switching to a larger hard drive

February 27, 2009 at 11:49:16
Specs: Windows XP, premio
hello, I have acquired a 200 GB hard drive, and I currently have a 8 GB hard drive. I wantto have the 200 as my primary and the 8 as a slave. I am a novice and need step by step instructions because I don't have a windows xp installation disk and I don't want to have to reinstall windows, is this possible, if so how do I do it

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February 27, 2009 at 13:34:50
Most hard drive companies offer a program to do that. Go to the 200G drive web site and see if they offer a utility.

They also have step by step instructions.

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February 27, 2009 at 19:35:02
Other considerations are:

Can the PC's bios properly see a 200 gig drive?

What version of XP do you have? You need at least SP1 to see a drive/partition larger than 127 gig.

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