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Windows 7: question: new hard drive on laptop?

17 Feb 2010   #11
whs
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That Samsung is another IDE - no good. But now you are facing a completely different problem. The disk is completely empty when you buy it. You need to bring your current system over to it. For that you need to do cloning or migration. For cloning, you need an external disk to where you can clone. Do you have an external disk large enough to hold your system? Best program for cloning is to use Acronis. For migrating, you need an external enclosure (costs about US$20). Then you can use the Acronis Migrate Easy 7.0 - there is a free demo version but I am not sure though what that demo version can do and whether it is full function.


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17 Feb 2010   #12
AussieGuy92

 
 

i thought this might help does this mean i can only have 160gb as the max amount?

and i dont keep an important files on the hard drive, only on my external and i dont mind re-installing windows does it matter that i have a oem version i am still installing it on the same system.


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17 Feb 2010   #13
whs
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I don't think so. I have never heard of such a general restriction. This must be specific to that drive. Btw, in lieu of changing the internal drive, how about just attaching an additional external drive via USB. That works just as well and needs no migration and all the other problems. The migration is not trivial if you have never done it.
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17 Feb 2010   #14
AussieGuy92

 
 

i do have a external hard drive i want to have a bigger internal hard drive i think it might be easier to ring my local computer guy and get him to do it for me.
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17 Feb 2010   #15
tw33k

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Installing a hdd in a laptop is very easy. Also, have a look here:Notebook SATA Hard Drives | TECH4U.COM.AU Online Computer Store
I get all my parts from them. Very good prices, quick delivery and great support (they even have an IM type help available Mon-Fri 9-5)
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18 Feb 2010   #16
AussieGuy92

 
 

thanks,tw33k thats a very helpful website so the problem is will a sata drive work in my laptop? or even a SATA 2 work?
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18 Feb 2010   #17
AussieGuy92

 
 

ok i think this on is the one that will work and i like the price...

http://www.tech4u.com.au/samsung-1pk...al-p56557.html
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18 Feb 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Installing a hdd in a laptop is very easy. Also, have a look here:Notebook SATA Hard Drives | TECH4U.COM.AU Online Computer Store
I get all my parts from them. Very good prices, quick delivery and great support (they even have an IM type help available Mon-Fri 9-5)
Right, installing the drive is easy. But migrating your OS and stuff is another story - unless you reinstall everything.
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18 Feb 2010   #19
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
i do have a external hard drive i want to have a bigger internal hard drive i think it might be easier to ring my local computer guy and get him to do it for me.
I think that is not such a bad idea.
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18 Feb 2010   #20
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
thanks,tw33k thats a very helpful website so the problem is will a sata drive work in my laptop? or even a SATA 2 work?
Yeah that drive will work in your laptop. Did a bit of research and apparently your mainboard does support SATA2 but a few people needed to update the BIOS (only try this after extensive research)

Do you have all your data backed up? You'll need to before you swap the drive. If you have any problems reinstalling the os and everything, check this forum. You'll find all the help you need.
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