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.
Dell Wireless Cards
Audio (Windows 7 Only)
Install the Registry Edit and then the Audio Driver.
Open up Notepad or Notepad++, copy and paste the above and save the file (as all types) ending with the extension .reg. Once done right click the reg file and run.
Add the entries to your registry before installing the Audio Driver.
5 thoughts on “Vostro 1500 – Windows 7 and 10”
thanks so much i own a dell vostro 1500 with win 7 installed but some times , the horrible bluescreen crash the system , i hope fix this with this drivers
It crashed with these drivers or with older drivers? What does the BSOD say?
i mean with olders drivers or ,, well just installed win 7 but no dirvers and allways gave me problems now i have allreadi istalled this dirver ,, for now everything is ok , and remenemenber upgrade bios to , ao6 but , now is working fine i will use more days , i will tell you if the problems continious
dude again 🙁 blue screem how to fix
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 5130
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Files that help describe the problem:
de mucha ayuda muchas gracias, this is very useful thank you