XPS 720 – Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit

This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell.

Recommended Hardware Upgrades

Processor Upgrade

For Windows 8.1 you will need a processor that is compatible. As a general rule the dual core and quad core processors should be compatible and the P4 processor may not be compatible. Run the Intel Processor Identification Utility to confirm your CPU model.

  • E6600 2.4GHz dual core
  • E6700 2.66GHz dual core
  • Q6600 2.4GHz quad core
  • QX6700 2.66GHz quad core
  • QX6800 3.0GHz quad core

Ensure that the BIOS Update is applied before replacing the CPU otherwise the system may not boot.
See this thread for more information.

SSD – Solid State Drives

RAM – Random Access Memory 8 GB recommended

Refer to the Owner’s Manual when Replacing Parts.


See Updating the BIOS.

OS Updates
System utilities




Install the registry file and then the audio driver. New untested.


Card Reader

Dell Media Card Reader with Integrated Bluetooth Module (CAB-200), Media Card Reader 19-1 with Integrated Bluetooth*




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