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Fitting New Hard Drive ??


hubdean

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Hi My hard drive has gone wrong so im getting a new one. my computer is a Compaq home vista. Hard drive is WESTERN DIGITAL Internal 3.5 160gb im hopeing to get a WESTERN DIGITAL Internal 3.5" SATA Hard Drive - 2TB is this ok and when i install it should it just come on and my install disk take over. Thanks

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Wes.Clox

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Should be fine but if your disk is just a restore disk it will not work.

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hubdean

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hi thanks my disk is a complete windows restoration disk http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181010005497?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 please see thanks

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hubdean

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i have two of the disks one foe xp one for vista

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Wes.Clox

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Then that should be fine.

Just set the bios to boot from cdrom as first selection and follow prompts.

This is the 6th attempt to post, site even went down

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lotvic

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Wait a minute: Did you see this?

"Important Notice

This is a repair disk and has know way anything to do with microsoft,the disk will re-install or repair your system from hidden partitions on your hard drive using my own sofware with my 18 years experience in computing"

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Abel

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Make sure your Mobo supports SATA before ordering your new drive

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onthelimit1

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That disc will not work for the reasons lotvic has outlined. You will need to buy a disc for the full operating system and, if you want to use your existing COA code, it will have to be exactly the same version of Windows that was originally installed. If not, you won't be able to activate.

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lotvic

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If Digital River haven't taken Vista off yet, you can download and burn your own Vista DVD (Digital River are Microsoft's official download site) The links and instructions are on: Heidoc webpage for Vista Download Links

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