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that shouldn't be a problem as long as the only thing changed is the hard drive.  though again we go back to the problem with large drive.....  you will have problems if you transfer and your os can't utilize a drive of that size.

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well I'm using windows XP SP2, that would be fine right?
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yep should be.
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providing his mobo is physically capable of handling the new hdd then xp can yes i know the sp issues but not hard to upgrade from sp-sp1 or even sp2 is it which will support it so do a dirct clone using the link i preveously posted and then upgrade ur windows xp sp1 or 2 if neccacery, id reccomend 2 anyways cheers. :tazz:
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OK guys- new problem.
I successfully put in my new 160gb hard drive and made it a slave drive. However, when I click my computer, I cannot see it, I can only see my main 40gb hard drive. I followed a friends instructions- going to start-> rick clicking my computer and hitting manage. Then I went to "disk managment" under the Storage tab, and added "Disk 1"(i think thats my new hard drive" to my disk drives (I have 3 now, the 40gb hard drive, this 160gb one, any my optical drive). However, there is a black line above it(the 40gb one has a blue line above it) and it says "unallocated." Additionally, I still cannot see the drive when i got to My Computer. can anyone help me with this? Thank you! Note that I'm using Windows XP SP2
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If yours is an older computer you will need to install drive overlay software on the new drive before making a new installation of windows. If you got the new drive in a box with an installation software disk, install the software in the old hard drive, use it to partition and format the new drive and it will include the option of installing overlay software, the most common version being Kroll Ontrack. Then make the new drive the master, remove the old one from the system, at least disconnect it, put your cdrom in and do the fresh installation. You can then make it your slave and transfer any files you want from the old system, and run a virus scan on the new drive to make sure it's clean.
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