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    2nd hard drive for Win-XP

    Using W2K on 10gb C:drive. Have obtained beta-XP and would like to setup and boot XP on 2nd hard drive rather partition my primary. Any problems to worry about? Will XP create a dual 'boot.ini' on the C:drive?

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    Re: 2nd hard drive for Win-XP

    Yes, just install as a clean in the first pane, and when you get to the pane that has the "Advance" button, select the buton and add checks in the 'Copy files to hard drive' and 'Allow to select drive where to install'.
    The above is NOT the true wording but you will understand when you are in this pane.

    Then when the install ask's where to install select the drive that you wish it to be installed on.

    If you miss these steps, you will wipe out your C drive and will have a clean install on your C drive.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: 2nd hard drive for Win-XP

    Thanks for the advice and warning. I will proceed with caution.

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    Re: 2nd hard drive for Win-XP

    Thanks Dave for the sage advice. 2nd HD is up and running fine on XP-RC1, dual boot, with W2k on the primary drive. Will now try to get XP support from Norton, and the DSL IP that provides my PPPoE.

    Thanks again...

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    Re: 2nd hard drive for Win-XP

    Norton's 2002 should be hitting the shelves real soon.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: 2nd hard drive for Win-XP

    Thanks Dave, Norton 2002 is in the mail. Also got my DSL working (using it here). XP has a built-in PPPoE setup wizard in the control panel. Follow the Network and Internet Connections menus to the broadband area. I will post a link in the XP forum to a setup procedure (it works for Earthlink).

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    Re: 2nd hard drive for Win-XP

    Thanks for the link and edited your <img src=/S/new.gif border=0 alt=new width=35 height=15> thread to make the link "HOT".

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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