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Old 07-03-2007
Alan T
 

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Swap 2 hardisks
I got 2 SATA harddisks on my PC.
First harddisk has partitions C, D and E, there are dual boot on it, ie
Win2K and WinXP.
Second harddisk is named as H. I don't know why it defaulted as H although I
have only 1 DVD writer.
Each HD in a internal harddisk mobile rack.

Now I want to use the second harddisk to install Vista cos I don't want a
tri-boot! What I intended to do is to swap the 2 HD, ie channel swap.

Can I do that to make a clean install of Vista on the second HD (now becomes
first HD)?

It woul make I can run Vista and also the Win2K and WinXP by swapping the
HD.


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Old 07-03-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: Swap 2 hardisks
Hi Alan,

I see no reason why you can't do that. Though it seems to me it will
increase your workload to do so instead of using a triple boot. Vista
install will likely reenumerate the drive to C:, so don't be shocked when it
happens.

As to why it's currently H:, it's probably because it was installed or
partitioned after the original setup of W2K or WinXP. Both tend to letter
the drives in the order it discovers them. Both can be changed in disk
management as well.

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"Alan T" <alanNOSPAMpltse@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
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>I got 2 SATA harddisks on my PC.
> First harddisk has partitions C, D and E, there are dual boot on it, ie
> Win2K and WinXP.
> Second harddisk is named as H. I don't know why it defaulted as H although
> I
> have only 1 DVD writer.
> Each HD in a internal harddisk mobile rack.
>
> Now I want to use the second harddisk to install Vista cos I don't want a
> tri-boot! What I intended to do is to swap the 2 HD, ie channel swap.
>
> Can I do that to make a clean install of Vista on the second HD (now
> becomes
> first HD)?
>
> It woul make I can run Vista and also the Win2K and WinXP by swapping the
> HD.
>
>


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