Delete OS from old HDD but not all files

By mbenderoth
Dec 16, 2005
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  1. I am in the process of building a new system, I have a new HDD and I want to slave my old 80 gig and keep alot of the stuff on it. I don't want to burn a hundred CD's saving all my stuff. I will be putting XP pro on my new HDD with 98se on my old 80 gig. Does anyone know if this can be done? if so, How?
  2. k1n9k00p4

    k1n9k00p4 Newcomer, in training Posts: 110

    Ultimate Boot CD

    This truly is an awesome CD. I think it could help you as it has loads of Partitioning software and harddrive utilities and tools.

    it has saved my comps *** twice now. (DAMN LINUX AND ITS TENDENCY TO MESS UP MY MBR!!) :stickout:

    anyways, hope it can help sry i dont have anyother suggestions. :D
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    should be no problem

    put/install the old drive on the middle connector of cable
    set the hdd jumper to slave
    install new hdd set to master
    in bios set the bios to boot from cd or dvd and the new hard drive as 2nd .
    try booting up with the xp disc
    setup should show both drives you want 0 drive
    to format and load
    maybe for safty have the slave drive power disconnected
    after OS install reconnect and don't let system run ckdsk
    should be able to access all files
    note: remove all encryption or password protection from files before you do this
    you can access your files can now delete the old OS
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