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Im stuck.i tried installing a new HD to my computer and was told i can do so and after transfer data from my old HD through "my computer".i'm having ALOT of touble and cant seem to figure it out.

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Well..that is possible, but depends on a number of factors.

I'd strongly suggest you use a back up service, like here, and then change the drives, and restore from the back up

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