demarr
1 Copper

Replace HDD with SSD with fresh install of Win7

I am going to replace an existing 1TB HDD with a 128GB SSD on an Alienware Aurora Desktop PC. I have found an article mentioning something about installing a piece of software called "Desktop System Software (DSS)" first before any other software including Chipset drivers. However, in looking through Dell's available choices I don't see any version of the DSS that mentions my Alienware PC which brings me to my question...is it necessary?

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Bob Demarest

Birmngham, Alabama

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7- Thorium

Re: Replace HDD with SSD with fresh install of Win7

Hi Bob,

If it's not listed for your model and operating system, then it's not necessary.

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cityboy3
2 Bronze

Re: Replace HDD with SSD with fresh install of Win7

Hey Osprey how do i change my hadr drive to a 1TB on my XPS L502X? I just bought it and i was trying to fine out on dell but cant. No videos or anything about it hope you can help!!!!!!!!!

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Mary G
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cityboy3
2 Bronze

Re: Replace HDD with SSD with fresh install of Win7

thank you for this would you have instructions on removing the hard drive and replacing it?

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7- Thorium

Re: Replace HDD with SSD with fresh install of Win7

Hi Cityboy3,

Please click the link above for those instructions.

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cityboy3
2 Bronze

Re: Replace HDD with SSD with fresh install of Win7

hey osprey im going to have dell install my new hard drive but im going to fromatt it myslef my quistion to you is how do i make a imaga partion like it had when i bought it? thank you

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7- Thorium

Re: Replace HDD with SSD with fresh install of Win7

What you need to do is use Dell Datasafe to create a set of recovery discs from the existing drive. Then install the new 1TB drive, and use your recovery discs to install the drive image on the new drive. Just look up Dell Datasafe on the main support site for more details.

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cityboy3
2 Bronze

Re: Replace HDD with SSD with fresh install of Win7

hi osprey i just bought a xps 3d 17 but no 3d glasses came with it does any glasses work r do i have to buy anything else? thank you

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7- Thorium

Re: Replace HDD with SSD with fresh install of Win7

I am not too familiar with 3D in computers. Try the laptop video forum.

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