Pirated operating system

  JASPERDX45 04:48 18 Feb 07
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Can somebody help me? A friend of mine gave me an old hard drive of his but he said it has a pirated copy of Windows XP Pro on it. Will I be able to fit this drive in my pc ( which has a genuine XP Home as the OS ) or will it cause too many problems. Ideally I would like to use the drive as back up and for the kids to run their games from.
Thanks

  Catastrophe 05:07 18 Feb 07

Why not just format old drive and set it to slave and use as backup drive?

  JASPERDX45 17:54 18 Feb 07

Because I wasn't sure if the slave drive needed an operating system. If it doesn't and I can use it as an extra drive then I'll give it a go.
Thanks for your reply by the way.

  Totally-braindead 17:57 18 Feb 07

You only need windows on your main C drive, you can fit the other drive in and just format it and us it as extra space.

  JASPERDX45 18:21 18 Feb 07

Catastrophe and totally-braindead, thank you both for taking the time to help me with my little problem. I'll be sure to post again if owt goes wrong! Thanks again

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