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i have a 40 GB(IDE 5400RPM i think) hard drive thats wiped and i want to install vista on it. is this possible? i still would like to boot into my sata 320GB(XP x64) without unpluging it, is this possible?

the old hard drive is a WD caviar 40GB and is most likely a 5400RPM drive
    
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Should work.
You'd have better performance if Vista was on the SATA HDD in a separate partition.
    
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It's possible for both. Though Vista would be a bit slow since the HDD is slow also. If you have the other hard drive plugged in while installing Vista it will create a boot manager and it will let you choose which OS you want to go into. Though it will go into Vista automatically if you don't choose which OS to boot. So if you will use XP more it would be better to not have it plugged in while installing and choose the HDD boot sequence from your BIOS when you want to use XP or Vista.
    
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do i have to put a jumper on it?
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post #5 of 7
I doubt you will have to put a jumper on it. Since it is a single drive and not sharing other IDE devices.
    
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post #6 of 7
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ok so no jumper it is

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im getting Vista (ultimate 64-bit ) later today so i will install it 2marrow
i have to use DBAN on my 250GB
    
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