- Can I move XP / SP2 from C:\ Drive to a HDD attached to an ATA 133 PCI Card - w/o reinstalling XP?
I realize I can run the PC off the ATA 133 card. Transferring XP w/SP2 to a HDD attached to an ATA 133 PCI card, and having the OS and installed pgms point correctly re: registry, would speed up the PC and save hours of reinstalling everything. Is this possible? How can I do this?
- What partition software do you recommend?
Can XP add a new partition during install (to a drive w/ data + free space) - w/o formatting the drive?
Noticed: when I tried to install XP earlier today on the HDD attached to the ATA 133 PCI card (changing BIOS boot to Ultra DO, feeding FDD 6 XP install floopies, choosing “leave file system as is” - no format) - XP was installed as an additional windows folder on that drive w/o erasing or writing over and existing data. I’d like to create a new 20 GB partition on this HDD (for XP/SP2) as on the C:\ HDD.
Present MB: Intel 820 MB = ATA66 // DMA Mode = 4
ATA 133 PCI Card: ATA 133 / DMA Mode = 6
Dell XPS B1000R 1GHz PIII CPU w/512 Rambus Ram + XP w/SP2 + 4 Internal EIDE ATA133 / 7200 RPM HDD
Will be building / upgrading to new PC later this year!!!