Hello, my question is that i currently have an IDE hard disk setup as a master and a DVD-RAM as a slave with windows xp on my pc. I want to install windows 7 on my pc but i dont want to remove xp. also i cant erase any data so i decided to buy a new hdd on sata..so my question is can i install win 7 on sata and be able to run both of the operating systems at the same time? will sata work with ide as primary? Any opinion will be appreciated
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Well they won't run at the same time, but you can have 2 OS's on two different drives.
Yes, IDE can be primary... but if you are installing Windows 7 you would want the SATA as primary... just change your settings in BIOS.
You can run the SATA w/ Windows 7 and access the files on the XP HD.... no problem. Executing XP programs may have issues, but you should be fine.