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New hard drive(s) in Dell4500s

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Replacing hard drive with a larger one. Windows Xp home was pre-installed ...but ... I do not have OS disk. Can I download Windows Xp Home OEM from Dell ?

also..... can I install a second hard drive in the bay which houses the floppy drive ... assuming removing floppy... lol ?
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Buddy there is no way you can place the hard drive in floppy drives place ...
if u want you can share the data cable with your cd drive or new hard drive if the cd drive and the hard drive are using different cables ...
basically when dell send the system its normally on cable select so dont need to select master and slave
just take some profesional help in case if u dont undersatnd what i am saying ... but there is nothing to worry about
it can be done

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You should get a disk to transfer what's on old drive to new drive with the new one you bought.

When I upgraded my drive, I just set one as master and the new one as slave and copyed the whole drive to the new one. Didn't lose anything and kept the smaller drive as backup.

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You would have to contact dell for the OS disk.

I dont think you can install the hard disk in place of floppy drive. An external Hard disk would be a better option.

Posted on May 04, 2008

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