Install xp pro on new hd
Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:33 AM
Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:37 PM
What you're trying to do sounds like a bit of wasted effort. The best approach would be to remove the active drive containing C drive from the computer. Then reformat the 1TB drive and partition as you want, then install XP onto the drive. Once you reformat/repartition, the active partition will be C drive again. After this, you can connect the drive you removed, transfer your data, then format the drive into whateever partitions you want, or just format them as they are. I recommend you use the hard drive manufactures formatting utility when you do this. It's so much faster than windows.
Posted 19 September 2009 - 01:57 PM
I was just concerned about doing it that way, I wasn't sure if I put the old drive back in after installing the OS on the new drive if it would cause a problem with the two OS's or if it would boot from the new OS or the old. Will I have to change the boot order in my bios to make sure that it boots from the new drive? I certainly don't want to end up with a multi boot system and the problems I have heard of with them. Thank you again
Posted 19 September 2009 - 03:23 PM
Yes, after you connect the drive again, its advised you check the boot order to ensure the correct drive boots first.
Posted 19 September 2009 - 03:47 PM
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