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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gotcha, Oct 18, 2003.

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  1. gotcha

    gotcha Thread Starter

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    Hi to all. I want to install a new hard drive, now will I be able to boot up with my Windows XP Prof CD (legal!) and then install Windows or will I have to make a floppy boot disk?
    If I have to use a floppy boot disk how can I make one?
    Thank you.
     
  2. P3-450

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    Just make sure that you have the drive setup as the Primary Master and you should be fine.

    Set your BIOS to start from CD and then when xp setup loads then it will ask you to format the drive before intall begins.

    Hope this helps:)
     
  3. gotcha

    gotcha Thread Starter

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    It sure does help! Thank you



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  4. dcramer

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    Yes make sure that you have your HD set to master and you shouldnt have any problems after that! Next you will be able to partition
     
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