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By ariesgemini ·
original c: drive has 1.2 gig
added new drive d: which is 10 gig

Is there a way to make the 10gig drive the primary

or would it just be easier to keep the OS on the
1.2gig and install all the other software on the 10gig and if I do this is there a better place to install antivirus software

This is my first post here, thank you for your patience.

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by dmiles In reply to reverse hard drives

You can configure the 10gig as the primary drive by setting the jumper on back of drive to master,and then setting the 1.2 jumpers to slave

If there is no problem with the OS on the smaller drive then I would leave as is,because you will either have to use third party software to transfer one drive to the other or do a backup and copy the drive to the larger drive

I make it a point to install the antivirus on the OS drive since it is set as primary and all other functions such as word processing and emails will possibly be performed from this drive.
Anti-Virus is best used on drive that you use to download,store and use your email from.
You could store the antivirus on a another partition if you want to split the drive into smallerpartition,then load the operating system on one partition and the applications on another partition

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by RCOM In reply to reverse hard drives

Yes, you can easily make the 10GB drive the main drive and copy the data from the original drive to it. There's a number of ways to do it but using something like ghost or EZ drive is the best way since you can copy the entire partition from the older drive to new. The smaller drive will end up being a problem because you'll run out of room on it. Installing software on the second drive still uses up space because some of it will need to go on the main partition. There's some programs that won't load onto a second drive.

Go to the larger drive's website and see if there's downloads available to do the task. Western Digital, Maxtor, Seagate and most of the other companies have something to offer. Ghost is a bit expensive but is the mainsoftware used by techs to copy partitions from drive to drive.

You can also duplicate the drive by copying the files using xcopy in DOS mode, this takes knowledge of what switches to use and requires running fdisk to setup the drive and mark theactive partition. From there the drive needs to be formatted, then the copy process can be done. It's so much easier to use a program (3rd party software)that automates the tasks for you.
Good luck.

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by hjs In reply to reverse hard drives

Leave it alone. You will be fine.

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