Inspiron 530 – Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit

This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell.

Legacy BIOS

See Updating the BIOS.

Recommended Hardware Upgrades

SSD – Solid State Drives

RAM – Random Access Memory

The Inspiron 530 a/c supports a maximum of 8 GB of RAM and the Inspiron 530 b/d supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM. If unsure run the Crucial System scanner to be sure what variant you have:

Refer to the Owner’s Manual before replacing parts.

Windows OS

Windows 7 and 8.1 are now obsolete if you have these Operating Systems you should use them to take the Free Upgrade to Windows 10.

If you don’t have a Windows 7/8.1 license you have until the 2nd of October 2015 to upgrade to Windows 10 for free using the Windows 10 Insider 10130 as a stepping stone. See Free Upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 10 (also works with Windows XP).

OS Updates

System utilities






* Taken from Czech Realtek Unofficial Driver website. See instructions for using the Realtek Unofficial Czech Website.



* Taken from Czech Realtek Unofficial Driver website. See instructions for using the Realtek Unofficial Czech Website.

Card Reader

Dell Media Card Reader with Integrated Bluetooth Module (CAB-200), Media Card
Reader 19-1 with Integrated Bluetooth*


Dell Backup and Recovery

Note this system won’t be able to boot from a Rescue Disk (external hard drive) so make a Factory Backup (Bootable USB Flash Drive).

10 thoughts on “Inspiron 530 – Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit

  1. I’ve had Win7 Home Premium running well for about a year on a 530s – some of these drivers helped a lot. Just recently tried to see if I could get Wake on LAN configured using the 1.0.18 BIOS and the Dell wireless card. I was hoping it would wake from total power down. Either I’ve configured this wrong or this machine cannot wake from S5. Any idea if wake from S5 is possible on this machine?

    1. Hey Brian, it seems a weird coincidence that we share the same name and problem. From the posts I’ve read online regarding WOL and WOW, I’m starting to realize that power up from S5 is just not possible with Dell Inspiron 530. To be more precise, I did get my PC (running Windows 8.1, stock Ethernet card from Intel) to boot up from S5 status but only within a <2 minute windows which to me is not very practical.

  2. I just clean installed Windows 7, and I’ve got all the drivers set except for the Ethernet Controller. When I try to download them, I get errors that it’s not compatible, or that “There Are No Intel Adaptors.” I don’t know what else to do, I’ve gone on every forum and website possible and downloaded over 50 types to no avail. 2 days straight. I’m thinking that the only driver compatible would have come on the installation disc which I do not have. Any suggestions?

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