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Uninstall Windows XP Pro?


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jgallinzx

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Hi,

I am replacing my main hard-drive and am keeping my current one to be used as a slave. I have two queries:-

1. Can I remove Windows from the slave. and without formatting, have it so when I boot it doesn't ask me to choose between OS (Bearing in mind that they would both be called Microsoft Windows XP Professional)

2. Also there are programs installed on the slave already, do I have to move these to my new drive (master) to be able to run them or can I continue to run these without windows

Thanks in advance,

Julie
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Not sure what you are attempting to do here.
If you are replacing your existing drive why not just clone the original to the new one.
Then format the old one and you are up and running?
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The old hard drive is 40GB partitioned in half giving me two drives of 20GB. The new one is 80GB and don't want to fill up the new drive too much unless I really have to.
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OK so if I'm understanding this correctly.
Old drive partition C is the OS system
Old drive partition D is the Data and programs

Is this correct?
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Yep that's exactly right :-)
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go here and get HDClone Free Edition enables you to move the content from an entire ATA/SATA hard drive to another, larger one. The program installs itself on a bootable floppy or CD, and include it`s own operating system, so it runs completely independent from Windows. Once HDClone has created the bootable floppy or CD for you, you can use it to boot your computer and copy the drive content to the new (installed) drive, using a graphical interface. The free version is perfectly suitable to upgrade your existing drive to a larger one. It supports IDE/ATA/SATA hard disks and is able to copy up to 300 MB/min. The latest version now supports USB mouse and keyboard as well as USB 1.1 drives.
unplug your computer from the wall...install the new drive...connect the data and power connectors...plug the system to the wall again...boot from the floppy or hdclone cd and select the drive to drive option
your new drive will be exactly like the drive you now have but with more free space...
once you have cloned the drive ...unplug computer from the wall and disconnect the old drive completely plug back in to the wall and fire it up...
I have attached the pdf manual
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