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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dawter, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. Dawter

    Dawter Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Inspirion laptop. I have 96 programs installed. I'd like to install more programs but I've run out of room.
    Sometimes I have to uninstall 1 or 2 programs just so I can install a new program.
    My drive is 20GB. Can I buy more GB's so I can (for instance) install 50 additional programs?
    Hopefully this is something I can do myself.
    Thanks in advance.
    Here's a link showing the computer I have.
    http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/dell-inspiron-1100-celeron/4505-3121_7-20919163.html
     
  2. jernathius

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    one easy way to get increased room for small amount of money is an external harddrive - other than that you could buy a bigger harddrive and change it out with the one in the laptop - of course you will have to reload your operating system and all your programs again
     
  3. Dawter

    Dawter Thread Starter

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    I have a 160 GB external hard drive. I can't install programs on it and run them, I've tried and it just doesn't work right.
    Okay, so where do I go to get a bigger harddrive? I mean, what exactly do I ask for?
     
  4. Aussie_Dundee

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    Call or go to you local pc store and ask them what size internal hdd they have for laptops. Also make sure you check more specifically for your modell of laptop to see if there are any limitations for hdd size. Some mobos dont support extremely large hdds... Apart from that it isnt hard. The hardest part would be replacing it yourself if you arent very knowledgeable and/or re-installing everything on the new hdd. this including windows etc.

    Make sure you have a copy of windows on cd also before anything else.
     
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