WinXP and Caddy Mounted HDs

  Jonno131 09:37 03 Nov 03

I'm about to invest in a new system and would appreciate some advice about which OS to instal. I'd like to upgrade to Windows XP (from ME) but I use a multiple Hard Disk system with 1 fixed master and 3 caddy mounted slaves used for back up and data storage. I swap the slaves around fairly regularly and I'm worried that after every six swaps I'll run into the reactivation problem. I'll appreciate any advice.

  temp003 09:54 03 Nov 03

"The addition of components to a PC, such as adding a second hard drive which did not exist during the original activation, would not trigger the need for a reactivation." - from click here

So when you install XP to the fixed master, disconnect the slave drive. Subsequent addition of the different slave drives will not trigger reactivation.

Even if you have a slave drive connected at the time of installation or activation of XP, changing the slave drive (no matter how many times) will still only count as one change, which will not trigger reactivation.

  Jonno131 15:25 03 Nov 03

Thanks Tempo.

  Cruiser814 15:44 03 Nov 03

No problem Jonno...I do it all the time

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