ok..heres what I want to do.....let me know if it will work. I have a 34 gig hard drive with 7gb free (FAT32). Im gonna buy a 60gb seagate next week which i want to be my primary and ONLY hard drive. Im gonna sell the 34 gig to my friend. Im not sure if this will work, so please point out what looks wrong with this. First im gonna covert my current drive to NTFS. Then I'm going to install the new drive (unformated or partitioned) with the jumper settings set for master and change the jumper settings on the old drive to slave. Then I want to boot from my winXP install cd, format and partition the drive into two 30gb NTFS partitions. Then I want to do a clean install of XP on one of these partitions. I want to be able to boot into windows xp from the new hard drive and transfer all my files (not programs) to the new drive. Will xp see the old drive? Will it automatically boot from the master drive or will i have to tell it somewhere? Then i'm gonna format my old drive and sell it to my friend. Will this work as i have outlined? Are there usually any problems converting file systems? I will back up my critical data, but i dont really want to backup everything unless i really have to.