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I want to know if you can download movies directly to an external hard drive or do you have to download to your computer and transfer it to the external?

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You should be able to download directly to the external drive. Before you start the download, open Windows Explorer and see if the drive shows up and what letter it is assigned. Open the drive and create a new folder called 'Movies', or whatever you want to call it. When the download is started you should be prompted for the destination to save the file. Select the new folder and start the download. You can open the folder at any time and verify that the file is being saved. You can press F5 to update the size of the download.

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Provided you have an external Hard Drive connected to your computer, you can download directly to it without a problem.

When the save as dialog open, just navigate to the external hard Drive, usually to a Drive Letter E F G ect...

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How does a external hard drive work, and does it make my computer run better, I have purchased one but I am confused on how it works.


An external Hard drive is used to store information in any format. Ususally it is connected to USB, but it may happen that it is connected to either e-sata, which is the fastest or firewire.
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How do I down load to an external drive and not the main computer


First Solution:-

1. If you have copied a particular game's folder to the external drive, go to Start menu > Programs.
2. Right click on the file name of the game.
3. Click on "Properties"
4. Go to "shortcut" page and change the "Target" path directing the EXE file to the folder in the external drive where you have copy-pasted the your game.
5. Click on "Apply" and "OK".
6. Now, try to start the game, and you should be able to play.

An alternate solution is given below.

In both the cases (internet game / purchased games):-
1. First plug in the external hard drive to your computer.
2. You will have to run the installation file of the game (both purchased and internet download) and select the folder path directing it to the external hard drive.
3. For some games, you may have to uninstall the existing game first to re-install and select the desire folder path (external drive).
4. Games will be installed in external drive and also available in start menu > programs > "your game".

Happy gaming! :)

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I do not know how to down load music onto a file to store as i am not good with a computer i have just purchased a pc


Hi,

Nice having you get a PC for yourself, basically if you want to download music onto a file to store on your PC, then you'll have to do any of the following;

1. Get the music files from another location on an external storage like a flash drive,external hard disc, etc. Get the music from say another PC into the external storage and connect the external storage to your computer and transfer the files to your computer. This should not be difficult either.

2. You can connect the computer to the internet and download directed by specifying the location that you need the music file to be downloaded to. Once this is done you can now go ahead and save. One of the websites you can get some music files from included www.rnbxclusive.com


Hope this would help.

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The external hard drive has to be connected to the computer, then from the computer you have to connect a cable to the TV. New TV's have a vga cable, where you can connect the computer directly to the TV, but some might have older cables.
Here is a list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_display_interfaces

I hope that helps..

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How to transfer files and programs etc..using Seagate 500 GB..


Hi,

I understand that you are trying to move data from your computer to an external hard drive.

You can just copy and paste the files like Music, Pictures to the external movies when it is connected to the computer. The hard drive owuld be listed as an removable storage device icon in the My Computer window if you are using windows XP.

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