Moving an old hard drive to an XP System
Posted on 2006-05-04
Greetings all. I recently purchased a used PC from work: XP Pro, 866MHz, 256MRam, 19G HD, Network Card, 17" Monitor. Total cost $35
This PC is for my son who will use it for games and homework primarily. His old PC is a dual-boot system with W98SE and W2000, running at 400 MHz. I would hate for him to lose all his stuff so I would like to move the drive from his old PC to the newer one. I really don't care about the operating systems on the old drive but would like him to be able to access all his games and work on the old drive. Because of the size of the new system drive (19G), he could use the added storage space.
Will I run into any problems moving the drive?
What hardware/software changes will I have to make?
What is the proper sequence to do everything?
I am hoping that once it is moved, I can copy everything he really wants to the new system, then re-format the old drive and use it fully.
What is the best way to re-format the slave drive once it is working so that it can be used fully?
I am probably forgetting something so I will answer any questions as they are asked. Please help and thanks to everyone.