Dual Boot Install: WinXP Pro & Win7
by lemaech56 - 1/12/10 6:11 AM
I built a Core2 Duo system that currently runs WinXP Pro SP3 and would like to upgrade to Win7 Ultimate. Win7 Upgrade Advisor says that I'm good to go. Fortunately, I've always used the Full Retail or Upgrade versions of Windows so I've dodged the OEM usage issues.
My preference is an install that supports dual boot. Given my Unix background, I would like to use a separate hard drive (HD) for installing Win7, but information on Microsoft's KB isn't clear on this option. The focus is on creating a separate partition on the HD that contains WinXP. Can I do this? In the current configuration, the "C" drive is a separate HD from the HDs used for personal data. Thanks for your support.