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Adding a hard drive with a working XP partition


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sjclar00

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I've got a working XP system with one drive divided into a system partition and an mp3/video storage partition. I want to upgrade the hard drive and do a fresh install to the new hard drive.

Once it's up and running, I want to add the original hard drive back in for extra storage. I will obviously want to delete the partition on the old drive that contains the original XP install, but I want to keep the partition with my music and videos. When I add the old drive back in, will I have problems with Windows trying to load XP or registry keys from the old drive? I've heard that having two copies of the registry on a system can lead to the corruption of both. I assume if I add the old drive as the slave to the new drive, the old drive will never get a chance to boot, then I'll just move the mp3s off the storage partition and repartition the old drive. Am I right?

Any comments would be appreciated.

-Sean
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timetowaste

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Just remove the partition containing the old windows and leave all you data on the other partition. I'd remove it before installing new harddrive just to be safe (together).
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