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I wanna reinstall Windows on my new drive but thing is can I keep the current drive the way it is so I can transfer anything important across?

So in essence I will have two bootable XP's but make my new drive boot first. Will there be conflicts of any kind?
post #2 of 6
You'll be fine, just set the hd you want to boot.
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There should not be any conflicts. When you install windows on the new drive, it should be set to Primary Active partition. Unless you modify the boot.ini file to have multimple options, i dont think you will have a problem. Just select the drive to install windows when you are booting off the windows cd.
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I was just thinking there, wont there be two C: drives then? Since windows defaults to C: right?
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Well if you have both in when you are setting up windows, it will detect both of them, One C and the new one will be the next available. If you want to make sure that the new one gets assigned the C then unplug your old one while you setup windows and after you finished the installation, plug in the the old hard drive and that should be the next available drive letter.
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ahh...the feeling of assurance...prepare to be repped.
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