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. 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? Related resources Dell XPS420 not reading secondary (Storage) hard drive - Forum Need help with Dell XPS 420 Memory & PSU - Forum Best ram for Dell XPS 420 - Forum Adding a second Sata drive to a Dell XPS 9000 - Forum Dell xps 420 can u use extra hard drive - 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. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDell XPS 420 ....the next step! ForumDell XPS 420 cheap upgrades ForumDell XPS420 is producing awful sound ForumDell XPS 420 ForumSwitching Motherboards/Components ( Dell XPS 420 to ATX Motherboard) ForumUpgrading XPS 420 to play BF3 and Arma 3 at 1680x1050 ForumUpgrade videocard XPS420 ForumDell XPS 420 1,2,3 light, no boot. ForumPSU Help Forum[Solved] Updating Dell Dimension 4550 Motherboard ForumDrive 4 not found Forum[Solved] Upgrading Dell gx60 ForumNew CPU, New hard drive? Forumsony viao does not recognize my cd drive ForumDell optiplex gx280 motherboard More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !