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Hello,

I'm currently running Windows Xp sp3 on a Western Digital ide hard drive. If
I upgrade to Windows 7 will it have the drivers for a SATA hard drive if I decide to
replace the ide drive with a SATA drive?
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  1. SATA drives or IDE drives don't need drivers unless that the OS will be XP SP2 or older.
  2. saint19 said:
    SATA drives or IDE drives don't need drivers unless that the OS will be XP SP2 or older.


    Hi,
    Thanks for answering my question. So if I clone the ide hard drive with XP sp3 to the new SATA drive using Acronis 11, I shouldn't need any additional drivers for the SATA drive? My mobo is set up for both ide and SATA drives.
  3. correct.
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    Grizly87 said:
    Hi,
    Thanks for answering my question. So if I clone the ide hard drive with XP sp3 to the new SATA drive using Acronis 11, I shouldn't need any additional drivers for the SATA drive? My mobo is set up for both ide and SATA drives.


    U can clone it without problems since u don't change the mobo.
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  6. welshmousepk said:
    correct.


    Terrific! I guess I will be replacing the Ide with the SATA. You saved me
    a lot of time!

    Griz
  7. saint19 said:
    U can clone it without problems since u don't change the mobo.


    Thats great! I've been putting off upgrading to the Sata drive because I've been reading that you need to make a image of the OS and then slipstream the sata drivers into it for the Sata drive to work. This will definitely save me a lot of time!

    Thanks again!

    Griz
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