Installing Windows Xp within OS

May 26, 2009 at 10:01:13
Specs: Windows XP
I have 2 HDD, one is a master, the other is a slave. Windows Xp is on the master.

Is there a way of installing windows xp on the slave, within windows xp OS?

So in the end i would have new install of Xp on slave.

And old xp on master.
(Wont be using after)

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May 26, 2009 at 10:24:34
Is there a way of installing windows xp on the slave, within windows xp OS

Nope but why do you want to do this?


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May 26, 2009 at 14:26:00
Well, I'd say yes. If you have a second legal copy to activate.

You can dual boot, dual install, or use a virtual machine. You could simply set bios to boot to the second drive so that now the slave would be c:\ to the os.

Why do you want to do that anyway?

You would be better of with a ntbackup plan on the second drive maybe.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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May 26, 2009 at 14:38:24
Why wouldn't you just connect the 2nd HDD as the primary master & install XP the 'normal' way?

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May 26, 2009 at 15:28:15
If you install WinXP on the second drive WHILE in WinXP you can do that and you should end up with a dual boot setup.

However, I too, question the reasoning behind it. If the reason is to have a fall back operating system you would be better off using an imaging/backup program to create full backups of your entire drive and do that regularly. Keeping the TWO most recent images.

You can write the images on a second internal drive, an external drive or my preferred method of burning to DVDR.

If your computer is attacked by a nasty program of some kind or it is hit by lightning you may lose all the copies of your data.

Writing to an external is better in some respects, assuming you disconnect the drive except when imaging. However, it is still prone to failure. DVDR is cheap and easy to make multiple copies once the first is done. This makes it the first choice IMHO.

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May 27, 2009 at 05:04:14
Done it :)

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