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
This system supports 8 GB of RAM (2×4 GB Modules) however 8 GB of DDR2 RAM is more expensive than it is worth and the 32 Bit OS maxes out at 4 GB RAM. This can also be purchased using the affiliate link above.
Media Direct should be installed before the Operating System in order for the Media Direct Button to function correctly.
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
System Utilities (Windows 7 Only)
Chipset (Windows 7)
Video (Windows 7 Only)
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.
3 thoughts on “Vostro 1310 – Windows 7 and 10”
I've got a question if you don't mind how do i get the touch sensitive hot keys to work on the vostro 1310 once i've installed win7 64-bit….only the eject keys are working right now?
You need Dell Quickset for that. Unfortunately Dell never listed a version for Windows Vista or 7 64 Bit on this model. They also tend to lock installers which prevent you from taking the version from newer systems.
For this reason I was asking for an unlocked generic version.
However others have stated ControlPoint to work which is why I have it listed.
Thank you so much for the reply