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Pp1020 harddrive at the mo i have a 5 gig hard drive what is the max size that will fit my laptop and where can i buy.hope you can be of assistance.

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  • doug160451 Nov 07, 2008

    would 5gb be of any use just to surf.yes it is an older laptop.


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Hi doug160451,
Could you please post the specifications of your laptop, but if your laptop originally came with a 5 Gb Hard Drive then chances are it would be an old laptop and you would do better upgrading to a new laptop than go through the problems associated with upgrading only your hard drive. 

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  • Joshua Wong Nov 07, 2008

    5Gb of Hard drive space is fine, but normally laptops with a 5Gb Harddrive would have Windows 98 or 95 on it. This implies a couple of things. 

    1. At that time you had to do a few special things to allow the OS to see past 2Gb of Hard Drive space. But I also think the latest IDE 2.5" drives are now fast becoming obsolete.  
    2. If you are running Win98 or 95 the preloaded microsoft Internet Explorer web browser is nolonger supported, therefore running flash and java is not going to work either. You could try downloading alternatives such as Opera, where the earlier versions will work and apparently version 9 as well.

    At the moment it's hit and miss as there are alot of things on the web that require flash and java and .net support.

    Sorry, but your web browsing experiance may be a limited one on an older laptop.


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