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Formatting, 2 harddrives

SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGamingRegistered User regular
edited October 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
So here's my current setup. IDE harddrive with windows installed, and a much nicer/better SATA harddrive with no windows. I want to transfer my windows installation to the SATA drive. Is it possible to just install windows to that drive, make it the primary, and then I can grab whatever I need off the old harddrive and then just format that from new shiny windows.

Also, will it be a problem switching my SATA drive to be the master? it didn't appear to have jumpers like that, so I'm not entirely sure what I have to do. Just a bios change?

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  • eternalbleternalbl Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Yeah, installing windows on the SATA drive and making it the boot device is possible. No jumpers or anything. Only thing is the BIOS boot setting, which should be easy enough. You might need an SATA driver for your systemboard for windows setup to see your drive though. If you want less vague info, how about system board model and windows version?

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