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Mattybumba

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hey,

just about to purchase a new 160gig sata 2 western digital hdd.

i already hav win xp installed on an ide 80 gig hdd.

will i need to install drivers like you need to do wen installing windows xp on a new and fresh hdd?

will i just be able to connect it and will windows be able to find it automatically?

thanx heaps

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RootExposure

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you don't usually have to install drivers for internal hard drives (at least not for ata and sata) even when you install windows. It asks for them but usually as long as everything is set ok in BIOS you don't need drivers. Especially where it's not going to be the drive running windows you should be fine. Just make sure it configured correctly in BIOS
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Well its possible it could run fine but that depends if the sata controller has drivers for it in windows allready in that case it will be plug and play, and if you installed the drivers when you installed(you should do it anyway even if you use IDE).

Try it and if it works ok, if it doesnt we can help you through getting it going.
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