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2. Adding More Hours > 22. Installing TiVo’s Hard Drive in Your PC

Installing TiVo’s Hard Drive in Your PC

With the drive out of the box, mount it in your PC, ready for booting into TiVo with keyboard and monitor attached.

At this point, you should have opened your TiVo [Hack #20] and pulled out your hard drive [Hack #21]. If you have a two-drive TiVo, you’ll have both drives out of the TiVo, just itching to be backed up. Let’s wire that drive into your PC.

Inspect the PC you’ve acquired for this task to figure out exactly where this drive transplant is going to be installed, What free slot are you going to connect this drive into? Don’t forget, if you plan to back up your TiVo drive [Hack #24], then you need to have a FAT32-formatted hard drive installed. On top of that, if you have a CD-ROM drive, you must keep it connected if you intend to use a bootable CD version of the software mentioned in


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