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I got a HP Pavillion ZV5000 from my friend.
And I'm trying to figure things out about laptops.

Is there a certin size hard drive I can have?
Like I downloaded the manual it says it can have a 80 gig max.
But another website I found is selling a hard drive that has 250 gigs.

It takes ATA-5 from what the manual says.
Also for the processor, is there a newer one I can upgrade my board to?
I'm more familier with a desktop computer.

Cause I've built one of those before.
But im trying to get this laptop going well for school cause I plan on starting soon.
And I need something to work with.

I know motherboards is different I need to find one that match's excatly.
So if there is a newer board I could put into it and use could someone point me in the right direction?


I wanna know about the processor and if I can change it out with something better, and the Hard Drive.
What is it capable of running!
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1) Any size should be fine.
2) Processor - probably but whether it's worth it is another matter.
3) The laptop has driver support for Windows 2000, XP or Vista from HP's website. Therefore it's up to you.
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