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2 XP OS on one PC-different drives

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  1. tgunn2760

    tgunn2760 Member

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    Hi,
    I have installed two XP operating systems on one computer, I don't know what drivers I need to download for the second one, which is XP Home 32 bit, and what I need to have in order to get my ISP to make a new connection for this OS

    Also, can I connect both OS to the same sound card/video card?

    Thanks in advance,
     
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    why do you have 2 xp's? yes on both cards.
     
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    One is Home other is Pro, want to transfer software from Pro to Home then delete Pro and install Windows 7

    What is a network driver? I think I am supposed to use Nvidia which I may have downloaded.

    My ISP cannot offer tech support, that is reason I am here
     
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    network driver is for your netcard so you can get on the net. what software needs to be copied over from pro to home, data, programs or both? don't need to load drivers onto pro if just copying info off it to home & loading win7 onto pro drive.
     
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    I am not sure I got that, when you say copy, can I simply copy program files from one OS drive to the other, and they will work? That would be great.

    Yes, a main issue is network driver for XP home so I can call my ISP and get on the net with it. Now I can only connect to net with XP Pro.

    Except for two internal drives where the two OS are stored, the other two drives are external so I have all my files saved there.
     
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    why not keep the pro & load win7 on the home drive? most of the time installed program files cannot be copied over to another drive & still work because when installed, files for that program are spread out thru windows & registry.
     
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    Like the home better.

    Which network driver do I need to install on XP home to get on the net?
     
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    same as what is in pro.
     
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    How do I find it?
     
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    and what is the difference between a driver and controller? Do I need both?
     
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    what does it show under network adapters in device manager on the pro windows? driver is software and controller you could say is hardware which you have but not the software.
     
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    1394 net adapter
    Nvidia nForce networking controller
     
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    what is the make & model# of the motherboard or computer?
     
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    yes on the 2nd part.
     
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    A8N-SLI - Asus I think=pretty sure it's that one
     
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    You lost me-what am I looking for here?
     
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    OK, downloaded, virus-scanned chipset...now what please?
    What do I install?
     
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    yes install; it should auto setup the drivers for the hardware if not there's other steps that can be done to get the the net working buy using add new hardware then navigate to chipset install files or by using device manager
     

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