Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Unionville, Ontario
It's a breeze if you have the connections and room for a 2nd hard drive in your computer case. You simply plug in the new hard drive (Windows will recognize it - probably call it the "D" drive) and then your hard drive comes with all the instructions how to format it (Seagate did, for instance). It's fast, easy and painless. While it never hurts to backup your main drive, your computer will never get confused as your old hard drive is your "C" drive, and it looks to that first. It took me less than a 1/2 hour to install my new 250GB drive - to back up all my photos, music, documents etc. which is what I think you want to do as well. Be sure to tell your computer that the new hard drive is the slave - but the instructions will walk you through that as well - just a matter of a switch.
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