Vostro 200 – Windows 7 and 8.1 64 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 Owner’s Manual when adding/removing parts:

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 







* Taken from Czech Realtek Unofficial Driver website. See instructions for using the Realtek Unofficial Czech Website.

Card Reader

Dell Media Card Reader with Integrated Bluetooth Module (CAB-200), Media Card
Reader 19-1 with Integrated Bluetooth*


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).

4 thoughts on “Vostro 200 – Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit

  1. The Inspiron 530/530s uses the same mobo & has 64-bit Vista drivers. The BIOS versions might make a difference, but it’s possible that the Inspiron BIOS could be force loaded

    1. Not sure about the BIOS I generally do not take BIOS versions from other systems as they are usually locked and a failed BIOS update kills the motherboard. For the other drivers I based the Vostro 200 Windows 7 drivers on the Inspiron 530 so they should be more or less identical otherwise.

  2. Hello, when you said “This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell” does it mean it will not work ? & drivers are not available ? or it will work but without the support of Dell ? & if yes, what should I be worried about ? Thanks, Erez

    1. It will work but Dell Technical Support may not support this configuration. There shouldn’t be anything to worry about.

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