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jdrolte
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Larger Hard Drive Recommendations

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rp5700 SKU No. AK967US#ABA
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I purchased an rp5700 Business System computer from Radio Shack during there sale due to their closing.  The hard disk had been "wiped clean" and I plan to install Windows 7 Pro plus a moderate amount of programs.

 

The BIOS is 786E4 v01.03 and it reports the hard disk as SATA0 80.0 GB, ST380815AS, firmware 3.CHH serial # 9R4E4MY.

 

I understand Windows 7 takes approximately 16 GB for installation.  I do not know how much MS Office pro takes and the other programs that I may install.

 

What  is the limit that can be run with this motherboard?  I was thinking a disk with 500 GB to 1.0 TB.

 

In addition, should I update the BIOS after installing Windows 7?

 

Thank you,

 

Jim

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi, Jim:

 

Below is the link to the quickspecs for that model PC.

 

You can check the supported hard drive sizes HP offered in that model on page 8.

 

http://www.semicron.com/hprp5700.pdf

 

I don't see any reason why you couldn't install a 1 TB HDD in there.

 

If you are going to update the BIOS, I recommend you do it beforehand.

 

I don't see a reason to update the BIOS, however if you do, use the F10 BIOS flash method.

 

I prefer that over the Windows based flash method.

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Thank you very much for the quick reply.

 

I plan to follow your recommendations.

 

Jim

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Paul_Tikkanen
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You're very welcome, Jim.

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