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Is there a way to install XP to my 2nd HDD without needing to reboot the window 7... if there isn't any kind of software... Im sure theres a way through installing it in a VM then copying it... any ideas
     
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Yes you can vm ware window xp, so you can use a window xp os while logged into windows 7.

you could also try this

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...indows-xp-mode
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Yes you can vm ware window xp, so you can use a window xp os while logged into windows 7.

you could also try this

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...indows-xp-mode
No... Not wanting to use both concurrently... I want to install a clean copy onto my second drive while 7 is still running... so i can unplug so i can hot swap later... yes it would be easier to just shutdown and install... but that isnt an option for me yet

Im thinking of using the vm to install and apply patches... then just copy the vm to the 2nd drive then boot from that
     
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