Listed here you will find the most current available drivers specifically for use with the XPS M1730.
For XP Drivers, you can use the same list of devices, just perform your own Google search for the XP driver.
Intel PM965 Chipset
Intel Chipset INF Installer v126.96.36.1999, Last Updated 09/07/2009
Intel® Turbo Memory w/ Intel Matrix Storage Manager
It is not necessary to install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager separately. It is included with the Turbo Memory installer. If using a Turbo Memory card, this is the driver you should install.
v188.8.131.522, Last Updated: 08/17/2009
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager
Only use this installer if you do not have an Intel Turbo Memory card installed.
v184.108.40.2063, Last Updated: 07/18/2009
RICOH R5C833 Card Reader
v3.62.02 A00, Last Updated: 10/06/2009
Ageia PhysX Card
v9.09.0814, Last Updated: 08/14/2009
Note: DO NOT uninstall previous version. NVIDIA PhysX software should be installed over your existing install (for it to function correctly with the AGEIA card installed in the M1730). **FOR NEW/CLEAN INSTALLS ONLY: First install v8.09.04. AFTER installing v8.09.04, install the current version.
NVIDIA Geforce 8700M/8800M/9800M FORCEWARE DRIVERS
NVIDIA Notebook Drivers Landing Page
Dell NVIDIA Notebook Driver
v186.24, Last Updated: 07/21/2009
Network Interface Card
Broadcom 57XX Gigabit Integrated Controller (Device ID = NetXtreme 5754M)
Download via Broadcom's NetXtreme Desktop Driver Page (just select your OS)
Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 3 - Diagnostics Utility
Ins v11.31.04 BACS v11.2.6 A00, Last Updated: 8/15/2008
SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio
v220.127.116.1166 A04, Last Updated: 10/22/2008
Wireless Network Card
Dell Multi-Device Driver for Dell 1390, 1395, 1490, 1505 Wireless Cards
v18.104.22.168/22.214.171.124 A22, Last Updated: 11/20/2008
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG / 4965AGN Wireless Cards
v126.96.36.199, Last Updated: 07/18/2009
Logitech Gaming LCD Display
LOGITECH GamePanel Installer v3.03.133, Last Updated: 10/06/2009
Touchpad, Webcam, Quickset
v188.8.131.52 A01, Last Updated: 07/28/2009
Creative Labs Laptop Integrated Webcam
vPRC2.0 A04, Last Updated: 04/28/2009
Version 9.2.13 and higher of Quickset runs as a Local Machine Process - no longer a startup item :) You will also have the new style volume/screen brightness on-screen indicators and Dell Extended Battery Life option. To utilize this new version, we have to do a few things before running the installer. In order to still access your lid backlight and touchpad/speaker leds, you need to have the following Quickset versions installed, in the following order (very important - install over the existing version). So, without further delay, here is the correct order...
v8.2.20 A09, Last Updated: 03/27/2008
v9.0.10 A02, Last Updated: 06/26/2008
Once these are installed, run the installer for v9.2.13. When running this version's installer, you may be prompted to customize install, if so be sure to select Custom Install and set it to not install keyboard backlighting. The module for backlighting is written for the Studio line and not the XPS M1730. Don't worry, your backlighting will still work as normal. With this version, you will have the new style volume and screen brightness popups - much better than the old style. and it will run as a Local Machine process.
v9.2.13 A05, Last Updated: 01/13/2009
Next, download and run the installer for 9.4.6. You will be prompted to upgrade Quickset, select OK/Continue.
v9.4.6 A00, Last Updated: 06/11/2009
Dell Wireless 350/355/365/370 Bluetooth Modules
v184.108.40.20600 A18-1, Last Updated: 09/23/2009
Wireless Mobile Broadband
Due to the number of different models, check the Dell Communications Driver List for the most recent drivers specific to your Mobile Broadband card.
Dell Video Chat
Dell Video Chat by SightSpeed
Dell Diagnostics with MpMemory
vA1355A0, Last Updated: 05/15/2009