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OptiPlex 3030 AIO: Windows 7 Driver Install Order



A device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device. For the OptiPlex 3030 AIO (All in One), all the drivers installation for their devices are similar except that some system may have more devices than the other.

After a clean installation of the Microsoft® Windows 7 operating system, you must install the following drivers / software packages:


Table of Contents:

  1. OptiPlex 3030 AIO (All in One) Driver installation guide
  2. System Drivers
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1. OptiPlex 3030 AIO (All in One) Driver installation guide

Microsoft® Windows 7

Note: Use this page as a reference for what the drivers should look like in Device Manager when installed. Drivers can be downloaded from the Dell Support Site.
Notice: See article
  • ID: SLN128938 Drivers and Downloads FAQ for help identifying Video controllers and other hardware components.
  • Note: The drivers installation for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are identical. (Most of the device drivers will be pre-installed during the Windows 8.1 installation process.) For best results, we recommend installing the Intel Chipset driver utility first.


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    After a fresh copy of windows is installed, always install the Intel chipset driver utility first. After that, you can install the rest of the devices' drivers in any sequence. However we would recommend you follow the convention below.

    Categories Driver Name Windows 7 Windows 8.1
    Chipset Drivers Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
    Chipset Drivers O2Micro Memory Card Reader
    Chipset Drivers Intel USB 3.0 xHCI Driver Optional as Windows 8.1 will install the default native USB 3.0 driver.
    Video Drivers Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Video Drivers AMD Radeon R5 A240 Graphics Controller
    Audio Drivers Realtek ALC3661-CG Audio
    Network Drivers Realtek LAN (RTL8151GD) Driver
    Network Drivers Intel WiFi Link 7260 Driver

    2. System Drivers

    Note: The driver list is based from driver installation from the Resource DVD on a basic OptiPlex 3030 AIO (All in One) system without any additional optional cards fitted. Generally, Windows has comprehensive support for many items, but the following Dell™ - branded drivers and software must be installed for proper operation if the operating system has been removed and reinstalled:

    Check if the chipset driver is installed by looking at Device Manager - shown below. Install the Intel chipset update from the Dell Support Site website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the DVD, choose:

    Windows 7>Chipset Drivers>Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility

    Chipset

    Check if the media card driver is installed by looking at Device Manager. Install the media card driver update from the Dell Support Site or by the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose :

    Windows 7>Chipset Drivers>O2Micro Memory Card Reader

    O2 Micro

    Check if the Intel USB 3.0 xHCI driver is installed by looking at Device Manager. Install the Intel USB 3.0 xHCI driver update from the Dell Support Site or by the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose :

    Windows 7>Chipset Drivers>Intel USB 3.0 xHCI Driver.

    This driver is needed for the support of USB 3.0 devices that connected to the system directly.

    USB 3.0

    Note: See article ID: SLN155269 Checking Hardware Configuration for help identifying Video controllers and other hardware components.

    Intel HD Graphics 4000

    Check if the video driver is installed by looking at Device Manager. Install the video driver update from the Dell Support Site website or by the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose :

    Windows 7>Video Drivers>Intel HD Graphics Family

    Intel Graphics

    Radeon Graphics Controller.

    Windows 7>Video Drivers>AMD Radeon R5 A240 Graphics Controller

    AMD Radeon

    By default Windows 7 installed a generic audio driver for the Realtek chipset however do proceed with the Realtek Audio ALC3661-CG update from the Dell Support Site website or from the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose :

    Windows 7>Audio Drivers>Realtek ALC3661-CG Audio.

    Realtek Audio

    Check if the network card driver is installed by looking at Device Manager. Install the Realtek LAN (RTL8151GD) driver update from the Dell Support Site or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose :

    Windows 7>Network Drivers>Realtek LAN (RTL8151GD) Driver

    Realtek Ethernet

    Once you have installed the audio driver, the High Definition Audio Device entry becomes the Realtek High Definition Audio entry.

    Check if the WLAN driver is installed by looking at Device Manager. For this example, we're using the Intel WiFi Link 7260 driver. Install the Intel WiFi Link 7260 update from the or from the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the DVD Choose :

    Windows 7>Network Drivers>Intel WiFi Link 7260 Driver

    Intel WiFi


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    ID do artigo: SLN291281

    Data da última modificação: 09/02/2016 06:40 AM


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