I'm rather new here and I just bought my copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and intend to install the 32 bit version.
I read the very well written tutorial on doing a dual boot but having never done a dual boot I am somewhat confused ( not hard for me ) I plan to install 7 on a completely different drive than my XP Pro is on now. I want to keep XP Pro as it is now and not have to do a fresh install of it.
Once I get use to Windows 7 I will delete XP or may keep it as I have plenty of space. I have attached a image of my disk management to show my drives, the first 3 are 500 GB SATA drives partitioned into 2 drives each the last 2 are 2 500GB drives in a external enclosure. I would install 7 on "D" most likely because it is totally free ( nothing on it )
As I read the tutorial on dual boot I did download each suggested download so I do have them if needed.
I guess I am lost as to how to go about this install, I know the tutorial gives all the steps but I guess I need someone to tell me if I need to do all the steps with the way I want to install Win 7 on a different drive. Never done a dual boot so I don't know if my system will see 2 OS's and then ask which one I want to boot to or do I have to setup a boot manager???
Any help is appreciated very much