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Can a Win 7 machine have a slave drive with a different OS?


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JEISEN

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It's an  XP drive I've backed up things on.


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If you're not trying to boot from the XP drive, it's simply a matter of turning off both computers, connecting the XP drive to the Win7 computer, then booting back up. The odds are good that you won't have to mess around with boot order or anything like that, but it's possible.


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Thanks for the reply KE. Yeah I wouldn't try to boot from the  XP. There's just so much backed up on the XP I need at random times, it's easier to have it in the machine and drag it to the Win 7 drive as needed.  They're both IDE. Win 7 set to Master XP set to Slave. I will double check order on the Bios screen.


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Shouldn't have any problems then. assuming the drive, cable and controller are all good. :)


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Good idea-but it didn't work. I was going to mount it in the zip drive slot. But this case had mini steel walls that would be too taxing on the mb to move. I did connect it outside the case and was able to do a transfer/bu!


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I have drives connected in both my XP units that are IDE. They are connected via cable select and not master/slave.

You just have to have the drives the correct order on the cable.


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