I only have a softmod, i upgraded my hard drive...... All i did was backup my C and EEprom sent to the computer and then made an iso of xbox hdm then i burnt a cd popped it in, tweaked some settings, and finaly plugged in a hard drive, its not that hard to do. Some tutorials make it look hard, just give it a shot.
Well i can't really explain how to open your pc, but i will give you this pointer: Once you know how to open your pc, you will need to set the blank HD's Jumper to master. Theres a realy good tutorial for HDM let me go find it real fast for you, it comes with screenshots and how to change your computer to boot by cd!
(edit) here is the link: http://www.techfreaks.org/articles/modxbox2.shtml
I would only make a backup of your C and EEprom, a backup of the E drive is not crutial, i just re installed the softmod it was no big deal, but the advantage was it took less time, and sometimes my iso was too big cause of a bulky E drive.....This post has been edited by capboy210: Dec 31 2005, 06:34 AM