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Windows: Dual boot setup with SSD and HDD's help needed please

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by quiet probee, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. quiet probee

    quiet probee New Member

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    Please can someone tell me the best way to set up my system for a dual boot for XP pro 32bit and 7Premium 64bit. (I wish to run some classic programs on XP)
    I have got from old PC 2 old drives I can use (sata3)
    HHD Seagate 2 x 250GB (for music and photos)
    new drives
    HHD WD 1 x 1TB
    SSD Samsung 840 120GB
    SSD intel 520 180GB
    cpu i5-3570
    mobo ASUS P77 V Pro
    gpu ASUS GTX760
    RAM 2 x 8GB
     
  2. dJabba

    dJabba eTeknix Staff Forum Mod

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    CPU:
    Intel Core i5 6600K
    Motherboard:
    Gigabyte Z170 Gaming G7
    Memory (RAM):
    32GB Kingston HyperX Fury
    Storage:
    SM951 256GB in RAID 0
    Graphics Card(s):
    EVGA GTX 980 SC
    Power Supply (PSU):
    be quiet Dark Power Pro 10 850W
    Case:
    Thermaltake Core P5
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    ASUS VS248H x3, ProLite B2888UHSU
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    90 Mbsp Fiber Optical
    I'd take the 180GB SSD as system disk .. take the 60GB in one partition for XP. Then install 7 on the other 120gb of the disk and use the win7 boot manager. Should work like a charm. Then you can use your Samsung for games/apps and your 1 TB for media
     
  3. Hellgador

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    CPU:
    Intel I7 4770K
    Motherboard:
    MSI Z87-GD65
    Memory (RAM):
    Corsair Vengeance 16Gb (2x8) 1600Mhz (Red)
    Storage:
    Samsung 840 Pro 250Gb (OS + software) , WD Black 1Tb x 2 (Raid 1) + seagate 700Gb(win 10 versioning)
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    MSI GTX 760 2Gb OC
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    With the spec's you have listed you should just virtualize the xp machine (vmware / virtualbox) . That way you can just allocate resources on the fly and use all hdd's/ sdd's for both.
     
  4. Shadowhelo

    Shadowhelo New Member

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    i would go with the virtual route using something like virtual box
     

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