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ernld

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I am getting a second hard drive so i can back up my data before reinstalling xp.

I was wondering if it would be better to install xp on my new hdd then copy across data that i want and reformat the old hdd.

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Copy across data to the new hdd and then reformat the old one and reinstall xp.


Im thinking it would be easier the first method but i didnt know if windows could be installed on a slave hdd



Any help would be greatly appreciated
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austin_o

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You could say it is 6 on one and a half a dozen on the other as the preferred option.

If it were me, I would be mindfull that murphy's law is out there waiting to get my data and I would not do anything to the currently installed hd or system until I had the data backed up. I would back up the data to the new hd, then do format and clean install on the original drive. :tazz:
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yeah, i guess that is the safer option.

Also what is murphys law??
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murphy is the one credited with realizing that "if anything can go wrong, it will". Thus, Murphy's law. Believe me....it is true as you would soon realize if you somehow orked up and lost your data....
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