C204 upgrades

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  1. dukefan6842

    dukefan6842 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    ok so im probably gonna get a c204tmi and upgrade the ram and hdd.

    is it posibble to just swap the hdds then use the included windowsxp tabled disc to format the new hdd and install windows, then use included system restore discs to load drivers and whatnot?? (i dont wanna deal with the whole acronis/ghost thing)

    im pretty experienced at doing this kinda thing on desktops iv installed windows at least 30 times and it seems to me that it would be pretty straight forward?

    also, whats the fastest ram that i could get without having any problems
     
  2. Barry J. Doyle

    Barry J. Doyle Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    You should be able to create restore CD's from the original hard drive, then use them once you install the new one. Just be sure that the CD drive is the first bootable device in your BIOS so that you can boot with your restore CD's once the new HD is installed.
     
  3. dukefan6842

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    so the restore cds will format the hdd and install windows??
     
  4. Barry J. Doyle

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    In theory. I don't want to make any significant promises there - but all should work provided you are using a bootable restore CD.
     
  5. jadam

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    Yes all should work.
     
  6. FishPoo

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    Yes, the restore CDs will format and install windows on the new hard drive.

    I just upgraded my 204TMi with an 80GB 5400RPM (lol, yes, less capacity, but better performance).
     

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