shadow1100mfp Posted November 25, 2007 Share Posted November 25, 2007 so i got my hands on a friends old computer for free, and on the 160gb hard drive windows xp is installed. right now i have it hooked up as secondary harddrive on an old computer of mine (i put it in my computer because the parts on the one i got for free would cost too much to upgrade). when i tried hooking it up as the master (and the only harddrive in the computer) it said that it was missing files (files that i am assuming are hardware drivers). now i have my original harddrive hooked up with winME (its only 10gb,which is the reason i want this 160gb hooked up so badly). my main question is: how do i copy all the necessary files over to the harddrive? i know i've done it before, but i forgot how i did it, and when i google it, i only get programs that claim to be able to do everything for me, but to no avail. and, since i know 10gb is more than enough to store all system files, how much trouble would it be to copy the system files from the 160gb drive to a partition on the 10gb drive? the 10 gb drive is already partitioined in 7gb/3gb parts, so if i could move my winME files to the 3gb, hide or lock it (to preserve the old o/s should i ever want to go back to it), and put my winXP on the 7gb partition? i know it may seem confusing, what im asking, but any help would put me ahead of the game. i need to make this media center pc for a christmas present to my dad as a surprise, (last christmas i gave him over 300 dvds and all my itunes collection, which is now 8000+ songs, so i thought id set him up with a nice computer to run and store all that stuff on his big screen tv) and just a quick request, if you know any software that would work well for a media center (like utilities, games, even o/s's, etc), if you could list a few? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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