Got an unused hard drive. It was swapped out for a bigger one. (The machine has a small case and will only take one drive). I would like to use this drive (20Gb) on another machine, but it still has XP pro and other programs on it.
If I install it to another machine that already has XP Pro, to use as a slave am I likely to get a confused PC when I boot it up. There will be two bootable drives etc...
Remove the ide cable and power cable from your cd/cdrw, connect your 2nd hard drive to it, start the computer and once in windows, right click on your 2nd drive after windows has found it, and click format.
to go back to your first question, just change the jumper to slave and bung it in no problem. Xp and all other progs will be there but XP will not boot up on this drive Now do what ever you want with it.