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Old 12-13-2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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My dads HP crashed, the HDD failed. So we went and bought a new one, (he wouldnt let me build him one), He has an old HP with a 160gb HDD, 512mb oF ram, and a P4 2.6 with XP Home. Should I replace the HDD and keep it? Maybe a torrent box. Or I could add some ram and it for music? Or put linux on it. Might Check into seeing if its compatible with a Dual Core..

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EDIT - If I decide to trash this thing. Can i Build a new desktop, and take the recovery drive out of the old HP and use it to install XP Home on new build?
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:21 AM   #2
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what is the computer being used for?

And no you can't use the recovery from another computer to install on a new one. The drivers on the recovery are specific to the hp so ot won't work.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:59 AM   #3
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Its not being used for anything right now, The HDD is toast. I was asking if it'd be worth it to replace it.
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In my opinion yes because hard drives aren't all that expensive in that size range. It is far cheaper than buying a new computer.
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Yeah, replace the hard drive and use it as a fileserver or something.
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That computer still has plenty of life in it for things like surfing the internet, cd/dvd burning, torrent box.......it would be a waste to trash it. I'd be glad to take it off your hands if you do though :P
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That computer still has plenty of life in it for things like surfing the internet, cd/dvd burning, torrent box.......it would be a waste to trash it. I'd be glad to take it off your hands if you do though :P
I agree, it's still a decent pc. You don't have to buy a huge hard drive for it......

OMG, scratch that, buy one of these!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

The motherboard should have SATA connections.
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meh u can get a 1.5tb for 15 bucks more
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