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Changing Harddrives


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#1 donald748

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 08:20 AM

Can I change hard drive from XP to Vista? And take out Vista hard drive? What do I need to do?

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 08:41 AM

Your gonna have to reformat both hard drive and install XP on the the drive your gonna put in.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 09:42 AM

I need some clairifaction here. Are you attempting to take out a drive with XP and put in one that already has vista on it? Trying to setup a dual boot? Install Vista instead of XP?
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 10:17 AM

taking out Vista harddrive installing XP hard drive....power supply burnt on PC with XP hard drive.Not going to use Vista hard drive at all.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 10:27 AM

If you take out the Vista drive and put the XP drive in, the XP drive should boot if it worked in the past. No guarantees how compatible the rest of your hardware will be depending on where the XP drive came from, though.

Also, if there is a major difference in hardware, you might have to re-activate Windows.
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:40 PM

Well...if you were doing a dual-boot and/or the XP boot files are controlled by the Vista bootloader...you cannot remove that drive and expect it to boot, without doing some modification of boot files.

Once the Vista bootloader takes over the XP files...trying to boot an isolated XP drive will just fail without modification of the boot.

You don't really provide enough detail for an exact answer, IMO.

Which O/S was installed first?

If both were not installed on same system at same time...what is the sequence of install...and where did this XP hard drive come from? Another system?

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 10:30 PM

Unless both computers have identical hardware it more than likely will never work correctly. If you are changing core system setups between the two computers (i.e. going from intel to amd) its a bust and your best bet is to re-install. If you are sticking within the same processor line it is possible but usually ends up with an unstable system that you will spend more time trying to fix than a reinstall would take.
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