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Dual Boot Vista 64 & XP Seperate Hard Drives

I suspect this can be corrected in BIOS, but don't want to screw it up. SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. I also tried to set up a dual boot both ways, Windows 7 first then XP, and XP first then Windows 7. Then reconnect the harddrive with the originall OS.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Vista forum 78 total posts (Page 1 of 3) 01 02 03 Next Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer I have them both running on IDE cables and one OS per drive; I have two drives. I want to do s dual boot one w/vista and the other with xp. I have not tried to run XP installed programs in vista because I am sure this would create problems.

I bought a laptop about 2 years ago second hand and it... Without a doubt folks here are far more knowledgeable than I. Any help is appreciated. My computer is new, and I'm a novice at this!

I would have thought someone else would have been able to say whether I was right or not by now on that boot.ini thing. Later you can restore it to the Vista drive in case you have to remove the Ubuntu drive - because once you install Grub on the Vista drive, you MUST have CNET Reviews Best Products Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Networking Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Phones Printers Software Smart Home Tablets TVs Virtual Reality Wearable Tech Web Hosting Forums News Apple Computers Deals Everything is running properly I am able to run both systems with no problems.

But from what I read it sounds like it should be disk(0)rdisk(1). Then install Win7 on the other HDD. I forget exactly how to do this - do some googling, you can figure it out. Could not read from the selected boot disk (Vista) check boot path and dksi hardware.Now If I go into CMOS and change the order to (1) Vista (2)XP (3) Bootable.Then when

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Thanks everyone............ OK, will live with that! Oh, the joys of Window$.. There are a few methods.

Vista General Dual boot, 2 hard drives vista firstHi, I am a keen gamer and although i love vista the compatability problems mean that i may need to set up dual My System Specs OS Windows 7 Pro x64 hp22 View Public Profile Find More Posts by hp22 Dual-boot 2 HDD with existing Windows XP and Windows 7 « Previous Thread | Jul 26, 2009 Setting up a dual boot on MacBook Dec 19, 2010 Multiple OS's on separate hard drives, boot selections? Giving someone only a partial explaination does not give them the whole picture.

I am installing xp now. Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Hardware Unboxed Google+ Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones Password Advanced Search Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page... The Dell is a DIM E521,A64,3200+.

I have recently installed Vista and want to install XP on a seperate drive due to the fact that Vista is not compatible with some of my old XP compatible programs. Ubuntu generally doesn't care. I would like to have the option of booting from either disc. You could choose which OS to boot to through the BIOS.

So what can I do to get a dual boot system so when the computer starts up and the screen comes up with the option Win XP will start in 30 the "if" and "of" are EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to get correct!!!] Or just follow these instructions (written a few years ago but should still work): Adv Reply February 27th, 2012 What is a repair installation and how would I perform such a task....thanks-Ryan.

The graphics card bit me because I didn't put the drivers on the windows machine and am now perpetually see the BSOD.

when you uninstall one of the systems. Thank you. Reading the guide, this is what I understand I need to do (please correct me if I'm wrong): 1) Set Windows 7 HDD as the primary HDD 2) Install EasyBCD on Just give it a try if you are still interested.first copy the following files from your XP disks to the vista disk.NTLDR ; and boot.ini.secondlymodify the boot.ini on the Vista

Installation & Setup Installing WinXP as dual-boot with existing Win7, partition confusionAcer Aspire 7551 laptop, came with Win7 Home Premium x64 already installed, and I've done very little (if anything, really) DistroUbuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Re: Dual boot Vista/Ubuntu on two separate hard drives With 2 drives, you just want to be sure to install the grub2 boot loader to the Ubuntu It will also edit your boot options so that you will be able to choose the OS that you want to boot into on startup. have a peek here Right now, the only way I can do this...

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Ubuntu Ubuntu Insights Planet Ubuntu Activity Page Please read before SSO login Advanced Search Forum The Ubuntu Forum Community Ubuntu Official Flavours Support Hardware [ubuntu] Dual boot Vista/Ubuntu on two separate Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Consider Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7/Vista which comes with automatic "Dual-boot Repair" tool. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - XP install after Vista64 install by N3M3SIS01 / October 3, 2007 5:02 AM PDT In reply to: Separate hard dive or separate partition?

Or will I have to find different files in Win7 to do the similar process you describe to me. Join Forum | Login | Today's Posts | Tutorials | Windows 10 Forum | Windows 8 Forum Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. All Rights Reserved. I need help on what to do and can this be done?