Vostro 1000 – Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit


Recommended Hardware Upgrades

SSD – Solid State Drives

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

Refer to the Service Manual when performing hardware upgrades.

BIOS

See Updating the BIOS.

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

Video

Make the following selection.

amd selection

If that doesn’t work use the following:

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

Input

Try in order latest first, if it doesn’t work try for an older version.

Wireless

Audio

For Windows 8.1 the audio driver is inbuilt to the OS and the registry file or older SigMatel Driver should not be installed.

Install the registry file and then the audio driver. New untested.

Application

  • Dell Quickset – Cannot find a compatible version of Dell Quickset for 64 Bit Windows.

The one which works on the Inspiron 6400 surprisingly is reported not to work on the Inspiron 1501.

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