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2 HDD Dual Boot - W8 (already installed) + XP (newly cloned to another drive)

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  • Started 1 year ago by merlo
  • Latest reply from hArLtRoN
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merlo
merlo
Posts: 2

Hello,

i need to help with this problem. I am using Windows 8 as primary OS (SSD). Until now i was using VirtualBox to run Windows XP. Since i want to play few older 3D games, which are totally incompatible with new systems, i decided to fully install XP on my external drive (eSATA).

So i cloned existing XP partition from VB's .VDI to newly created partition on external drive. Now i need to make it bootable with option after PC's start which system i want to choose.

I was wondering that i can use some boot-repair utilities to make XP's partition bootable, but i dont want to risk if that can mess up W8's boot...

Thanks in advance for any hints.

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merlo
merlo
Posts: 2

Solved...

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Any hints for others on how you solved it?

Posted 1 year ago
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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
Posts: 766

I'm interested in knowing how you solved this as I have thought about doing this before.

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