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Changing the disk drive


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This is my first upgrade, the existing drive is showing signs of failure so I am planning to install a new master, then at a later date make the old disk slave so I can transfer data before it fails. Will having the old XP on the slave interfere with the new drive ? Also I am planning to switch to linux mint should I put an empty partition on the new drive ready for linux?
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Will having the old XP on the slave interfere with the new drive ?

shouldn't as long as your boot order is set to boot to the new drive and not the old one.
as a suggestion, to reduce confusion, i would make sure to have the old drive completely removed from the system when installing the OS on the new drive. that way you don't end up with a weird dual boot scenario on accident


Also I am planning to switch to linux mint should I put an empty partition on the new drive ready for linux?

yes you should. it's much easier to do during initial setup than after everything is in place. also, this way you'll be able to do a dual boot with windows and linux a lot easier
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Thanks for clearing up queries

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