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Its says on sights that windows xp does not recongise sada harddrives

Its says on sights that windows xp does not recongise sada hardrives,so before i begin to attempt to change the harddrive does anyone know a step by step guide for "dummies" that i could use so it recognises xp?Thankyou : )

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You just need an updated XP SP3 installation disc. No special instructions are then required. This was referring to a new OS install, with new SATA drives. Right?

Or, make sure you are updated and add a second drive as normal.

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