New HD, moving Win98, system speed
Posted on 1999-07-29
I just installed a new HD on my NEC PC, pentium II, 192RAM. Every thing is hooked up inside the case correctly. Both HDDs are on the primary IDE controller. The newer HD is a 13G drive, the original is 8G. I have the larger drive set up as a slave and the orginal is set as Master. Should I put windows on the new drive? I would like to do this but I am not sure how to copy only windows--it seems like the system would run faster on the larger--emptier--drive I can't seem to make it work (and what do I back up to preserve the windows system and not get other files?
Currently, my system runs slower, and I seem to not have access to about a gig or so on the other drive as well. In properties of windows explorer, the capacity of D: lists as
13,009,371,136 bytes--12.1GB where is all that memory?
How do I INCREASE instead of decrease the system speed?
Do I need to change the drives so that the 13 is the master and the current 8 is the slave?
If so, how do I get windows to run on the new drive as it does now (same configuration, icons, desktop, favorites, IE5, and so on.)