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i figured that this is going to happen often so i should learn how to set up the dual boot.any help would be very welcome Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Anyway everything seems to work fine and I have no problems (touch wood) Many thanks for all your advice Fruit Bat /\0/\ M This thread is now locked and can not But will this work with (1) Sata drive with Win7 and (2) IDE drive with WinXP? Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: dual boot vista and xp two different hard drives The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. this contact form

I use PartitionMagic for this purpose and it works well. 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 Configuring dual-boot from Vista In Windows Vista, open the Start Menu, right-click the Computer icon, and choose Properties. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

This dialog provides a number of options in two sections. Updated September 2008: This is an updated tutorialbased on our first Windows XP/Vista dual-booting workshop. In your bios do you have XP first and Vista second or which drive have you got listed first and which drive second? So, for example, you might rename "Earlier version of Windows" to "Microsoft Windows XP" or similar (Figure).

I have a Gigabyte board and so when do you hit the F12 key? Basically, you must choose a user name, picture, computer name, and desktop wallpaper, configure Automatic Updates, review time and date settings, and select the network location (Home, Work, or Public Location, The way I look at it is that I typically want the PC to boot into my default OS. by John.Wilkinson / September 13, 2007 10:33 AM PDT In reply to: dual boot vista and xp two different hard drives 1.) First, see if your motherboard has SATA drivers available

Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:34 07 Aug 11 You already have vista which has the same boot menu as W7 and uses the same boot files. Mar 3, 2002 #3 Ai Hate TS Rookie Posts: 302 or you can install WinXP in Win98. Advertisement Related ArticlesWindows Vista Installation Super Guide, Part 3: Clean Install Windows Vista 2 Windows Vista Installation Super Guide, Part 2: Using the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor Windows Vista Installation Super Reply Connie Delaney July 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm Judy, You can do it by running a version of XP inside a virtual machine on your Windows 8 computer.

Reply Jon Bloom February 5, 2017 at 2:20 am I have just bought a new windows 10 computer and discovered that my printer and scanner which worked perfectly on my old Can anyone tell me the easiest and best way to go about doing this. If you do so from within XP, they will resemble the first list, where the current system, Vista, is installed to the D: drive instead of C:. Do I need to change some external setting on the hard drive to have it recognized as a slave?

The main differences are that we are now using Windows Vista SP1 Windows XP SP3 and the latest version of EasyBCD. As Windows has progressed over the years, so have these boot files. Reply harleyryan June 13, 2016 at 4:15 am no I want to install it. I would like to install my Director9 and Pinnacle programs on the new drive and just use that one to edit and store my Movie creations.

No way: Dual-boot instead. Usually you can take the internal hard disk of an old computer and install it as an additional drive in a new one. Off-topic comments will be removed. Reply Leo February 5, 2017 at 7:40 pm You could configure a dual boot system so as to run Windows 10 sometimes and Windows Vista other times, and be able to

Getting ready for dual boot Comedian Steve Martin once joked about how to make a million dollars in real estate: "First, start with a million dollars..." Dual-booting XP and Vista is Now type in SHRINK. Had many problems with the XP install, though mostly not related to already installing Vista. The good news is that a working hard disk that was formatted for use by any prior versions of Windows can certainly be read by Windows versions that come later.

by John.Wilkinson / December 23, 2007 7:30 AM PST In reply to: Just have to ask You can usually get by just by having both drives connected, installing Vista to the Of course, if Vista didn't suck, I would only need that. Cheers!

So yes some will require different drivers but XP has drivers for many peripherals.

Here's an article on changing out hard drives in a computer. Open up Windows Explorer and there's two hard drives – the primary disk running Vista and the secondary disk with XP installed. You only need to wipe a drive which you give to someone else. Login now.

Click to expand... Now neither are corrupt or missing because using the XP CD to do a repair from the repair console and typing, expand x:\i386\hal.dl_ e:\windows\system32\hal.dll (x: being the drive I choose to If your hard drive isn't 'seen,' that's usually the main reason.2.) Be sure to install XP first, regardless of which HD you're installing it to. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.

My problem is this, I boot into XP and all is well, I can start setting my desktop to what I want. I have been scouring the boards trying to find out how. So the simplest thing to do is to install XP first, and then Vista. Leave the product key field blank and uncheck the item titled "Automatically activate Windows when I'm online." Then, click Next to continue.     Because you have left the product key

Most newer drives are SATA, but particularly on older machines, you're likely to run into IDE. Windows Boot Manager If you were hanging around during the entire Installing Windows phase, you might have noticed the Vista boot menu, called the Windows Boot Manager, fly by quickly during Today I tried to determine which HDD had Win7 on it. Is it as simple as hooking the XP drive into the computer as a second drive and booting it up?

Comment only on the article. just boot up normally with win98, put the XP cd in, and start your installation frmo there. That's all i have to do. the shop wants to charge me $80 to set up the dual boot again.

Click OK as needed to back out of these windows. Here's how to install it so you can dual-boot between them in an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide. Can I simply insert my old Vista drive into my new computer as say drive D, and be able to use my printer as usual? As per my advice in the Clean Install part of this series, do not type in your product key and do not let Windows automatically activation the install.

Select the appropriate language and then "Install Now". After doing some reading on XP, it says if it finds a previous version it will not give me the option to do a clean install. unused Login _ Social Sharing Find TechSpot on... And if XP had DX10 (this machine is for gaming), I would only have XP.