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    New Lounger
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    Installing a new hard drive

    I'm putting in a 80g HD with XP as the OS. Is there anything new or different that I need to do from installing an HD on windows 98. I have installed about 10 HDs with windows 98, so if its the same then I'm not worried.

    I will install this HD as a secondary HD but I plan on removing the smaller HD and making the 80g the primary in a couple of weeks to build another computer w/ old HD. SO, I obviously I will not initially need to install XP on the new HD until it becomes primary.

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    Uranium Lounger
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    Re: Installing a new hard drive

    Actually, I think you'll find that XP will be more efficient with a drive of that size. You may want to partition it out a bit, with all file systems (NTFS included) there is more wasted space on a single, large partition, since the default cluster size increases. NTFS mitigates that considerably but comes with the price tag of not being able to access the drive when booting with a floppy disk.
    -Mark

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