Prepare Drive for OS Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: August 15, 2001 5:02 PM in Storage Share aster August 15, 2001 2:36:21 PM I just ordered a bare Hard Drive (60GB IBM 60GXP) from Newegg.com. Do I need to get any software to prepare the drive for installation of Win2k? My past hard drives always came with a disk to format the drive. More about : prepare drive Lars_Coleman August 15, 2001 3:35:21 PM You should be able to boot directly to the Windows 2000 CD and setup/install from there. That's providing that your system supports the full capacity of the hard drive ... <font color=red>"Can you deal with that!"</font color=red> Lars_Coleman August 15, 2001 3:35:21 PM Hope that helps! <font color=red>"Can you deal with that!"</font color=red> Related resources Best way to prepare a new hard drive? - Forum What would have to be done to prepare the hard drive for a triple boot using a A - Forum USB 3.0 drive as main OS drive? - Forum How do you move the OS(win7) to a new hard drive - Forum OS Not being found after secondary hard drive wipe - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer upec August 15, 2001 4:01:46 PM I agree. That what I did with my hard drive. I boot directly from WIN2k cd and use the utility provide by the CD to partition and format my hard drive. aster August 15, 2001 5:02:49 PM Great. Thanks for the help. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUsed optical drive to upload OS Forum Solvedbacking up my data from e drive while there is no os on my computer Forum SolvedReinstalling OS onto boot drive,what to do with extra hard drive. Forum SolvedSSD Installation As Boot Drive On Existing Build With Same OS Help? (Windows 8.1) Forum SolvedInstalling an OS on a USB DVD Drive? Forum SolvedMoving a hard drive without an OS between two computers Forum SolvedCan no longer boot OS on Hard Drive, but can on SSD Forum SolvedPC refuses to boot without extra non-OS drive Forum SolvedHelp partitioning hard drive to NTFS and intalling windows 7 (NO OS ON HARD DRIVE) Forum SolvedOS Drive Cloning Help Needed Forum SolvedDoes your OS need its own drive? Forum SolvedIs this gaming budget build ok? ~RAM OS AND OPTICAL DRIVE AREN'T INCLUDED~ Forum Solvedmove OS partition from one drive to another, or fresh install? Forum SolvedBest way to migrate OS drive to a new drive Forum SolvedHow to transfer old hard drive with OS to newly built PC? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !