Latitude D630 – Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 64 Bit


This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell.

I have however tested this model with Windows 10 64 Bit with the hardware variants:

  • Intel T7100
  • Intel Video 965 Video
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Crucial M500 SSD.
  • Intel 3945
  • Dell Wireless 360 – Generic Driver
  • PR01X Docking Station – No option to undock from the Start Button but physical undock works once Dell System Software and Dell Quickset are installed.

System

Device Manger

Legacy BIOS

The Legacy BIOS must be upgraded to A19 before Windows 10 64 Bit is installed… The update won’t run within Windows 10 64 Bit (I ran it in Windows 7 32 Bit):

Recommended hardware Upgrades

SSD – Solid State Drives

It is recommended to upgrade it to 4-8 GB of RAM:

Note DDR2 RAM is now expensive from reputable vendors like Crucial/Offtek, look on eBay for second hand DDR2-PC2 5300 or DDR2-PC2 6400 200 pin Non-ECC RAM.

Refer to the Service Manual when performing hardware upgrades.

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

I needed to install this for the Docking Station.

Chipset

Video

Communications

Input

The latest version to install is 8.1200.101.217

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Wireless

The Intel WiFi Driver is inbuilt. There is a bug with the inbuilt driver. If the system goes to sleep you will be unable to reconnect to the network unless you restart your computer. Disabling power management options may help reduce this:

2

The Broadcom WiFi is untested should be also.

The BT Dell Wireless 360 has a generic driver and I haven’t done much testing with it.

Audio

Application

Security

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).

5 thoughts on “Latitude D630 – Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 64 Bit

  1. Hello. Link to website Cricial does not work. How can i adjust the memory of D630 to 8 Gb ? As I know 4Gb – is the maximum.

    1. Crucial updated their website and hence the link was broken.
      To be honest DDR2 RAM has increased substantially in price. The cost of the 8 GB upgrade is probably more than the systems worth. I would recommend putting the money towards a new system.

    2. 4 GB of memory is enough to drive the system on a Latitude D 630. Spend your money on a new
      320 GB hard drive which is compatible with the 4 GB of memory. I am running Windows 7
      Professional 64 bit. It loads quickly and there are drivers available through Dell or
      Windows downloads. To adjust the memory you would need a different chip other than the D 630.

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