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Windows 7: Activation Key: Upgrading Only?

23 Jun 2010   #11
theog

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When you have installed XP,
Can you post a screen shot Disk management?
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23 Jun 2010   #12
websquad

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
When you have installed XP,
Can you post a screen shot Disk management?
See the attachment. Here was my old configuration:
  • Drive "C" was a RAID-1 array (150GB each) for Windows & Programs: this was the boot drive
  • Drive "D" was a RAID-1 array (500GB each) for data
Now,
  • Drive H is half of a broken RAID-1 array and is the Boot drive: it has Windows and Programs
  • Drive C is a RAID-1 array and has data
  • Disk 1 would normally be the second half of the Sys/Programs array, but it has not be rejoined to the array.
  • If need be, I can erase and even "break" what is now the drive "C" array (the two 500s) ... I have it backed up on my laptop, on two external drives, and on Mozy.
Objective:
  • Drive C as a two-member RAID-1 array for Sys/Programs
  • Drive D as a two-member RAID-1 array for Programs
Physically I have two 150GB drives spinning at 10,000 RPM, and two 500GB drives spinning at 7,200 RPM. I want the 150's back as Sys/Programs and the 500's to remain the data drive(s).

Your thoughts?

PS: tried to rename C to something else, but it would not let me ... said it was a "boot" drive (when, of course, H is the boot drive).


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23 Jun 2010   #13
theog

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If you had install Win XP with only one HD install, Win would have marked Disk 0 C:.
Are going reinstall Win 7?
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23 Jun 2010   #14
websquad

Win 7/Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you had install Win XP with only one HD install, Win would have marked Disk 0 C:. Are going reinstall Win 7?
I'll install Windows 7 eventually. Things are so messed up know I think I'll take my data array off-line (currently, drive C), wipe the boot record of the current boot disk (currently H) clean, and try with a clean start, hoping that my Win XP boot disk will be (a) one of my 150s and (b) drive C.

This think has really gotten messy. Fortunately, I still have a good backup of the data array.
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