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Hd for hp nw8000 laptop. pn:345855-001

Can I buy a new "plug and play" hard drive (pn 345855-001) with windows XP installed and ready to go??? How much???

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Hi,

To my knowledge, unfortunately no. The hard drive would be blank and often would have to be formatted prior to initial usage. Thereafter, it would be necessary to install the Operating System (in your case Windows XP). Often manufacturers would package with their laptops recovery CD(s) that may be used just for this purpose. Alternately, you can use an OEM Windows XP installer and use the key/serial number printed on a sticker normally found underneath laptops. Incidentally, you are not limited to the 60Gb specs of the 345855-001 (original P/N), you can at your option choose a bigger size HD, say 160 or higher Gb, and can be bought from most computer parts store not necessarily from HP/Compaq. The only stipulation is that the new HD should be ATA-6 IDE, 2.5-inch form factor (9.5mm height), 7,200 RPM.

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Yes u can it depends upon the size of the hdd
it starts from the price range of 80$ go bestbuy

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