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December 13, 2011 1:53:05 PM

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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December 13, 2011 1:56:41 PM

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.
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December 13, 2011 2:00:11 PM

thanx mate
what about my dvd drive? will it work?
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December 13, 2011 2:01:21 PM

Yes, you can setup a dual boot system as you have proposed. Not a problem.
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December 13, 2011 2:21:44 PM

your DVD drive will work just as it does now. no problem
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December 14, 2011 6:26:44 AM

Best answer selected by yasir123.
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December 14, 2011 6:27:07 AM

thanx for all the help friends :) 
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