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I WANT TO UPGRADE MY 10GB HARD DRIVE MYSELF!

PANASONIC TOUGHBOOK CF71

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  • yoldan930 Aug 05, 2009

    okay thanks~ so I really can just use a external harddrive instead of going inside the laptop? If so what kind do you recommend thanks

  • yoldan930 Aug 05, 2009

    thank you

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Kindly follow the steps before installing the new Hard drive.
1. Back up all data in the previous hard drive.
2. Make sure you have an OS system disk with you so that you can install the OS in to the new hard drive.
3. Remove the older hard drive. Place the new hard drive in its place.
4. Press F2. The BIOS menu will open up.
5. Select CD/ DVD as the first boot device.
6. Place the CD in the drive and turn off the laptop and turn it on. The system will boot the OS from the CD and install the OS in the new hard drive. The progress will be menu driven so need not worry about any settings later.
7. It might ask you to format the hard drive once again and the proceed with the installation. That must not be an issue. You may proceed with the same.
8. Once the OS is installed it will ask for username settings and date and time and language settings.

This will keep you laptop ready to use but you need to upgarde the drivers.

Visit the manufacturer's website and upgrade the drivers.

I can understand that a 10 GB HDD will not be sufficient to install any programs but woul;d recommend to use the same and use an external hard drive and uninstall the programs which you feel you may not use and back up the software in the external hard drive.

Kindly note that there is no way to transfer OS from the older hard drive to the newer hard drive.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

  • Sai Kiran Camsarapalli Aug 05, 2009

    I would recommend a portable one if you need to carry data anywhere around. But if you are not going to carry data around then you can go for a one which has a power cable.



    I would prefer you choose Western Digital (WD)



    WD Passport elite - 320 GB -Portable



    WD My notebook Essential Edition - 500 GB or 1 TB- USB connect and can be connected whenever you desire but comes with a power cable to drive the external HDD. Hence not portable.



    If not this one then I would prefer you to go for Seagate as the next option.



    Hope this helps :)

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