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  • Good Morning everybody. I have a HP Pavilion dv8113cl Notebook PC. It has a lot of sentimental value to me plus it is easy for me to use. I have grown very fond and attached to this old beast but I have come to understand that it is time to upgrade it. I need advice on how to upgrade it and with what type of hardware. It has a very unique feature though, from what I understand. It currently has a dual hard drive bay that is housing two 80gb Toshiba MK8032GAX (5400 rpm) drives that are still IDE. For extra storage and speed management, I tote around with me a Seagate FreeAgent 250gb. know those Toshibas are gonna have gotta go but to what and how should i do it. I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit on it. 


    Thank you very much and have a great day.

    Sunday, January 5, 2014 2:00 PM

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  • Your questions need to be addressed over on the HP website.  The HP Support forums are found @ http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/

    Specifications for your system are posted @ http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c00578049

    The HP Support page for your system is @ http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&product=1816210

    These Microsoft Windows forums are for exchange of information about the Windows operating system.

    Hardware support is provided by the manufacturer, which is HP in your situation.

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    Sunday, January 5, 2014 4:02 PM
  • Hi

    For me is depend what is the purpose for this PC. If you only using it for normal usage not for any multimedia or gaming spec needed, I will still keep this PC without any upgrade HW or SW

    If believe you already know basic laptop maintenance regarding SW or any OS maintenance. You can find many suggestion from the internet. You can purchase something like skydrive to save your precious files, so if there is something wrong with the physical HDD you can easily find it on the internet. Safe your money for the new and latest toys :)

    But if you insist upgrade HW you should ask HP for it as per Rick's suggestion

    • Edited by britishdhez Monday, January 6, 2014 7:59 AM
    Monday, January 6, 2014 7:59 AM
  • Hi,

    Generally, for a notebook, I recommend you to speed up the OS first.

    More RAM makes your PC higher speed and faster processing.

    Change HHD to SSD in oder to improve read/write speed.

    Moreover, you can optimize Windows for better performance.



    Andy Altmann
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 9:29 AM