Windows 7 with XP Home / Vista Dual boot

  McD 22 May 09
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I am about to upgrade/rebuild my computer with the following components:-

Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366)

Gigabyte EX58-UD3R Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

6GB DDR3 PC3-10666C9 Gold Low-Voltage Triple Channel Kit (3 X 2GB)

1 X Noctua CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1366)

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 55nm 896MB GDDR3 Graphics Card

Samsung SpinPoint 1TB Hard Drive.

Hard Drives currently installed are 500Gb XP Home (C:drive) and a 320Gb with Vista Home Premium (G:drive).which I Dual Boot. My original plan was to replace the 320Gb HDD with the new 1Tb drive

As I am undertaking an almost full rebuild I have decided to try out Windows 7 RC, the 64 bit version, to take advantage of the 6Gb memory (which came as part of the M/Board bundle), to see how it will perform.

My question is can I just add the 1Tb drive as a third HDD and install Windows 7 onto that, and create a “triple boot” system? This will allow me to install my existing software/peripherals and evaluate how everything behaves, without interfering with the other Operating Systems.

  bobbybowls 22 May 09

i run xp,vista,7 and ubuntu on the same machine all on separate drives with no problem. remember xp won't see all of the 6 gig of ram.

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