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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:14 AM
Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:31 AM
Posted 31 July 2010 - 01:12 AM
I have never been able to successfully Clone XP
but can give you some Guidence for reinstalling XP from the OEM Disk that should work for you.
If you haven't made any changes, except for the HDD you should be able to Boot from either one, just by converting the other HDD from a Slave to Master and converting the Master to Slave, but you don't really need to do that? You can interchange Data from either one to the other, if the two are set up as Master and Slave?
Posted 31 July 2010 - 01:30 AM
Edited by Drovers Dog, 31 July 2010 - 01:31 AM.
Posted 31 July 2010 - 10:50 AM
Posted 31 July 2010 - 03:43 PM
OK, just relax?
We can Help you, just a matter of which way?
Help is coming.
Posted 31 July 2010 - 04:22 PM
Posted 31 July 2010 - 06:42 PM
There is nothing that says that things don't go wrong...in the history of this universe.
Cloning the hard drive...is about as "safe" as you are going to get. You can do that any number of times, on as many hard drives as you like...that does not mean that they will work when called upon.
Any user of Windows...ought to be prepared to clean install it...at all times, IMO.
As for switching back and forth between bootable O/Ses...that depends...it can be done.
Posted 31 July 2010 - 07:13 PM
Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:41 PM
I know, it's more tricky when you have an OEM disc that only activates on a single computer and can only be installed on it once at a time.
I do have my Windows disk and I believe all of the important driver discs for the hardware my computer came with. So I probably can manage the clean install if I absolutely have to, I've just never done it before so it's scary.
I'm not sure what you mean about "when called upon", are you talking about the chance that if the clone was successful, the computer still might not be able to boot off of the new disk the first time you try it? That's why I want to be sure I can switch back to the old drive if I need to so I can try something else.
That's true, but it doesn't necessarily hurt to take as many precautions as possible before you try something, and to have a backup plan in case it doesn't work out.
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:59 PM
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