Dell Optiplex GXI Smooth Wall

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Bill P

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I have acquired a Dell Optiplex GXI computer to build a SmoothWall but it has no hard drive. I have a 40 GB HD that I pulled out of a Dell 8200. It has a complete XP operating sys. on it. Will I be able to use it in the GXI?
 

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Windows won't likely boot up since Windows XP doesn't like to be moved from one system to another - but for you that doesn't matter because you will need to wipe the hard drive and install Smoothwall on it anyways. But the drive you should be able to use. The GX1's are pretty decent, but old computers, and I believe it will support a 40GB drive. You will likely need to update the BIOS, you can get the latest BIOS from the DELL website. It goes on a floppy.
 
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