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Dual boot Sata and IDE

By Axiarus
May 12, 2009
  1. I have a SATA drive with Windows Server 2008 installed. I have a extra hard IDE hard drive with XP Pro installed on it. How would I go about dual booting the two? Also the specs in my sig are not correct anymore.
     
  2. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    You are gonna need an IDE to SATA converter http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3481275&CatId=84. I am guessing that you have a motherboard with sata connections. Also you will need a power adapter http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812123119

    You are also going to have reinstall your Xp Pro, therefore I think it would be better to get a new SATA HDD. Considering the cost and upgradability. This might save you more in the long run, but the decision is yours of course
     
  3. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 218   +92

    yeah

    Nah it has one ide port. so i just format and reinstall pro?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 218   +92

    so will this ask me if i want to dual boot?
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  7. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    To Dual Boot XP with either Vista or Server 08 make sure that Xp is the first OS loaded.
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks tw0rld :)
     
  9. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    No Prob.:grinthumb
     
  10. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 218   +92

    so i have to UNINSTALL 2008?

    nvm thank you!
     
  11. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    No! You will need to run a startup repair of Server 08 in order to get a boot loader menu.
     
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