Vostro 1710 – Windows 7 and 10

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) 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

Media Direct should be installed before the Operating System in order for the Media Direct Button to function correctly.

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

Card Reader

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.

Input

Ethernet

Dell Wireless Cards

Audio

Application

Security

Advertisements

16 thoughts on “Vostro 1710 – Windows 7 and 10

  1. I have a problem with the Chipset O2 Micro sd host controller : The card is not detected, however windows make a sound when I retire the card.

      1. It is Windows 7 64bits. No, nothing appears in disc management.

    1. Do you have any errors in the device manager? Can you see the card reader?
      http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/downloading-drivers-checking-hardware-ids-and-downloading-and-installing-dell-system-drivers-in-the-correct-order/checking-hardware-ids-in-the-device-manager/

      Do you see any drive if you open up folder options and uncheck “Hide Empty Drives”?

      You can try to disable the card reader in the system BIOS, load Windows and then shut down and re-enable it to see if it comes up as new hardware when you power the machine back on.

      1. No I have no errors in the device manager, There are the 2 memory card drivers (“O2Micro Integrated MMC SD controller” and “O2Micro Integrated MS/MSPRO/xD controller”). And I observed a detail : I have a SD card wich is not recognized, I have an micro SD USB adapter, and I have a micro SD SD adapter with a micro SD card wich is not recognized EXCEPT if the micro SD card have already been recognized by computer with the micro SD USB adapter, wich works, it.

        Then, by checking off “Hide empty drives” there is no changes.
        I will try to disable card reader in the bios.

      1. Yes I have already done that. The SD card is not recognised.

      2. What do I do now ?

        There are no changes after your BIOS technic supposition. I have another question again : How can I read a Memory Stick Pro with the card reader ? I thought I can because it is written in front of the card reader but I can not see how to do ?

        And another thing : My computer do the “deconnected device sound” when I remove the card from the slot, so it knows there is something..

  2. And another thing : My computer do the “deconnected device sound” when I remove the card from the slot, so it knows there is something..

    1. There are no changes after your BIOS technic supposition. I have another question again : How can I read a Memory Stick Pro with the card reader ? I thought I can because it is written in front of the card reader but I can not see how to do ?

  3. I have has best luck installing vista drivers in compatibility mode.Currently testing Dell Vista driver for
    File Name: R200275.EXE, x64 bit driver version 7.15.11.7644, 09/03/2008 got from Dell: www. ->
    .dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=05VD6
    Likewise had luck with NVidia version 331.65 download driver version 8.18.13.3165, 10/23/20013.
    Tried Vista Windows 7 drivers. XP drivers fail to load in compatibility mode.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.