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Installing a larger drive in a dv9005us?

How would I go about swapping in a bigger hard drive on my dv9005us?


As I mentioned in my earlier thread BIOS and overheating, I had Best Buy mirror the 100 GB OEM drive onto a slightly larger Western Digital drive before I sent the laptop in for repair, but when I swapped out the drives, Windows XP Media Center would never load.  I have since upgraded to Vista Home Premium.


I’ve swapped the two 512 MB memory modules for two 1 GB modules, but I need a bigger hard drive (not for my personal files—I now keep all of those on a portable external drive—but for the program files).  With only Vista and Office 2003 Professional now loaded, over half of the drive is used, and I still have many other programs that need to be loaded.



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