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It possible to run 2 differant os on 2 differant hd on 1 compute

Wondering if possible to have 2 drives with differant operating systems to be installed and run on one computer,if so how do i do it.have windows me on one hd and windows xp on other hd. computer is a compaq presario with windows me installed on it.windows xp is on d2046 emachine that is dead but want to save whats on drive.

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To be honest, im not sure if its possible....you can only do it using dual boot but it only uses a single hardisk with 2 separate operating system.

how to make a dual boot can be found here

supported dual boot configurations here

if you need more information, please let us know

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

  • James Louie Puro
    James Louie Puro Feb 07, 2009

    the only possible thing with this is to set the bios to boot on the first hardisk to load ME first...and change again the bios to boot XP first...



    you can try also tapping F12 while the system is rebooting then choose your boot device.

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