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Old March 10th 06, 12:32 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
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I have my ME os on one hard drive and another drive has XP
installed. Currently, I have to unplug one when I want to use the other.
What must I do to plug in both hard drives and have a dual boot
system. I have Partition Magic. Must I reinstall XP, or, can I just plug
it in and use Partition M. to set it up? My research, on the Net, has
throughly confused me. Hoping to get some clear info. here. Thanks for
any help.
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Old March 10th 06, 12:36 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
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With your current setup you will almost certainly need an add-on third-party
boot manager to handle the problem. It is possible that you could connect
the WinMe hard drive as a master drive, the WinXP drive as a slave drive,
and if you have a real WindowsXP CD (not a restore or recovery CD) use the
Recovery Console to fix things - but it's also possible that you could lose
the contents of one or both drives.

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I have my ME os on one hard drive and another drive has XP installed.
Currently, I have to unplug one when I want to use the other. What must I
do to plug in both hard drives and have a dual boot system. I have
Partition Magic. Must I reinstall XP, or, can I just plug it in and use
Partition M. to set it up? My research, on the Net, has throughly confused
me. Hoping to get some clear info. here. Thanks for any help.



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Old March 10th 06, 12:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
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Since you have Partition Magic check out that you also have Boot Magic.
BM is a boot manager and can be configured so as to present you with a
menu on boot up from which you select the operating system to be started.
If you use BM you shouldn't have to reinstall either operating system.
Alternatively you could use Microsoft's boot manager that is built in to
XP but AFAIK you would need to reinstall XP to make this operative.

In my case I now use BootItNG as my boot manager (and partition manager
and drive image application) but previously used Boot Magic to boot a
system that multi-booted between Win98SE, Win Me and XP Pro.
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Mike Maltby



Ed Mc wrote:

I have my ME os on one hard drive and another drive has XP
installed. Currently, I have to unplug one when I want to use the
other. What must I do to plug in both hard drives and have a dual
boot system. I have Partition Magic. Must I reinstall XP, or, can I just
plug it in and use Partition M. to set it up? My research, on the
Net, has throughly confused me. Hoping to get some clear info. here.
Thanks for any help.


 




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