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Microsoft Windows 7 Compatible Dell Systems and System Requirements


Table of Contents:

  1. Determine if your Dell Computer is Compatible with Windows 7
  2. Verify Your Current Configuration Meets Windows 7 Requirements
  3. Determine if your Dell Printer is Compatible with Windows 7
  4. Download Drivers for Your Dell Computer

This article provides information on an easy 3-step process to see if your Dell computer and printer is compatible with Windows 7.


Determine if your Dell Computer is Compatible with Windows 7

Locate your Dell Laptop or Dell Desktop in the following lists.

  • If your computer is in the Compatible with Windows 7 list, then proceed to Step 2.
  • If your computer is in the Tested for Basic Windows 7 Functionality list, Windows 7 will likely install native drivers for your hardware. If a piece of hardware does not install correctly, you may need to install Vista drivers. For information on installing Vista drivers from Drivers and Downloads, refer to Looking for Windows® 7 Drivers? and proceed to Step 2.
  • If your computer is not listed in the tables below, the computer may not be compatible with the system requirements of Windows 7 and has not been tested for basic functionality. Installing Windows 7 is not recommended by Dell.

Notebooks Compatible with Windows 7

Alienware

  • Area 51 M15X Area 51 M17 Area 51 M17X M17x M15x

Inspiron

  • 1440 1318 1320 1470 1545 1570 1750

Inspiron Mini

  • 1010 1011 10v 11z

Studio

  • 1440 1450 14571555 1557 1737 1745 1747

Studio XPS

  • 1340 1640 1645

XPS

  • Adamo 13

Latitude

  • 2100 E4200 E4300 E5400 E5500 E6400 E6400 ATG E6400 XFR E6500 XT2 XT2 XFR Z600

Dell Precision Mobile

  • M2400 M4400 M6400 M6500

Vostro

  • 1014 1015 1088 1220 1320 1520 1720

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Dell Desktops Compatible with Windows 7

Alienware

  • Aurora Aurora ALX Area 51 Area 51 ALX

Dimension

  • 1000 2010

Inspiron

  • One 19 300 400 537/537S 545/545S 546/546S Inspiron One 19

Studio

  • 540 540s 1909

Studio Hybrid

  • 140g

Studio XPS

  • A2420 435MT 435T 8000 9000

XPS

  • 625 630 730 730X

OptiPlex

  • 360 760 780 960

Dell Precision

  • T1500 T3400 (375W)T3500 R5400 T5500 T7500

Vostro

  • 220/220S 320 420 430

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Dell Notebooks Tested for Basic Windows 7 Functionality

Note: When Windows 7 is installed on one of the computers listed below, you may use drivers that come with the Operating System (aka. "native" or "built-in" drivers). Vista drivers (via Dell Drivers and Downloads or Microsoft Windows Update) may also be compatible and provide functionality for your hardware. For more information refer to Looking for Windows® 7 Drivers?

Inspiron

  • 1525 1526

Studio

  • 1537

XPS

  • M1330 M1530

Latitude

  • 131LD420 D430 D520 D530 D531 D620 D620ATG D630D630c D630ATG D630 XFR D631 D820 D830 XT

Dell Precision Mobile

  • M65 M90 M2300 M4300 M6300

Vostro

  • 1200 1310 1510 1710

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Dell Desktops Tested for Basic Windows 7 Functionality

Note: When Windows 7 is installed on one of the computers listed below, you may use drivers that come with the Operating System (aka. "native" or "built-in" drivers). Vista drivers (via Dell Drivers and Downloads or Microsoft Windows Update) may also be compatible and provide functionality for your hardware. For more information refer to Looking for Windows® 7 Drivers?

Inspiron

  • 518 519 530

XPS

  • 630 625 730 730X

OptiPlex

  • 320 330 740 745/745C 755

Dell Precision

  • 390 490 690 T3400 T5400 T7400

Vostro

  • 200 410

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Verify Your Current Configuration Meets Windows 7 Requirements

Use the 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.

Not able to download or run The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?

  • Click here for a list of Windows 7 system requirements.
  • Click here to see if your software is compatible with Windows 7

Are You Compatible? Click here to buy Windows 7!

Need an Upgrade? Click here to buy parts for your Dell!

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Determine if your Dell Printer is Compatible with Windows 7

This article provides information if your Dell printer is compatible with Windows 7, refer to Dell Knowledge Base article Operating System Compatibility with Dell Printers.

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Download Drivers for Your Dell Computer

For information on how to download and install drivers for your Dell computer, refer to Dell Knowledge Base article How to Use the Drivers and Downloads Website.

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Article ID: SLN146400

Last Date Modified: 04/29/2015 10:14 AM


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