combining 2 computers
Posted 05 February 2009 - 08:50 AM
Posted 05 February 2009 - 10:59 AM
Posted 06 February 2009 - 12:50 PM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:28 AM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:12 AM
Can i pm you when i get tound to sorting it??
To start, could you give us the make and model number of each computer (ie. HP a350n)? Also, have the computers been modified at all? (Have you added RAM, a video card, etc.?)
Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:49 PM
Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:42 AM
Ive decided that all im going to do is take the harddrive out of the older computer and put it in the newer one, and any ram that i can stick in too.
the legit copy of xp is on the older machine, so would it be best to just install it on to the other (newer) computer with that licence (taking it off the older pc of course)
and then how would a go about putting the older harddrive into the newer computer??
Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:58 AM
"Master/slave is a model of communication where one device or process has unidirectional control over one or more other devices. Once a master/slave relationship between devices or processes is established, the direction of control is always from the master to the slaves. In some systems a master is elected from a group of eligible devices, with the other devices acting in the role of slaves"
This is a picture of a SATA cable: http://sierra-cables...nal-Cable-1.jpg
This is a picture of IDE ribbon: http://www.gshop.com...e_133_cable.jpg
This is a picture of modern IDE cable: http://www.endpcnois...DE_black_24.jpg
Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:04 AM
& I want to add the hard drive.
will i need to format it before i move it??
Edited by Tomddl, 23 February 2009 - 09:15 AM.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:38 AM
Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:52 AM
So I should power off both machines, put the old harddrive into the new machine on the middle head, boot from the cd and re-install xp leaving the old hard drive blank.
Do i not have to set one as the slave some how, or does putting it on the middle head do that??
and will it matter that i installed and verified windows just this morning?? doing it again wont be a problem?
thanks for the help btw
Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:04 AM
Ive taken the old harddrive and put it into the new pc, managed to figure how to set it as a slave. just formatting it now. seems to be working ok.
I've noticed that the newer pc is running off a graphics card that is part of the motherboard, and the older pc has a seperate card, does that mean that the seperate card is likely to be better that the one attached to the motherboard??
and how can i tell what type of ram it in each computer?? EDIT: I figured out and have managed to put the ram into the new computer. go me!!
thanks again for the help
Edited by Tomddl, 23 February 2009 - 12:47 PM.
Posted 25 February 2009 - 07:07 AM
If you cannot find any models you can find what kinds of connections you have on your card as well as your mobo. Here are some examples of slots and card connections.
AGP Video card: http://www.ixbt.com/...o-agp-front.jpg
AGP and PCI Mobo slots: http://www.si87.com/...-pci-or-isa.jpg
PCI Video card: http://computer-revi.....ideo Card.jpg
PCI Express Video Card: http://techreport.co...xx/gf6800gt.jpg
PCI Express Slot (In black): http://www.karbosgui.../images/828.jpg
Let me know what you can find and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Edited by Laser Sharks, 25 February 2009 - 07:11 AM.
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