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#1 boopme

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 11:37 AM

Have PC 1 with 2 identical HDD. WinXP Pro SP2. I share this PC with my son. He uses only drive 2.
Drive 1 has windows installed to it. Drive 2 is the slave.

Now he 's assembled PC 2 for school. It has win XP Home on it.

Question: would there be any problem taking his drive from PC1 and installing it into PC 2 as a slave. Will the other OS conflict. Will the old Hdd have registration concerns having a previous version of windows. I would like to keep him using the second drive on the new PC,so as not to be mucking up the windows drive. So if anything goes wrong it should only be on his work drive and not the OS drive.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 12:34 PM

No since your son is running windows xp on the other pc there should not be any conflicts; however, there may be some registry issues due to any executables he has installed on this drive. When he accesses the program on the slave drive of his new pc the program may need entries that where made in the registry of the original pc. SOME executable files/programs may require reinstallation to run. Save pictures/documents, etc. shouldn't pose a problem.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 02:43 PM

Thanx much
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:28 PM

Make sure you reset the jumpers so that the computer that you remove the slave drive from shows master/no slave and the other is jumpered for master with slave. (depending on who manufactured the drives)

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:07 PM

Great,I'd have fogotten that. I'll make a post it. :thumbsup:
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