Dual Boot Vista & XP, Separate HDD.

May 13, 2009 at 06:04:28
Specs: Windows Vista, 6550/4g
I already have Vista x64 installed and using as my main OS. I also have my old hard drive running XP from my old PC which i want to boot. What ive been doing is just unplugging and plugging in the SATA cable for the hard drive i want to boot from before turning my PC on. But is there and easier way to do this, with out formatting?

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May 13, 2009 at 06:12:27
Install a boot manager.


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May 13, 2009 at 06:45:03
If the old hard drive is out of an OEM computer like Dell, HP, etc. then it may not work at all. If a full version of WinXP is installed on the drive you should perform a repair installation while you have the other hard drive disconnected. Then you can either fix the Windows boot logger or use a third party one as jam suggested. The advantage of the third party is the OSes are totally independent of each other, unlike the Windows version.

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