Inspiron 1526 – Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 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

It is recommended to upgrade it to 4 GB of RAM:

Refer to the Owner’s Manual before replacing hardware.

Media Direct

This is a Media Direct system and the Media Direct partition should be setup before installing Windows 7 see Preparing your Hard Drive: Setting Up Media Direct.

Windows OS

OS Updates

System utilities


  • AMD 6-Series Chipset
    • 1. Integrated Motherboard Graphics
    • 2. AMD 6-Series Chipsets
    • 3. All 6-Series Chipsets
    • 4. Windows 7 64 Bit



* See instructions on using the Microsoft Update Catalog and install drivers via the Device Manager.

Leave in the comments if this legacy driver works as its the X1250X and not the X1270X or if the Dell driver works or whether the driver from the Microsoft Update Catalog works the best. Same as Latitude D631.



* Taken from Czech Realtek Unofficial Driver website. See instructions for using the Realtek Unofficial Czech Website. If it doesn’t work use the Dell Driver.




Media Direct Updates

* Requires installation of the Media Direct program.

Macrium Reflect


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