Installing XP on a second drive

  Toffly 16:07 04 May 2007

Hi guys,

Right, long story short, I'm trying to get a second computer running with XP, only I don't have a bootable disk for XP, just the installation files on a non bootable disk.

So, I've put both drives into one computer, that boots fine and reads both disks.

Whenever I try to install windows through windows (auto running the disk and selecting install), it gives me an error because the copy on the disk is older than the one that is installed already.

I don't have a floppy disk unfortunately, and am quite reluctant to buy a box just for this one little thing.

Any ideas how to get round this?

Thanks in advance!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:58 04 May 2007

you need to install it to the other drive (d) not the C: drive where your current upto date XP is already installed.

  bjh 18:13 04 May 2007

You must install XP with the HDD in the machine that you intend to run it from - it sounds like you are trying to install it whilst it is in the other machine.

Copy the install files to the second HDD, put it back in the new machine.

To boot the computer, you might find this works

Ultimate boot CD - v. useful!!
click here

You can boot from a USB pen, such as..
click here

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