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Dimension 4700 with Barracuda 500Gb SATA HDD

Just installed a Seagate Barracuda 500Gb SATA HDD on my Dell Dimension 4700. Win XP SP3 only recognizes 475 GB. Is this acceptable? Any guidance will be appreciated. Thanks!!

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Windows XP installer will partition any hard drive with 10% open space. (system paration for recovery).
yes! it is acceptable. you will see 500GB but only have access to 475GB.

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You have to go online and search then download the drivers for preparing SATA laptop harddrives for installation of Windows XP otherwise during installation it will tell you there is no hard drive found.

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