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Additional FAQs and Wikies (Updated 16th of November 2014)

Additional FAQs and Wikies (Updated 16th of November 2014)

The wikis listed below are all unofficial documentation. They have been written and adapted to tackle the problems of the Dell Microsoft OS Forum by me, Philip Yip, the Dell Community Rockstar natakuc4.

Dell Technical Support may not be able to assist with unofficial configurations such as the unofficial driver sets or installation of Windows with Retail Media.

Microsoft Windows

Windows 8.1

* A number of unofficial drivers have been made for unsupported systems. See below.

Windows 7

* A number of unofficial drivers sets have been made for unsupported systems. See below.

Windows Vista

Windows XP

As XP is at End of Life you should avoid its use and migrate to a modern OS such as Windows 8.1 or 7. Neither Dell or Microsoft will support Windows XP. As XP is at End of Life, Dell cannot ship out any Windows XP Reinstallation CDs/DVDs. 


Microsoft Office, SkyDrive and Related Programs

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 WebApps

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 Starter

Office 2010 Starter is now obsolete and you should use the free Microsoft Office 2013 Web Apps.

There is no official download link for Office 2010 Starter.

Microsoft Office 2007

Microsoft Office 2003

Microsoft Works

Microsoft Mathematics

This has an addin for Office 2007, 2010 and 2013.

System Drivers

Backing Up and Restoring your Windows Installation/Data


Securely Wiping your System

Software Maintenance


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

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads

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