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PowerEdge Tech wrote at 2012-12-05 16:23:37

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"Thanks. I did try to seek itunes library from external hardrive but it always loads back onto the main computer to play. Plus you lose data in the external harddrive. Would you purchase new computer or have someone put in new harddrive?"

Depending on your version of iTunes, you can usually change the location of the iTunes "media" folder, by going to Tools/Settings, Advanced, and changing the location to a folder on your external drive.

As for a new drive vs. a new computer ... you will undoubtedly have a better computing experience with Windows 7 or 8 on a faster computer, but the cost difference is pretty high.  A new drive is between $80-100 for the size you currently have, but then you would need to backup your current data, reinstall Windows, your programs, and your data ... or pay someone (most shops charge $40-60/hour, normally takes 2-4 hours) to do it for you.

Good luck.

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