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Installing a new hard drive

So my old hard drive is dying and has bad sectors (I am stuck in automatic repair and can't load into windows )
I have bought a new hard drive but am unsure about some things

These are my specifications :Intel motherboard
Nvidia gtx 660
Intel i7 3470 processor
8 gb ram

Should I install the drive myself or have a professional do it?
Also do I need to buy a SATA cable or can I just use the one from my old drive?

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Re: install new hard drive

Most people having the right screw drivers can remove the old disk and install the hard disk in the same place. Don't forget to disconnect the PC from the mains before opening it. And be sure to touch no more things than necessary.

If the existing SATA cable and power cable fit, you can use them. That's standardised.

And don't forget to reinstall Windows and all drivers, then run all Windows updates (for Windows 7 there is a convencience rollup to do it faster) and all third-party programs after you replaced the disk.

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