primary hdd win 7 2nd hdd xp ?

January 25, 2011 at 15:39:59
Specs: Windows XP pro, i7 2600W/ 8gig G skill
New build intel 2600W processor and asus p67 mobo with new 80 gig ssd and win7pro. can i install my previous seagate 1 terabiyte hdd with xp pro and all previous information as a second drive and use it for file storage and retrieval? I know i must quick format new ssd and install win7.

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January 25, 2011 at 17:12:26
All the data should be on the drive. It may be possible to fix the xp install to dual boot or even use it as a virtual machine under windows 7.

There are plenty of ways to run an ssd and some tips and tricks that may help and improve speed.

2600W processor seems to be a lot of power.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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January 25, 2011 at 19:25:50
Thank's for response, I am a novice when it comes to computers,so this might help.I am a musician using sonar multi tract software to record my band live .We use a Mackie 16 channel fire wire mixing board for live recording as well as effects to band mikes ,etc. mt D computer is way too slow for this,so the need for speed. The ssd is only for win 7 and this program and a burner, so it should be very fast i am told. all music files are stored and brought up from the old 1 gig. hd.The progam brings up 16 tracts from 1gig hd ant then it uses fire wire to mixer in put to record on the ssd and then i save recording on 1 gig drive.

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January 25, 2011 at 20:32:32
I hope this information helpsthat i just 1 have 2 questions that are probably easily answered by a knowledgeable computer person.I only know enough to get into Q#1 can i use this perfect igig drive as a second drive and leave xp and all existing programs on it and is to install. Q#2 could i also use as secondary boot hd for other programs that are on it(this is not abosolutely nessary ,just nice) and how to do it. thanks for your answers,i really appreciate them.

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January 26, 2011 at 05:35:57
2600W processor seems to be a lot of power.

I suspect the OP meant 2600 Mhz ot 2.6 Ghz. My washing machine uses 2600W and that has a pretty powerful electric motor in in as well as a water water.

You can use the second hard drive just for data or indeed programmes. There is no need to install a second Operating System unless you really need a second operating system for some other reason.

If there is already an operating system on this second drive then I would delete it as it just taking up unnecessary space. It wouldn't work anyway if it was installed on another computer. Making it work would be more trouble than it's worth.

It is a fairly simple matter to install a second hard disk. However if you are not familiar with the inside of a computer I would get someone to do it for you.


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January 26, 2011 at 13:40:47
"I suspect the OP meant..." Really?

You really don't have any reason to record in real time. The only way you'd need real time processing is if you needed to add in or listen to the recorded media. I use line 6 so I can't say about this unit. Many high end audio for studio has real time processing on the device and is OS independent.

Post the question about the recording on new thread so you don't confuse this.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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