I have a number of computers that I have collected over the years. Two of which were Windows 7-32bit systems that I abandoned, for several reasons, and built a new system. These two computers contained a number of programs for which I have no media and are no longer being supported by the software developer.
When I built my new system, I installed Windows 8.1-64bit on a 1tb HDD, designated as C:\. Then I got the bright idea of installing the two Windows 7 drives as drives designated as D:\ and E:\ thinking I could just run the "antique" programs from those drives. I learned quickly that doing so is not possible.
My next bright idea is to make Drive D:\ and E:\ boot-able drives and use a boot manager to choose which system I want to use on start-up. My questions is, can this be done? If the answer is yes, how do I proceed to accomplish it? And finally, is there another solution to accomplish what I am trying to do?
Thanks for considering my question.