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Installing Xp On A Second Drive


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#1 Xandr

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 09:48 AM

Hello, I am having problems on my present operating system that I cannot resolve so I am thinging that I can install XP on my second harddrive which presently is empty used only for storage. How do I install XP on this second harddrive of 250 gb? Thank you.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 09:52 AM

Hi Xandr, you will have to go into the bios and change the boot/primary drive to the one you want to install XP on to.
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 10:27 AM

Thank you would I be able to maintain the existing operating system. What I would like to do is set up the second drive and be able to have each drive have it own operating system and gradually move over my files to the now empty drive. Then after I have accomplished the transfer delete the existing drive.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 10:31 AM

Yes, you can do this - but if it's the same copy of Windows XP, this may be construed as a violation of EULA. And you'd find that out by finding that Windows won't update anything for you - leaving you open to exploits from the internet. At best, you'd have 30 days (before activation is required) to move the stuff over.

Have you considered doing a repair install of Windows to fix your problems, or using a disk imaging utility to save the entire disk image (so that you can restore it at a later date? Or you can simply buy a second copy of XP if you'd like.
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 11:28 AM

I thought of doing a repair but when I installed my operating Disc I could not see an option to do the repair. I did not want to reinstall over the existing system. Can you tell me what I shoud be looking for when installing the Operating System CD? And what the steps are to make that repair. If I went ahead with the installation of the Operating System on my second harddrive what are the steps to make it happen? Thanks Xandr

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 11:52 AM

Here are the steps to perform a repair install of windows XP. Remember you need to boot your computer from the XP cd by changing the boot order in the BIOS.

Edited by Baloo, 25 May 2007 - 11:52 AM.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 11:59 AM

How do I access the "Bios?" to commence?

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:11 PM

What's the make and model of your system - each manufacturer uses different key combinations to access the BIOS.
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:17 PM

I am on a Pentium 4 built by Gateway 3000 Mz running XP Pro Media Player
1 gb ram with two 245 harddrives.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:47 PM

Yes, you can do this - but if it's the same copy of Windows XP, this may be construed as a violation of EULA. And you'd find that out by finding that Windows won't update anything for you - leaving you open to exploits from the internet. At best, you'd have 30 days (before activation is required) to move the stuff over.


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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:00 PM

Actually, it's just a matter of interpretation of the EULA - and Microsoft tends to interpret it very strictly. I also learn something new every day here! :thumbsup:

For a Gateway, press F10 as the screen first lights up and that'll take you to the BIOS boot menu (for temporarily changing the boot order). Pressing F2 will take you into the BIOS setup (where you can permanently change the boot order). As I recall, it's F11 to get into the Gateway recovery program. With Gateways (in general) the i386 folder isn't on the recovery partition, it's on the CD and has to be copied before starting the recovery.

Here's a link from Gateway on how to do a repair install: http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWARE/MICR...Install06.shtml
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