Končno sem dobil tisti prijateljev PC

Kot zaključek nedavne serije objav glede mojih težav z reštartanjem računalnika (prva je bila tale, zadnja pa tale) se je končno zgodilo tisto, kar bi se moralo že dolgo nazaj. Od nekega prijatelja sem končno dobil njegov neuporabljan PC z AMD-jevim CPU-jem (na svojem sedanjem imam namreč Intelov Celeron Tualatin) in ATI Radeon grafično kartico (z 128 MB svojega lastnega RAM-a) in komaj čakam, da ga začnem uporabljati.

To se je zgodilo včeraj, kar sem tudi opisal pod vnosom “25.02.2009″ na strani “events14.html” (tretji in zadnji paragraf) na mojem “PC domačem splentem mestu. Semle spodaj pa dodajam še tekst od mojega uvodnega posta iz diskusije naslovljene “Running an OS installed on one PC on another PC?!” na Ars OpenForum forumu, v katerem sprašujem glede možnosti uporabe moje stare oz. trenutno uporabljanih Windows XP na tem drugem oz. novem računalniku.

Hey all, this is most certainly a totally banal question for all of you (since I guess you need to deal with such things all the time), and even I first didn’t think of it as a potential problem, but then one of my (computing-not-very-literate friend though) mentioned this, and then I started being worried and thought it might be best to ask it just to be sure …

You see, I finally got another computer (I needed it because of from the reason explaned in this thread) from my friend that he doesn’t need anymore, and it’s a relatively old computer with AMD’s CPU instead of Intel’s (that my current computer has), with different/better graphic-card, and with almost all other hardware different, and finally with Windows XP Pro installed and operational.

And so, of course, I have an option to use that already installed OS (and copy my non-setup programs from my hard-disk there so that I can use them straight away) and put the hard-disk from my old computer in the new box as a “slave drive” and use it for backup purposes etc. (and keep his as a “master drive”), but then I thought what about rather setting his hard-disk as a “slave drive” (and of course mine as “master” one) and so run my current Windows installation (it’s also Windows XP Pro) on his computer from the beginning.

So my question is: is this possible (and as easy as I described above), or is it that each Windows installation is configured during the installation for that computer only (and its specific hardware, configuration etc.) on which it is installed, and can therefore run only on that particular computer??!

P.S. – Oh and yes, if anyone would be please so kind and describe to me (just in a few sentences) the procedure of setting hard-disks as “slave” and “master” drives (since I haven’t done that for quite some time), to be precise, I am particularly interested in IDE cable, i.e. isn’t it that the difference between the two (being “slave” and “master”) is just where you plug them on (the same??) IDE cable, right??!

Thanks for any reply, shirker

Odgovor je na žalost bolj ali manj negativen (bolj ali manj pravim zato, ker obstajajo načini, kako lahko to dejansko vseeno izvedeš), ker je s stvarjo tako (kot sem tudi sam sumil), da je OS inštalacija specifična za določeno konfiguracijo strojne opreme.

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