Second Hard Drive Tags: Hard Drives Windows XP Storage Last response: November 30, 2010 2:24 PM in Storage Share pvrrat November 18, 2010 7:57:08 PM Hello, I want to move my Seagate 500GB Sata drive with XP on it to a new Dell 560s computer running W7. Don´t care about the XP just want it for storage and the old files and folders. Any problems I should look out for? More about : hard drive aberchonbie November 18, 2010 9:06:32 PM nope, just run it as a slave. backup the files, go into disk management, format and you should be good to go! gonna want to set it as a slave by setting boot priority in your BIOS. Pretty simple installation. Should be pretty straightforward. Plumble a b G Storage November 18, 2010 9:17:48 PM Welcome to the forum. Run as slave? Its sata . But you might have to set your boot priority. You will have to import the disk in disk management. The only foreseable problem I can think of. Related resources Windows 8 wont reconize second hard drive - Forum Second hard drive seen in bios but not windows 8 - Forum Second hard drive - Forum Windows 7 Will Not Boot with Second Hard drive Installed - Forum Downloading to second hard drive - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jsc a b G Storage November 19, 2010 2:34:28 AM Actually, if it is already formatted, you probably do not need to do anything with Disk Management. It should recognize it automatically. Plumble a b G Storage November 19, 2010 8:01:06 AM Should be recognised as a foriegn disk. pvrrat November 30, 2010 2:24:36 PM Best answer selected by pvrrat. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAdding a second internal hard drive ForumCannot use second hard drive after using DBAN ForumHow do you add a second hard drive on a thinkpad t60 ForumIn search of a second Hard Drive ForumSecond hard drive not seen in Windows 7, but see it just fine in linux ForumHello, can i use this old hard drive as a second harddrive for my new Forum[ Hard Drive ] Help: Second HD Disappeared after Reboot ForumInstalling linux on second hard drive ForumI cannot access files on my second hard drive in windows vista ForumI added a second hard drive now i have no signal to the monitor. ForumAdding a second hard drive for back up ForumInstall applications on second hard drive ForumProblem with second hard drive going "inactive" ForumSecond Hard Drive Spins Up Only When Used ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !