If i buy a hard drive, will it all ready have installed programs on it?
Question: im possibly buying this hard drive. http://cgi.ebay.com/40GB-Dell-INSPIRON-E1405-E1505-E1705-Laptop-Hard-Drive_W0QQitemZ250558118529QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Drives_Storage_Internal?hash=item3a566d7a81#ht_4247wt_1165 will it have installed programs on it? such as xp or vista? internet explorer? my computer? stuff like that please provide the programs !!! :D
Best Answers: If i buy a hard drive, will it all ready have installed programs on it?
It will not have anything installed on it: the previous owner will have completely wiped it or it is a brand new drive (likely the former). These "Programs" that you describe are not actual programs that you download or install, but are parts of the Windows operating system. If your computer came with Recovery Disks you can install Windows on the new hard drive without a problem. However, if you do not have a Windows install CD, you will have to buy one in order to use Windows. Another option is to use Linux, a free operating system that provides similar functionality to Windows. If you have another computer with a CD burner, you could follow these instructions to get Linux going for you: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto So, in short, the answer to your question is no. The hard drive will not have an operating system - this is something that you will have to provide.
No, go out and buy a new hard drive, install it yourself, (very easy I promise) you can find pictures for help on google 1. take out the old hard drive 2. install the new hard drive 3. format the new hard drive 4. install Windows on the new hard drive 5. once Windows is installed, insert old hard drive -setting as "Slave" 6. boot into Windows from the new hard drive 7. search for all your data and files from the old hard drive 8. copy the old data to the new hard drive 9. reinstall all your programs Note that when you copy applications (installed programs) from the old hard drive to the newer one, you will still need to reinstall the application from a setup utility -- otherwise, the application will not work.
Usually used hard drives have been wiped clean when sold on ebay,if you have a dell and don't have an installation disk ebay has some dell disks on sale $20-25 you won't need a key code.
You should not be seeing three copies of your hard drive on your computer. Especially if you only have one. If you are saying that you have 3 partitions, then that is something different (c:, f:, g: etc). In this scenario it could be different storage devices c: (hard driver) d:cd/dvd player e:cd/dvd burner, f:(storage media [section of the hard drive]), g:(storage media [section of the hard drive]) or something to that affect. If the extra drives are not actual storage devices (cd/dvd/zip/usb), then they would be partitions on the hard drive. What this does is split the hard drive into three pieces to make it seem as if you have three separate hard drives, but they are actually on the same drive. Is like cutting a pie in 3 sections, but the pie is still in the same pan. In this case it is better to leave them. If you make your hard drive into one partition, if your system should crash, then you will lose everything on the hard drive. If you have three partitions and save/backup data on the other 2 partitions, then if your system crashes the data on the other 2 drives usually stay in tact. When you reinstall your system the data will still be there. Also you can install another Operating system (Say Windows 7 is on c:, you can put Windows 8 on f: or whatever the partition is) as long as the partition has enough space to support the install. Good luck.
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Sure, it's possible. Just plug in the flash drive and copy the files over the same way you'd copy any other files. You don't have to do anything special.
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