is it possible to set up a dual boot, so I don't have to stop, and then pass the SATA cables that I boot to change?

Original title: Dual boot

My XPpro on a former player, was upward. then, I got another new drive, installed Win7Ultimate.  Well, I got the OLD disk works with XP on it.  But, some of these apps DO WORK not on Win7.  so, at least for now, I have two drives installed on the same computer.  is it possible to set up a dual boot, so I don't have to stop, and then pass the SATA cables that I boot to change?   Operating systems already are on 2 different disks.



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