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XP Installation

By galehickey2 ·
Have WinME with a c: drive and a logical drive d: -a restore feature. Purchased a second hard drive and set it up into 2 partitions-both FAT32. I planned on using the 1st part of the new hard drive, now d:, as a backup for my c: drive which is just about maxed out.
The second part of the new drive now F:,I was
wanting to install WIN XP. Am having problems with installation.Does the XP need a NTFS to install to or does the second drive need a primary partition. Any help would be appreciated. Have copied a number of files from c: to d: with no problems. Thanks-

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by TheChas In reply to XP Installation

XP will instal to a FAT 32 drive.

It will also install to a logical drive.

However, even in dual boot mode, it does need to have free space on the C: drive for some system files.

I haven't tracked how much space it needs. I think 500MB of free space should do the trick.

Make sure that all of your hardware is on the compatabilty list.

I had some problems because my bench monitor does not support the default refresh rate that XP uses upon first startup from video card installation.
So, if your problem is black screen during the install, try a different monitor.


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