Being fairly new to computers i do not fully understand ext.HDD can i store programs such as nero,microsoft works,etc on an ext.HDD or is it just video and music files?as my 40GB HDD is nearly full.I have not yet bought an ext.HDD for my ADVENT7082.
Consider buying another large internal hd and also an ext usb hd. Transfer all your data ie docs, pics, tunes, video, downloads etc to the d drive and always save to a d drive folder. Use the external usb drive for backups, either as direct copies for your data or as (say) Acronis image click here your C drive. Don't use the usb ext drive for normal day to day data because as said above it is slower than an internal drive. You can find details and pictures on a number of sites that tel you how to install a 2nd internal HD. I back up my emails, browser data using a prog called EA8 click here