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Just wondering how to replace a hard drive on an advent 7106 and how then to install windows xp

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    not on my 7160 anyway drive seems to be non excessiable from outside

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If you turn it opside down their tree place at the back u check the middle one then you remove the old one carefully so that you wont spoil the connector and if you want to install wondow xp insert cd into the drive then go to setup set your cd drive as first boot device then you press f10 to save and restart after that it will ask you press any key to boot from cd drive you press after press pressing you can now follow the screen direction

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