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New Xp install on new disk - want to use old drive

  GlynH 16:56 07 Sep 04
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I'm about to install windows XP Home on a SATA drive. (I've upgraded my motherboard from an OEM computer). I still have my original IDE drive, on which is currently a working OEM XP install.

Now, I want to use my IDE drive, but until I am sure that my new install on the SATA drive is stable, I don't want to format it.

Once I'm sure XP works on the SATA, can I just install my IDE drive, take the data I want to keep off it and then reformat?

OR

At first boot up with the IDE drive in, will the computer recognise there is an XP installation on it and throw a wobbly as there will be two XP installations?

Glyn

  johnsims 19:00 07 Sep 04

Not too familiar with SATA, but it is entirely possible to multiboot two (or more) copies of XP - or any other version of Winblows for that matter.

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