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#1 trickydick


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Posted 04 March 2006 - 11:10 AM

I currently have a 40G HD and want to update.

Can I just add another HD and leave windows on the old and use the new one for all the new stuff or should I transfer everything onto the new HD?


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Posted 04 March 2006 - 11:30 AM

Having a second hard drive is fortunate, since you can use it for storage and for backups in case of a disaster. If your current drive is fairly new, I would leave the Operating system and programmes on that, and use the new one (you will probably want to partition it into useable chunks) for storage. If it is somewhat old, then reverse the useage, since the new one will no doubt be faster and last longer.
Putting in a second hard drive is a good time to reinstall your operating system (assuming that has not been done in a couple of years) and other applications and programmes.
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Posted 04 March 2006 - 09:08 PM

Ya, i would just install the new hard drive keep the old one like it is. then copy all of your documents and saved files over.
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