How do I replace 2 512 mg with 2 single 1 GB on an HP computer if there are only two spaces for the drives? If I take out the 512's and put in the 2 1 GB's how will the computer know what is on it? Do I have to first get a backup
external drive for everything? If so, what kind does all the programs etc.?
Thanks and Help?
Are you talking about upgrading your memory, or your hard drives? There is nothing stored in memory on your PC permanently on your computer. Every time you shut off your computer, all that has been stored into memory is lost. When you reboot, what is needed is called on from the hard drive(s), and moved back into memory. So if you are replacing your memory sticks, you simply pull out the old and snap in the new, the computer will recognize the new memory on boot up, and you are set to go, that is all there is to that.
If you are replacing the hard drives, this indeed is much more difficult and you do need to let us know in detail what you have, and what you wish to end up with.