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Putting a 32bit hard drive with XP into an exsisting bay on a 64bit system with

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Last response: in Windows 7
December 30, 2012 11:43:09 PM

I have a hard drive that has windows XP on it 32bit and want to install it into an extra bay on my computer that is running Windows 7 Home Premium. Will it work if I connect it to the slave connection under my current hard drive ? I'm no computer guy and hope this isn't a dumb question.

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a b $ Windows 7
December 30, 2012 11:48:39 PM

It will work but you might wind up confusing your boot.ini file as to which system is the right one thus causing a possible error in regards to "bootmgr". Be sure that you set it as slave and take it out of the boot list in your BIOS and it should be fine.

If still having concerns, get an external bay and put it in there. :)