So I want to continue using my old XP drive, which is only about 2 months old but old style IDE. I've finally gotten them to both show up on the boot menu, and if left to boot with no intervention, it boots from the Xp (ide) disk unless I select the boot menu during startup. I looked at the BIOS but didn't see an option to change that. I'll worry about that later. It's AMI BIOS.
When I boot XP, of course it is not familiar with any of my new hardware, so I can't get online to search for new drivers. I found a "drivers" folder and a "drivers store" folder in the Vista's system32 folder, so I copied that to the root directory on my XP drive. When I use the hardware wizard and point it to those folders, it can't find what it needs. Maybe I need to point to something more specific??? I have no Vista disk, it was all pre-loaded, but I can't use the CDROM with the XP disk anyway. I eventually want to get all this on its own partition on the new drive, but I want it to all work before I screw around with a perfectly good new drive and OS.
Can anyone tell me what I should do to get XP to accept the new hardware? Aren't all those drivers somewhere in the Vista OS?
Edited by RknRusty, 09 August 2009 - 02:52 PM.