|thanks for the answers,|
i guess it would be easier to put them on one drive. then make that drive the primary, with a choice between xp pro and vista ult.as the os. thanks for the advice on vista boot pro, i will give it a try.
the scenario i came up with is to:
1)remove the 500 gb drive- and
2)install the blank 1tb drive
3)install xp pro 150 gb(as new z:drive)
4)then exactly copy the 145gb/160gb c:drive
(with R-DriveImage) as new y:drive on the 1 tb drive
5)remove the 160gb drive
5)then install vista ultimate-100gb as w:drive (maybe smaller gbs) on the 1 tb drive
6)then install back the 500 gb drive as secondary drive which has partitions presently as k,d,e,q,aand p.
couple questions is: how to get my programs back without reinstalling all of them?
it does not seem like i can copy the program files folder back becasue of the registry issue.
i know a reinstallation of all programs is the best, but wow that is a lot of time.
also i know i will have to install them on vista-
those that work that is.
any suggestions welcome,
p.s. othehill-- they are not on the same partition---
"i want to have a dual boot -one with xp pro on the 500 gb drive and vista ultimate
on the 1tb drive."