Dell OptiPlex 9010 Windows 7 Driver Installation Guide

Dell OptiPlex 9010 Windows 7 Driver Installation Guide



Article Summary: Windows 7 driver install guide for the Dell OptiPlex 9010.


Windows 7


A device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device. For the OptiPlex 9010, all the drivers installation for their devices are similar except that some system may have more devices than the other.

After a clean installation of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, you must install the following drivers / software packages:


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Note: Use this page as a reference to what the drivers should look like in Device Manager when installed.
Drivers can be downloaded from www.dell.com/support/drivers.
The list below is based on a basic system without any additional optional add-in cards.

Note: See article SLN155269 Checking Hardware Configuration for help with identifying Video controllers and other hardware components.


1. Intel Chipset software

Check if the chipset driver is installed by looking at Device Manager (shown below). Install the Intel chipset update from the www.dell.com/support/drivers website or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD.

Generally, Windows has comprehensive support for many items, but the following Dell-branded drivers and software must be installed for proper operation if the operating system has been removed and reinstalled:

Windows 7>Chipset Drivers>Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility.


Chipset Driver

The Universal Serial Bus controllers entry is another good spot in Device Manager to verify the chipset driver is installed. The host controllers are identified correctly if the chipset driver is installed.

Chipset2 Driver

You can also use System devices to verify the chipset driver is installed. The devices controlled by the 82801 I/O controller hub, DRAM Controller and PCI bus are properly identified when the chipset driver is installed.

Chipset3 Driver

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2. Video

The video drivers are sorted into two parts. They are Intel Unified Memory Architecture (UMA) graphic drivers and Add-in card drivers depending on different system specifications.

Intel UMA graphic driver

Intel HD graphic driver can be verified if already installed in a system, by referring to the below entries.

Video Driver

Add-in card drivers

The add-in video card drivers are for the following optional video controllers:

  • AMD Radeon HD7570 (OPGA9)
  • AMD Radeon HD7470 (OUGA9)

Once the driver is obtained, execute the file; it unzips and prompts the user to continue the installation process.

Video Add-in Driver

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3. Audio Driver

By default Windows 7 installed a generic audio driver for the IDT chipset however do proceed with the Realtek ALC269 HD update from the www.dell.com/support/drivers website or from the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose:

Once you install the audio driver, the High Definition Audio Device entry becomes the Realtek High Definition Audio entry.

Audio Driver


In the event that the AMD Radeon video card is installed, after the video card driver installation, the device manager entry on High Definition Audio device will become alike below:

Audio Driver 2

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4. Network controller

The driver is labeled Intel 825xx Gigabit Platform LAN Network Device. Once the driver is obtained, execute the file; it unzips and prompts the user to continue the installation process.

Install the Intel 825xx Gigabit Platform LAN Network Device update from www.dell.com/support/drivers or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose:
Before network drivers are installed, the Windows operating system does not recognize the integrated LOM and sets the device up as an Ethernet Controller under Other devices. Once you install the network drivers, it is recognized properly under Network adapters.

NIC Driver

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5. Wireless Driver

The wireless card driver is available on Dell Support and on the Resource DVD under Network Drivers. The driver is labelled DW1530 Wireless device. Once the driver is obtained, execute the file; it unzips and prompts the user to continue the installation process


Before wireless card drivers are installed, the Windows operating system does not recognize the card and sets the device up as an Network Controller under Other devices. Once you install the network drivers, it is recognized properly under Network adapters.
Install the Intel 825xx Gigabit Platform LAN Network Device update from www.dell.com/support/drivers

Windows 7 > Chipset Drivers > DW1530 Wireless

Wireless Driver

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6. USB 3.0 controller

The driver is labelled Chipset USB3 Intel M001x . Once the driver is obtained, execute the file; it unzips and prompts the user to continue the installation process.

Check if the video driver is installed by looking at Device Manager (shown below). Install the Chipset USB3 Intel M001x driver update from the www.dell.com/support/drivers website or by the Dell Resource DVD.

USB 3.0 Driver

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7. Intel Management Engine Driver

The Intel AMT WS Management Driver driver is available on Dell Support and on the Resource DVD under Chipset Drivers. The driver is labeled Intel AMT WS Management Driver. Once the driver is obtained, execute the file; it unzips and prompts the user to continue the installation process.

Once you install the drivers, the PCI Simple Communications Controller entry becomes the Intel Management Engine Interface entry.

Install the Intel AMT WS Management Driver update from www.dell.com/support/drivers


iAMT Driver

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8. Intel IRST Drivers

IRST driver can be verified if already installed in a system, by referring to the below entries.

IRST Driver

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Article ID: SLN152062

Last Date Modified: 10/17/2018 06:16 AM


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