using xp based drive as slave on new vista based computer??

Posted: 02-15-2007, 08:41 PM
i always have a problem with subject wording!
Here's my full question with background: I have (had) a windows xp
based system that worked great but the mobo took a shit. Since it had
served me well, i bought a new system to replace it with. The new
computer uses the vista os, not xp. Can i change the jumpers on the
(maxtor 60g) hard drive and install it as a slave drive (using ide
dual drive ribbon connector from the mobo to the dvd drive). I would
like to keep some files and programs so i can transfer them over to
the new hd. Also, should i install the old drive before or after i do
the first start up for the vista based pc? I hate the looks of the
vista os but that's life, keeps changing.
thanks in advance,

Walt

using xp based drive as slave on new vista based computer??


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Steve Urbach
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Re: using xp based drive as slave on new vista based computer??
Posted: 02-16-2007, 01:16 AM
On 15 Feb 2007 12:41:32 -0800, "wallster" <weldingwalt@hotmail.com>
wrote:
>i always have a problem with subject wording!
>Here's my full question with background: I have (had) a windows xp
>based system that worked great but the mobo took a shit. Since it had
>served me well, i bought a new system to replace it with. The new
>computer uses the vista os, not xp. Can i change the jumpers on the
>(maxtor 60g) hard drive and install it as a slave drive (using ide
>dual drive ribbon connector from the mobo to the dvd drive). I would
>like to keep some files and programs so i can transfer them over to
>the new hd. Also, should i install the old drive before or after i do
>the first start up for the vista based pc? I hate the looks of the
>vista os but that's life, keeps changing.
>thanks in advance,
>
>Walt
Personally, I would get Vista settled down *before* I added anything.

1) If something takes a dump, you have *not* modified the original
computer.
2)Reduces the chance that something during setup will 'walk' on your
old data.

Check the jumper setting on the drive in your NEW system, it may use
CS (Cable Select), just add the drive to the cable using the same
setting.
Note: If the OLD drive is many years old (UDMA low number), it might
be better to add it to the DVD cable (Second IDE channel) for
performance reasons.

My 2 cents.
wallster
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Re: using xp based drive as slave on new vista based computer??
Posted: 02-16-2007, 05:30 PM
On Feb 15, 8:16 pm, Steve Urbach <dragonsc...@NOTmindspring.com>
wrote:
> On 15 Feb 2007 12:41:32 -0800, "wallster" <weldingw...@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >i always have a problem with subject wording!
> >Here's my full question with background: I have (had) a windows xp
> >based system that worked great but the mobo took a shit. Since it had
> >served me well, i bought a new system to replace it with. The new
> >computer uses the vista os, not xp. Can i change the jumpers on the
> >(maxtor 60g) hard drive and install it as a slave drive (using ide
> >dual drive ribbon connector from the mobo to the dvd drive). I would
> >like to keep some files and programs so i can transfer them over to
> >the new hd. Also, should i install the old drive before or after i do
> >the first start up for the vista based pc? I hate the looks of the
> >vista os but that's life, keeps changing.
> >thanks in advance,
>
> >Walt
>
> Personally, I would get Vista settled down *before* I added anything.
>
> 1) If something takes a dump, you have *not* modified the original
> computer.
> 2)Reduces the chance that something during setup will 'walk' on your
> old data.
>
> Check the jumper setting on the drive in your NEW system, it may use
> CS (Cable Select), just add the drive to the cable using the same
> setting.
> Note: If the OLD drive is many years old (UDMA low number), it might
> be better to add it to the DVD cable (Second IDE channel) for
> performance reasons.
>
> My 2 cents.
Thanks Steve. I loaded the Vista first and then added the old hd via a
dual plug 80 wire ide ribbon. I copied almost all the data to the new
hd but vista has so many security "upgrades" there were a few that i
just couldn't remove. I removed the old hd and put it back in the old
pc and i'm having a new mobo installed as a back up pc. Lesson
learned: Back up all important files to separate a storage drive
(external, thumb drive, cd rom, etc.) and put pictures and programes
in a FILE not in my documents folders.
I really hate vista so far but it might just be that i'm running on
little sleep and i'm not familiar with all the bells and whistles.
Time will tell.
Thanks again for the response.

walt
http://wallys-speed-shop.com

Steve Urbach
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Re: using xp based drive as slave on new vista based computer??
Posted: 02-17-2007, 02:40 AM
On 16 Feb 2007 09:30:52 -0800, "wallster" <weldingwalt@hotmail.com>
wrote:
>Thanks Steve. I loaded the Vista first and then added the old hd via a
>dual plug 80 wire ide ribbon. I copied almost all the data to the new
>hd but vista has so many security "upgrades" there were a few that i
>just couldn't remove. I removed the old hd and put it back in the old
>pc and i'm having a new mobo installed as a back up pc. Lesson
>learned: Back up all important files to separate a storage drive
>(external, thumb drive, cd rom, etc.) and put pictures and programes
>in a FILE not in my documents folders.
>I really hate vista so far but it might just be that i'm running on
>little sleep and i'm not familiar with all the bells and whistles.
>Time will tell.
>Thanks again for the response.
>
>walt
>http://wallys-speed-shop.com
Glad you had success.

Doing a Vista on little sleep may not be a good idea :-/
Been playing with it since RC1, Some things are annoying but I am
willing to put up with for the added security from "malware" (no sneak
installs).
Drivers and old equipment (forced obsolescence) is the biggest Vista
"Gotcha".

IMHO it has taken Microsoft 20 years to come up with the level of
security that UNIX has (can you Unix types say SU?).
wallster
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Re: using xp based drive as slave on new vista based computer??
Posted: 02-17-2007, 05:56 AM
On Feb 16, 6:40 pm, Steve Urbach <dragonsc...@NOTmindspring.com>
wrote:
>
> Glad you had success.
>
> Doing a Vista on little sleep may not be a good idea :-/
> Been playing with it since RC1, Some things are annoying but I am
> willing to put up with for the added security from "malware" (no sneak
> installs).
> Drivers and old equipment (forced obsolescence) is the biggest Vista
> "Gotcha".
>
> IMHO it has taken Microsoft 20 years to come up with the level of
> security that UNIX has (can you Unix types say SU?).
I was checking out the new MAC commercial and Vista locked up! Now
that's ironic. Once i upgraded quicktime (after a bunch of warnings, i
saw the spot. Check it out.. pretty funny (and acurate!)
http://www.apple.com/getamac/

walt
http://wallyr.com



Steve Urbach
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Re: using xp based drive as slave on new vista based computer??
Posted: 02-17-2007, 05:02 PM
On 16 Feb 2007 21:56:56 -0800, "wallster" <weldingwalt@hotmail.com>
wrote:
>On Feb 16, 6:40 pm, Steve Urbach <dragonsc...@NOTmindspring.com>
>wrote:
>>
>> Glad you had success.
>>
>> Doing a Vista on little sleep may not be a good idea :-/
>> Been playing with it since RC1, Some things are annoying but I am
>> willing to put up with for the added security from "malware" (no sneak
>> installs).
>> Drivers and old equipment (forced obsolescence) is the biggest Vista
>> "Gotcha".
>>
>> IMHO it has taken Microsoft 20 years to come up with the level of
>> security that UNIX has (can you Unix types say SU?).
>
>I was checking out the new MAC commercial and Vista locked up! Now
>that's ironic. Once i upgraded quicktime (after a bunch of warnings, i
>saw the spot. Check it out.. pretty funny (and acurate!)
>http://www.apple.com/getamac/
>
>walt
>http://wallyr.com
>
>
"Allow"
ROFL
 
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