Switch from XP to Vista to XP?

  gengiscant 10:16 05 Oct 2008
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As I am not ready to switch permanently to Vista just yet I have put Vista on one HDD whilst my original XP installation is on another HDD.

At the moment to switch between the two I plug in a power supply to the HDD I want to boot.

My question is this,is there a switch mechanism out there that would change the power supply to one HDD from the other? Or perhaps a work around?

Thanks.

  Diemmess 12:34 05 Oct 2008

One way (not much used these days) is to buy two HD Bays.
click here

Put a HD in each and simply slip and lock home the OS you want to use, before switching the PC on.

This can also be useful for security purposes, literally to take home a HD which has commercially valuable data, rather than leave it in the office.

  gengiscant 18:14 07 Oct 2008

Thanks for that.

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