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    Moving Hard drive

    Is there any good ways to install windows and software on a drive indoors and then put that drive in the carPC and have it work?

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    Install Windows inside on the same PC you're instaloing in teh car.

    In other words, no.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Only if you have the exact same mobo/graphics/network/soundcard and so on. So not really plausible unless you have a dedicated test setup.

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    Shouldn't be a problem, just make sure you have to hand any other drivers you might need.

    One proviso, when you have finished with the harddrive indoors.


    assuming windows XP

    Right click my computer


    Manage

    device manager

    ide ata/atapi controllers

    right click on the master IDE controller

    update driver

    no not this time

    install from specific location

    Don't search I will choose driver to install

    Standard dual channel PCI IDE Controller


    if 2000 then when you right click on master IDE choose properties

    then driver tab, then update driver

    display list of known drivers

    and then again choose Standard dual channel PCI IDE Controller.

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    thanks for the replies guys

    enforcer, so it should be alright?
    its just i don't wanna sit in the car with an extension lead for an hour so, rather get windows and sp2 installed along with my frontend and freedrive as well as other software i need

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    Yes, it should be OK, the main cause of bluescreens on reboot when you switch a harddrive from PC to PC is the inability of the OS to find the harddrive and this is caused by the IDE drivers being specific to the MB.

    Therefore the above sets the driver to a generic IDE driver. The OS will then go through swapping all the other drivers around, therefore it is worth having a CD with all the drivers for the other PC ready. (although XP usually has most of them, it is normally best to put the manufacturer specific where possible).

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    ok cool cheers
    is it worth installing things like BT dongles indoors or wait till its working outside?

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    Enforcer is right, i installed my OS on my main PC then transfered it to the car before installing drivers.

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    excellent. especialyl as its taken me ages to get phoco working.

    i don't wanna repeat that outside

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