Quote: Originally Posted by Hammer100
Thanks for the reply. What I ended up doing for the moment was to buy a new hard drive to install Windows 7, is it possible to multi boot from two different drives or do the two OS need to be on the same physical drive?
It is absolutely possible to dual boot from two or more hard drives; in fact it has some advantages. I highly recommend it to those who want to dual boot with Linux. For example, the Linux boot manager can be fully functional on its on hard drive and include your Windows OSs in its menu, while your Windows OSs can be managed with a Window's boot manager and include the Linux OS in its menu. You then control which boot manager you wish to use by using the bios to select the hard drive it will boot to. If a hard drive crashes you can still run the OSs on the good drive.
When you are installing an OS, just unplug all other hard drives and only work with one at a time.
Also, I like to set the current OS partition to C:, and give the other partitions different letters. That way the running OS is always drive C:.
There are a few Window's utilities that help edit the Window's boot manager so you can add and remove OSs from its menu, if you need them.