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My laptop hard disk is very small size can i enlarge it as laptop is very old model.
and there is no socket for external devices like (USB), So in that case can i get essembeled one.
and can i get new CD drive .

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you need to be more specific ( more information )
Laptop Make/Model Hard-drive Size ?
Operating System Windows 95/98/2000/XP ?
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Better you can go for new laptop

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