Hi. I am writing about a problem on behalf of my nephew, he's in China for a year. He had trouble with his laptop, he had no start button and no task bar besides other problems.
He took it to a chinese tech and they loaded an english version of Windows XP Pro onto his external F Drive. He is running out of space on the F drive - he has only 250MB on it. The F drive has become the default drive now that the new windows has been reloaded on to it, and he would like the C drive to become the default. I
it is possible, the active drive describe the drive that the computer tries to start up from. normally ur C: drive as that is where windows for veryone is normally installed. :-) its better than reinstalling windows.
It is interesting that the Chinese have loaded a working version of XP on an external drive. XP is designed not to run on an external drive although it can be modifiied to work from an external drive. If there is no information needing to be saved on C drive you could clone f drive to C drive using XXclone and make it bootable. XXclone is free but does erase everything on the target drive
"After cloning the drive will it be safe to delete or uninstall windows xp from the external drive?"
If the cloned drive works successfully - then yes the external drive can be used for other things, as normal. -give it a thorough checkout before he does the deletion - and check with the external drive is disconnected when doing so.
"And what should he copy, the registry?"
A cloned drive doesn't need anything else, it's a complete and useable copy of the original.- I don't understand what you're trying to ask.