can sata primary master drive and ide primary master dual bo

March 7, 2013 at 23:54:42
Specs: Windows 7, core i7 first generation turbo boast with 8gig ram
can it be possible to have dual boot (sata primary master disk drive and ide primary master disk drive) with the same OS win7 ultimate? my system unit has an intel core i7 first gen CPU with turbo boast technology and hyper-threading technology , 8 giga ram, msi p55a-gd65 mobo. it has one slot for IDE, and I have already ordered an IDE converter/adapter to SATA (sata to ide to sata).

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March 8, 2013 at 05:17:04
You already have two SATA 6GB/s and six SATA 3GB/s ports on your motherboard, why would you be considering using an IDE to SATA adapter? Why not just use another SATA port for your dual boot? I doubt you have eight hard drives already in your system.
You do not tell us what operating system you are dual booting with so I cannot help you with those details, but most operating systems and motherboards support dual and multi boot, you just need to install the most recent operating system last. You can install XP (if your motherboard has drivers for it, though not as easy on SATA drives), then Windows 7, and/or Windows 8, and then you can even go with a version of Linux. The last one will set up the dual boot as long as you do it through the Custom install options. These can be on distinct hard drives or on distinct partitions on a single hard drive.

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#2
March 8, 2013 at 07:58:54
Agree with Fingers, why did you order an adapter when you have all those ports available? And it appears you're asking about dual booting Win7 with Win7, what would be the point?

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March 8, 2013 at 19:30:44
fingers and riider, thanks for your concern....by the way...why I want to have a dual hard disk booting because my sata primary master disk is almost full and i do not want to reformat it because of so many valuable documents in it.... so i came to think of having another sata primary master disk where i will install another windows 7OS. i've tried but it won't boot...so i came to think again of having a dual boot, one is sata primary master disk and the other is ide primary master disk. so then my question is can i have a dual boot = sata and ide both are primary master?

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