OptiPlex 320 – Windows 7 and 8.1 32 Bit


This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell.

Legacy BIOS

See Updating the BIOS.

Hardware Upgrades

SSD – Solid State Drives

RAM – Random Access Memory

Its recommended to upgrade to 4 GB of RAM:

Check what form factor you have before upgrading.

Video Card

In addition to upgrade the video card:

Refer to the User’s Guide when upgrading components.

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

Chipset and Video

1b

Communication

Not all systems will have a modem.

Ethernet

  • Broadcom (Inbuilt)

Audio

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

Dell Backup and Recovery

Only install if you have a larger than a 120 GB SSD/HDD

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).

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