Dual Hard Drives

By krimzondestine
Feb 25, 2007
  1. I had a new motherboard installed in my computer (lol, it pretty much is the computer) and I have a lot of **** on my hard drive that I can't afford to lose or afford to get backed up...I had another hard drive and I was told that I could install the hard drive with no data on it, install Windows XP, and then install the other hard drive and copy and paste. I was wondering if this was true, and if so, what was the specifics. Thank you.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Yes you can do that. You'll need to set the blank one to Master and set your one with the data on it to Slave.

    Just to be on the safe side, you might want to consider not connecting the one with data on it until you have a working installation of XP on the other drive.

    Really the only problems you can run into are if you don't properly set master and slave (provided these are IDE drives).
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