This is my first post and I'm hoping someone here can provide some insight as to what may or may not work with what I'm trying to do. The long and short of it is that I built a pc (specs listed below) in 2008 with windows XP on it. 2 years ago, XP crashed, and pursuing a career, my gaming pc got put away for a while. Now I am trying to revive my old pc to have some fun again.
BASICALLY, I have my current hard drive with all my games, files, and the crashed version of windows xp. I want to install a new, 2nd hard drive in my computer and install a new clean version of windows 8.1.
MY QUESTIONS ARE:
-Will all my pc components (being all purchased in 2007) support windows 8.1?
-How would I go about running two hard drives, installing a new version of windows on blank hard drive #2, and keeping all my old games / files except for windows xp from hard drive number 1?
Thanks for the help in advance!!
PSU- 500 watt power supply
MOTHERBOARD- Asus P5N-D
CPU- Intel E8400 Wolfdale 3.0 GHz LGA 775 (I plan to overcook slightly)
CPU FAN- Corsair H50 CPU Water cooler 120 mm radiator and fan
RAM- 2 X 2GB Gskill 240 pin DDR2 800
Hard drives- #1 Western Digital 500 GB 7200 RPM
#2 Western Digital 350 GB 7200 RPM
Video Card- Evga GeForce GTX 550Ti
If I left anything crucial out please let me know, also if needed, I can provide more specifics i.e. exact model on all components. Thanks!!!