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Looking for Windows 7 Drivers?


Table of Contents:

  1. Download Windows 7 Drivers for your Dell
  2. Use Windows Update
  3. Use Windows Vista Drivers
  4. Refer to the Hardware Manufacturer

This article provides information and resources to help you find drivers for your Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.


Download Windows 7 Drivers for Your Dell

Determine if your computer is compatible with Windows 7.
See our list to find out!

Drivers for your Windows 7 operating system can be downloaded from the Drivers and Downloads page on Dell's support website. For information on downloading and installing drivers for your Dell computer, refer to KB Article, "How to Use the Drivers and Downloads Website"

You may need to indicate whether your computer is 32- or 64-bit. If you are unsure, find the My Computer icon on your desktop, right-click and then click Properties. The System Type: field will tell you whether your system is 32- or 64-bit.

If drivers are still missing from your computer, continue below.


Use Windows Advisor and Windows Update

Steps 2, 3, and 4 are recommended for Dell systems not offering Windows 7 factory installed. Use Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to verify all your computer components and software are ready for Windows 7. This application will scan your system and provide recommendations for what you should do prior to upgrading to Windows 7. Please download Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from www.microsoft.com

If you have already installed Windows 7 on your computer, try accessing the Windows Update feature on your computer. 

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click All Programs.
  3. Click Windows Update and follow the on-screen instructions provided.

If drivers are still missing from your computer, continue below.


Use Windows Vista Drivers

If you still cannot find all of the Windows 7 drivers for your unit, most of the existing Windows Vista drivers should work. Return to Dell's Drivers and Downloads page, and download the Windows Vista drivers for your system. Be sure to check the Windows 7 Compatible Systems list to ensure that your computer is listed as Windows 7 compatible. If drivers are still missing from your computer, continue below.


Refer to the Hardware Manufacturer

If you still are having difficulty locating some drivers, visit the support website of the manufacturer of the particular component you are looking for. The manufacturer should be able to provide you with drivers for their products.



 




Article ID: SLN128968

Last Date Modified: 07/02/2014 06:02 AM


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