Help installing Windows XP on new second hard drive

By bloop87
Feb 21, 2005
  1. I need help on installing windows xp on a new SATA hard drive I bought. I want to use that as my main hard drive, and I'm not sure how to do so. My computer recognizes my new hard drive and I can use it, but I want it to be my main drive. I tried to install Windows XP and in the setup dialog, it doesn't list my new hard drive to install windows there. Is there anyone who can help me? Thank you.
  2. fr0stasdell

    fr0stasdell TS Rookie

    Well if you want.. take out the hard drive with windows on it and just put the other Hard drive in and do a regular install(** hit f12 , boot from cd** since you wouldnt have a OS on it yet.. then install it, put ur other hard drive it.. specfiy new hd to boot from evertime and it should work.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hi fr0stasdell. Take a look at the dates of threads before posting. This one is from over 2 years ago. ;)

    I too posted in some old threads when I first became a Techspot member lol.

    Regards Howard :)
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