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Microsoft Windows 7 Compatible Dell Systems and System Requirements

Article ID : 273634Date Published : 2009-07-22Journal ID : 516070d0-9ae4-486e-a6bf-c6409e0f77aa
Article Summary: This article provides information on an easy 3-step process to see if your Dell computer and printer is compatible with Windows 7.

 

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

 


Step 1:   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. 

    Don't own a computer on this list? Click here to shop for a new Dell!
    (Need help determining what model computer you are using? Click here, then follow the instructions. The computer make and model will be listed next to System Type:).



 


 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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Step 2:   Verify Your Current Configuration  
  Meets Windows 7 Requirements  

Use 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.

 

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

 

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!




Step 3:   Determine if your Dell Printer  
  is Compatible with Windows 7  

This article provides information if your Dell printer is compatible with Windows 7.

Operating System Compatibility with Dell™ Printers


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Step 4:   Download Drivers for Your Dell Computer  

This article provides information on how to download and install drivers for your Dell computer.


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