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I installed 64bit vista on brand new clean hard drive and then brought my file hard drive from 32bit XP. The xp drive only has files on it, no OS. Vista boots fine but the XP hard drive cannot be initlialized. When I go to drive management under device manager, it says invalid. Am I screwed?

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first of all, you cannot move an operating system from one computer to another, different drivers because of different motherboards and such.

also, if the os came with that old computer, it cannot be transfered to another computer per microsofts eula.

You will need to purchase a full retail version of xp and then install it in the old drive to be legal.
This drive did not have an OS on it though. Just files. Music, pictures, movies, etc. Definitely no operating system though. Does that change things?
 

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sorry, I misread your original post. I guess I need to concentrate more here than on the stargate movie I am watching.

Anyway, check the jumpers on the drives. The vista drive should be master and the xp drive should be slave.
 

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sorry, I misread your original post. I guess I need to concentrate more here than on the stargate movie I am watching.

Anyway, check the jumpers on the drives. The vista drive should be master and the xp drive should be slave.
They are SATA drives. I don't see any jumper settings?
 
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