can I just load new copy of windows???


Old 01-12-10, 04:16 PM
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can I just load new copy of windows???

I have a spare hd to put in a computer that the hd died in. Can I just put in the spare hd and load a new copy of windows xp onto it at startup?
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Yes, it should work without problems. Just ensure your BIOS is set to boot from CD ROM first.

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Hi Kmeyer301,

If you use your computer for more than email and surfing the internet, you should consider making regular backups of your system so you don't lose data and have to reinstall programs.

Programs like Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image will make "images" of your computer so you can restore them and be back to where were when the backup was made.


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