change hard drive

  adamagain 23:38 06 Apr 2008

If i put a second hard drive with xp os on it into a computer with win 98se on could i just have the new hard drive as master and run xp and delete win 98se on the original drive
the xp is from a machine that is now dismantled so not running on two machines


  mrwoowoo 00:22 07 Apr 2008

AFAIK,your hard drive with xp on will not work as master with xp because it will have all the drivers from it's host pc's motherboard etc.Therefore you will need to reformat it and reinstall xp.
Not legal though unless it is a full retail version and not OEM.
You could put it in as slave and delete xp and continue running 98se,but obviously not what you want.

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