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    An alternate way to install HD

    Upgrading to larger/new drive and using old drive as slave - without the use of HD software

    While new drive as slave:

    1. In Disk Management - format - DO NOT ASSIGN DRIVE LETTER
    2. In Drive Image - Copy drive - DO NOT ASSIGN DRIVE LETTER
    3. Unplug old drive and change jumper to master in new drive
    4. Boot - will automatically assign Drive C
    5. Done

    Installing old drive as slave:

    Disk manager will not allow you to change Drive letter or format (I guess because drive is still labeled Drive C)

    1. plug old drive back in
    2. unplug power cable of new drive
    3. use Conan's method to format the old drive:
    4. go to bios and select CD rom boot
    5. install windows in partition C
    6. select quick format
    7. as soon as it says it's creating library shut off (or when finished format)
    8. plug power back into new drive
    9. boot into bios
    10. select boot device (should be HDD-0)
    11. reboot
    12. windows will automatically assign next available drive letter to old drive partition
    13. if I made a mistake or left anything out in this guide please let me know


    Final result:
    Last edited by lynchknot; May 11th, 2004 at 01:40 AM.

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    Can we get some images and screenshots to go along with this guide? If you have time?

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    = kidding....right?

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    yes I am kidding.

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    1. plug old drive back in
    2. unplug power cable of new drive
    3. use Conan's method to format the old drive:
    I can't find Conan's method anywhere in this thread.

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    use Conan's method to format the old drive: ":"

    4. go to bios and select CD rom boot
    5. install windows in partition C
    6. select quick format
    7. as soon as it says it's creating library shut off (or when finished format)

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    Quote Originally Posted by egghead
    I can't find Conan's method anywhere in this thread.

    This was my suggested method:

    Boot from a Windows XP CD, pretend that you will install XP on the new drive, when you get to the format options choose NTFS quick format. Immediately after the formatting press the RESET power button on your PC. It should now be recognized by Windows.

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