How to Install SSD in DELL Laptop (Official Dell Tech Support)

If you are looking to boost your PC’s performance,
and you want to upgrade to a SSD, Here are the steps to install a Solid-State Drive. Before attempting this procedure,
here are a few things you must do. The first thing is to do is to back up your files especially if your operating system is
currently installed on an SSD. For help with how to back up your files, watch our tech support video available on this channel about how to back up your data. Before doing any work inside your computer,
always check your PC model manual. Go to, enter your service tag or use detect pc and click on Manuals & Documents. Look for information about what type of
SSD is compatible with your Dell system, as well as the correct size. It’s best to use the proper tools
and keep track of all your screws. You will need a Phillips screwdriver, preferably a #1, and a small Flat-head screwdriver. When removing any screws, we recommend making
a note of which screw goes back where; use a small box or envelope to put them in as you work. Keep a count of how many you remove
from each component. Be careful of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
that can occur while you are working on the PC. To learn more about the dangers
and how to avoid ESD damage, watch our tech support video about this for guidance. Now you’re ready to get down to business
and install the SSD. Shut down your computer, disconnect it from its power source and remove all external devices that are attached; this includes any other monitor,
keyboard or network equipment. Take out any media cards and optical discs from your computer. Remove the base cover by removing the screws that secure the base cover to the palm rest and keyboard assembly. Next, if applicable, disconnect the battery
cable from the system board. Press and hold the power button for at least 5 seconds to ground the computer and drain the flea power. After that’s done, remove the screws that
secure the SSD then lift the SSD at an angle and remove it from the slot. Install the new SSD
and replace the screws that secure it. Don’t use too much force or over-tighten
the screws so you don’t damage the SSD. Re-connect the battery cable to the system board, if applicable, and position the base cover back on the palm rest and keyboard assembly. Snap the base cover into place then replace all the screws that secure the cover to the palm rest and keyboard assembly. Now you can re-connect all the external devices
and plug everything back in. Turn on your notebook and press the F2 key
to check if the SSD installation was done without fault. Look to see if it appears as “installed.” If it does, go ahead and start the operating system installation process. If it doesn’t, you will need to re-open
your notebook and repeat these installation steps. If you need any more help or have any questions, contact us through social media on
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13 thoughts on “How to Install SSD in DELL Laptop (Official Dell Tech Support)”

  1. i cant see my SSD in bios boot up priorities, why is that, and how do i see it in bios,should it be uefi or legacy to boot up xps 8910?

  2. please tell me how to fix games likes asphalt 8 crashing immediately after start in windows 8.1.. pc model – dell inspiron 3542

  3. I have a problem in my laptop when I finish reinstall window it said just a moment and I wait for a long time and it restart my pc and there is like keyboard, language then I connect the wifi and when it said just a moment I wait and it restart my pc and go to the page again, I retry it again same thing happen it restart and stuck in the basic thing we need to know you

  4. on my "Inspiron 17" (7000 Ser.)
    Ordered/Delivered on Order Date: 12/Jan./2015 Dell Order No: 900814255
    i was having an 1TB HDD, WD.
    i changed it to 500GB SSD, Blue, WD,
    improvement of the performance significant !
    because it has an DVD-slot, i remove it, and install the "old" HDD instead.
    === more about the system ======

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    340-AAPZ Energy Star Label (on shipment box) 1

    340-AAQF My Dell Software 1

    340-AAQJ Browser Search Software 1

    340-AAQS Dolby ODD Royalty 1

    340-ABSE Direct Ship Info 1

    340-ABSF APCC Info 1

    340-ACBT Document for MUI (English,Simplified Chinese,Japanese,Traditional Chinese,Korean) 1

    340-AJFC Kickstart Product Registration 1

    340-AJFD Additional Software 1

    340-AKYU Placemat Techsheet For APCC 1

    340-AKYX Wireless Card Driver for Intel(R) 7265-AC 1

    340-AKYZ Windows System Software Driver 1

    340-ANJD System Regulatory Label for APJ 1

    340-ANXS Shipping Material 1

    340-ANYS Win Blue OS Retail Order Palmrest Label (Language : English) 1

    370-AAUN 16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2) 1

    400-AAYK 1TB (5400rpm) Hybrid HDD with 8GB Flash 1

    429-AAJV Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD) 1

    450-AADC 90W A/C Adapter (3-pin) 1

    450-AAGK Power Cord UK 1

    451-BBKP 58 WHr, 4-Cell Battery (integraged) 1

    460-BBKW Dell Tek Backpack 17 inch 1

    389-BEWQ Wireless 7265 label for Malaysia 1

    490-BCMP NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 845M 2GB GDDR5 1

    555-BBWC Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 2×2 + Bluetooth 4.0 1

    583-BBNF Dell(TM) Backlit Keyboard with Multi-Touch Touchpad with gesture support (English) 1

    619-AEET Windows(R) 8.1 Pro (64Bit) English 1

    630-AADC Microsoft(R) Office 2013 Software Image (Multi-Language) 1

    630-AAPL Microsoft(R) Office trial 1

    658-BBTC Dell(TM) Backup and Recovery Basic 1

    658-BBTM MPEG2 License, Win8 1

    658-BBTN CyberLink Media Suite 2.0 DVD 1

    658-BCCO McAfee(R) Live Safe Image (Trial Version) 1

    658-BCDW DropBox software 1

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    525-10085 FastAccess Facial Recognition 4, Digital Delivery 1

    525-10197 For Info Only, 9352F-FastAccess Facial Recognition 4, Digital Delivery

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