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#1 skatr4u

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:33 PM

Ok i just installed xp onto a vista computer no problem got the correct drivers and everything. But i did it i think it somehow like swapped my harddrives. Like my C: drive had 70 gb total and my d: drive had 8 gb total. But now its switched around and windows is on my c drive With hardly any space left. So how would i go about transfering everything to my d drive. Just cut and paste? Also when i do this when i download something would it still go to the c drive or will it go to the d drive. Thats where i want it because it has more space.

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#2 CohenTheBarbarian

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:46 PM

Looks like you installed vista to the wrong partition.

You have a few options:

A) Run stetup again, this time make sure you install it to the 70 gig partition and not the 8 gig

:thumbsup: Get a copy of a partition editor that runs from a live CD - such as GParted: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php and use it to shrink the 70gb down to a size of it's free space + 1GB or so, and then expand the smaller partition out to fill up the newly freed space. This is messy, and if you screw something up you may lose all your data.

C) Back up everything you need, delete both partitions, and install vista to the empty space - it'll partition it correctly.

Do you care about the data on this drive? Is there anything on it you actually need?

#3 skatr4u

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:50 PM

Naaw theres really nothing i need because i just restored it earlier this morning so i guess ill do that again. Thanx

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:52 PM

Restored from what? I mean, you have a backup other than this hard drive, right?

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:55 PM

I have a disc with windows on it.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:31 PM

ok i tried installing windows on the other hard drive and when i turned on my computer it say to check boot order. so i shutdow and went into bios settings and there was nothing about selecting which hard drive to boot from in boot options. so i had to format and put windows back on the 8 gb hd. Any other suggestions??

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:55 PM

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:34 PM

Its a compaq presario F500. ok i got everything sorted out but i have the same os on both hard drives. My computer is booting from my 8 gb hard drive. I want it to boot from the other hard drive witch is 70 gb. How would i go about doing that

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:48 PM

I want to install windows xp pro on a second hard drive. And make sure it is bootable. The harddrive its on right now is only 8 gb and it only has about 800 mb of free space. The other hard drive is 70 gb. Should i just install windows on My second drive and edit the boot file?at
Also what type of format should i do to my larger hard drive. Fat or ntsf?




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