Latitude D830 – Windows 7 and 8.1 32 Bit

This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell.

Legacy BIOS

Recommended hardware Upgrades

SSD – Solid State Drives

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

Refer to the Service Manual when performing hardware upgrades.

Note the 64 Bit version must be installed to address all the RAM.


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 





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



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



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).


7 thoughts on “Latitude D830 – Windows 7 and 8.1 32 Bit

  1. Hi and thanks, these should all work, except for the BIOS, with a precision M90 shouldn’t they?

    1. For the Precision M90 the latest BIOS is A08:

      Most things are the same between the two models.

      However the modem is the Conexant D110 and not the Conexant D330, modems are pretty obsolete and the driver should be inbuilt anyway.

      You may also need the Ricoh card reader which should be prescent in the M90 and not in the D830:

      Oh and also for 64 Bit compatibility you will need the T7200, T7400 or T7600 Intel Processor. Some of these will have the T2300 which has a 32 Bit instruction set only and won’t run the 64 Bit version of Windows 7:

    1. Is the num lock on? The number triangle will work only if num lock is on and scroll lock is off. Then its a case of holding down Fn and pressing the number.

      There is no standalone driver for the keyboard however installation of Dell Quickset does help, this should be listed with the drivers.

  2. I can not get my speakers to work after upgrading to windows 10. I know that Dell isn’t supporting this model anymore, but the drivers should work?

    The volume icon in the system tray area has a x next to it, indicating that the speakers are muted, but when i try to unmute them, there is still not sound

    1. There was an unofficial patch for the Sigmatel drivers for Windows 7 but I have no idea how it’ll take with Windows 10.

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