OK i am installing a new 30 gig maxtor hdd and i wanna slave my old one (80 gig summit or other) off of it so i have xp on the 30 gig. This is mainly cos i am always screwing up my install and have got to the point where i cant keep formatting 80gigs of mp3s etc. So how can i do this please. I am a noob to this modding stuff so could someone please give me a kind guide. Thanks guys hope you can help.
Switcher is right, but you might also have to re register winXP with microsoft. I believe reinstalling on a new drive is considered a major hardware change and if thats so you must re-register within 28 days! Or else I think it will just shutdown.
A reinstallation will definately need a reactivation (30 days is the timeframe) - but it will be no problem. Don't do it until your system is up, running and settled in.
If you haven't yet bought the drive, I would strongly urge you to get another 80Gb - then keep a clone of the main drive on the slave. This makes backing up, etc, as easy as falling off a log.
As well as installing XP on the new drive, you will also have to re-install software and drivers and XP updates.
If your current drive has less than 30Gb on it at present, and your setup is running well - then it may be easier to clone your whole system onto the new drive, then copy all your MP3s/etc back to the slave.