Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:37 AM
Hello. I just finished a new build, specifications listed below. I am a computer idiot, and will prove it to you as we go along here. Anyway, I have not turned it on yet.
1-MSI P7N SLI Platinum mobo
2-Q6600 quad core CPU
3-2GB Patriot RAM
5-650W power supply
8-Western Digital 200GB HD
9-Western Digital 80GB HD
10-PNY GeForce 8800 GT 512MB video card
Now my question; the 200 GB hard drive is an old one from my previous computer. It contains WinXP OS, and Flight Sim9, along with other addons. How do I boot this up at start with a "used" hard drive installed? Should I disconnect it first. I have some magazine articles that show how to boot the system at initial start, and then add the disc for the OS. The mobo and HD are SATA connections, and there is nothing on the 80 GB HD, as it is brand new.
Thanks in advance for the help. I am really looking forward to starting this thing up and being able to play with flight sim on my "own" computer in my room. I am also planning on building a generic simulated cockpit. I have 2 monitors at present, hoping to go to a third one soon.