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July 11, 2013 6:51:03 AM

Hello, I have a pc that runs XP and would like to install xp in another hard drive so that I can put it in a different pc, just so that I can be able to customize it from here, without interfering in the work being done at that different pc, and when done just swap the hds.

How can this be done, considering the hardware differences and unecessary driver installations due to these differences?

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July 11, 2013 7:07:38 AM

Sounds like more work then needed..

Why don't you just run a vm? What purpose do you have that your wanting to do so much swapping and moving around of hdds?
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July 11, 2013 7:38:06 AM

unoriginal1 said:
Sounds like more work then needed..

Why don't you just run a vm? What purpose do you have that your wanting to do so much swapping and moving around of hdds?


that is true but you need enough memory and a decent processor as well to run both without bogging it down

but thats not really the question he asked. he wants to install this hdd on another maching not have 2 installs of xp running on the same maching since its most likely another users pc

if the hardware is significantly off it may be very hard to do. if they have similar processors andhardware it may work.

i went from my old am2 board to my old fx 6300 with a different board etc and it worked but the mobos were made by asus so im not sure if that helped any.

its more work than its worth since youll be missing so many drivers and finding them isnt always easy.


is xp already installed on the other machine and you are just replacing the hdd?
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July 11, 2013 8:20:14 AM

06yfz450ridr said:
unoriginal1 said:
Sounds like more work then needed..

Why don't you just run a vm? What purpose do you have that your wanting to do so much swapping and moving around of hdds?


that is true but you need enough memory and a decent processor as well to run both without bogging it down

but thats not really the question he asked. he wants to install this hdd on another maching not have 2 installs of xp running on the same maching since its most likely another users pc

if the hardware is significantly off it may be very hard to do. if they have similar processors andhardware it may work.

i went from my old am2 board to my old fx 6300 with a different board etc and it worked but the mobos were made by asus so im not sure if that helped any.

its more work than its worth since youll be missing so many drivers and finding them isnt always easy.


is xp already installed on the other machine and you are just replacing the hdd?


Yes, xp is already running on the other machine. My problem is that I barely have any time to work on the other machine because it's in constant use (it's from the reception and they need to check patient data all the time), so I thought it would be easier if I could do it from my own machine and after complete I could just change one hd for the other..

About hardware differences well:
PC1: mobo chipset Intel Eaglelake G41
processor Intel E5500

PC2: chipset Intel Bearlake G31
Processor Intel E3300

I'm open to any suggestions, if it's too hard then I suppose I can come here later at night to be able to work with the pc.. I have all needed drivers saved in a separate partition...
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July 11, 2013 8:42:54 AM

I understood his question. Hence why I asked what he was doing.

imo OP I would instal xp on the hdd while it's in the machine it's intended to be used for. As stated above, yes you technically can do what your asking. But there is no guarantee that it'll work 100%. (just have to try it and find out basically)

Part of IT unfortunately is working after hours. Lots of things you'll run into that simply cannot be done during business hours.

Good luck thou :) .
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July 11, 2013 12:27:38 PM

unoriginal1 said:
I understood his question. Hence why I asked what he was doing.

imo OP I would instal xp on the hdd while it's in the machine it's intended to be used for. As stated above, yes you technically can do what your asking. But there is no guarantee that it'll work 100%. (just have to try it and find out basically)

Part of IT unfortunately is working after hours. Lots of things you'll run into that simply cannot be done during business hours.

Good luck thou :) .


Thanks you for the reply and I beilieve this will have to be what I'll do to avoid further issues haha
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July 11, 2013 1:22:42 PM

Asbjorn said:
unoriginal1 said:
I understood his question. Hence why I asked what he was doing.

imo OP I would instal xp on the hdd while it's in the machine it's intended to be used for. As stated above, yes you technically can do what your asking. But there is no guarantee that it'll work 100%. (just have to try it and find out basically)

Part of IT unfortunately is working after hours. Lots of things you'll run into that simply cannot be done during business hours.

Good luck thou :) .


Thanks you for the reply and I beilieve this will have to be what I'll do to avoid further issues haha


I'd say wise choice :p .
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