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Duel Boot XP & Vista

Discussion in 'Software' started by Tyler D, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Any of you guys done this?? If so was it a straight forward install or did you come across any problems?
    Just thought i would check before i go ahead tonight and do the deed.

    Cheers guys :biggrin
     
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  2. twizzle

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    I did this usingthe RC1 vista. I had no problems with it. It was simple enough to do and i could choose from Vista and Xp with little effort (saves changing drives like i used to!!). Vista would read most of the files already existing under XP and even rana few games with out them having to be re-installed.

    However, i have since taken RC1 off my pc and yet i still get the dual boot menu. I have checked my boot.ini file against another PC thats only using XP and both are the same. I can't figure out why it still asks me do i want to boot to XP or Vista.
     
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  3. Phoenix
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    I also manage fine with Vista Ultimate (final)
    I do howver use a seperate drive (or u could use a partition)
    I wouldnt advise having them both on the same drive/partition as your asking for it!
     
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  4. mondos

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    I ran 2k,XP and vista RC1 okay(all on different partitions) but I'm going to replace vista with xp pro for my studies, wonder if the I'll have the same problem, I'll let you know over the weekend.
     
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  5. Lord Deckard

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    I had a similar problem. Installed Vista to a separate drive which I later removed but was still getting the Vista boot menu. My solution was to FIXMBR then FIXBOOT on the XP drive. Probably using a sledgehammer to crack a nut but got things back to how they were before.
     
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  6. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Cheers guys , will give it a go and hope for the best :p
     
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  7. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Have you tried using FIXBOOT and FIXMBR commands?

    Ive had no problems with dual boot. Currently running XP pro with vista business.
     
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  8. noelg24

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    Just try multi booting with the likes of XP Pro, XP x64, Media Centre and Vista lol...I am going to flatten my machine this weekend and install XP Pro, Media Centre and Vista Ultimate and all shall be well :biggrin but multi boot is fantastic :biggrin
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Probably because Vista changes how dual boots are done. There's no more boot.ini... everything's handled by the BCD store (edited with BCDEDIT). BCD link - Microsoft
     
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  10. Sparky
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    I installs Windows XP twice (seperate partition for each one) and then upgraded one of them. No drama :biggrin
     
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    Will running FIXBOOT and FIXMBR affect my current XP installation or does it just remove the dual boot option?

    Don't want to have to re-install XP just yet!
     
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  12. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    It shouldnt affect your current installation, but its always wise to back anything up that you need, just in case
     
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