40GB IDE currently installed want to replace it...
Posted 23 June 2005 - 09:08 PM
Posted 24 June 2005 - 05:25 AM
Posted 26 June 2005 - 04:27 PM
This means the motherboard drivers will be different as well as the video card drivers etc. Even if you kept the old 40GB IDE drive as the primary boot drive, the current install of windows is likely to crash on the new hardware.
You best bet is to install the sata drive on the new system & install fresh copy of XP to it, and all the new drivers etc. When you have everything install, you can copy your old files (own files, not windows files) to the new drive. You won't be able to copy over windows or your programs this way though.
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