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2HDDs 2 OS's?


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jerkyjim

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hi, i would like to know if it were possible for me to install another hard drive in my pc, i currently have windows vista home premium and would like the option of booting windows xp aswell, would this be possible by installing xp on a seperate hard drive?
I have tried to make a partition using vistas own manager but it only allows me to partition 7mb of space
thanks in advance
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anzenketh

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Yes you are able to do this.

This is a advanced topic.

Here is a walk through I found.
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pyrocajun2707

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If they are controlled by the same hard drive controller, it's a bit tougher. However, if your motherboard supports both SATA and IDE connectins, you can put one SATA HDD and one IDE hard drive in your computer, then on startup you go into BIOS and activate and toggle between the controllers accordingly. However, be sure that only ONE disk controller is turned on before you boot up fully, because, depending on the design of your motherboard, it can randomly choose an OS to boot in and/or behave sporadically.
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