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How can I run two hard drives on Windows XP?

By ReMiXeDg
Aug 6, 2011
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  1. Hi all, I have 2 hard drive slots and 2 HDs one small and one huge. How can I have it so that the small one has windows on it like now, And the big one will be able to store files on it?
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    If your talking about either physical size, or hard disk space, it will be fine (assuming we're not talking 3TB which I don't think will work).

    You can use one for OS, and one for data, sure. :)

    You just install the OS to the small hard disk, and then use the larger sized hard disk for data. The computer won't care where you store data as long as it has enough free space.
  3. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 897   +39

    By default, Windows stores everything -My Documents, My Pictures, etc., on the C drive. If you want them stored on the larger drive, then just move those to the larger drive. Fairly simple w/ Windows 7. With XP, you can download TweakUI from Microsoft. Then change the location of these folder using it.


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