How hard is it to install a internal hard drive?
Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:48 PM
Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:11 PM
You should not have any problems with a 160 gig drive. You may have problems trying to use a 250 gig or larger Drive because the bios may not be able to read that big of a drive. I would go ahead and buy Paragons Drive copy 9 and use it to install your Operating system onto the new drive. You may have a few problems with some of the Compaq software not working right But almost all will work properly. I did this on a compaq 1750 and had very few problems.
Problem is you will already have $90 into the computer with just these 2 items and the computer is not worth much more.
A second thought is you can justadd a larger HD to the computer and use XP to format the drive and a second drive. I do this quite often, using the second drive for all data, pictures, etc, and use the original drive only for the OS and programs. The computer will see the second drive easily.
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