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Is it possible to move all data, including winXP, to a new hard drive? I am not switching any hardware, but I want to use my 120GB drive as my main drive, and have a 40GB as a storage. I really don't want to re-install everything.
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Use symantec Ghost
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you could use ghosting software or something like drive image XML to copy everything over. personally i would recommend using the smaller drive for the OS and the larger drive for data.
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you could use ghosting software or something like drive image XML to copy everything over. personally i would recommend using the smaller drive for the OS and the larger drive for data.
I would, but I am running out of space for programs. And HDD speed isn't a real problem for me.
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like i said, check out drive image XML, its free and should do what you are looking for.
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Well, I'll go try this out...
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I would, but I am running out of space for programs. And HDD speed isn't a real problem for me.
You can install programs onto the second HDD....
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Huh... I just found out that my motherboard will only detect a single Hard Drive at a time...

Stupid IDE port...
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But a single IDE cable can have 2 devices a master and slave
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Don't use Ghost--it doesn't always properly clone windows installations (in my experience). Generally, if you buy a good-quality HD, the software that comes with it has whatever you'll need. For example, Seagates come with disktools, which, after you install, will prompt you for what you want to use the drive as, and set it up accordingly (even for cloning your drive).

Regarding your IDE issue--you should have a primary and slave port on a single IDE channel--you might need to disconnect an ATA optical drive to install the new hard drive, which is going to be an issue since you'll need to have the optical drive for setting up your new hard drive...
    
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