Questions

installing xp sp2 on a 1tb drive

Tags: Windows, Software, Hardware
+
0 Votes

installing xp sp2 on a 1tb drive

thepubear
I'm looking to upgrade to a larger drive. Currently i'm on a xp system with an 80gb drive. From what i understand, xp sp3 doesn't have any problems with a 1tb drive. The problem of course is that my xp cd is sp2, and from my reading, i see sp2 won't format over 128gb. Since i obviously can't upgrade to sp3 until after the install, this presents a problem. I'd like to have just one partition for the entire drive. I'm just not sure how to do that. Can i use a 3rd party software to format the drive with a single partition, and then install my xp sp2? Not sure if it makes a difference, but my xp is the full home edition. Recommendations of a decent free partitioning software would help also.

Member Answers