Installing New Formatted Sata Hard Drive

errorpipelistening

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This Is A Hypothetical Question

Laptop Installation
If I have a laptop which is running Vista Home and has installed applications.
I do not want to format this drive at this time.

Question
If I install a new blank drive and install windows 7 and applications on it.
and want to retune to my Vista drive, can I just plug it back in or will the Windows 7
drive maked internal changes to the laptop..... if so what changes and what do I need to do
to make the Vista drive work again?

Thanks In advance
 

foscooter

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You can do by setting the boot order in the BIOS.

Or you can get a MBR editor, like EASYBCD, to set up a "Dual Boot", and choose which OS you want to load at start up.
 
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