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Unformatted text preview: remove the SATA or IDE cable from the hard drive, as well as the power cable. Remove the hard drive by either removing the screws, or unclicking the plastic holders. Now the hard drive can be removed from the case. Place the new hard drive into place, and screw or install plastic holders into place. Now hook up the SATA or IDE cable to the hard drive. Now connect the power cord into the hard drive. Close the computer case, and connect all the cables back up. Turn the computer on and enter the CMOS/ BIOS to ensure the hard drive has been recognized properly. Now install the new operating system or use a hard drive imaging program, if one was used, to copy the old hard drive image to the new drive. Install all previous programs needed. Now you have installed the new drive....
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- Spring '11