Do you have a CD or DVD burner? You can remove older files off the hard drive and increase the storage space. You really should be backing up your information regularly and storing it away from the hard drive. Another option is an external hard drive. Either way, don't have the only copy on your hard drive. All you need to do is read a few posts from people who didn't backup their information and had a hard drive failure to know it isn't a good practice.
I want to upgrade my notebook (storage upgrade). i don't want to replace my current HD because I do not want to deal with reinstalling windows etc. what are my other options? are external drives the only way I can go? thanks