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#1 skatr4u

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:06 PM

Ok i wanna install xp on my D drive because it has lots more space. The D drive i want xp on i just formated so its ready to go. But I want to format my C drive and then install xp pro on my D drive. But when i boot with my installation diisk when i Sellect the option to format after its done formatting it will start to install xp files on that hard drive. I have a usb drive with the files to allow me to boot my laptop so i can boot from my disc.
So i was thinking that i should format the drive and When its done turn off my computer. So then i would have 2 formatted hard drives. Then plug in my usb and put the windows disk in and continue to install xp on the desired drive. What do you guys think.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:28 AM

Let me see if I have this right. You want to boot from an external USB drive?

The first thing you have to determine is whether your BIOS supports booting from and external USB connected hdd.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:01 AM

Ok, let's say you have the following drives:

C: ~ 5GB
D: ~ 25GB

Given that you are ready to format both drives, you can simply delete these partitions using the Windows Setup (Win OS Disc) and create new ones, allocating necessary disk space for both.

C: ~ 20GB
D: ~ 10GB

This way, you get to retain C: as your primary drive and proceed to install Windows onto the same. :thumbsup:

The first thing you have to determine is whether your BIOS supports booting from and external USB connected hdd.

Yes, please verify this before you proceed.
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