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Windows 7: Revo as boot Drive, want to install XP on slave spinner


12 Apr 2011   #1

Win 7 x64 H.Prem XP SP3 x86
 
 
Revo as boot Drive, want to install XP on slave spinner

Hello, Hope I have the right forum here.

I have a OCZ RevoDrive 120Gb I recently installed as boot drive C:, for Windows 7 64bit and it is running fine.

I want to install WinXP 32bit on my SATA slave drive, but not sure if it is as simple as booting to DVD drive and selecting a partition on my SATA drive and loading it, or because the REVO is now the boot drive if there is more involved.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

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13 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post
Hello, Hope I have the right forum here.

I have a OCZ RevoDrive 120Gb I recently installed as boot drive C:, for Windows 7 64bit and it is running fine.

I want to install WinXP 32bit on my SATA slave drive, but not sure if it is as simple as booting to DVD drive and selecting a partition on my SATA drive and loading it, or because the REVO is now the boot drive if there is more involved.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
That all depends on how you want to install XP.
If you want it where you DUAL boot the OSs, IE have a BOOT menu come up every time you start the PC where you select from a list the OS you want to boot into, then you don't need to remove the REVO card.
But in doing that the X"P install will copy files to the REVO card as it is set as the First BOOT device.
I personally don't care for true DUAL BOOT systems. For me I have 3 OS, 7, XP and a Linux. I keep 7 and XP on 2 completely different hard drives that i switch in and out of the system depending on which one I want to boot. Linux in on a thumb drive.
There was talk over in your other thread about using the F8 function key at boot up to select which drive to boot to and if that works that is the way I would go. I personally haven't tried that as I would rather keep my OSs apart from one another.

In your case since the SSD drive is really a add-on PCI-e card it's going to be a pain to remove it to boot into some other OS. So you have two options Dual boot them or remove the card for the time it takes you to install XP and setup the programs you want to use with XP. Then reinstall the SSD card and use the one time boot menu F8 key. But then these two OS will see each other and create Recycler and $Recycle.bin folders on both OS drives.
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13 Apr 2011   #4

Win 7 x64 H.Prem XP SP3 x86
 
 

Thank-you for the links theog.

Shootist, thanks for all your help in the other thread. I posted this here thinking it was a hardware issue, before asking about it in my thread from last week.

Mods may delete this thread if they see fit, as it turns out it was not a hardware issue. Sorry about that!
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14 Apr 2011   #5

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31 Mar 2012   #6

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