NO ! I would like to know if I can install a larger hard drive and more memory? And would like to get a 500GB hard drive and At lest 600 GB of memory. Also would like the hard drive to have Windows XP on it. Also is it wearth it to do this?
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Installing more HD space and memory is always a good thing. But that needs to weighed with the age of the computer. Older computers often will accept the new equipment, but for the price you can get a better computer.
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A 500 GB HD is a fair size for most users. 1TB is now only @ $100.00. Hd do not come with operating systems on them. Depending on your existing computer you can add a second HD and keep the operating system where it is. Otherwise you need migration software, more money? ( It may come with a new HD?!)
Any computer running on XP can use not more that 4GB, usually only 3-3.5 GB. Vista computers have the same restraint. Windows & can use over 6GB. 600GB, not in this lifetime.
You can put whatever size hard drive you want in your pc....typically they do not come with operating systems on them when you buy them...they are blank....you can run it as a secondary drive with the one you are already running and use it for storage....Otherwise you will have to have xp installed for you....(more money) . You can not put 600 GB of memory or ram on a pc.....most pc's take up to 4 GB of ram....If you literally mean memory than that will be whatever size hard drive you purchase...Ram is random access memory and helps determine the speed of your pc. And yes it is always worth it to upgrade a pc, depending on how old it is.
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I think you are talking about adding the 500GB Hard Drive to your system. It will give you more Disk Space, but not more memory. If you want to add the drive just Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Case then notice how the hard drive that is already on your system is in the drive bay and the cables going into it. There should be another empty bay above or below for you to place the 500GB Drive. There are also some extra cables that will plug into the drive. Once you have the drive in place and the two cables plugged into it, put the case back on then plug the power cord and plug it up.
Your system will recognize the hard drive once windows boots up. Click Start/My Computer and you should see your Local C Drive and the new 500GB Drive. If not, shut the down then restart it and notice what key it says to hit to get into the Bios or System Setup and hit that key. Once you get into the setup look for the hard drives. You will probably see your old drive listed as Sata 0 or Sata 1. You want to take the next Sata that is available and set it to Auto so that it can automatically get your new drive's configuration. Once you do that, save it and exit out of the Bios then Reboot.
Once the system recognizes your new drive you can copy things from the old drive to it. You can't just copy programs, programs have to be installed to the new drive. But you can copy things like your documents, music, pictures and videos to free up space on your original drive. Also when you download and install things, it will default to going to drive c which is your old drive. You can change it to go to your new drive by just changing the letter c to whatever is assigned to your new drive. Most likely it will be drive d, but you can click Start/My Computer and see what the 500GB drive's letter is.
Maybe you friend had some cloning software where he could just clone your old drive onto your new 500GB Drive, then you could make the 500GB drive your Local C Drive by switching the cables.
It looks like this computer only supports IDE hard drives.
The larget drives are all SATA hard drives. You can get a host card like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816102065 which will give you some SATA ports. Make sure you have a free PCI slot.
There's a limitation with current operating systems that won't let you have a boot drive be larger than 2.2TB. I wouldn't recommend getting a drive larger than 2TB for that reason.
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No there is no problem in upgrading the hard drive. You can upgrade it as much as your system supports it.First check your system capacity of expansion of the hard drive's space.You must know the maximum capacity of the hard disk on your system . Thanks. Have a great day.