I have a windows 7 PC (64-bit, 4GBram), less than 6 weeks old however have discovered that I need some software which only works on XP and not on Win 7. The old PC (7 yrs) is very unstable and is prone to switch off when m/board gets warm. I am unable to put the old drive into the new PC as would invalidate the warranty.
I have purchased True Image Home 2010 to cover me for future backups on a stand alone drive and Disk Director 11 Home to install on new Win 7 PC but not yet installed to control OS environments as required.
1) I propose to switch the old pc drive into a drive caddy, then run Disk Director 11 home allowing me to switch OS as required.
2) I propose to switch the old pc drive into a drive caddy, purchase Acronis Migrate Easy 7.0, move the old data to the spare D drive on Win 7 and then run Disk Director 11 Home.
My question is will option 1 work? Or do I have to go with option 2?
Its the boot manager you use in Disc Director to dual boot. But it the old drive will not work with the New PC as Drivers etc are different. You can try it but I do not hold out much hope of it booting