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The dell 531s what type of cd rom .... is it a WR or DVD or both type od OS windows 7 or Vista

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Hi,
The Inspiron 531s generally ships with the a DVD +- R/w drive. But a user can purchase a Blu-Ray DVD drive on it aswell. The operating system is windows Vista 32 bit.
To check the complete configuration on the computer. Connect your 531, to the internet and Click on the following Dell Link .

System Configuration link

1. enter your service tag and click on continue
2. Click on original system configuration to know what was shipped
3. Click on current system configuration to know what you are using now.

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