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Pete77777 Calculating status...
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Mar 13, 2013 4:38 PM

Ive installed windows 7, i now need the drivers and updates from support software, i need to buy a external harddrive but i live in the sticks, the closest place is http://www.maplin.co.uk can someone advise me a EXTERNAL HDD to purchase as im a bit of a novice.

 

any replys are much appreiated.

 

many thanks

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  • Scotch_Brawth Level 3 Level 3 (800 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 4:50 PM (in response to Pete77777)

    Do you mean you need an external hard drive so you can copy the Support Software from Boot Camp Assistant to Windows? 

     

    Probably the cheapest route is to buy a USB Flash drive, around 2GB in size.  Maplins will certainly do them, though I'd recommend you go somewhere else if I were you: my experience of Maplins is that the quality of their products is poor, whilst being simultaneously overpriced!

     

    Try Currys, PC World, Dixons, or an independent computer retailer.  Try not to spend more than a tenner.  If you can wait, you'll get better service, quality and prices on Amazon.  For £3.22 including p&p you get a 4GB Transcend USB Flash drive.  By no means the best, but it'll do the trick.

     

    Oh, and you have Mountain Lion, not Lion.  Lion was the previous version of OS X, and is incompatible with your particular Mac.

     

    HTH.

  • Scotch_Brawth Level 3 Level 3 (800 points)
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    Mar 14, 2013 4:16 PM (in response to Pete77777)

    Yeah, if the Windows install doesn't recognise your external optical drive or connect to the net, USB flash drive is the way.

     

    Good luck

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