Swap out a Hard Drive with the XP OS

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kaaos

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I am running XP pro on my CPU 2 drives C: & D:

C his 30 gigs and has the operating system with all my program files. i am down to 600MB of space and it is making my pc sluggish. i have tried to move and delete any files i do not need but i am still very low on HD space


My D: drive is 80 gigs and has plenty of free HD space.

can i switch my files from C over to D including the OS?

In other words can i just copy everything over from c to d and make my D drive my boot drive with out having to reinstall my XP os?
 
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You can move any files over there but what you really should do is uninstall and reinstall the programs that go with them to the D drive.
 

kaaos

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i was afraid of that. i just was hoping for an easy way to do this..oh well
 

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I could be wrong, but I understand that the OS HAS to be on "C." Why not increase the size of "C" with extra from "D". You would need a partition mgr program, of course. While at it, make "C" something like twice as large as resident programs, incl. OS. "XP" runs much better with plenty of extra HDD space alloted.
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Are the C: and D: drives two separate physical disk drives? Or is it one physical drive with two partitions?

The answers to these questions will allow us to give you an accurate answer.
 
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