Need Advise on Install 2nd Hard Disk
Posted on 2004-09-22
I was wondering if anyone could give me advise as to how to install a second hard disk, which will be used as my primary disk. In other words, my current hard disk will serve as my backup. Are there any good tutorials out there that can assist me step by step as to what I should keep in mind?
Here's some info on my PC:
- WinXp Home Version 2002
- CPU 1.80 GHz
- 512 MB of Ram
- The current hard disk was factory installed (it came with the PC)
I would like to install the following hard disk and use it as my PRIMARY disk:
- Seagate 160 GB
- Ultra Ata/100
- 7200 RPM
- 8 MB Cache
And I will use the factory installed hard disk as my SECONDARY disk.
Also, is it possible to install WinXp Pro on my new hard disk and still keep WinXp Home on my secondary? If not, I would like both of my disks to have WinXp Pro. This brings up another question: If I cannot keep WinXp Home on my secondary disk, is it possible to smoothly upgrade it to WinXp Pro?
Many thanks for your help!