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OKay, i got this computer from my aunt it will power up and nothing more. I removed the hard drive in hopes to insert into mine and not to sure how to go about it. i would simply install and turn my pc back on and its good to go or would i have to format it in some way? just want it to store music files etc. any help or links on installation and set up would be great. Thanks

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If this is an IDE drive, you will have to make sure the jumper on the end of the "new" drive is on "Slave".

IDE drives have a cable about 2 inches wide. This is probably what you have. The above link is for IDE drives.

Here is a link to help out: http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading/install-hard-drive.htm

(SATA drives have cables about 1/2 inch wide. You shouldn't have to worry about jumpers with them.)

Here is a youtube video that may help also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnEga6ga5hM

Once the computer recognizes the drive, you can format it by double-clicking "My Computer" on your desktop. Right click on the icon for the new drive and select "Format..."

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