How to Install the Windows XP Operating System to a New Hard Drive?

Answer Microsoft released Windows XP in 2001, and has since released two more versions of Windows, Vista and 7, as of May 2011. Windows XP was released in two primary versions, Home and Professional, wit... Read More »

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How to Transfer Windows XP Operating System From One Hard Drive to Another?

If you bought your computer five or more years ago, it probably came with some version of Windows XP on a fairly small hard drive. Either you outgrew the hard drive and need more space for your ope... Read More »

How to Erase a Hard Drive & Not the Operating System?

Erasing a hard drive while keeping the operating system may be necessary if you are transferring ownership of your computer or if you are just looking to cleanup your system. In a default setup in ... Read More »

Can I run a second operating system on an external hard drive?

YES. Look into Linux. I have Puppy Linux running on a thumb drive. I can plug it into any PC and start it, and have all my programs and data right there.With an external HD, you could get the bigge... Read More »

Can you run your operating system from a portable hard drive?

An operating system will run on a portable hard drive. However, if you have an internal hard drive as well, you will have to configure the BIOS, or Basic Input/Output Setup, to designate the portab... Read More »