Vostro 410 – Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit

This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell.

Legacy BIOS


See Updating the BIOS.

Recommended Hardware Upgrades

SSD – Solid State Drives

RAM – Random Access Memory

4 GB is the official maximum

Refer to the Service 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.



* 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).

5 thoughts on “Vostro 410 – Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit

  1. This web page is unclear… Do you mean to say that the 64-bit and ONLY the 64-bit versions on Windows 7 AND Windows 8.1 OR do you mean to say that you can’t install the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 AND ONLY the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1? Here is a shorter question: Can I install Windows 7 32-bit home premium onto a Dell Vostro 410? I already know that this Vostro 410 in question exceeds all the system requirements for Windows 7 32-bit but that means nothing if it’s a Dell, which it is.

    1. This webpage is not unclear, it list Windows 7 and 64 Bit drivers only as it states. For the vast majority of systems I have listed 64 Bit drivers if they can run Windows 7 64 Bit and 32 Bit drivers if they are unable to run Windows 7 64 Bit. In some systems I have listed both drivers because a hardware upgrade is required for Windows 7 64 Bit compatibility.

      Windows 7 32 Bit has lower hardware requirements than Windows 7 64 Bit but will not take advantage of the full 4-8 GB of RAM therefore I only recommend installing the 64 Bit version unless you are using some really old specialist software/hardware. This particular set of system drivers are for Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit. Some of the drivers listed will of course work for both versions but some for instance the Dell System Software mentioned on this page will only work for Windows 7 64 Bit.

  2. This computer has:

    Intel core 2 Duo E4600
    3 GB ddr2
    Radeon HD 3860
    250 gig sata HDD

    Not sure I can install windows 7 64-bit.
    What do you think? Thanks for the help.

  3. Yep. I’ll probably do that eventually. Thanks for the help and it works good just like you said it would.

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