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Changing slave drive to master

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by monkeysee, Sep 16, 2004.

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  1. monkeysee

    monkeysee Thread Starter

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    I have been using a slave drive for storage mainly. I am now having some problems with my C drive, and need to reformat (it has become truly sluggish).
    Is there an way to uninstall some programs present in my slave drive (is there actually a control panel in there?) prior to changing it over to the master, so that I can get most of my data cleaned out and "slimmed" down? I want to get rid of some unecessary stuff and make a clean start, but would like to retain as much control as possible over the slave drive prior to making the final "move". Any suggestions will be appreciated.
     
  2. dogbonz

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    Hi monkeysee,

    If I understand you correctly, you want to reformat your C: drive.

    Your current slave drive will not be affected if you do that, except
    that any programs on it will be devoid of registry enteries. You may save
    data, such as e-mail or whatever on the slave drive, and then reformat
    the C: and do a fresh install on C:.

    Programs on the slave drive will generally not work when you reformat. But
    data will still be fine.
     
  3. monkeysee

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    Thanks so much, I truly appreciate your help and will do as advised.
     
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