock and D/Bay.
Not DefinedA028/8/2003 OS Independent

IDE/EIDE - Firmware

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
HGST HTS548020M9AT00 (20gb) Mobile HDD, HTS548040M9AT00 (40gb) Mobile HDD, HTS548060M9AT00 (60gb) Mobile HDD, HTS548080M9AT00 (80gb) Mobile HDD, v.A5EA, A01
Hitachi Travelstar 5K80 firmware (rev. A5EA) corrects an intermittent clicking noise issue on the following models: HTS548020M9AT00 (20GB - P/N M1170) HTS548040M9AT00 (40GB - P/N N1166) HTS548060M9AT00 (60GB - P/N R1079) HTS548080M9AT00 (80GB - P/N P1128)
RecommendedA5EA8/2/2004 Windows XP
Windows 2000
Fujitsu MHT2020AT (20GB) Mobile HDD, MHT2030AT (30GB) Mobile HDD, MHT2060AT (60GB) Mobile HDD, MHT2040AT (40GB) Mobile HDD, v.009B, A02
This software updates particular Fujitsu MHT2020AT, MHT2030AT, MHT2040AT, and MHT2060AT notebook hard drives to fix a potential Drive Not Ready issue. - This release allows flashing of secondary master HDD and supports the following media: - Diskette [BR64893.exe] - Bootable Removable
Not Defined009B8/8/2003 Windows 2000
Windows XP
HGST DK23FB-60 (60GB) Mobile HDD, v.A0C1, A02
Hitachi DK23FB-60 Firmware (A0C1) Fixes read error issues and improves read/write performance at certain temperature. Dell P/N (9Y273) 60GB. - This release allows flashing of secondary master HDD and supports the following media: - Diskette [BR64664.exe] - Bootable Removable media (USB
Not DefinedA0C18/5/2003 Windows XP
Windows 2000

Imaging Solutions - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell Photo All-In-One Printer 922, v.G21, A04
Release A04 of Dell 922 English Driver .
UrgentG216/15/2005 Windows 2000
Windows XP
Dell Inkjet Printer 720, v.English, A02
Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for R80999.EXE Download 1. Click Download Now, to download the file. 2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click Yes, I Accept this Agreement. 3. When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP users
OptionalEnglish6/30/2004 Windows 2000
Windows XP
Dell Printer Personal All-in-One A920, v.2.0, A01
First Release
Not Defined2.07/2/2003 Windows XP
Windows 2000

Input - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Alps GlidePoint/StickPointer, v.5.4.102.12, A09
Alps GlidePoint/StickPointer, v.5.4.102.12, A09
Not Defined5.4.102.121/18/2005 Windows 2000
Windows XP

Network - Diagnostics Utility

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller, v.6.13, A03
Broadcom Advance Control Suite Windows GUI Diagnostics.
Not Defined6.138/4/2003 Windows XP
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller, v.1.26, A00
DOS User Diagnostics for Broadcom Integrated 10/100 Controller
Not Defined1.264/14/2003 MS-DOS
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller, v.3.18, A01
Broadcom Advance Control Suite Windows GUI Diagnostics.
Not Defined3.183/31/2003 Windows 2000
Windows XP

Network - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell TrueMobile 1400 WLAN, TrueMobile 1300 MPCI Card , v.4.10.40.11, A10
Download this driver only if you reside in the United States. This release supports the Dell TrueMobile 1300 and 1400 MiniPCI devices.
Urgent4.10.40.1112/19/2006 Windows XP
Windows 2000
Dell TrueMobile 1400 WLAN, TrueMobile 1300 MPCI Card , TrueMobile 1300 PCMCIA, Wireless 1350 WLAN MiniPCI Card, Wireless 1450 WLAN miniPCI Card, Wireless 1350 WLAN PC Card, Wireless (US) WLAN Card, Wireless 1370 WLAN MiniPCI Card, Wireless 1470 Dual-Band WLAN miniPCI Card, Wireless 1390 WLAN MiniCard, Wireless 1490 Dual-Band WLAN MiniCard, Wireless 1390 WLAN ExpressCard, v.4.10.40.0 / 4.10.47.3 , A09
Download this driver only if you reside in the United States. This release supports the Dell Wireless 1350, 1370, 1450,1390, 1490 series, and Dell TrueMobile 1300, 1400 series Mini Card, MiniPCI and PC Card devices (not USB).
Recommended4.10.40.0 / 4.10.47.310/20/2006 Windows 2000
Windows XP
Dell TrueMobile 1400 WLAN, TrueMobile 1300 MPCI Card , TrueMobile 1300 PCMCIA, Wireless 1350 WLAN MiniPCI Card, Wireless 1450 WLAN miniPCI Card, Wireless 1350 WLAN PC Card, Wireless (Except US,Japan) WLAN Card, Wireless 1370 WLAN MiniPCI Card, Wireless 1470 Dual-Band WLAN miniPCI Card, Wireless 1390 WLAN MiniCard, Wireless 1490 Dual-Band WLAN MiniCard, Wireless 1390 WLAN ExpressCard, v.4.10.40.0 / 4.10.47.3, A09
Download this driver unless you reside in United States or Japan. This release supports the Dell Wireless 1350, 1370, 1450,1390, 1490 series, and Dell TrueMobile 1300, 1400 series Mini Card, MiniPCI and PC Card devices (not USB).
Recommended4.10.40.0 / 4.10.47.31/17/2006 Windows 2000
Windows XP
Dell TrueMobile 1400 WLAN, TrueMobile 1300 MPCI Card , TrueMobile 1300 PCMCIA, Wireless 1350 WLAN MiniPCI Card, Wireless 1450 WLAN miniPCI Card, Wireless 1350 WLAN PC Card, Wireless (Japan) WLAN Card, Wireless 1370 WLAN MiniPCI Card, Wireless 1470 Dual-Band WLAN miniPCI Card, Wireless 1390 WLAN MiniCard, Wireless 1490 Dual-Band WLAN MiniCard, Wireless 1390 WLAN ExpressCard, v.4.10.40.0 / 4.10.47.3, A09
Download this driver only if you reside in Japan. This release supports the Dell Wireless 1350, 1370, 1450, 1390, 1490 series, and Dell TrueMobile 1300, 1400 series Mini Card, MiniPCI and PC Card devices (not USB).
Recommended4.10.40.0 / 4.10.47.31/17/2006 Windows XP
Windows 2000
Dell Wireless 1350 WLAN MiniPCI Card, Wireless 1450 WLAN miniPCI Card, Wireless 1350 WLAN PC Card, Wireless (Except US,Japan) WLAN Card, Wireless 1370 WLAN MiniPCI Card, Wireless 1470 Dual-Band WLAN miniPCI Card, v.3.100.35.1 / 3.100.41, A06
Download this driver unless you reside in United States or Japan. This release supports the Dell Wireless 1350, 1370, 1450 series, and Dell TrueMobile 1300, 1400 series MiniPCI and PC Card devices (not USB).
Recommended3.100.35.1 / 3.100.413/15/2005 Windows XP
Windows 2000
Dell TrueMobile 300 Bluetooth Internal card, v.BTW 3.0.1.803 - Stack Only, A05
Installer for the TrueMobile 300 3.0.1.803 BTW stack/driver.
RecommendedBTW 3.0.1.803 - Stack Only8/10/2004 Windows XP
Windows 2000
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller, v.3.60, A02
NDIS 5 and NDIS 5.1 driver release for the Broadcom 4401 Ethernet Integrated Controller
Not Defined3.608/4/2003 Windows XP
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller, v.3.51, A01
NDIS 5 and NDIS 5.1 driver release for the Broadcom 4401 Ethernet Integrated Controller
Not Defined3.513/31/2003 Windows XP
Windows 2000

Network - Firmware

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router, v.3.0.0.8, A02
Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router Firmware
Optional3.0.0.88/8/2003 Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows XP

Network - HTML

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell TrueMobile 1400 WLAN, TrueMobile 1300 MPCI Card , TrueMobile 1300 PCMCIA, Wireless 1350 WLAN MiniPCI Card, Wireless 1450 WLAN miniPCI Card, v.1.0a, A00
Documentation for the Dell TrueMobile 1300 series, 1400 series, and the Dell Wireless WLAN 1350 series and 1450 series network adapters.
Optional1.0a3/23/2004 Windows XP
Windows 2000
Dell TrueMobile 300 Bluetooth Internal card, v.A01a, A07
This package installs Windows XP User Documentation for the Dell TrueMobile 300 Bluetooth device.
Not DefinedA01a10/6/2003 Windows XP
Dell TrueMobile 300 Bluetooth Internal card, v.A01, A06
This package installs HTML User Guides for the Dell TrueMobile 300 Bluetooth Device.
Not DefinedA0110/6/2003 Windows 2000
Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router, v.7.21.03, A01
Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's Guide (English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish)
Not Defined7.21.038/8/2003 Windows XP
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller, v.3.1.29/6.5.6 CAB, A01
XP Cab Files (v3.1.29/6.5.6 CD)
Not Defined3.1.29/6.5.6 CAB4/7/2003 Windows XP

Network - Utility

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router, v.1.02, A02
Dell TrueMobile 2300 wireless Broadband Router Control Utility
Optional1.028/11/2003 Windows XP
Windows 2000

Patches And Fixes - Patch/Upgrade

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell Patches And Fixes (Cross LOB), A01
This EXE resolves an issue with IOMEGA zip drives where the disk cannot be read after reinseration from a hard eject using the eject button on the drive.
Not DefinedA014/16/2003 Windows XP
Windows 2000

Removable Storage - Firmware

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
HLDS GCR-8240N Slim 24X CD-ROM, v.1.10, A04
Windows Based Firmware Flash Utility update for HLDS GCR-8240N Slim 24X CD ROM Drive
Recommended1.1010/13/2005 Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista 32-bit
NEC ND-5100A Slim 4X DVD+RW, v.10FE(WIN), A01-1
Windows based Flash Utility to update NEC slim 4X DVD+RW ND-5100A
Recommended10FE(WIN)2/25/2005 Windows XP
Windows 2000
Philips SDVD6004 2X Slim DVD+RW, v.1.06, A04
Firmware version 1.06
Optional1.063/31/2004 Windows XP
Windows 2000
Toshiba SD-C2612 8X Slim DVD, v.1D23 Windows, A05
Windows Based Firmware Flash Utility update for "Toshiba SD-C2612 slim DVD ROM drive".
Optional1D23 Windows2/20/2004 Windows 98
Windows XP
Windows NT 4.0
Windows Me
Windows 2000
HLDS GCC-4241N Slim 24/24/24X Combo Drive, v.A101, A01-00
This is a Windows Based Firmware Update Utility. When execution of the update is over the system must be restarted.
OptionalA1011/28/2004 Windows XP
Windows 2000
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 98
QSI SBW 242 Slim 24X Combo, v.UD30 (Windows), A02
This is a Windows executable used to Flash Firmware on the QSI SBW 242 Slim 24X. If it finds a QSI SBW-242 Combo drive that has a firmware revision older than contained in this program, it automatically updates the firmware. Upon completion of all required modifications, the user will be informed
UrgentUD30 (Windows)11/19/2003 Windows XP
Windows 2000
Panasonic UJDA360 Slim 24X CDRW, v.1.04, A04
Windows Based Firmware Flash Utility update for "Panasonic UJDA360 24X slim combo drive".
Not Defined1.049/2/2003 Windows 98
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Windows NT 4.0
Windows Me
HLDS GCC-4240N 24X Slim Combo , v.E112, A00-01
Firmware update for "HLDS GCC-4240N 24X slim Combo drive" Dell P/N PO646.
Not DefinedE1124/29/2003 Windows XP
Windows 2000
HLDS GCC-4240N 24X Slim Combo , v.E112, A04
Firmware update for "HLDS GCC-4240N 24X slim Combo drive" Dell P/N PO646.
Not DefinedE1124/4/2003 Windows 2000
Windows NT 4.0
Windows XP

Removable Storage - Patch/Upgrade

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.3.4, v.5.3.5.17, A00
Provides a web updater file which updates any existing version of Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.3.4.x to Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.3.5.17.
Recommended5.3.5.1710/21/2004 Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows NT 4.0
Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.3.4, v.5.3.4.21 SP28, A04-00
This update patch provides an comprehensive update to Roxio Easy CD Creator version 5.3.4.21 SP8. This patch can be applied for all languages supported by Roxio Easy CD Creator.
Not Defined5.3.4.21 SP2812/8/2003 Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows XP x64
Windows NT 4.0

Removable Storage - Utility

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell 64MB USB Memory Key, 128MB USB Memory Key, v.1.0.8.2, A00
Memory Key Bootability Tool ver 1.0.8.2.
Not Defined1.0.8.29/2/2003 Windows 2000
Windows XP

System Utilities - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell IDE USB 1394 Optical Disk Drive DOS Driver, v.1.06, A01
Dell IDE USB 1394 Optical Disk Drive DOS Driver
Not Defined1.069/27/2005 MS-DOS
Dell USB+1394 CDROM, v.1.00, A00
This driver adds the ability to access USB and IEEE-1394 optical drives (e.g. CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD- ROM) from DOS. For example, to access an optical drive in a Dell D/Bay, D/Dock module bay, or IEEE- 1394 connection.
Optional1.004/2/2003 MS-DOS

System Utilities - Patch/Upgrade

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Microsoft SpeedStep Fix for WinXP, A00
Microsoft SpeedStep fix for WinXP addresses the following Microsoft issue (Q330512): The Processor Performance State Is Not Restored to the Maximum State If the CPU Runs at 100 Percent.
Not DefinedA003/25/2003 Windows XP

System Utilities - Utility

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Dell QuickSet Removal Tool, v.1.0.0, A00
When upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista, old versions of Dell QuickSet may be left on a system. This utility will remove those old versions of Dell QuickSet in these circumstances.
Not Defined1.0.012/4/2006 Windows Vista 32-bit
Dell Notebook System Software, v.3.11.0, A18
Notebook System Software (NSS) is a utility that provides critical updates and patches for your operating system. Install the NSS program to gain support for Dell 3.5-inch USB floppy drives, Intel Pentium-M processors, CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD drives, Infrared (IR) communications, and USB devices. NSS is
Not Defined3.11.04/28/2005 Windows 2000
Windows XP
Dell Internet Explorer Scaling Utility, A00
This utility allows user to select Large or Normal sizes for Fonts and Icons in Internet Explorer. This is applicable when the DPI is greater than 96 and IE version is 6.0 or more.
Not DefinedA004/22/2005 Windows 2000
Windows XP

Video - BIOS

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
nVidia GeForce4 4200 Go, v.4.28.20.31.C1, A05
Nvidia GeForce4 4200 Go Video Bios
Recommended4.28.20.31.C11/21/2004 Windows XP
Windows 2000

Video - Driver

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
nVidia GeForce4 4200 Go, v.6.14.10.6742, A06
Nvidia GeForce4 4200 Go Video Driver
Optional6.14.10.674212/1/2004 Windows XP
Windows 2000
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000, v.7.91.2-030729a-010469c, A04
This self-extracting and auto-running zip file contains the ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 graphics driver for the Dell Inspiron 8500 and 8600 portable computing systems.
Not Defined7.91.2-030729a-010469c10/13/2003 Windows XP

Video - Patch/Upgrade

DescriptionImportanceVersionReleasedSupported OSDownload
Roxio VideoWave Movie Creator, v.1.6.636-1.6.676 patch, A02
This patch upgrades VideoWave Movie Creator (for Dell Movie Studio Essentials and Plus) from 1.6.636 to 1.6.676 to address functional and usability issues.
Not Defined1.6.636-1.6.676 patch5/9/2003 Windows XP