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Old 03-13-2009, 05:42 AM   #1
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Default installing 2 operating systems on 2 hard drives on same computer

I have got vista ultimate installed on one of my hard drives. I wanted to install xp pro on another hard drive on the same computer. Is there a specific way i need to do this or is it as easy as putting the xp disc in and installing it on the second hard drive(from bios ofcourse)

Will there be a problem when it comes to booting from the hard drive? Will I have to make any settings to make it boot from win xp other than changing the boot order in the bios?

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Old 03-13-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: installing 2 operating systems on 2 hard drives on same computer

Normally you would install XP first but here is a tutorial that shows how to do it with Vista installed first.

Obviously just ignore the resizing part as you're using a seperate HDD

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