Vostro 200 – Windows 7 and 10

Form Factors Slim Tower (Left) and Minitower (Right)

System Upgrades

Service Manual

Ensure you reference your service manual before carrying out upgrades:

The most recommended upgrade for this system is a Solid State Drive, here is my affiliate link to Crucial here. If purchasing a SSD or Memory Upgrade please use these links as I will get a tiny bit of commission which will help fund my guides

SSD Drive Upgrade

Memory Upgrade:

This system supports 8 GB of RAM (2×4 GB Modules).

Graphics Card

Please ask on the Dell Community Forums for the latest recommendation for Graphics Cards. Ensure to include your form factor when asking for a Graphics Card Upgrade Recommendation.

Operating System

It is recommended to install Windows 10 on this system see Windows OEM FAQs and Downloads. The Windows Vista OEM or Windows XP Product Key won't be compatible with Windows 10 Installation Media however you can run Windows 10 Unlicensed. Windows 10 will have most of the system drivers required inbuilt however you can install the Windows 7 Drivers if you have any unknown Devices in the Device Manager.

Drivers and Downloads for Windows 7

Legacy BIOS

System Utilities (Windows 7 Only)

Chipset (Windows 7)

Serial ATA

Video (Windows 7 Only)

There are three variants for video, the onboard Intel graphics or dedicated AMD or nVidia cards.

Communications (Windows 7 Only)

Not all systems have a modem. If the Driver fails to install, there is no need to try and install the rest in this category.




There are two Audio variants. The Realtek is the onboard Video and the Creative Labs driver is if you have installed a dedicated Sound Card.

Card Reader


4 thoughts on “Vostro 200 – Windows 7 and 10

  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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