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    Two Operating Systems; Two Hard Drives

    I have two hard drives in my computer: one is an 8-gig that I want to keep Win ME installed on. The other is a 30-gig hard drive that I would like to use as my primary drive with Win XP installed.

    How do I configure the start-up so that it only boots the 30gig hard drive, but also allows me to access the 8gig from time to time as needed?

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    Re: Two Operating Systems; Two Hard Drives

    1. Insert your Windows XP installation CD and restart your computer.
    2. When prompted, choose "New Installation", then your 30 GB drive. You will get dual-boot installation exactly that you want.

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    Re: Two Operating Systems; Two Hard Drives

    <UL><LI>By primary, do you mean as device 0, the very first hard drive in the chain?
    <LI>Is the 30GB installed now, and
    <LI>Is the 30GB a master or slave?[/list]If you don't care which drive is which inside the PC, kaplinb's instructions will do the job nicely. If you need to change the 8GB from a Master to a Slave and move things around, it gets a little more complicated. <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>
    -Mark

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    Re: Two Operating Systems; Two Hard Drives

    The 30GB is installed and is currently the slave. Win ME is on both drives. I want to make the 30GB the master drive, using Win XP. The 8GB would continue to use Win ME and only be used on occasion.

    Thanks for your help

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