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I put a new larger hard drive in my computer and now I want to put my old hard drive (60GB) in an elderly ladies computer as this is much larger than the one she is now using. What do I have to do to the 60GB drive so that her computer will accept it. Do I format it from my computer then move it to her computer. How do I copy the files over to the 60GB drive. When I did my new drive, it had a program with it that I used but I don't have a program for the 60GB drive. It's an old HP computer 1.6Gh


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IF you are replacing the old drive with the new drive and you will remove the old smaller drive from the computer, then the windows and all programs will have to be installed again.

Or if you keep both hard drives in the computer you can have it as a 2nd hard drive, but it would be recommended to replace the old drive and have this new one in its place.

You will need a windows xp setup cd, which you will use to install windows into the computer / new hard drive ones you have replaced it, then ones the setup is complete, you will need to install drivers for the computer (from the makers website with the model details) Then you will need to install the programs that she needs back into the computer, you can copy important files from the old hard drive into the new one but all programs need to be installed again for them to work properly.

Any questions or if you need anything else let me know.
Thanks,
Ekse
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