Ok chaps, here's the setup, and I'd like your advice how to make it go as painlessly as possible, please ;)
I currently have a Foxconn 760GXK8MC motherboard, running a 40Gb Master and an 80Gb Slave drive on an IDE channel. I've purchased a 320Gb Western Digital SATA drive to replace both, and the above MoBo can mount all 3 (I think) at the same time.
Ideally, I'd like to put a clean install of Win XP on the SATA, and possibly partition it for future ease of maintainence, as it's getting a bit sluggish after a year of hard use. XP is not currently partitioned on the C:\ drice however, and I don't want to lose the software and mp3s etc on the old drive, including codecs etc... With the other drives still attached, I could always reinstall then copy across saved games etc manually I suppose, but is there an easy way to do this? (New install, old goodies?)
Secondly, I then want to set the Sata drive as the main C:\ and remove the other two and disable that IDE channel. The channel setting is I believe in the BIOS, but what do I need to do when the SATA first goes in (does it need to be set as a third slave or...?) and then when I remove the other two for the last time?
Any advice appreciated, thank you!