to the one you have, and I answered, here;
I will lock this so you can concentrate on the other discussion. It avoids confusion and duplication.
I currently operate an XP Media Center Edition (XP MCE) computer that is 3-4 years old. I'm up to date with SP3 and all other current drivers. The problem is that this computer seems to be reaching the end of its useful life. I'm planning to purchase a 64-bit computer with no operating system installed and would have an Intel quad or 6 core processor. I would buy it with no operating system so I can install both XP MCE and Win 7 operating systems. This is necessary because I own some music and video hardware that no longer has driver support and Virtual PC in XP Mode from Win 7 OS won't work to support these items either. So having XP MCE is really a must.
What would I look for in a PC to ensure that I can accomplish what I'm seeking? I will purchase both the XP MCE and Win 7 Premium Home 64-bit operating systems to install with the new computer.
What would be exact procedure to install the two operating systems to the new computer so that either one could be bootable from start up? It is my understanding that it really presents a problem to try to install the XP OS on a computer that already has the Win 7 OS. I want to avoid that and do everything right from the start.
Thanks for any support, suggestions and the procedure for setting up a current computer with multibooting for XP MCE and WIN 7.