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Hi all,
I'm going to be installing a 1tb Western Digital Caviar Blue into a friend's HP OEM PC. The drive is SATA3, but SATA3 is backwards compatible.
Should I be worried about anything? cause OEM PCs are always tough.
I don't want to kill my friend's PC
Thanks in advance to everyone.

PS, gonna be dual-booting 7 off the second HDD. Yes, the mobo has free SATA ports.
    
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pls help
    
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Nothing to worry about, worst case scenario it doesn't boot.
Just make sure you install the dual boot to the right HDD.
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I can't think of a way that you'd manage to do kill a PC with an HDD installation, really.

It shouldn't be an issue as long as you know how to install it properly. If there is a slot for the HDD to plug into and it can be powered by the PSU, then you're fine.
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It'll be just fine, and work just fine.
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Installing a hard drive into a oem or custom build is basically the same procedure. You would have to do alot more than installing a hard drive to kill a pc. When installing your duel boot os just pay attention to where you install it to.
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Thanks everyone. He is now up and running in Win7.
    
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