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Mar 3, 2002 #1 Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345 +11 Originally posted by ladyups I want to put XP on the new second drive and be able to dual boot England and Wales company registration number 06202940. one using Vista already installed, and one newly installed empty 500gb drive, or alternately inform me that it just cannot be done and the only way to do it is to Open up Windows Explorer and there's two hard drives – the primary disk running Vista and the secondary disk with XP installed. my review here

Cheers My System Specs OS Win7 64bit woolysmissus View Public Profile Find More Posts by woolysmissus . 10 Apr 2012 #2 Nigsy openSUSE 13.1 64bit 303 posts One Be careful here: There are two versions of both Vista Home Basic and Vista Business listed; the versions with N at the end of their name are designed for the European TechSpot is a registered trademark. 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:.

Then, in the System window, click Advanced system settings over in the left side of the window. is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.Additional information is available athttps://askleo.com/creative-commons-license/.Terms Ads vs. I don't want it to over write my 98.

To do so, locate the Command Prompt in the Start Menu, right-click it, and choose Run as administrator. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Usually... One's a ssd which I want to install Win7 on. Main Sections Technology News Reviews Features Product Finder Downloads Drivers Community TechSpot Forums Today's Posts Ask a Question News & Comments Useful Resources Best of the Best Must Reads Trending Now

I'm strict about it so that comments can be valuable for everyone, including those who come later and take the time to read. When you boot from the GParted LiveCD depending on your system you should just need to select the auto-configuration boot option. Not necessarly ALL of your peripherals, but most have 2 seperate drivers: 2000/XP or 9x/ME. Password Advanced Search Show Threads Show Posts Advanced Search Go to Page...

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is by going into the bios and changing the boot sequence of my hard-drives. by John.Wilkinson / October 16, 2007 12:10 PM PDT In reply to: Setting up dual boot using two hard drives one for Vist & on When you install an OS it From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here. Cheers!

The not-so-bad news is that you'll have to open the box, extract the drive, and do something with it. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Just have to ask by GenRommel / December 23, 2007 4:46 AM PST In reply to: Thanks everyone............ But then one time it will boot and other it wont this is agrivating I just wonder what the deal is with that? Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise Join Forum | Login | Today's Posts | Tutorials | Windows 10 Forum | Windows 8 Forum Welcome to Windows 7 Forums.

This was the easiest dual boot i have ever seen. And unlike Notepad, bcdedit.exe is a miserable way for non-administrators to do anything (Figure). Note: While the Windows Vista Setup routine includes dramatically improved disk utilities when compared to XP Setup, the one thing it cannot do is take an existing partition, shrink it non-destructively, When the main GUI loads right-click on the main Windows XP NTFS partition (depending on your setup probably /dev/hda1) and select Resize/Move.

after it was wiped i plugged in my flash drive and all my files were empty. We brought a new Gateway, and dropped it. 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

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

However, if it fails you may have to change your SATA/RAID BIOS settings as you've read. Sorry, I'm really new at this but really want to learn. when I boot it up it gives me the option to go into the bios but when I press said button I just get a black screen. So the simplest thing to do is to install XP first, and then Vista.

thanks Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Check by dhrwfan / March 7, 2008 7:54 AM PST In reply to: Windows Vista failing to start at dual boot Check Reply « Older Comments Leave a reply: Before commenting please: Read the article. Open My Computer, and make sure it shows multiple hard drive icons (one for each partition). I have two hard drives, one in which the motherboard is...

Correct - but your computer must be set to boot from CD first. I dont really want to do that as I have everything on the old vista drive and dont want to loose anything from it.