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    Installing OS with IDE/SATA

    Hi,
    I will shortly be installing XP on a new SATA hard drive.
    The question is :-
    Can I install the OS using an IDE connected DVD, to a SATA connected Hard drive?
    Essentially I only have an IDE DVD drive and wish to install to a SATA HDD.
    Can I run the IDE DVD to install to a SATA HDD, do I have to adjust BIOS?

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    Re: Installing OS with IDE/SATA

    Sure, but check whether your SATA controller (the SATA chip on your motherboard) requires a driver floppy during Windows setup. If it does, you'll need to provide that for setup to see the hard disk.

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