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If I were to take one of these and stick a hard drive into it, would I be able to install an OS on it? Just wondering how to do this, cuz if I open my case, it'll void the warranty...


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cuz if I open my case, it'll void the warranty...

rofl, should have built it yourself.. saves money, looks better, have better quality

And I think it'll be able to install it.. should be in it's manual.. during the first setup screen of xp I think you can hit one of the options like RAID/SCSI controllers.. then it'll ask you for the driver disk..
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yeah i got one of those it works good....although the price they got there is twice as much as i paid for it.
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Yea that should work fine, but you wanna make sure that Your Mobo bios is capable of booting from a USB device. IT will either say USB or other, but make sure that its a possibility...

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Wouldn't I just be able to put something like G:\WINDOWS in the boot.ini file or something so that it boots from the USB, or would it just not work...

This is my mobo: Asus P4PE-L i845 s478 533FSB

BTW, if I have two partitions which are both on my main drive, can I merge them with Partition Magic and not lose any information? One is my C: drive and the other is my E: drive...Is there a tutorial I can follow so that I don't screw anything up?

//edit: w00t w00t , just called the guy from the store I bought the PC from...He said that if I wanted to open the case and add something, all I had to do was advise them about it...

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GameHead Go into your bios and see if you can boot from your usb...thats all you need to do to make sure its capable.

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I've decided I'll just stick in the Hard Drive by opening the case...It doesn't void the warranty after all...




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