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« on: July 30, 2004, 07:51:31 PM »

Operating System Version:windows xp pro
P2 350 (x86 based PC)

I just picked up an older PC for my grandson,(basically for gaming) It only has 4 gig capacity and I would like to go up to 20 or 40 gigs.
What would be involved in doing this (my 1st HDD upgrade,I have added memory and video card before however)
Does any HD work? or do I have to get one specifical;ly for my model PC? ETC ETC ETC.

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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2004, 12:14:40 PM »

Any hard drive should work. All you have to do is

1. Set the jumper to correct setting (master/slave)
2. Open the case
3. Find a place for the drive
4. Put the drive in and secure it
5. Plug in the power connector and IDE cable
6. Turn on the computer and check in BIOS that the drive is recognised

**You'll need to format the drive so that you can use it.

I'm not sure but I have heard that in older systems they can only support hard drives up to a certain capacity. You'll have to check that out. Maybe some one here can answer that?


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