How can I boot Windows XP and Windows 7 from separate hard drives on same CPU?

10 May 2010
10 May 2010 | |

I have a Dell Dimension with Windows XP Pro. I bought another hard drive and installed Windows 7, so now have two hard drives connected. The XP hard drive is connected to SATA 0 and the Windows HD is connected to SATA 1. They are both active as I’ve checked the setup.

When I boot, it goes directly to XP Pro. In XP in My Computer, I can see the hard drive with Windows 7. I’m trying to figure out how I can get my computer to give me the option of which hard drive/operating system to boot from. Is this possible?