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Windows 7: Replacing XP with Windows 7 using new hard drive.

20 Feb 2015   #11
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After install, plug in both HD's.

Reboot into BIOS setup, set the Win7 hard drive first to boot in BIOS Boot Priority settings. It will show you how to move selected drive up or down on the right hand legend.

Save Changes (usually F10 key) and Exit BIOS setup. Reboot into Win7. How is it booting?

Now reboot and test trigger the XP hard drive to boot using one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

If you don't like this arrangement, then install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to Win7 to add XP on the Add OS tab. Allow it to autodetect drive letter, or supply the one listed for XP in Win7. Save changes.

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