I have this one last thing I run XP for. It's some USB Microscope and because VirtualBox gives me USB support through the VM I installed VirtualBox and put XP in a box. Just super for that occasional need.
Just installed Win 8 on a new hard drive. "Almost" everything works fine. However my scanner, colorimeter and a couple programs are not compatible. I do not need to use the incompatible hardware/software very often. But when I do, I would like to boot the computer into XP and use them. I've done some research on this topic. Partitioning the Win 8 primary drive does not appear to be an issue. But, can I dual boot 2 operating systems if Win 8 is now the primary and only OS on the HD?