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Windows 7: windows 7 in one Hard disc and windows XP in another? will it work?


13 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
windows 7 in one Hard disc and windows XP in another? will it work?

I have two Internal Hard disc's... one is 1TB, and another one is 500GB.

i wanna know if there's any problem if i install Windows 7 in 1TB and win XP in the 500GB hard disc, and put both in one PC. Could i be able to choose which one to start during boot after that, like in Linux?


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13 Jul 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

No problems at all, but only have one plugged in at a time for installation.

During boot, select which disk you want to boot into.

Regards,
Golden
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13 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hello Amit Windows7,

Yes, you can, and there are several ways to accomplish this, all outlined in this sevenforums tutorial:-

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Hope that helps.
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13 Jul 2012   #4

windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

k... thanks.. just needed to be sure for that...
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13 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Hello Amit Windows7,

Yes, you can, and there are several ways to accomplish this, all outlined in this sevenforums tutorial:-

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Hope that helps.
I need to ask... the link you posted is good and it works (I did it before) but only when you are trying to dual boot with 1 hard drive... as I understand it, the OP wants to do it with 2 different hard drives.

I am thinking that what Golden says makes a lot more sense... install 1 OS per hard drive but Unplug the other while you are doing so.
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