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    Swapping the Main Drive?

    Are there any good tutorials on the web (or can someone here explain it in layman's terms) for replacing an existing hard drive with a new one; & upgrading the Operating System at the same time? I have a Dell Dimension 700, on which I do a lot of work with digital audio (I added a second drive about 3 months ago, expressly for audio files.) My main drive, which contains the OS (Win98SE) & all the apps, has gotten slow & noisy. I want to swap it for a new larger one; & at the same time install (clean) WinXP. I'm not sure about the sequence of events. I know how to back-up files, folders & downloaded apps; & how to physically install the drive, but I don't know how to ghost the new drive (or if I'd need to); & I'm not sure how to deal with the BIOS or exactly how & when to load the new OS. Thanks.

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    Re: Swapping the Main Drive?

    Start here http://www.pcnineoneone.com/howto/idedrv1.html and I think you will find what you need. The PC911 site is a great hardware how to site.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Swapping the Main Drive?

    Dave,

    Thanks.

    MF
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