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Installing OS on 2nd HD

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Last response: in Storage
June 28, 2009 7:41:14 PM

I just purchased a WD VelociRaptor 150 GB 10000 RPM hard drive to run my OS (Vista) and games. I would like install Vista on this new drive w/o formatting my old drive. Is this possible? I want to avoid any prompts during boot (re: which version of OS I'd like to use). Thanks for any help!

CPU: Intel Quad Core Q6600 2.4Ghz
CPU Cooling: Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
Mobo: ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35
Powersupply: OCZ StealthXStream 600W
Videocard: XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 Express PCI 2.0
Videocard Cooling: Zalman VF900-CU 2 Ball Cooler
HD: 500GB, WD Caviar, 7200 RPM SATA, 3.0Gb/s
RAM: Corsair XMS2 2GB (2x1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800
Case: Lian Li PC-61 ATX Mid Tower

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a b G Storage
June 28, 2009 8:55:23 PM

Yeah, simply unplug the old drive, plug in the new one, and install away. When you are done, you can plug the old one back it in, and then simply take it out of the boot order in the BIOS.

Or, you can download the free trial version of Acronis True Image, and simply mirror your old drive to the new one. Bingo, fast, easy, no worries at all.