And it won't be. Went on Amazon & purchased the Samsung 850 EVO, 250 GB for around $100. The 750 EVO same capacity was about the same cost. I compared them of a few sites & figured that the 850 was bang for the buck a better deal.
But I wonder if I will have a problem putting on the OS it has now, Win 10?
The reason I am concerned, is that it was a XP at original purchase. Then when XP was about to be abandoned & no updates were going to be made anymore for it; purchased Win 7.
As Win 7 was being pushed out & Microsoft was preaching a free upgrade to 10. I took advantage & upgraded this older machine 1st. As it turned out, I liked 10. It was a lot different than 7, but it was intuitive enough for me to use.
When I discovered the HD on the Toshiba machine was failing, I fell back to this one. The shop took care of the Toshiba. I then ran the test on on the Dell; it too failed. I expected it the case, as the machine is a 2007. Vista & XP were the choices on that model only. All other Dells ran Vista. Xp was still going & was reliable; sort of. I figure after the shop took care of the Toshiba, I would learn enough from them to put a disk on the Dell; using help from BleepingComputer.Com! Thank you.
Now I have to switch disks out, & get some operating system; hopefully 10. What do I do for putting on the Win 10 OS, when I have the disk for 7 & am going to a complete different HD?
A recovery disk isn't going to do anything, will it?
I don't even know enough about computers, to know if there isn't a manner to "ghost" the whole operation, including the OS & put it on the new HD, as if it were the original?
Is that a question that I should obviously know, or am I that far removed to know it isn't possible?
Edited by hamluis, 02 February 2017 - 07:57 PM.