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Upgrading from 2000 to XP, please help


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KevinBaker

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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.

Kindly Help

Sincerely,

~KB
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2 Options:

If you want your windows 2000 on drive D: to be just a spare drive from where you can transfer the data from and then reformat the drive then unplgg it and install XP on C: after the completion of the install of XP replug drive D: as a slave drive and you will see it in My Computer of XP. You can transfer all your personal data.

If you desire to have a dual boot with XP on C: and 2000 on D: then leave it plug and install XP on c:
You will be able to boot from either xp or 2000 and when in XP you will still see drive d: with 2000 in My Computer.
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KevinBaker

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@Alz

Very quick response.
Appreciated.
Thank you.
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