If you are in search of Dell Optiplex 9010 Vista Drivers, you should know that Dell’s website at www.dell.com will only list 32-bit and 64-bit drivers for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 drivers and will omit Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit drivers.
At the moment, I am unsure why the Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit drivers are omitted from the site but my best guess is the Dell Optiplex 9010’s hardware may have had issues with Windows Vista when tested by Dell and since they need to keep the hardware unified so IT Staff for Business Clients can support it properly, it was skipped and left unsupported.
Network Interface Card Drivers
Need to get to the Internet, access network drives and shared or network printers plus patch Windows Vista? Well, to do all this, you will need activate the Network Interface Card and this will not be ready after Windows Vista is installed. A trick to get this to work is to have a USB Flash drive with the Windows Vista drivers ready to enable the devices but as mentioned earlier, the Vista Drivers are not on the official Dell website so you will need to search for Dell Optiplex 990 Vista Drivers as these Network Interface Card drivers for the Optiplex 990 will work Dell Optiplex 9010. As a matter of fact, if you have an Optiplex 990 on hand, setup Windows Vista there then put the hard drive into the Optiplex 9010 when the install process is complete.
Your other drivers (such as audio, chipset, and video) will be easily added from the Internet once the Network Interface Card drivers are found if they were not discovered during installation of Windows Vista. I, however, encourage you to keep copies locally on a USB drive or better yet, a CD in case your connectivity only allows you access to the Intranet and not to the Internet. Also, if Dell removes the drivers to force users to upgrade hardware or is bought out by another company which causes broken links when the sites are merged, you are covered.