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Re: install new hd

Also if installing as a second running harddrive at once then put it in let the error come up press save
then start up and look into computer you should!! see a other disk drive

i you keep doing this and nothing haapns then you need to format it with same os then try what i said again

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Re: install new hd

Hard disk, is that you mean? Well just connect the connctor and run it. First press del after you press on. And you will see the set up.
Then press f10 and enter. and install xp, format it.

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