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Old XP hard drive in new Vista Comp?

Can I do this to make the newer Vista computer a dual boot? I have an old hard drive with XP on it. There are also quite a few programs that I want to keep and can't be loaded on Vista. I obviously must make sure the new computer has an IDE connection for the old hard drive. The thing I'm most doubtful about though is whether or not Windows Boot Manager will detect the additional hard drive with XP on it and decide to make it a dual boot.? What do you think? Is there anything else I should be checking?

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XP doesn't travel well. Take a google of these words to see what you are looking -> XP CHANGE MOTHERBOARD AND SAVE OPERATING SYSTEM.

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The OSes have to be installed. Since Vista is present already you have to install XP on that system. Further, its best to install XP 1st then Vista in a dual, otherwise all types of conflicts/issues/problems arise.
As Robert stated, you should google for the method to this type of install.

You can find out this yourself, just connect the 2nd in a proper manner and check results. Of course do any back-ups, etc. beforehand.

tada ------Willy Happy

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