I have rescued the HDD from my old PC which ran XP. It is connected via a USB IDE convertor to my new Win 7 PC. Can I use it to boot into XP on my new machine without affecting the Win 7 installation as there are a couple of programmes that will not work on Win 7 even in compatibility mode.
I suspect the answer is no - if not I will rescue the data I need from the programmes via a friends XP PC
I am not sure but I beleive that you cannot boot a win 7 machine from an external drive, however you could create a virtual drive on you win 7 drive and run XP from there, using the old HDD as storage.
Thanks all - I'm probably best installing the programme (Magix Music Studio 11) onto my friends PC then. Its not supported on Win7 and I've tried installing it in compatibility mode on my Vista laptop but it locks up when trying to install - I'm hoping the installation disc isn't damaged - I need to extract the midi files from the music I have created so I can recreate the pieces in a different DAW
Its a bit complex than that - the composed music is contained in the Music Studio files so is not directly accessible as midi - ie I need to run Music Studio and then run an option that allows me to export the midi files from the programme - I did it on a couple of compositions but not all of them unfortunately!
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