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    Default Do I need extra driver to install XP pro on 500g+ HDD?

    Was just wondering, I thought I read this somewhere the other day. Is it true that if you are running XP pro and have 500GB HDD or higher and want to do a fresh OS install on it and format it, do you need a special driver for windows to recognize it? or not? Or can you just install XP pro on it like any other hard drive?

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    Default Re: Do I need extra driver to install XP pro on 500g+ HDD?

    You only need a driver if you choose to use AHCI or RAID with two drives or more, otherwise install like a normal Hard Drive

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    Default Re: Do I need extra driver to install XP pro on 500g+ HDD?

    If your XP Pro is pre SP1 then you'll need to slipstream SP1 into the install otherwise you'll only be able to address 132GB of that 500GB drive.

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    Default Re: Do I need extra driver to install XP pro on 500g+ HDD?

    Great, thanx for info guys
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