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XP reinstall

by cdygrubbs / September 10, 2010 11:23 PM PDT

I've got an older Windows XP system. It's gotten slower and slower over the years and I think its time to reinstall windows. I've got a spare hard drive that I'd like to put in as the MASTER drive and reinstall on that using the recovery disks. Then, I'm going to take the original drive and use that as the SLAVE so that I can still access all of my documents. Is there anything I'm missing here? Any suggestions?

Also wondering, Do you think that my psu can handle another drive?
Its only 200 watts and I already added an old graphics card.

Compaq s3100nx
Windows XP
768mb ram
Geforce4 mx440 if I remember correctly


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Should be fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2010 11:50 PM PDT
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The max I see a hard drive tap is 20 Watts. If there was not other upgrades this should be fine.

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by cdygrubbs / September 12, 2010 3:36 AM PDT
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just what I needed to know.

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