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texasredneck

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first of all thank you to everyone who helped me with my last topic. now new question can i put 2 hdd in 1 computer with diffrent os one has win xp the other has win 7 and i want to know if there is a way to be able to pick which os i want to use that day or how do i or can i transfer the movies and other programs to the hdd with win 7 thank you in advance.
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yes you can,

each system can read and write to the other, as they both use NTFS,

on the boot issue there are a couple of ways,

1) go into your bios and set whichever drive as first boot hard drive, this will need to be done each time you want to change o/s's

2) find out if your bios supports F11 boot options, to do this use the poweron button on your pc and keep tapping F11, with a bit of luck you will come to the boot option chooser screen,
use your up and down arrows and enter to choose the boot device

3) use a third party bootloader, i use grub on mine - grub tutorial

4) modify boot.ini - never done this, but i believe it can be done

5) use bootpart, i didn't have much success with this so i changed to grub - bootpart tutorial
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would i set both hdd as master or keep one slave.
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one set to master at the end of the ide cable and the other set to slave
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