Ok, I did not want to put the win xp instalation files on my primary drive or a partition of the same drive. I was afraid , if I did that, I might mess around with the MBR and would not be able to boot up at all. So, I decided to transfer the XP files, from my win xp cd, to an external drive and try and install XP on there. Before I decided to actually click the install, I wanted to make sure, that again, it would not interfere with my primary boot up. Does that make sense. I am a little old in the tooth, so please bare with me.
The reason, I am trying to install xp is, because I want to use some of my older games which will not play on my present specs. If you think I am making a mistake, just say so, and I will knock this idea on the head.
Much obliged for your help.