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Check first if your new one is compatible with your pc then you'll have to find the hard drive on your cpu once you find that remove the cord attached to it and you might need a screwdriver to remove the old drive then after you removed it, just the same as you did this time backwards insert the new drive then open the system then go to bios setup that blue screen press del or f1 check the config find the harddrive if it's configured properly

hope this helps

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