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#1 brayx262

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:32 PM

Hi everybody,

I'm getting ready to install a new hard drive in my lappy to up it from 80 gb to 320 and I've up'd my ram from 2 to 4 gb getting ready to move up to Windows 7 Ultimate from Vista Business. I looked through the HDD section and found plenty on diagnosis and repair advice but not much on new install advice unless I missed something. I already followed the link you provided and checked out what Hitachi had to offer but didn't find much other than back-up, diagnose and repair tools. Can anyone give me some advice on setting up the new one or a link to something I might have missed, or will everything already be pre-configured out of the box? The one I'm putting in is a Hitachi TravelStar 320gb, 7200 rpm, 16gb cache, 3gb/s. I want to make sure I do this right the first shot and not screw things up so any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:41 AM

Make sure the laptop is SATA for the new harddrive. That's about it, no need to setup the hard drive and the Hitachi TravelStar works well when i fitted it in for a relatives laptop.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 03:26 AM

OK. Thank you. They are SATA drive. I thought they should be pretty much plug and go but wanted to be sure, and see if there were any tricks for partitioning or anything that would make thing run better and more secure. Now all I have to do is find the 64 bit drivers to get things going. All Dell has on their D/L link is 32 bit. :angry: Go figure. :huh: Will be checking the B.C. driver page to see if I can get lucky, otherwise I'll have to hope I can get them from the vendor sites. And here I thought this might be an easy change over. :hysterical: Anyway, :whistle:, I appreciate your advice.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:54 AM

There is a good tutorial that walks you through the process. It can be found here.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:31 AM

OK. Thank you. They are SATA drive. I thought they should be pretty much plug and go but wanted to be sure, and see if there were any tricks for partitioning or anything that would make thing run better and more secure. Now all I have to do is find the 64 bit drivers to get things going. All Dell has on their D/L link is 32 bit. :angry: Go figure. :huh: Will be checking the B.C. driver page to see if I can get lucky, otherwise I'll have to hope I can get them from the vendor sites. And here I thought this might be an easy change over. :hysterical: Anyway, :whistle:, I appreciate your advice.

Thanks
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Good luck on finding your 64bit drivers :thumbup2:

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:36 PM

Pls post the make/model of your laptop so that we can look for the drivers for you

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:52 PM

Pls post the make/model of your laptop so that we can look for the drivers for you

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 08:44 PM

Hey guys,

Mark this one on the calendar!! Microsoft actually used their heads for once this time. Ran the install and low and behold!! They actually put the drivers on the disc for Windows 7 :woot: , I didn't have to D/L and run them manually like I did for Vista. I only had 1 that the action center flagged as missing/ outdated and it give me the link to the page to get it. I t wasn't as bad a job as I figured it would be other than restoring canned's, bookmarks pic.'s etc I saved. Now I gotta do momma's for her so she quits raggin' me and we'll be all good. Thanks for the feed back, but I thought I'd let y'all know in case someone else was bumping up to Win. 7, it's not too bad after all.

Thanks and I'll see ya around :thumbup2:
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