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How to install an operating system onto the 2nd drive

I have an existing desktop computer which has a C:\drive, only 40GB. Added FlightSIm X and nearly filled up the C drive. No space left for detailed scenery sftwr of local area. Purchased a 2nd hand Seagate 80GB drive, which had a lot of old company sftwr on it - formatted it and now it accepts files, pgms etc. Using DIsk Manager in CTL Panel, I changed the its drive to E from F. That worked just fine. Now however, when I attempt to install anything,it always defaults to drive C. Is it because my "new" drive E does not have a operating system, like XP PRO? My computer experience is limited although active on them for 20 years, but at 77 by no means an expert. Please help, if you can. Tks

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Yes, default is C. You just need to direct the installs to F. Keep one drive as the OS and the other for file storage.

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ITS easy...if there two partitions,means c and d,and you want to instal to d,select partition d then format by NTFS FILE system to d,after that the instal occurs

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It's very easy. You can switch SATA mode from AHCI to IDE (in Bios) and install XP, or leave AHCI mode, with 'nLite' integrate AHCI drivers into XP installatin files, burn and install... Drivers are not problem, just search in google, even ePower tools are working.

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Yes, you can put it on your current computer as a second hard drive.
What I would do is visit Western Digital's website and download their disk tools.
Once you do this, you can clone the old hard drive (the 20 GB) to your newer one (the 80 GB). Then you can make the larger hard drive the master and use the old smaller drive for a backup.
In fact, if I'm not mistaken, there are directions on the WD site to tell you exactly how to do that.

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