Check to see if you have ample light. You may want to have a container to place small screws in. The system unit cover may have small screws and you don't want to lose them.
After you have plenty of work space and ample lighting, prepare your mind as well. Make this and every other adventure of working on your computer educational and fun. Now go over to to familiarize yourself with all components inside the PC. Take the time to study the actual components inside you computer. You'll be glad you did should something go wrong. Follow these steps to install your drive.
Turn off your computer and unplug all peripherals. Take notice of how you unplug or disconnect any devices. Remove the side panel of the tower system or the cover if you have a desktop. Place the panel in a safe place well out of the way. Before touching anything inside the system unit, remove electrical static charge from your body by touching a door knob or any unpainted metal surface.
Remove the new memory from its protective wrapping and locate the sockets to install the new memory chips. Notice the type of retaining clips that hold the chips in place. Remove any old chips you intend to move. Now to be sure you won't damage the chips, ground yourself again to remove any remaining static electricity.