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Old 06-27-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
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So I got a new 1TB SATA HDD for my father, All I need now is to install it. After I put it in the PC, what do I need to do to make it fully operational?

This is a secondary HDD that he will be using for storage. Once I plug it in the PC and restart (He is Using Win7) will it show up in "My Computer"? Or do I need to boot using Win7 CD to format it there 1st? Can I format it inside Win7?

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Go into disc management, create a partition on it and format.
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Go into disc management, create a partition on it and format.
I just love this simple Answer/Question thing hahahah Thanks a lot Rooster!
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