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Old 03-12-2012, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Right, i can install a hard drive no problem the bit i dont get is what do i do next. When its all connected do i have to put something on the hard 1st? Will the system put something on itself? Or is it just a case of plug in and go?
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Pretty much plug and go. Windows will detect the drive and assign it a letter. If it needs formatting then you can do that from within Windows as well.
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You have just made me a very happy guy haha. That was the right answer, thank you
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If you ever use an older hard drive.. you will need to check the jumpers on it. The easiest thing would be to set it to Cable Select.... just an FYI
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I doubt it is IDE.
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i know lol. I was just saying "if you ever".
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Just want to troll you. J/K (no, I mean, really..)
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