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How to install a second hard drive with an OS

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  1. maxxjulie

    maxxjulie Regular member

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    I have a hitachi sata hd with windows xp on it. I want to install it into a pc I'm using now. I know how to install a hd except I'm worried about the fact XP is installed on it. I just want to use it for extra storage. How do I go about this?
     
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    p4_tt Active member

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    As far as i know you can set 1 of ur hdd to slave mode and you dont need to install a OS on it just as long as the master has an OS, Right now i have two hdd's in my pc both have xp pro on them, they work fine but ever time i start the pc i have to choose what hdd to boot from, so the fact you have xp on both hdd's should not be a problem except you will have to choose what hdd to boot from ever time unless you just do the master slave thing.
     
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    maxxjulie Regular member

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    that was easy. thanks.
     

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