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Is Tivo's OS located on the hard drive?

Asked by buckyboy28 (4943points) July 4th, 2009

The reason I am wondering is that my tivo recently died, and I want to try to resuscitate it with a larger HDD so I want to know if I will have to copy the OS over to the new one.

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I would think so. However, if I’m correct, it is probably hidden on an encrypted partition of the HDD, making it hard to fix or replace unless you really know what you’re doing. What part of your Tivo broke?

buckyboy28's avatar

@aanuszek1 I would imagine it is something simple like the power supply, and it is probably more work than it is worth to try to salvage this one (I’ve had it since ‘04). With the new HD tivos so cheap now, it might just be a good idea for me to cough up some dough for a reliable one with a warranty.

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