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dual boot using two hard drives


mettis

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can someone explain how to implement a dual boot i have main sata 1t with windows 7 installed and a second sata 250g on which i want to install windows xp mainly because grandkids fav games wont run in windows 7

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Zeppelyn

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The solution given by Asrich would only work provided XP is installed to the second disk with its own master boot record (MBR). To achieve this you would either have to physically disconnect the first drive before installing XP so that setup creates the MBR on that disk or setting the Windows 7 system partition as inactive before installing XP.

Method 2 from link Robinofloxley gave is the best way to achieve what you want.

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Zeppelyn

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The solution given by Asrich would only work provided XP is installed to the second disk with its own master boot record (MBR). To achieve this you would either have to physically disconnect the first drive before installing XP so that setup creates the MBR on that disk or setting the Windows 7 system partition as inactive and you can't do this in Windows.

Method 2 from link Robinofloxley gave is the best way to achieve what you want.

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Zeppelyn

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oops Sorry for double post, did'nt realise it went to Page 2 doh.

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