> My new pc desktop has a place for a second HD. Can I insert the HD from my
> old pc without losing the os,Win XP, and the programs on it. My idea is to
> run one HD with Vista and the second with XP. I seem to recal that adding
> a loaded HD to a different pc could be a problem. Thanks in advance for
> any help on this.
Your recollection is correct; XP was installed on completely different
hardware so at the very least a repair install would be required. Sometimes
a clean install is necessary and this would not be what you want at all.
You will need XP drivers
for all your new computer's hardware so make sure
they are available first. I assume you already checked to make sure your
old drive is compatible with your new computer's motherboard (PATA/SATA).
- Repair Install
If the hardware supports XP, then you can do this and then follow these
Install Windows XP On A Machine Already Running Windows Vista (MVP John
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