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Would removing a Hard-Drive delete Windows 8 ?.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tonycrossley, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. tonycrossley

    tonycrossley Thread Starter

    Sep 6, 2011
    Howdy everyone,

    I own a HEWLETT PACKARD Case (Model : DC 7800) with no Programs installed other than WINDOWS 8 Operating system.
    The RAM has been increased from 1.95 gb to 6 gb and I'd now like to change the Hard-Drive from 80 gb
    to a larger capacity.

    Some Questions :

    Would changing the SEAGATE Hard-Drive delete WINDOWS 8 ?
    Does the RAM have to be increased again ?.
    As there are no other Programs or Software installed, could the old drive be removed and replaced with a new one ?. Is there anything else that has to be done ?.
    Assuming the Operating System has to be saved on a Disc before Hard-Drive is removed, how is this done with WINDOWS 8 ?. How can OS be transferred back to the Desktop ?.
    Can the OS be saved on a USB ?.
    What is the File size of WINDOWS 8 'Professional' ?.

    Hoping someone can help me and please be as detailed as you like.


  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Windows is installed onto the hard drive, so if you remove the hard drive then the Windows 8 installation will go with it.

    Since Windows 8 is not the original operating system and must have be installed after the original release of this computer and since you have nothing on it, I would simply recommend you reinstall Windows 8 from the DVD.

    The RAM doesn't need to be upgrade any further unless you have a specific need to have more than 6GB.
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