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Adding harddrive for more space......


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#1 kwboom

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 11:08 AM

Hi there, I have a older computer with a 8 gig HD installed and this computer is for my daughter and I would like to increase her drive space a bit.... I have some other HD's here and would like to know if it is possible to install one so it would just increase the drive space on the C: drive and not install a second drive letter????

It is for a 10 year old and she would get really confussed if there were any more than just a C: drive......

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 12:45 PM

A new drive would require a new drive letter.
To increase the size of C:, you'd have to install a larger drive, and reinstall the Operating System.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 01:15 AM

I would leave the 8GB hdd for the operating system and add the second for all other applications and files. These being older hdds I'm going to guess that they are connected via a IDE cable, you will need to make the 8GB the Master drive, and the second hdd a Slave. This will involve changing the jumper on the rear of the drives to the perspective designation. The IDE cable is configured so that the end connector is the Master, and the middle connector is the Slave. This tutorial may help you to understand.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 09:51 PM

He's trying to avoid using 2 drives, dc3.

It is for a 10 year old and she would get really confussed if there were any more than just a C: drive......


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Posted 27 October 2008 - 10:18 PM

From recent experience I'm not discounting kids and their computer skills, or their ability to learn. :thumbsup: Like ducks to water! But I guess there is something to be said for simplicity.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 10:44 PM

I have to agree with you, there.
They do pick it up, quick. :thumbsup:
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