Ok, here's the deal. I've got a 200 GB IDE Seagate drive with windows XP on one partition, and all my data that I want to keep on the other. I have a WD raptor 10K rpm SATA drive sitting and waiting to be installed. I want to install windows XP on it, no cloning, I don't care about the programs that I will lose. I want to start fresh. All the things i want saved, I have saved on the other partition. This is my current plan: Install SATA hard drive Boot into old drive, format and othewise set up the SATA drive Boot the valid windows XP cd I have, and install to the SATA drive. Boot into SATA windows xp, and hide the partition that holds my old windows. Not gonna delete it just yet. Have a party. Now my question is, is this method ok, and how do I choose to boot into my SATA drive over my old drive? Both will have windows installed........or should i quickly plug in an old floppy drive and hide the windows partition with a boot floppy of partition magic before I install windows on the SATA? Thanks guys!!!