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Switch off the pc and unplug from AC. remove screws at the back of ur case( located vertically on the slide case). remove both right and left covers and look for internal cables i means power, ide or sata cable. remove them and remove the screws of ur drive and pull it in front and in the same spot push ur new drive in the same place. replace the screws, reconnect cables, power,ide or sata. then place side covers and make sure to have tighten all power and internal cables to their slots well.

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1. Turn the computer off, and disconnect the AC power-cord.
2. Remove the side-panels from the case.
3. Disconnect the "power" and "data" cables from the back of the CD-ROM.
4. Remove the screws holding the current CD-ROM in position.
5. Slide the CD-ROM out the "front" of the case.
6. Slide the new device into place, until the face is "flush" with the front of the case.
7. Screw the device into position.
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-win xp has to be removed from harddisk,
the hd must be formatted so you got a blank hd to set up your new system

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follow instructions:

if you can enter bios (press F1 or F2 or Del)
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enter bios while booting, in the menu look for boot otions or devices, change order of boot devices, so that cd/dvd-drive is 1st, then save and exit (F10)
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get the proper drivers for the notebook for win-xp from the net(google might be helpful)
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