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Installing Windows XP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kylau, Apr 25, 2004.

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  1. Kylau

    Kylau Thread Starter

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    Heres the situation:
    In my current computer I have a 7.5 GB Master HD with windows ME and my 60GB slave with no OS at all. I'm in the final stages of building my new computer and I want to use the 60GB as the master in it.
    How should I go about installing windows XP to it without losing all the information that it currently on it?
    I'm not going to use the 7.5 in the new computer at all.
     
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    During the XP install it will ask you wether you want to keep the current partition and format or to reformat it. Don't delete the partitions or reformat the drive and your data will remain intact. The only trick is to read each screen carefully.
     
  3. mobo

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    I would wait to install xp on that 60 gig drive till you get the new pc up and running as sometimes the hardware changes may force you to reinstall it anyway.
     
  4. CAPSLOCK

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    How much data is on the 60GB?
    Will it all fit on your 7.5?
    I'd use DOS to transfer files over to the 7.5 if you don't have that much space.
    If not just burn what you have left.
    CD-R's hold 2/3 of a gig' of storage.
    I don't think it would take you more than a few disks (unless you have the whole 60GB filled)
     
  5. Kylau

    Kylau Thread Starter

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    Hehe, I was thinking about just burning all the information, but I've got like 42 gigs of it filled. I'll probably end up burning it all anyway, it will take less time to burn it all and put it back than it will to get it all back.
     
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