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Win 7-Add 2nd new HDD and install XP on it.

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May 3, 2013 3:59:43 PM

Newer HP h8-1039 pre-installed Win 7 Home 64 bit. No disc as Win 7 pre-installed and partitioned recovery on HDD. Want to install 2nd. new HDD and install XP Pro from disc to new HDD to play older 32 bit games. Like Win 7 as default with option to switch to XP on start-up to play old games. Will I need EZBCD or certain sequence on MOBO to plug in the 2 SATA cords? Not too savvy so go slow.

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May 3, 2013 4:17:45 PM

research "Windows compatibility mode"

Also read this

and for really old stuff, there's SOSbix

but if ya still wanna doi the extra HD thing.....unplug ya existing HD data cable, install old windows.... to the windows update / reboot dance 8 or 9 times then when done, turn machine off and reconnect data cable from original drive....decide which ti boot from via BIOS