2 Drives 2 OS's...
Posted 02 February 2005 - 01:38 PM
Posted 02 February 2005 - 03:16 PM
Posted 02 February 2005 - 07:38 PM
But, if your c drive remains the one that was registered with that motherboard, you can add any other hd as a slave... the second install of XP would be wasted, of course, just taking up space on the harddrive, but there would be no conflicts with the hardware itself. The slave would be assigned a different drive letter, and all your programs on the C drive would continue to work. However, if you have programs also on the drive you want to be a slave, they would no longer work for the most part, since all those programs would be searching for dll's and reg files in the c:\windows directory... which would be pointing to the master drive C now.
Of course, the best thing to do, is to simply reformat the slave drive once installed, since the other install of XP would be wasted space, along with any programs installed on it that required access to the main windows folder.
The only case I can think of where you'd want to keep it is if you plan a temporary install into another computer to copy some files, then putting the slave drive back into it's original computer. That should also work, but XP will probably recognize the drive as a new drive and reinstall the driver when you reinstall it in the old computer... which would just require a reboot afterwards
Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:06 PM
Posted 03 February 2005 - 08:32 PM
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