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need two instances of windows 7 on 2 seperate ssd drives

i have a dell laptop with 2 ssd drives.

i would like to:

have my "work" windows 7 installed on one drive and my "personal windows 7" installed on another.

i would like to be able to choose which would i boot up from...( i own acronis disk director if that helps)

i would also like to have both drives encrypted (with truecrypt if possible)...

is this possible...?

thanks in advance
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gerpaqit
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gerpaqit
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SteveIT ManagerCommented:
Install a drive into your laptop, install and configure windows

remove and install other drive - install and configure windows

once both setup, install and enable both - boot windows, install ancoris and use boot manager to give you the option to boot work or home installation
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gerpaqitAuthor Commented:
sorry..i should have been clearer... i have managed to do this much...  my problem is when i encrypt the drives with truecrypt... t seems to encrypt the boot partition which messes up the trucrypt boot options...
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I assume you're not using Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise?  And that the laptop doesn't have a TPM?
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gerpaqitAuthor Commented:
just using windows 7 professional so i cant use bitlocker....it does have TPM though...
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
And I'm guessing you don't want to upgrade (Windows Anytime Upgrade).  I've not swapped between drives, but I have used BitLocker and not had a problem pulling a drive and putting another (non-bitlockered) drive in it if they have a TPM.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
follow the 1st posters suggestion to install windows and change the boot order from the bios or select the f12 key on startup and tell it which drive to boot from.. you may have to go into the bios to enable f12
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gerpaqitAuthor Commented:
this is a bit cumbersome but it works (not using acronis...hust the bios boot manager...

thanks for the help...
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