|20 Nov 2009||#1|
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Clean install onto new drive
I just wanted to get some confirmation on my
I have Windows 7 rc running on one of my 2 ide drives, with XP on an SATA drive - dual booting.
I purchased a 500gb SATA drive to replace the the 2 ide drives
The plan is to:
- connect the new drive while shutdown
- boot into XP
- Partition new drive, with the first partition active(with partition Magic).
- Transfer non-OS partition data to the new ones
- shut down and disconnect the ide drives
- insert Windows 7 disc and perform install on first partion of new drive.
I understand that the MBR is on the Windows 7 partition.
Will I have any problems with the XP install, or will the new Windows 7 install create a new MBR to allow dual boot?
I know I'll have issues with drive letters. But other than the XP, and Windows 7 partitions it's just data - no programs.
Or, are there any other problems you see with my procedure?
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