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    Dual Boot with 2 Hard drives (Win 95 and Win XP Pro)

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    Follow up to my "How can I be sure" message, is there a way to have a dual boot system coming from two hard drives?

    We have two PCs, one old and one new, one works and the other we are trying to make work. I am considering putting both hard drives into one PC and have them both boot so that the guy can get his e-mail.

    He is using Netscape to gather his e-mail, and we can't seem to figure out what files, the most current ones that is not names of files, that we need to copy over?

    What is happening is that we find Netscape address book file, that is 2 years old, but when he runs Netscape ver 6.2x he can see all his 700+ addresses. Also the book marks are old as well, the file is dated 8/14/2001, but he says that he made new book marks as recently as last week, and they are not there in the files we copy.

    Oh BTW the new PC has Netscape ver 7.x and runs Windows XP pro, the old PC has Netscape ver 6.x and is running Windows 95.

    Any help in any of these issues will be greatly rewarded. Sorry for posting about e-mail in the Windows section, I got carried away.

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    Re: Dual Boot with 2 Hard drives (Win 95 and Win XP Pro)

    You can install the Windows 95 drive in the XP machine so long as it's configured properly (slave or secondary master) It's kind of a kludge, but you would need to run 95 setup first, and then repair the boot sector with XP setup afterwards so that the proper startup sequence is set. This will give you a dual boot option. There are other ways to accomplish this, but they're more involved and require editing the BOOT.INI amongst other things - this is probably the safest route to take.

    As far as the Netscape mail questions, you would probably get better information by posting that in the Other Browsers & Email Clients board. Netscape does offer an option to export the address book, but I'm not sure exactly how it's done - I haven't used it since version 4.x.
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    Re: Dual Boot with 2 Hard drives (Win 95 and Win XP Pro)

    You can also set your Hard Drives up as Primary Master And Secondary Master and Boot up to which ever one you want by changing Boot Order in CMOS Setup. Another words if you have {IDE-0 as 1st boot disk Primary Master will Boot Up}, If you set {IDE-1 to boot first the Secondary Master will Boot up}.

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    Re: Dual Boot with 2 Hard drives (Win 95 and Win XP Pro)

    True, but only if the BIOS supports boot device priority. It's becoming more common to have this option in the BIOS but not all support it. I'd think it much preferable to have a startup menu instead of twiddling with CMOS settings!
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    Re: Dual Boot with 2 Hard drives (Win 95 and Win XP Pro)

    Yeah I guess if you have an older Motherboard it might not support Boot Device Priority. I only gave that suggestion because I use to do it when I was testing Hard Drives and didn't want to set it up for Duel Boot or Pull the cable off my Primary Master. The Secondary Master was open for use on this paticular machine.

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    Re: Dual Boot with 2 Hard drives (Win 95 and Win XP Pro)

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    But I can't do what you propose. I have to preserve the old hard drive so that my friend can still get his e-mails, but again I also need to install Netscape so that he can retire the old PC.

    I was hoping that I will not have such problems with his situation, and I thank all for the help. You are all the best.

    Wassim
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    Re: Dual Boot with 2 Hard drives (Win 95 and Win XP Pro)

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    Good idea! I will ask my friend if he wants to dabble with BIOS settings until we can find a better solution. I guess this will work as a stop gap measure.

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Dual Boot with 2 Hard drives (Win 95 and Win XP Pro)

    Yeah. it's very easy to do and you can stll get to files and folders on the other Hard Drive by using Windows Explorer. Of course to open a file, say an exel file, you would have to have Microsoft Exel Program loaded on the Hard Drive you were booted up on.

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