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How to install a second hard drive?

by tailee / October 16, 2007 9:28 AM PDT

I would like to install a second hard drive in my pc. I would like to know how to do this. My fisrt hard drive in running winxp pro and the second hard drive that I would like to install has winxp home edition. Is there going to be an issue with the second having winxp home edition on the second hard drive? What do I need to do?

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Do some reading in the STORAGE FORUM ...Google has
by VAPCMD / October 16, 2007 1:24 PM PDT

hundreds of links about 'HOW TO' install hard drives.

VAPCMD

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I guess my actual question is???
by tailee / October 17, 2007 4:05 AM PDT

I guess my actual question is will there be an issue installing a second hard drive that runs winxp home edition if the main hard drive is running winxp pro? Is there something special I need to do?

Thank you for any help. I really appreciate it.

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Followup on this question
by Chigal48 / February 6, 2009 6:44 AM PST

I too am installing a 2nd hard drive. I would like the instructions step by step (where?) and I want to know can I transfer my data from the old hard drive and make the new bigger hard drive the main drive? Is there something about making one a master and one a slave?

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No issue at all. Remember that ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2007 4:13 AM PDT

That other OS won't run but you can get access to it's files.

Bob

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Do I need to do any partitioning?
by tailee / October 17, 2007 4:21 AM PDT

Will I have to do any partitioning to the hard drives?

Thank you so much for your help.

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(NT) It's already partitioned...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2007 4:27 AM PDT
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That other OS won't run but you can get access to it's files
by fakesnake / October 17, 2007 6:51 AM PDT

hi, but if you change the boot order of the drives you can run either OS.i have xp on one drive and vista on the other,at boot i just press f11 and i get to choose which drive to boot from.

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Thank you to everyone!
by tailee / October 18, 2007 3:51 AM PDT

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your assistance.

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