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gallowj
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Will the Vostro 1510, regardless of processor, support Windows 7 32 bit OS?

Will the Vostro 1510 support Windows 7 32 bit OS? I had installed W7 Pro 64 bit, but the video drivers will not work. Blue screen. Before I spend even more money on another OS....want to make sure it will support both the 32 bit OS as well as load all appropriate drivers to operate. On the Dell diagnostic screen, when it scanned the Service Tag, indicated only the Vista or XP OS as choices for this model laptop.
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Philip_Yip
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RE: Will the Vostro 1510, regardless of processor, support Windows 7 32 bit OS?

It should work fine with Windows 7 32 Bit. As you managed to install Windows 7 64 Bit you have a processor that is 64 Bit capable so it'll work for both.

What drivers did you use for video?

Dell don't list Windows 7 drivers but I pieced together updated drivers and listed them here:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/driver-sets/vostro-laptops/vostro-1510-windows-7-64-bit/

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/driver-sets/vostro-laptops/vostro-1510-windows-7-32-bit/

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Will the Vostro 1510, regardless of processor, support Windows 7 32 bit OS?

P.S if you have already went out and bought Windows 7 64 Bit you don't need to buy Windows 7 32 Bit, the product key is valid for both versions but I recommend installing the 64 Bit version where possible.

 

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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