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cloned hard drive (XP) - what next?


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help, please... I have installed a new hard drive in an old computer running xp. I've cloned the old hard drive onto the new hard drive and switched the BIOS so that it boots from the new drive. My question is: do I need to switch the letters for the drives (the old drive is partitioned into C &D and the new one is F&G), and if so how do I do it?. Should I disconnect the old drive, or should I switch the wiring on them? If I remove the old drive will the sytem automatically make the remaining drive into C&D Sorry if these are stupid questions, but I am venturing into unknown territory and any help appreciated.

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penhit , if you don't have a boot manager then, if you connect the new HDD, as well as your 'old' drive back again, then you could confuse XP yet again. Hopefully XP will see the new hard drive to boot from but I somehow doubt it.

Use an USB enclosure to format the old drive as storage.

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