Dual-boot when the second system is on the slave HD?
Posted on 2003-02-27
Is there a way to dual-boot a PC with two HDs with an operating system on the master HD and the other operating system on the slave HD?
Why I want to do this:
About once a year I use some free 30-day trial software. After uninstalling the trial software, its security stays on the HD s boot sector. There are no cracks for the software, so I physically swap HDs when I need to use the trial software later.
What I have in mind:
Install W2K on two HDs in the same PC; one as master HD, the other as slave HD. Keep most of my stuff on the master HD. The slave HD is for running 30-day trail software. To use another 30-day trial, I low-level format the slave HD to wipe out security and then reinstall.