Installing new laptop hard drives can be a real pain in the neck. What’s more, moving your data from the old laptop hard drives to the new laptop hard drives is a juggling act if you don’t know what to do.
Laptops unlike desktop PCs don’t have an extra IDE port to help you copy your data from old laptop hard drives to the new laptop hard drives. That means you have to remove your old hard drives from your laptop. This is the most painful part because you need to be mindful of all those tiny screws and delicate parts that laptops are built from.
In a nutshell, this process involves removing your old laptop hard drives, connecting it to a desktop PC, then using Symantec’s Ghost software to duplicate the old hard drives to the new one, then installing the new drives in your system.
Step 1: Buy a copy of Norton Ghost
Probably the best tool for the PC enthusiast on the planet, Norton will save your bacon more times than you care to admit to your tech buddies…
Step 2: Make or get a Windows 98 Boot Diskette
Follow the direction here to make a Windows 98 Boot Diskette, you’ll need it later in the instructions.
Step 3: Making your Ghost diskette
You’ll need to install your Norton Ghost software.
Step 4: Removing the laptop drives
Remove the old laptop drives from your laptop. Check with your manufacturer for details. Some can be a pain.
Step 5: Installing the adapters to the laptop drives
Connect the new and old laptop hard drives to the adapters. Make sure to line up Pin 1 correctly. Generally, if the adapter is aligned properly, it won’t be off center from the laptop drives.
Keep in mind that this is just a brief primer on installing laptop hard drives. More information can be obtained from the laptop hard drives manufacturer.
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