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I have a computer with 2 Drives say C: and D:.
Both have windows 2000 installed in each of them to operate independently.
I want to upgrade to windows xp. I have moved all my data to D: which is used as secondary drive at present. My questions…

Will D: drive be recognized if I install windows xp on drive C: and then connect back drive D:?
Is there any better way to preserve+transfer the data. I do not have an external drive or another PC.
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Hi and welcome, first up you should *always* have a backup of your data.

Next, if you have moved all your data to another drive, I would suggest to disconnect the other drive before running the upgrade. Then when everything is running sweet after the upgrade, shut it down, power cord out, add the second drive back in, power cord in, boot up and it should recognise the second drive and install it. After this it should appear under "My Computer".

That pretty much covers it.

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