ballyd
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Upgrading Vostro 200 from 32-bit to 64-bit operating system

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I have a Vostro 200 Slim Tower with Intel Dual CPU E2180 2.00 GHz 32-bit operating system, which I would like to upgrade to a 64-bit operating system with 4.00 MB RAM. What are your recommendations? 

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Re: Upgrading Vostro 200 from 32-bit to 64-bit operating system

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Hi ballyd,

This system supports 667 MHz, 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. You can purchase it from any local computer shop.

Please share the operating system you are trying to upgrade (Windows Vista/7/8).

Thanks & Regards,
Appu S
#iworkfordell
To know more about Dell’s Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Orders & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA, India. For Dell Support Videos, click Here.

rdunnill
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Re: Upgrading Vostro 200 from 32-bit to 64-bit operating system

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The 64-bit drivers for Windows 7 and 8 are most definitely available, just not on the Dell site.

The drivers can be downloaded from their respective vendors' sites.

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Re: Upgrading Vostro 200 from 32-bit to 64-bit operating system

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Hi ballyd,

This system supports 667 MHz, 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. You can purchase it from any local computer shop.

Please share the operating system you are trying to upgrade (Windows Vista/7/8).

Thanks & Regards,
Appu S
#iworkfordell
To know more about Dell’s Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Orders & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA, India. For Dell Support Videos, click Here.

rdunnill
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Re: Upgrading Vostro 200 from 32-bit to 64-bit operating system

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Windows 8 Professional is relatively inexpensive but it has a radical user interface that many don't like. Windows 7 Home Premium regularly goes on sale at Newegg for $80 and that is version you're likely best off with.

I have a G.SKILL 2x2gb kit installed in my Vostro 220s.

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ballyd
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Re: Upgrading Vostro 200 from 32-bit to 64-bit operating system

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Dear Appu S,

Thanks for your answer. My current operating system is Windows 7.

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rdunnill
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Re: Upgrading Vostro 200 from 32-bit to 64-bit operating system

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The product key will work with 64-bit versions as well.

You can download a 64-bit install ISO from Microsoft partner Digital River, or buy a Dell reinstall disc on eBay like I did.

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Re: Upgrading Vostro 200 from 32-bit to 64-bit operating system

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Hi ballyd,

Thank you for the response. You may try the steps as suggested by rdunnill. However, would like to inform you that the drivers for Windows 7 and 8 are not available for this system. Windows and Windows 8 have most of the drivers inbuilt. Dell also have not tested this system to be compatible with Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Thanks & Regards,
Appu S
#iworkfordell
To know more about Dell’s Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Orders & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA, India. For Dell Support Videos, click Here.

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rdunnill
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Re: Upgrading Vostro 200 from 32-bit to 64-bit operating system

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The 64-bit drivers for Windows 7 and 8 are most definitely available, just not on the Dell site.

The drivers can be downloaded from their respective vendors' sites.

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