How would you go about changing a laptop's HDD?

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  1. Ex-Touch

    Ex-Touch New Member

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    This is just a question that I've been thinking about. I personally do not own a laptop, but I would like to know if how you would go about doing it.
  2. kevin1st

    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    switch out 2.5 hdd 4 a new one. put in a full install cd of windows or linux inthe drive. when the bios menu loads push f12. scroll down to boot off usb cd tray. puch enter go through installer(s)when it loads. im pretty sure this is how it is done
  3. Ex-Touch

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    Cool. I need to get my hands on a laptop now. xD
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    yeah i kinda wanna do this too. like i have a 60gb hard drive from my old desktop that id like to put in my laptop instead of my 30gb current one if thats possible..
  5. Ex-Touch

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    You might have to get a smaller one. Or, just make it externalable with a usb cable and pure skill. Lol. I'm in Electronics class at my tech school and we're learning to solder parts onto a board and make it do things. Sooner or later, I'll be able to take a usb cable and add it to a regular HDD and make it external.
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    well i have a external hard drive already. i just wanted to extend my internal. meh ill look it up tomorrow
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    just make sure u got teh FULL install b4 u do this. ex ubuntu burned to a disc or windows 4 like $400 (not upgrade version for $80
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    I got my dad's Home edition if anything should happen. I don't have the money to get a laptop right now though.

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