I'm PC illiterate and have a question which is probably dumb but here goes:
My hard drive has been showing signs of old age (extreme slowness, funny noises, bad sectors etc) and I'm wondering what to do. I don't have much money at the moment - is fitting a new hard drive a DIY job? (The only thing I've ever done to my PC is fit new memory and I found it really nerve racking and quite hard )
1. Is it possible to buy an external hard drive and copy everything from my PC onto it and use that as the only hard drive?
2. I don't even know what kind of hard drive I have, how do I find out?
3. I don't have Windows CD's. All the software on my machine came on recovery disks from HP which now don't work since my motherboard was changed a couple of years ago. Can I just drag and drop everything inc. Windows off my old Hard drive?
Told you I was illiterate!
Thanks for reading.