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defender13

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I just ordered new computer parts and i got a new hard drive with it all. I want to use the one i have now and the new one in combination but i want to keep everything i have on the one that i use now. How can i use all of the data that my old one(one im using now) along with windows xp on it with my new stuff.Are there any guides online for it or links that anyone can help me out with.Thanks.
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You are a bit vague on what you are trying to do here. You can install the new HD as a slave to your old HD and use it as a Data storage drive. Just make your own folders on the drive and put all data from the old drive over to it. After installing the drive you can format it in computer management>disk management.

http://www.bleepingc...utorial116.html

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yeah that basically what i want to do but if i do that will i still be able to use my windows xp on my old hard drive because my computer manufacturer only gave me the recovery disk so im without the actual boot disk for windows and i cant afford to buy it unless its absolutely necessary.
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The best thing to do would be leave your original drive c hard drive as master, install the new one as slave and use it for your data storage. This will leave your original hard drive intact as is.
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If you add it as a new data drive, you just need to partition it and create a filesystem. This does not effect your boot disk.

Some disk companies have programs which allow you to transfer all the data from the old boot disk to their new disk. At which point you can save the old disk for a bit, to make sure everything is ok, then you can wipe it out and use it as a data disk.

If you don't need access to the data all the time, you can get a USB case for the disk and only attach/power it on when you need it, which is good for backups.
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