Solved I'm trying to use an external portable hard drive with my pc

August 30, 2013 at 22:04:54
Specs: Windows xp
I am trying to use my passport portable external hard drive. I have a pentium 4 processor. Every time I try to download the software it doesn't complete the full download? Have any ideas?

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September 7, 2013 at 14:45:01
I assume by 'little memory' you mean your main hard drive is filling up and you want to put new software on the external. Some software will insist on installing on the C: drive, usually in the Program Files folder. With others you can specify where you want it installed.

On your main drive you can do things like a disk clean up to get rid of temp and other files that aren't needed. You can uninstall any software you know you don't need. And you can move other documents--word files, music, picture and video files, most downloaded files--onto the external drive.



#1
August 31, 2013 at 04:19:35
You do not need any software to use an external hard drive.
If it is for back ups, XP can do this for you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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August 31, 2013 at 14:34:31
By 'download the software' do you mean software to set up the drive as Fingers suspects or do you mean you're having problems downloading or copyiing stuff to the drive?

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September 1, 2013 at 07:54:35
Are you trying to RUN programs from the external hard drive?

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#4
September 7, 2013 at 12:52:29
Yes, I'm trying to compensate because of the little memory I have on the computer. Can I do that with the eternal hard drive? If so how do I do that.?
Thank you,
Knoz

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September 7, 2013 at 14:45:01
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I assume by 'little memory' you mean your main hard drive is filling up and you want to put new software on the external. Some software will insist on installing on the C: drive, usually in the Program Files folder. With others you can specify where you want it installed.

On your main drive you can do things like a disk clean up to get rid of temp and other files that aren't needed. You can uninstall any software you know you don't need. And you can move other documents--word files, music, picture and video files, most downloaded files--onto the external drive.


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