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You Will Need
- New hard drive
- Basic computer knowledge
Connect new drive
Connect your new drive to your computer and follow the on the on-screen installation instructions.
Click on Start button
Click on the Start button and then right-click on My Computer and select Manage.
Select Disk Management
Select Disk Management under Storage from the navigation pane on the left side of the window.
Right-click on drive
Right-click on the the new drive and select Format from the pop-up menu. Choose either the NTFS or FAT 32 format for the new drive.
Give the drive a name, such as "new drive," and then click on Quick Format for new disk drives or Full Format for existing drives.
Wait and check
Wait for the computer to finish formatting and then check the new drive by transferring a file and then accessing it.