Hi, I'm wondering what is necessary in order to boot into xp from an external HD. I'm trying to set up an older (XP 2000+, Gigabyte GA-7VAXP) computer just for fun. the thing is, I currently use the hard drive (it's partioned) as a place to backup media and stuff for my mac. I have Windows on a small partition, and my backup stuff on a larger partition. Do you think it would be better to access the backup partition from my mac via the network or just unplug the external hd enclosure fom the PC and plug it into the mac? I guess that it would be easier to just run it through the network, negating the need for me to use an external HD enclosure. Is this true? Let me know what you think the recommended process for doing this is. If you need me to clear something up, just let me know.