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hawthorn

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Hi!

I am getting a bigger Hard Drive instead of the one i have. Just a few queries about installing that Im curious about. When the drive is installed what is the next procedure; I presume it is to install windows xp. I am wondering about the following:

1 When HD is installed does it have dos on it, otherwise how do you run installation cd or dvd for XP?

2 After that, on xp, do you have to install drivers for mouse, keyboard, cd rom, dvd, etc or does xp recognize them ? I have all the disks anyway, but how would you install a driver for cd rom if it was ON a cd rom !!??

3 Perhaps you would be so kind as to outline briefly the steps in order!

System is P4, XP. I wont be keeping the old drive, its already spoken for!

Having said all that I will get a technician to do the job, I think, but would love answers to the questions, just for my own education and curiousity!

Many thanks

TH
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Unless you have another reason to do so, it's not necessary to replace the operating system, programs, etc, when upgrading a hard drive. All modern hard drives come with software and clear instructions for transferring the data from the old hard drive to a new one. I think most people should be able to do it themselves. Just follow the enclosed instructions closely. <_<
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