Would Like to install XP on new F drive

By hotcitykitty ยท 5 replies
Jan 19, 2009
  1. OK so I hope this was following the rules

    I am trying to find out how to install XP on a new larger drive ( F ).
  2. hrlow2

    hrlow2 TS Rookie Posts: 136

    Are you wanting to do a fresh install, or keep what data you already have?
    If #1, just insert your drive in the end of the connectors and go.
    If #2, you could insert your drive in the slave(middle) connection, install xxClone and copy everything to new drive. Make bootable, change to the end connector( will be C then).
  3. hotcitykitty

    hotcitykitty TS Rookie Topic Starter

    About the install

    Hello and thank you for the help

    I am doing a fresh install to a new -slave - hard drive- F
    ...then i will switch it to master
    but i for the life of me cant figure how i did this before
  4. hrlow2

    hrlow2 TS Rookie Posts: 136

    If going to install as master, just follow #1 above. Then you won't have to change again later.
    Drive will be lettered as C, but that is the Windows looks to for booting.
  5. hotcitykitty

    hotcitykitty TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ya ****

    Hi again,
    What i am trying to figure out is how to get it on F
    When I put the cd in the drive it wants to install on C drive which of course I dont want

    I think i need to some how boot to F drive ...I think...
    its been a while since i did this..years ago in a gateway PC...

    sorry if i am or was not clear

    I dont want to wipe c drive until i purchase my ghost
    then i think i will just cherry pick info to be copied
    ...with a new XP on the New drive

    I hope this is clearer...it just seemed clear to me to begin with but
    ...of course I know what i want to do...
  6. hrlow2

    hrlow2 TS Rookie Posts: 136

    Don't know how to get it to boot from F, but if the letter is important, just do as suggested, change to slave position, go to Disk Management and rename. If something else has F, rename it to clear the letter for use on your drive.
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