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Hi can any one help me,iv`e got windows xp installed, ive got two sata hard drives one with xp installed and need to keep that,i was looking to installe xp home on my clean HD the one with nothink on… Read More
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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
Hi can any one help me,iv`e got windows xp installed, ive got two sata hard drives one with xp installed and need to keep that,i was looking to installe xp home on my clean HD the one with nothink on,ok he`s the deal if i dissconect the main hard drive with xp on, and boot up with the clean HD and installe a new copy of xp,witch i no will work, at some point latter on in that day ill need to connect the main HD back up, will this cuaes my computer to dual boot up,my drives are sata drives,or will it just boot up with the new windows installed and then can i acess my old HD and get my stuff back,allso will i lose my passwords to site`s, at the moment i just double click the password boxs and user name`s boxs and my passwords are there,i cant retrieve most of my old passwords or user names, thay are from 3 years ago and i`v lost all my email addys.This is whats worrieing me the most ive got 20 user and passwords, that i dont know them, and just double click the boxs to get on to sites
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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
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2 Likes #1
Reformat your opening post before reformatting your hard drive.
#2
I started reading then gave up, can u condense what you need into under 200 words?
#3
Wow! Lots of words! And some of them are spelt correctly!
Now, take a deep breathe, calm down, and start again, but this time use grammar & punctuation so that we can work out what you are trying to say.
#4
I dont need a grammar and education lesson, THANKS

Hated school took drugs and drank vodka for 30 years

Edited By: timtom13 on Apr 05, 2011 15:36
banned#5
wow - I blame the parents!

Some people need to learn how to write properly lol
#6
At lest one thing about this thread you lot will get you`r post count up,good for you
#7
csiman
wow - I blame the parents!

Some people need to learn how to write properly lol
Sum peepil need to lern how to rite propurli.
fixed it.
banned#8
/end of thread

NEEDS EXPIRING
banned#9
Your Opening Post is VERY confusing.

You have 2 SATA drives, one has "windows xp installed" and the other clean one you want to install "xp home" on. So which version of XP is on there to begin with?

Also why do you want 2 lots of the same operating system on the same computer anyway? You havnt (well atleast i dont think you have) mentioned that your OS is corrupt or any other logical need for installing another XP OS on a another drive.

In terms of having 2 OS or dual boot, since they are going to be on 2 separate drives, you may have to go into bios and prioritise the HDD order, so whichever you give priority to will load by default.

As for your password and website issue, you are coming across as a very....umm....stupid person. At the very least, you know your email address right? Theres something called password recovery or "forgotten password", "forgotten username" on every website. Just follow the steps and dont rely so much on your 'saved' passwords, otherwise you will regret it really badly in time to come.

Edited By: Adnan786 on Apr 05, 2011 15:47
#10
loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
#11
Adnan786
Your Opening Post is VERY confusing.

You have 2 SATA drives, one has "windows xp installed" and the other clean one you want to install "xp home" on. So which version of XP is on there to begin with?

Also why do you want 2 lots of the same operating system on the same computer anyway? You havnt (well atleast i dont think you have) mentioned that your OS is corrupt or any other logical need for installing another XP OS on a another drive.

In terms of having 2 OS or dual boot, since they are going to be on 2 separate drives, you may have to go into bios and prioritise the HDD order, so whichever you give priority to will load by default.
Thanks for that,iv`e got two hard drives both sata, ones got windows xp home on.The drive it self is ok some of the files are messed up a little nothink for me to worrie about,all i was saying can i dissconect the main hard drive and use the secound drive and reinstall windows xp,will it clash when starting up
#12
csiman do me a favour
1 Like #13
If it is set-up in the BIOS correctly they should not conflict.

Firstly though, you should see if you can get the the original Windows XP booting without the second drive attached (to ensure the boot instructions aren't on the other drive). If it works then you are good to go.
#14
data what you wnt on to a usb pen, reinstall xp on ya old drive, sell the one you brought and dont acctually need ;)
#15
Wow after jioning uk hot deals i never new there was a criteria
#16
how big is it what speed etc? ill offer a fiver including postage.
#17
yea!!! its... urmmmmmm... dont be a dick :D
#18
PhearFactor
If it is set-up in the BIOS correctly they should not conflict.

Firstly though, you should see if you can get the the original Windows XP booting without the second drive attached (to ensure the boot instructions aren't on the other drive). If it works then you are good to go.
My hard drive with the original Windows XP on is fine,just some silly little files messed up,ok ill sort the BIOS out first befor i do a full install on the new drive
#19
timtom13
PhearFactor
If it is set-up in the BIOS correctly they should not conflict.

Firstly though, you should see if you can get the the original Windows XP booting without the second drive attached (to ensure the boot instructions aren't on the other drive). If it works then you are good to go.

My hard drive with the original Windows XP on is fine,just some silly little files messed up,ok ill sort the BIOS out first befor i do a full install on the new drive

Like that makes a diffrence to your old OS.
What exactly are you talking about?????
#20
XP ROFL
FRANK ROFL
GIBER JABBER ROFL
I new it was a reality show i just new it!!!
#21
diesel_508
XP ROFL
FRANK ROFL
GIBER JABBER ROFL
I new it was a reality show i just new it!!!


http://www.scuffletown.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/17.jpg
1 Like #22
PhearFactor
diesel_508
XP ROFL
FRANK ROFL
GIBER JABBER ROFL
I new it was a reality show i just new it!!!


http://www.scuffletown.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/17.jpg

lolz at that.
FRANKS next thread.... E (key) not giving me a high???
#23
... Why dont i find pressing the F5 key refreshing?????
banned 1 Like #24
timtom13
csiman do me a favour

what you after? English grammar and spelling lessons?
#25
Would never have guessed . . .

timtom13
I dont need a grammar and education lesson, THANKS

Hated school took drugs and drank vodka for 30 years
#26
I dont need a grammar and education lesson

Your original post suggests otherwise.

Hated school took drugs and drank vodka for 30 years

I, too, hated school, but didn't feel the need to take drugs & drink vodka for 30 years.
#27
lol thanks all for you input. esp you csiman
He u are a Mentula

Edited By: timtom13 on Apr 05, 2011 20:29

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