How to add OS to new partion/hard drive?

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by Suzie Q, Dec 11, 2005.

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  1. Suzie Q

    Suzie Q Guest

    Installed new/extra hard drive. Running Windows XP home. How do I install Windows XP home on the new drive? The Master is running a little wonky, and I want to boot to the new one and install Windows
  2. Rick_G

    Rick_G Registered Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Just south of the Big Chicken
    I assume this is an internal hard drive. If you can, simply disable the first hard drive in the BIOS. If you can't do that, you have to do it manually. Disconnect the data cable (or the power cable) from the original drive.

    You should be able to put the Windows XP CD into your drive, and turn on the PC. Since there is no OS on the new drive, it should boot from the CD drive. Then you can format the drive and install XP on the new drive.

    Here is a description of how someone else did it.
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Suzie Q,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Partition and Disk Managing Software.

    You can find the detailed instructions on how to install the second operating system in section 8.2.4 of Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 User's Guide.

    If you have any further questions please let me know what exact steps/actions described in the above mentioned User's Guide you cannot understand/perform. I'll certainly try to help you.

    Thank you.
    Kirill Omelchenko
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