Adding a second hard drive to a Dell XPS 420 Tags: Dell Studio Xps Hard Drives Windows Vista Components Last response: December 27, 2009 2:58 AM in Components Share g335 December 27, 2009 2:20:38 AM Hello I have a Dell XPS 420 with Vista on it. How would I add a 2nd hard drive to it and can I run a different Windows on it? I want to put Windows 7. Help More about : adding hard drive dell xps 420 sirheck December 27, 2009 2:23:04 AM If they are both the same ie SATA just slap it in. To put W7 on it just go into bios and boot/install to the new HDD. m 0 l g335 December 27, 2009 2:27:27 AM sirheck said:If they are both the same ie SATA just slap it in. To put W7 on it just go into bios and boot/install to the new HDD. So I would connect the hard drive, than start of the machine, add the new hard drive as a slave drive and than put in the windows 7 disc and reboot system, choose slave drive and install windows 7? m 0 l Related resources Dell xps 420 can u use extra hard drive - Forum Adding a 3TB Hard drive to Dell Dimension 9200 (XPS410) - Forum Dell XPS420 not reading secondary (Storage) hard drive - Forum Adding a second Sata drive to a Dell XPS 9000 - Forum Adding 2nd hard drive to dell studio xps 435mt - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sirheck December 27, 2009 2:47:32 AM After you install the hdd then go into bios, it should show the new hdd. Set to boot from CD,(with the W7 CD in) then when prompted by W7 install to the new hdd. m 0 l g335 December 27, 2009 2:58:55 AM sirheck said:After you install the hdd then go into bios, it should show the new hdd. Set to boot from CD,(with the W7 CD in) then when prompted by W7 install to the new hdd. Thanks m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Adding a second sata hard drive to a dell optiplex 760 Forum Adding extra RAM to Dell XPS 420 Forum Adding a upgraded video card to a Dell XPS 420, Can a ATI card work? Forum Adding Second Hard Drive DellE521 Forum SolvedIssues adding second hard drive, help please! Forum SolvedAdding used hard drive as second hard drive Forum SolvedAdding a second hard drive. Forum SolvedDell XPS 8500 SE PC Upgrade, Hard Drive. Forum SolvedDell Optiplex 755 MT - Adding 2nd Hard drive - Any system factors limiting size and/or speed Forum SolvedAdding second Hard Drive (2 questions..answer both please) Forum SolvedAdding a second hard drive for back up Forum Solvedxps 420 win 7 adding storage hdd Forum SolvedAdding second internal hard drive in my PC. Forum SolvedAdding a second hard drive trouble Forum SolvedAdding a second hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !